Sunday, February 17, 2019

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...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Young Artist’ Suyeon Kang – ‘Menuhin Comp : Such a Level of Friendliness Between Us’ [BLOG]

With the 2016 Menuhin Competition Final round due to commence this evening, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to...

MEET THE PROS | Norwegian VC ‘Artist’ Vilde Frang – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Norwegian VC ‘Artist’, violinist Vilde Frang. We sat her down for a game of 'VC 20 Questions' - to...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Young Artist’ Kerson Leong – ‘Menuhin Comp : Most Important Musical Experiences’ [BLOG]

With the 2016 Menuhin Competition opening rounds commencing today, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to get a better...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – ‘Menuhin Comp : I Still Remember the Warm Feeling’ [BLOG]

With the 2016 Menuhin Competition opening rounds set to commence this coming Friday, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners...

VC WEB BLOG | Tasmin Little – ‘Menuhin Comp : More Like a Summer Course than a Competition’ [BLOG]

With the 2016 Menuhin Competition opening rounds set to commence this coming Friday, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Angelo Xiang Yu – ‘Menuhin Comp : Once-In-a-Lifetime’ [BLOG]

With the 2016 Menuhin Competition opening rounds set to commence this coming Friday, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Steven Isserlis – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British cello virtuoso Steven Isserlis - at the Juilliard School, in New York City. We sat him down for...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist, Lara St John – ‘My Newly-Commissioned Shiksa Album’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Canadian violin virtuoso, Lara St John In a VC-exclusive blog, Lara talks us through her latest endeavour, the recording...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Rachel Barton Pine – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist, Rachel Barton Pine. We sat her down for a game of 'VC 20 Questions' - to...

VC WEB BLOG | Composer, David Ludwig – “My Violin Concerto for Bella Hristova” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Philadelphia-based composer and Curtis Institute of Music faculty member, David Ludwig. In a VC-exclusive blog, the 41 year...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Noe Inui – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Greek-Japanese violinist Noe Inui. We sat the violin virtuoso down for a game of ‘VC 20 Questions’ – to...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Tatsuki Narita Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese VC ‘Young Artist’ Tatsuki Narita’s 24th birthday! A graduate of the Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Paris, where he studied with Svetlin Roussev,...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Rudolf Koelman – VC ’20 Questions’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Dutch-born violin virtuoso, Rudolf Koelman. We sat the international violinist and pedagogue down for a fun game...

VC WEB BLOG | Sean Lee – “Choosing an Order for Learning Paganini’s Caprices” [VIDEO BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Juilliard School Pre-College faculty member, violinist Sean Lee. In a VC-exclusive video blog, Sean takes us through his thoughts...

English Violist 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 all time. A...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist, Paul Katz – “The Apprehension of Flying with an Instrument” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Cleveland String Quartet cellist and New England Conservatory faculty member, Paul Katz. In a VC-exclusive blog, the veteran cellist shares his...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist, Natalie Clein – ‘My New Appointment at Oxford University’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British cellist and newly-appointed University of Oxford Director of Musical Performance and Artist-in-Residence, Natalie Clein. In a VC-exclusive blog, the 38...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Silvia Marcovici – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Romanian-born violin virtuoso, Silvia Marcovici. We sat the international violinist and pedagogue down for a fun game...

VC WEB BLOG | Richard Tognetti – “The Reef: A Musical-Surfing Odyssey” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Australian Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director and Lead Violinist, Richard Tognetti - to discuss the ensemble's newest celebration...

Remembering Louis Persinger – Born On This Day 129 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist and pianist Louis Persinger was born on this day in 1887 - 129 years ago. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and Jacques Thibaud,...

VC WEB BLOG | Mrs Jane Little – ‘My 71 Years With the Atlanta Symphony’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Assistant Principal Bassist, Mrs Jane Little - the Guinness Book of World Records holder...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Arnaud Sussmann – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed international violinist, Arnaud Sussmann. We sat the French-born virtuoso down for a fun game of VC '20...

VC WEB BLOG | Anthea Kreston – ‘My Road to the Artemis String Quartet’ [BLOG]

The Berlin-based Artemis String Quartet last week announced the appointment of new second violinist, Anthea Kreston - following the passing of long-term violist Friedemann...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Virtuoso Salvatore Accardo – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with legendary Italian violinist, Salvatore Accardo. We sat the celebrated virtuoso down for a fun game of VC '20...

Remembering Pianist Arthur Rubinstein – Born On This Day 129 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Preeminent Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein was born on this day in 1887 – 129 years ago. Passing away in 1982, aged 95, he is remembered as...

VC WEB BLOG | ‘Margaret Pardee – In Memoriam (May 10, 1920 – January 26, 2016) [RIP]

VC recently caught up with New York-based violinist, Evelyn Estava - former teaching assistant to the late violin pedagogue, Margaret Pardee. Ms Pardee served violin &...

VC WEB BLOG | Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg – ‘Life After the New Century Chamber Orch’ [BLOG]

VC recently caught up with American violin virtuoso, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg following her surprise announcement last week that she is set to step down as Music...

W.A. Mozart Was Born on This Day – 260 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this day in 1756 – 260 years ago. Mozart is remembered in history as one of the...

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