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VC VOX POP | “What Motivated You To Practice Growing Up … And What Motivates You Now?” [Q&A]

“What motivated you to practice growing up, and what motivates you now?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players...

VC WEB BLOG | Julie Reed-Yeboah – ‘New York’s Contemporary Violin Makers Exhibition’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected New York City-based violin luthier and restorer, Mrs Julie Reed-Yeboah. In a VC-exclusive blog, Julie talks us through...

Hungarian Violinist & Composer Zoltán Székely Died On This Day in 2001 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and composer Zoltán Székely died on this day in 2001 – aged 97. He is remembered for having given the world premiere of...

VC LIVE | VC Artist Kian Soltani – VC Takeover, Live from Kronberg Academy Festival [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … VC Artist Kian Soltani – for a Facebook Livestream with his...

German Violin Virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff Died On This Day in 1948 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff sadly died on this day in 1948 – aged 50 from encephalitis. He gave the premiere performance of the Robert...

Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould died, from a stroke, on this day in 1982 – aged just 50. Despite having stopped giving concerts at the age...

Polish Composer & Pianist Karol Szymanowski Born On This Day in 1882 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and pianist Karol Szymanowski was born on this day in 1882. Remembered as one of the eminent Polish composers of the 20th Century,...

William Walton’s Viola Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

William Walton’s Viola Concerto premiered on this day in 1929 – 88 years ago. The first performance was given by violist Paul Hindemith – with...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Rudolf Koelman’s 58th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violin virtuoso Rudolf Koelman’s 58th birthday. A student of Jan Bor, Herman Krebbers and Jascha Heifetz, Rudolf is a former Concertmaster of...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Vadim Gluzman – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Ukrainian-born Israeli violin virtuoso Vadim Gluzman - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat him down...

Today is Dutch Violinist, Conductor & Composer André Rieu’s 68th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violinist, conductor and composer André Rieu's 68th birthday! A graduate of the Conservatoire Royal in Liège, Music Academy in Brussels and the...

Russian-American Classical Pianist Vladimir Horowitz Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-American classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz was born on this day in 1903 - 114 years ago. Dying in 1989, he is remembered as one of...

Violin Virtuoso David Oistrakh Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso David Oistrakh was born on this day in 1908 – 109 years ago. Dying in 1974, he is widely remembered as one...

Soviet Violinist Elizabeth Gilels Born On This Day in 1919 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violinist Elizabeth Gilels was born on this day in 1919. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Ms Gilels was a former prize winner at the Ysaye International Violin...

Violinist Václav Neumann Born On This Day in 1920 [ON THIS DAY]

Czech conductor and violinist Václav Neumann was born on this day in 1920. Dying in 1995, Maestro Neumann was a founding violinist with the Smetana Quartet– and served coveted...

Today is British Violinist Chloe Hanslip’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Chloe Hanslip’s 30th birthday. A protege of Natasha Boyarskaya and Zakhar Bron, Chloë is a former prize winner at the Novosibirsk...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee – “My Professional Debut with Joshua Bell” [BLOG]

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Violinist Richard Pollett Died On This Day in 2011 [ON THIS DAY]

Australian violinist Richard Pollett tragically died in a cycling accident on this day in 2011 – aged 25. A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium and the Conservatorio...

Today is Russian-Born Violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s 63rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born American violin virtuoso and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s 63rd birthday. The son of the late Julian Sitkovetsky, he has performed and recorded extensively...

French Violinist Jacques Thibaud Born On This Day In 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist Jacques Thibaud was born on this day in 1880 – 137 years ago. He is remembered as one of the pre-eminent soloists...

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin Born On This Day [ON THIS DAY]

American composer and pianist George Gershwin was born on this day in 1898 – 119 years ago. Dying in 1937, aged just 38, Gershwin's signature works include 'Rhapsody in Blue',...

Hungarian Composer Béla Bartók Died On This Day in 1945 [ON THIS DAY]

Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók died on this day in 1945 – aged 64. Remembered as one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century, Bartok made...

Today is Italian Violinist Salvatore Accardo’s 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violinist Salvatore Accardo’s 75th birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva and Paganini International Violin Competitions - Maestro Accardo is...

VC WEB BLOG | Dmitry Sitkovetsky: “Greensboro Symphony’s Going … Not So Classical” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-born violinist and conductor, Maestro Dmitry Sitkovetsky. In a VC-exclusive blog, he talks us through the inspiration behind...

VC VOX POP | “Have You Ever Played a Concert That Has Affected You for the Rest of Your Life?” [Q&A]

“Have you ever played a concert that has affected you for the rest of your life?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the...

Today is Violinist VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee’s 14th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violinist VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee's 14th birthday! A student of Simon James, Hiro David and Jan Coleman in Seattle, Sophie is...

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 Premiered On This Day in 1966 [ON THIS DAY]

Dmitri Shostakovich’s 2nd Cello Concerto Op. 126 premiered on this day in 1966. The first performance was given in Moscow at the composer's 60th birthday...

Composer Dmitri Shostakovich Born On This Day in 1906 [ON THIS DAY]

Soviet Russian composer and piano virtuoso Dmitri Shostakovich was born on this day in 1906. One of the prominent figures of 20th Century Music, his...

Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould Born On This Day in 1932 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was born on this day in 1932 – 85 years ago. Dying in 1982, aged just 50, he is widely regarded...

Today Is Dutch Cellist Pieter Wispelwey’s 55th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is internationally renowned Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey’s 55th birthday! A student of Paul Katz and William Pleeth, he is widely regarded as one of...

Composer Andre Gretry Died On This Day in 1813 [ON THIS DAY]

Belgian composer Andre Gretry died on this day in 1813 – 204 years ago. Although known primarily as an operatic composer, Gretry holds a notable place in the violin...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Haruna Shinoyama – “My 2015 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition Experience” [BLOG]

With the 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Violin Competition this weekend reaching its final stages in China, VC recently caught up with 2015 Senior 1st prize winner,...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ivan Karizna, 25 – Tchaikovsky & Queen Elisabeth International Cello Comp Prizes

25 year old Belarusian cellist Ivan Karizna is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy,...

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