Friday, June 23, 2017

MEET THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Boris Garlitsky – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian violinist and pedagogue, Mr Boris Garlitsky. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

Today is Dutch Conductor Edo de Waart’s 76th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch conductor Edo de Waart’s 76th birthday! Recognised as one of today’s eminent conductors, Maestro de Waart has served Principal conducting positions with...

Violinist Szymon Goldberg Born On This Day in 1909 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American violinist and conductor Szymon Goldberg was on this day in 1909 – 108 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch, he served as Concertmaster...

Violinist & Composer Niccolo Paganini Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Niccolo Paganini died on this day in 1840 – 177 years ago. Paganini is remembered as one of the most celebrated...

American Violinist Albert Spalding Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Albert Spalding died on this day in 1953 - aged 64. He served distinguished teaching positions at Boston University and Florida State...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Nikki Chooi – “Inside the Infamous Queen Elisabeth Comp Chapelle”

As we standby in anticipation for Monday evening's commencement of the final round of the 2017 inaugural Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition, each of the...

Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata Premiered On This Day in 1803 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9, commonly known as the 'Kreutzer Sonata', was premiered on this day in 1803 – 214 years ago. The first performance...

VC WEB BLOG | Gilles Colliard – “Benefits of Synthetic Violin Bow Hair” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Toulouse Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster and Coruss Synthetic Bow Hair spokesperson, Mr Gilles Colliard.  In a VC-exclusive blog, Gilles guides us through...

Today is Violin Virtuoso & Male Model Filip Pogady’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Slovakian violin virtuoso and male model Filip Pogady's 30th birthday! A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Pinchas Zukerman,...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – “My Queen Elisabeth Comp Experience”

As we have come to know, it is a long established mandatory condition of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for all 12 finalists to spend the...

VC VOX POP | “What Work in Another Instrument’s Repertoire Are You Jealous That It’s Not In Yours?” [Q&A]

“What work in another instrument's repertoire are you jealous that it's not in yours?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string...

Today is Violinist and Pedagogue Charles Castleman’s 76th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and pedagogue Charles Castleman's 76th birthday! A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold, Henryk Szeryng and David Oistrakh, Mr Castleman is...

Violinist and Composer Emile Sauret Born On This Day in 1852 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin virtuoso and composer Émile Sauret was born on this day in 1852 – 165 years ago. A protege of Charles de Beriot and...

VC WEB BLOG | Kristóf Baráti – “Inside the Queen Elisabeth Comp Alcatraz”

As we have come to know, it is a long established mandatory condition of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for all 12 finalists to spend the...

Today is French Violinist Gilles Apap’s 54th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist Gilles Apap's 54th birthday! One of the world's most versatile soloists, Mr Apap is a former 1st prize winner the Menuhin Competition...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Simone Lamsma – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dutch violin virtuoso, Simone Lamsma. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

Today is VC Young Artist Sirena Huang’s 23rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American VC Young Artist Sirena Huang's 23rd birthday! A graduate of the Juilliard School, and current student at Yale University, Sirena is a former...

Violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan died on this day in 2002 – aged 86. A student of Otakar Sevcik and Julius Winkler, Mr Schneiderhan was...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Kristof Barati’s 38th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian violin virtuoso Kristof Barati's 38th birthday! A student of Eduard Wulfson, Miklós Szenthelyi and Vilmos Tátrai, Kristof is a former prize winner...

Today is Concert Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American concert violinist Anne Akiko Meyers's birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir and Masao Kawasaki, Anne is a former recipient of a...

Today is English Violinist Tasmin Little’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is English violinist Tasmin Little's birthday! A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music, Tasmin is one of Britain's eminent...

Violin Virtuoso, Composer & Conductor Eugène Ysaÿe Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violin virtuoso, composer and conductor Eugène Ysaÿe died on this day in 1931 – 86 years ago. Legendary pedagogue Carl Flesch once described him...

Violinist & Pedagogue Felix Galimir Born On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American violinist and pedagogue Felix Galimir was born on this day in 1910. A student of Adolf Bak, Simon Pullman and Carl Flesch, Mr Galimir...

Today is VC Rising Star Anne Luisa Kramb’s 17th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German VC Rising Star Anne Luisa Kramb's 17th birthday! A student of Antje Weithaas at the Kronberg Academy Pre-College Young Soloists programme, Anne...

VC WEB BLOG | D’Addario’s Fan-Chia Tao: ‘Understanding String Tension’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with D’Addario Orchestral Strings' respected Research & Development Director, Mr Fan-Chia Tao. In a VC-exclusive blog, Fan guides us through...

Today is Armenian-American Violinist Ani Kavafian’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Armenian-American violinist Ani Kavafian’s birthday! A student of Ivan Galamian and Sally Thomas, Ms. Kavafian is a former 1st prize winner at the...

Violin Virtuoso Louis Kaufman Born On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Louis Kaufman was born on this day in 1905 – 112 years ago. Dying in 1994, he is remembered as arguably the most...

Theremin Virtuoso Clara Rockmore Died On This Day in 1998 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lithuanian theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore died on this day in 1998 – aged 87. A violin child prodigy, she studied with Hungarian pedagogue Leopold Auer, before...

Today is Russian-American Violin Virtuoso Albert Markov’s 84th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-American violin virtuoso Albert Markov's 84th birthday! A student of Adolf Lechinsky and Yuri Yankelevich, Mr. Markov is a former prize winner at...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream – Emerson String Quartet [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the acclaimed Emerson String Quartet in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their...

VC VOX POP | “Are You Okay with Audiences Clapping Between Movements?” [Q&A]

“Are you okay with audiences clapping between movements?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out … Korean-American...

Debussy’s Violin Sonata Premiered On This Day in 1917 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Claude Debussy's Violin Sonata in G Minor premiered on this day in 1917 – 100 years ago. The first performance was given by violinist Gaston...

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