Thursday, April 18, 2019

Violinist Max Rostal Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist Max Rostal died on this day in 1991 – aged 86. A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one of the eminent...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout – “Verbier: Unforgettable Experience” [BLOG]

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – With the world renowned Verbier Festival coming to a dramatic climax this weekend in the Swiss Alps, The Violin Channel recently caught...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Richard Tognetti’s 51st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti's 51st birthday! For the past 23 years, Richard has served as the Artistic Director and Leader of...

Today is Violinist Hahn-Bin’s 28th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American violin virtuoso Hahn-Bin’s 28th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Hahn-Bin (aka Amadéus Leopold) made his international debut at the 42nd...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist, Mihaela Martin – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected Kronberg Academy pedagogue, violinist Mihaela Martin. We sat her down for a fun game of 'VC 20 Questions' -...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Kian Soltani – “Verbier: A Really Special Time” [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...

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...

Today is Violinist Liana Isakadze’s 70th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Georgian violin virtuoso Liana Isakadze's 70th birthday! A protege of David Oistrakh, Ms Isakadze is a former prize winner at the Margaret Long...

VC WEB BLOG | Goldmund Quartet – “Schoenfeld Comp: Really Helped Our Career” [BLOG]

HARBIN, CHINA – With the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition reaching its final stages in Harbin, China, The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number...

VC WEB BLOG | Ja Kyoung Huh – “Schoenfeld Comp: A Precious Moment of My Music Life” [BLOG]

HARBIN – With the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition reaching its final stages this week in Harbin, China, VC recently caught up with a number of...

Today is Conductor Riccardo Muti’s 75th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian conductor Riccardo Muti's 75th birthday! Maestro Muti has held distinguished conducting positions with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, The Philadelphia Orchestra,...

Today is Violinist/Violist Mikhail Bezverkhny’s 69th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violinist and violist Mikhail Bezverkhny's 69th birthday! A student of Yuri Yankelevich, Mr Bezverkhny is a former prize winner at the Queen...

American Cellist Leonard Rose Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American cellist and pedagogue Leonard Rose was born on this day in 1918. He served as Principal Cellist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, The...

Violinist Vasa Prihoda Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Vasa Prihoda died on this day in 1960. A Paganini specialist, Mr Prihoda is remembered for his dazzling technique, finesse and beauty...

Violin Virtuoso Gioconda de Vito Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-British violin virtuoso Gioconda de Vito was born on this day in 1907. Ms de Vito was a former 1st prize winner at the Vienna...

VC WEB BLOG | Julian Schwarz – “Schoenfeld Comp: Such an Important Part of My Career” [BLOG]

HARBIN - With the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition underway this week in Harbin, China, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to...

American Violin Virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci was born on this day in 1918 – 96 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger and Georg Kulenkampff, he...

American Violin Virtuoso Oscar Shumsky Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American virtuoso, pedagogue and conductor Oscar Shumsky died on this day in 2000 – aged 83. Mr Shumsky served distinguished teaching positions at the Curtis...

American Violinist Isaac Stern Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

  Violinist and conductor Isaac Stern was born on this day in 1920 – 96 years ago. Dying in 2001, he is remembered as one of...

Today is Violinist Nicola Benedetti’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Scottish violin virtuoso, Nicola Benedetti's 29th birthday! A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she studied with Lord Menuhin and Natasha Boyarskaya, Nicola is...

VC WEB BLOG | Eric Silberger – ‘Introduction to the Bow Strokes’ [VIDEO BLOG]

NEWTON UPPER FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS ― Presented by Carriage House Violins and the first installment of a new video project "The Bow Series", American violinist Eric Silberger...

Violinist Szymon Goldberg Died On This Day in 1993 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American violinist and conductor Szymon Goldberg died on this day in 1993 – aged 84. A student of Carl Flesch, he served as Concertmaster...

American Violinist Robert Mann Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, composer and conductor Robert Mann’s 96th birthday. A student of Edouard Dethier, Mr Mann was a founding member and first violinist...

German Conductor Kurt Masur Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Kurt Masur was born on this day in 1927. Widely respected as one of the most eminent conductors of all time, Maestro Masur...

VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley's 32nd birthday! A graduate of Indiana University and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich, Noah currently serves as...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist, Pierre Amoyal – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up respected violin pedagogue and 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition jury member, Mr Pierre Amoyal. We sat him down for...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American-Dutch VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts's 20th birthday! A student of Aaron Rosand, at the Curtis Institute of Music, Stephen is a former prize...

Violin Virtuoso Ryu Goto Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese-American violin virtuoso Ryu Goto's 28th birthday. A Physics graduate from Harvard University, Ryu is widely regarded as one of today's eminent young concert virtuosi...

Conductor Carlos Kleiber Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber died on this day in 2004 – aged 74. Despite the paucity of his appearances, Maestro Kleiber is remembered as...

George Gershwin Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and pianist George Gershwin died on this day in 1937 – 75 years ago. Gershwin’s signature works include ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, ‘An American in...

Violinist Nelli Shkolnikova Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-Jewish violinist Nelli Shkolnikova was born on this day in 1928 – 88 years ago. A student of Lillia Kossodo and Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Shkolnikova...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue, Ida Kavafian – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up respected violin pedagogue and 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition jury member, Ms Ida Kavafian. We sat her down for a...

Today is VC ‘Young Artist’ Richard Lin’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American VC 'Young Artist' Richard Lin's 25th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the The Juilliard School, Richard is...

VC WEB BLOG | Anne Rodda – ‘Hosting a Fair International Violin Comp’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Michael Hill International Violin Competition Executive Director, Ms Anne Rodda. In a VC-exclusive blog, Anne talks us through the essential elements...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist, Richard Aaron: ‘Delivering Difficult Feedback to Students’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with University of Michigan and The Juilliard School esteemed cello pedagogue, Richard Aaron. In a VC-exclusive blog, Mr Aaron talks us through his...

MEET THE PROS | VC ‘Young Artist’ Kerson Leong – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 19 year old Canadian VC ‘Young Artist’ Kerson Leong. We sat him down for a fun game of 'VC...

German Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Julia Fischer's 33rd birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin Competition, Julia is widely regarded as one of today’s...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist, Lewis Kaplan: ‘My Newest Mountain to Climb’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Juilliard School and Mannes School of Music esteemed pedagogue, Lewis Kaplan. In a VC-exclusive blog, Mr. Kaplan talks us...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley – ‘My Klezmer Violin Concerto’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley – 1st Concertmaster of the renowned Berlin Philharmonic. In a VC-exclusive blog,...

MEET THE PROS | English Violinist, Jack Liebeck – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with English violinist, Jack Liebeck - soloist and faculty member at the Royal Academy of Music, in London. We sat...

VC WEB BLOG | Marc Bouchkov – ‘Montreal Comp : I Immediately Felt at Home’ [BLOG]

  With the 2016 Montreal international Violin Competition reaching its final stages, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to get...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – ‘Montreal Comp : A Real Highlight for Me’ [BLOG]

With the 2016 Montreal international Violin Competition reaching its final stages, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to get...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with German violin virtuoso, Julia Fischer – jury member at the 2016 Menuhin Competition. We sat her down for...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Boson Mo Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian VC ‘Young Artist’ Boson Mo‘s 26th birthday. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Shepherd School of Music,...

MEET THE PROS | Chinese Violinist, Ning Feng – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Chinese violin virtuoso, Ning Feng – jury member at the 2016 Menuhin Competition. We sat him down for...

Russian Violinist Andrei Korsakov Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Andrei Korsakov was born on this day in 1946. A protégé of Boris Belenky and Leonid Kogan, Mr Korsakov was...

American VC ‘Artist’ Stefan Jackiw Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC 'Artist' American violinist Stefan Jackiw's 31st birthday! Stefan has, in recent years, firmly established himself as one of the new generation top tier virtuosi. A...

MEET THE PROS | English Violinist, Tasmin Little – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with English concert violinist, Tasmin Little – jury member at the 2016 Menuhin Competition. We sat her down for...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – ‘How Many Hours Does it Take to Master the Violin?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Australian VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen - jury member of the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in London. Author Malcolm Gladwell...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artists’ Attacca Quartet’s 6-Year Franz Joseph Haydn Dream [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Artist' Andrew Yee - cellist with the New York-based Attacca Quartet.   In a VC-exclusive blog, Andrew talks us through the ensemble's ambitious...

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