Thursday, September 19, 2019

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,...

Italian Composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini Died On This Day in 1868 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini died on this day in 1868 – aged 76. One of the most popular opera composers in history, his signature...

Violinist and Composer Gaetano Pugnani Died On This Day in 1798 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Gaetano Pugnani died on this day in 1798. He is remembered in history, as violin virtuoso Fritz Kreisler borrowed his name...

VC LIVE | 2017 ARD International Violin Competition – Munich, Germany [LIVESTREAM]

Exclusive VC Live webcast of the 2017 ARD International Violin Competition Final Round - Live from Munich, Germany.     2017 ARD International Violin Competition | FINAL...

MEET THE PROS | Australian VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2009 Queen Elisabeth Competition 1st Prize winner, Australian VC 'Artist' Ray Chen - in Brussels. We sat the 26 year...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Peter Zazofsky – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist and 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition juror, Peter Zazofsky – in Poznan, Poland. We sat him...

Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Died On This Day in 1962 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-American violin virtuoso & composer Fritz Kreisler died on this day in 1962, from a heart condition - aged 86. He is widely regarded as...

Composer Richard Wagner Died On This Day in 1883 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German composer, conductor, theatre director and polemicist, Richard Wagner died on this day in 1883 – 136 years ago, aged 69. His signature works...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Bomsori Kim – “My 2013 ARD Violin Competition Experience” [BLOG]

With the 2017 ARD International Violin Competition entering its Final stages this week, VC recently caught up with 2013 joint-top prize winner VC Artist Bomsori...

VC WEB BLOG | Petteri Iivonen – ‘Sibelius Violin Comp – a Surreal Experience’

With the 2015 Jean Sibelius International Violin Competition entering its final stages in Helsinki, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners, to...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Arabella Steinbacher – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up German violin virtuoso, Arabella Steinbacher - in Brussels. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Luke Hsu – ‘Managing the Mammoth Task of Preparing for a Competition’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC Young Artist, and recent major prize winner at the Michael Hill, Carl Nielsen, Wieniawski, Paganini and...

Schumann Violin Concerto in D Minor Premiered On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Robert Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D Minor premiered on this day in 1937 – 80 years after the composer's death. The first performance was given...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Was Born on this Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violinist Henri Vieuxtemps was born on this day in 1820. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as one of...

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,...

British Violinist Hugh Bean Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist Hugh Bean was born on this day in 1929. A student of Albert Sammons and André Gertler, Maestro Bean served as Concertmaster of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the...

American Violinist Joseph Silverstein Was Born On This Day in 1932 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist and conductor Joseph Silverstein was born on this day in 1932. Mr Silverstein was a former prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth and...

Violinist and Conductor Yehudi Menuhin Died On This Day in 1999 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born British violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin died on this day in 1999 – 20 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger, George Enescu and Adolf Busch,...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist William Hagen – “Verbier: Inspiring to be Amongst All That Talent” [BLOG]

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – With the world renowned Verbier Festival currently in full swing in the Swiss Alps, The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number...

American Composer & Conductor Leonard Bernstein Died On This Day in 1990 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein died on this day in 1990 – aged 72. He is remembered as one of the most prodigiously talented...

MEET THE PROS | American Conductor Leonard Slatkin – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed American conductor Leonard Slatkin – in Indianapolis, United States. We sat him down for a fun game of...

Violinist & Pedagogue Joseph Joachim Died On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Joseph Joachim died on this day in 1907.  He is remembered as one of the most significant violinists of the 19th Century. Joachim was the dedicatee of...

Arnold Schönberg Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Arnold Schönberg Violin Concerto Op. 36 premiered on this day in 1940. The first performance was given by Ukrainian-born American virtuoso Louis Krasner with The Philadelphia Orchestra...

MEET THE PROS | VC ‘Artist’ Nikki Chooi – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Canadian VC 'Artist' Nikki Chooi - as he was busily preparing for upcoming debut performances at the Harris Theatre in...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Died On This Day in 1791 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on this day in 1791 – aged just 35. Mozart’s exact cause of death is not known, however reports indicate he had...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Cellist David Finckel & Pianist Wu Han [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their fans - live from...

Today is American Violinist Glenn Dicterow’s 70th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Glenn Dicterow's 70th birthday. A student of Ivan Galamian, Jascha Heifetz and Henryk Szeryng, Mr Dicterow served as Concertmaster of the...

Conductor Carlos Kleiber Was Born On This Day in 1930 – 89 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber was born on this day in 1930 – 89 years ago. The son of eminent Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber, he...

Legendary Polish-born Violinist Michel Schwalbé Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Polish-born violinist Michel Schwalbé died on this day – aged 92. A student of Moritz Frenkel, George Enescu and Jules Boucherit, he served...

Composer and Violinist Karl Goldmark Died On This Day in 1915 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and violinist Karl Goldmark died on this day in 1915 - aged 84. Largely self-taught as a composer, his signature works include the...

Today is Curtis Institute Piano Teacher Eleanor Sokoloff’s 104th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American pianist and piano pedagogue Eleanor Sokoloff’s 104th birthday! A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music,...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist & Violist Lily Francis – ‘What do Violinists Stand to Learn from Playing Mozart?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Eliza Jordan from the United States was keen to know: “What is so special about the music of Mozart? And what...

Today is VC Young Artist Moné Hattori’s 20th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Moné Hattori’s 20th birthday! A student of Zakhar Bron at the Bron Academy, Moné is a former 1st prize winner...

Today is Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita’s 27th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita’s 27th birthday. A graduate of the Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Paris, where he studied with Svetlin Roussev, Tatsuki...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 7, Gstaad, Tour Wrap

After rave-review performances across Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, the Australian Youth Orchestra has now completed their highly successful 2 week European tour –...

Today is American Violinist, VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu’s 18th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu’s 18th birthday. A student of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin at The Juilliard School, Kevin shot to international fame, aged just 11, after claiming...

Violin Virtuoso Louis Krasner Died On This Day in 1995 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Ukrainian-born American virtuoso Louis Krasner died on this day in 1995 – aged 91. A student of Lucien Capet, Otakar Sevcik and Carl Flesch, Mr...

Today is Violinist Arabella Steinbacher’s 35th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Japanese concert violinist Arabella Steinbacher's 35th birthday! A student of Ana Chumachenco, Dorothy DeLay and Anne-Sophie Mutter, Arabella is a former 1st prize...

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto Premiered On This Day In 1938 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev's Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 58 premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was given by Alexander Melik-Pashayev with the...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Cho-Liang Lin – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’ [LISTEN]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Taiwanese-American violinist, Mr Cho-Liang Lin – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads. We sat him down to pick his...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jacques Mazas Born On This Day in 1782 [ON THIS DAY]

French violinist, composer and pedagogue Jacques Mazas was born on this day in 1782 - 236 years ago. A student of Pierre Baillot, Mazas is remembered in history for his...

English Viola Virtuoso Lionel Tertis Died On This Day in 1975 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis died on this day in 1975 – aged 98. He is remembered as one of the most eminent violists of...

Violin Maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume Was Born on This Day in 1798 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume was born on this day in 1798. Widely regarded as one of the eminent stringed instrument makers of all time, Vuillaume's...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Gil Shaham’s 48th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli-American violin virtuoso Gil Shaham’s 48th birthday. A graduate of the Juilliard School and Columbia University, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay and...

Camille Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 Premiered On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Camille Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1881 - 138 years ago. The first performance was...

French Conductor Georges Pretre Died On This Day in 2017 – Aged 92 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French orchestral and operatic conductor Georges Pretre died on this day in 2017 - aged 92. Throughout his seven decade career, he led many of...

Today is Pianist and Conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 76th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-born pianist and conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 76th birthday. A protege of Herbert von Karajan and George Szell, Maestro Eschenbach is widely regarded as...

Today is Hungarian Violin Virtuoso Kristof Barati’s 40th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian violin virtuoso Kristof Barati's 40th birthday! A student of Eduard Wulfson, Miklós Szenthelyi and Vilmos Tátrai, Kristof is a former prize winner...

Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1910. The first performance was given by Fritz Kreisler - with...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926 – 93 years ago. Plagued by the war years and the death of his beloved...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Anna Lee – Sion-Valais, Menuhin and Indianapolis Comp Prizes

24-year-old Korean-American violinist Anna Lee is establishing an international reputation a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A graduate of the Kronberg Academy and Juilliard...

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