Thursday, August 22, 2019

VC INTERVIEW | German-Korean Violinist Christian Kim – The ‘Erl’ King of Cool

The Violin Channel recently caught up with German-Korean violinist Christian Kim, in Frankfurt, where we shot the breeze over a few beers about his diverse...

Today is VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li’s 22nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Chinese VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li's 22nd birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand and Ida Kavafian,...

VC VOX POP | “What Do You Do Every Day to Avoid Playing Injuries?” [Q&A]

“What do you do every day to avoid playing injuries?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to...

Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Born On This Day 118 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz was born on this day in 1901 – 118 years ago. A protégé of Leopold Auer, he is remembered in history as one of...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Yevgeny Kutik – ‘How Do You Put Together a Solo Recital Program?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Josephine Lee from the United States was keen to know: "How do you go about putting together a solo recital...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Alisa Weilerstein – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American cello virtuoso, Alisa Weilerstein. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions -...

VC WEB BLOG | Youtube Sensation – ‘The Shirtless Violinist’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist Matthew Olshefski - aka Youtube's 'Shirtless Violinist'. In a VC-exclusive blog, the svelte fiddler talks us through his...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Experimental Violinist, Patricia Kopatchinskaja – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with boundary-pushing Moldovan-Austrian-Swiss violin virtuoso Patricia Kopatchinskaja - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat her down to...

American Violinist Guila Bustabo Died on This Day in 2002 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo died on this day in 2002 – aged 86. A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she is remembered as one...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Joshua Bell’s 51st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violin virtuoso Joshua Bell's 51st birthday! A student of legendary Russian pedagogue Josef Gingold, Joshua serves as Music Director of the Academy...

Belgian Violinist Arthur Grumiaux Was Born On This Day on 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux was born on this day in 1921 – 98 years ago. Dying in 1986, aged just 65, he is remembered as one...

VC INTERVIEW | Meet the ‘The King of Waltz’ – Violinist and Entrepreneur André Rieu

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dutch violinist and Johann Strauss Orchestra founder, André Rieu, in Maastricht, Holland - as he was busily making final...

VC WEB BLOG | Infinitus Trio – “Mission to Make Instruments & Music Accessible” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Canadian beatboxing string trio Infinitus. In a VC-exclusive blog, Infinitus talks us through their background and their goal to...

VC VOX POP | “Do You Have Perfect Pitch? Were You Born With It?” [Q&A]

“Do you have perfect pitch, and if so, were you born with it ... or did you develop it?” The Violin Channel recently caught up...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Kathleen Winkler – “How Competitions Can Shape Your Life and Career” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Rice University's Shepherd School of Music violin pedagogue, Kathleen Winkler. In a VC-exclusive blog, Kathleen discusses how winning...

Today is Violinist Andrés Cárdenes’ 62nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Cuban-born violinist Andrés Cárdenes' 62nd birthday! Mr Cárdenes served as Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years – and...

Austrian-Born Violin Virtuoso Erika Morini Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violin virtuoso Erika Morini was born on this day in 1904 – 115 years ago. Tragically her 1727 ‘Davidoff’ Stradivarius and a number of...

Today is Violinist Christian Tetzlaff’s 53rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff's 53rd birthday! A student of Uwe-Martin Haiberg and Walter Levin, he is widely respected as one of today's...

Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Died On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre died on this day in 1987 from Multiple Sclerosis – aged 42. Despite being forced to retire from the...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Joshua Bell – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso, Joshua Bell - at the 2016 Verbier Festival in Switzerland. We sat him down for a...

Violinist & Composer George Enescu Died On This Day in 1955 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu died on this day in 1955 – aged 73. Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues...

Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Died On This Day in 1987 – Aged 86 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz died on this day in 1987 – aged 86. A protege of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as arguably the greatest violinist...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Qian Zhou – “Maximising the Odds of Your Audition Tape Being Accepted” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Zhao Tang from the United States was keen to know: "What are the keys to ensuring your audition tape has...

Today is Norwegian Cellist Truls Mørk’s 58th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian cello virtuoso Truls Mørk's 58th birthday! A student of Natalia Shakhovskaya, Mr. Mørk is a former prize winner at the Tchaikovsky, Naumburg...

Today is Russian Violin Virtuoso Victor Pikayzen’s 86th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is celebrated Russian violin virtuoso Victor Pikayzen's 86th birthday. A protege of David Oistrakh, he is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Queen...

VC VOX POP | “What’s the Last Thing That Runs Through Your Mind as You’re Walking on Stage?” [Q&A]

“What’s the very last thing that runs through your mind as you’re walking on stage?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the...

VC WEB BLOG | Violin Pedagogue Ole Bohn – ‘Developing Rock-Solid Left & Right Hand Technique’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Sydney Conservatorium of Music Violin Professor, Norwegian violinist Ole Bohn. In a VC-exclusive blog, Ole discuss his go-to scales, exercises...

VC VOX POP | “Are You Ok Being Filmed on a Cell Phone During a Performance?” [Q&A]

"Are you ok with audience members using their cell phones to record you during a performance?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Pinchas Zukerman – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violin and viola virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat him down...

VC LIVE | 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, New York [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions final round live on The Violin Channel – direct from New York City.   YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL AUDITIONS FINAL...

Today is American Composer John Williams’ 87th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American composer, conductor and pianist John Williams’ 87th birthday. The recipient of 3 Emmy Awards, 5 Academy Awards and 21 Grammy Awards, he...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Helen Callus – ‘Looking Beyond Just Scales & Etude Books’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Northwestern University Bienen School of Music Viola Professor, Ms Helen Callus. In a VC-exclusive blog, Helen talks us through the importance...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Mimi Zweig – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up Indiana University Jacobs School of Music violin pedagogue, Professor Mimi Zweig. We sat her down for a fun game of VC...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Simon Fischer – ‘Five Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Rhythm’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected Australian-British violinist and educator, Professor Simon Fischer. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the Guildhall School of Music and Royal...

VC VOX POP | “Does Your Instrument Have a Pet Name?” [Q&A]

“Does your instrument have a pet name? The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out …   Australian Soloist,...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Daniel Panner – “Scales, Exercises and Etudes for a Rock-Solid Left and Right Hand?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Jeremy Lo from the United States was keen to know: "What violin and viola scales, exercises, and etude books do...

Today is South Korean Violinist Dong-Suk Kang’s 65th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean violin virtuoso Dong-Suk Kang's 65th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with legendary pedagogue Ivan...

Composer Sergei Prokofiev Was Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Prokofiev was born on this day in 1891 - 128 years ago. Dying in 1953, Prokofiev is remembered as...

VC WEB BLOG | London Symphony’s Maxine Kwok-Adams – ‘Best & Worst Aspects of an Orchestral Career’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with long-time London Symphony Orchestra 1st violinist, Ms Maxine Kwok-Adams. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Maxine shares her insights on the best...

Today is Israeli-American Violin Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s 73rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli-American violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s 73rd birthday! A protégé of Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, Mr Perlman is widely regarded as one the greatest violinists of the...

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...

Violin Virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel Died on This Day in 1979 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violin virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel died on this day in 1979 – aged 67. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered as one of...

Today is German-American Violinist David Garrett’s 36th Birthday [ON-THIS DAY]

Today is German-American violinist David Garrett's 36th birthday. A protege of Ida Haendel and Itzhak Perlman, David at the age of 13 became the youngest...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Paul Katz – “Once the Notes Have Been Mastered, What are the Next Steps?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Andrea Rengevich from the United States was keen to know: "Once the notes have been mastered, what should be the...

VC VOX POP | “What Work in Another Instrument’s Repertoire Are You Jealous Of?” [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...

VC WEB BLOG | Elly Suh – “Competition Results are Completely Out of Our Control” [BLOG]

LVIV, UKRAINE ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with 26 year old Korean-American violinist Elly Suh - who last week was awarded 1st prize...

ASK THE PROS | Martin Beaver – ‘Do You Encourage Your Students To Study At Music Festivals Over The Summer?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Susan Wei, from the United States was keen to know: ‘Do you encourage your students to study at music festivals...

VC INTERVIEW | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – Young Concert Artists & Menuhin Competition 1st Prizes

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 17 year old American-Dutch VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts, in Philadelphia - where he studies at the...

Cello Virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American cello virtuoso Gregor Piatigorskywas born on this day in 1903 – 116 years ago. Dying in 1976, Maestro Piatigorsky served as Principal Cellist...

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VC ARTIST | Francisco Fullana – Munetsugu & Brahms Violin Competition 1st Prizes

29-year-old Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana is building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A graduate of The Juilliard School and...

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