Monday, February 18, 2019

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...

Canadian Violin Virtuoso James Ehnes Born on This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violin virtuoso James Ehnes' 40th birthday. A graduate The Juilliard School where he studied with Ms Sally Thomas, James is widely regarded...

January 27th – Remembering the Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today, January 27th, is the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. The day marks the anniversary of the 1945...

Remembering Stephane Grappelli – Born On This Day 108 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary French jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli was born on this day in 1908 – 108 years ago. Dying in 1997, aged 89, Mr Grappelli is...

Remembering Jacqueline du Pré – Born On This Day 71 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Pre-eminent British cellist Jacqueline du Pré was born on this day in 1945 – 71 years ago. Passing away in 1987 aged just 42, after a crippling...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with German violinist, Frank Peter Zimmermann - in New York City. We sat the celebrated virtuoso down for a...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Uto Ughi Born On This Day! [BORN-ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Uto Ughi’s 72nd birthday. A student of Georges Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin, he is recognised as one of the world's finest...

American Virtuoso Michael Rabin Died On This Day in 1972 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin died on this day in 1972, 44 years ago – aged just 35. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered...

British Violinist/Model Charlie Siem Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist and fashion model Charlie Siem's 30th birthday. A student of Ithzak Rashkovsky and Shlomo Mintz, Charlie’s recent debuts include performances with the...

Remembering Violinist Vasco Abadjiev – Born on this Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926 - 90 years ago. A recognised child prodigy, he made his international debut aged...

Remembering the Great Nathan Milstein – Born on this Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian Empire-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein was born on this day in 1904. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, he is remembered as one of the...

Polish Violin Virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska Born on This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Polish-Australian violin virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska's 87th birthday. A protege of Ede Zathureczki, Tadeusz Wroński and Henryk Szeryng, she shared 2nd prize at the 1952...

Violinist & Pedagogue Josef Gingold Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Josef Gingold died on this day in 1995 – aged 85. A student of Eugene Ysaye, he is remembered as...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue, Lucie Robert – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Manhattan School of Music and Mannes School of Music violin faculty member, Lucie Robert. We sat the esteemed...

French Cellist Pierre Fournier Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Famed French cellist Pierre Fournier died on this day in 1986 - aged 79. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is remembered...

American Violinist Maud Powell Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

  American violin virtuoso Maud Powell died on this day in 1920 - aged just 52. A student of Henry Schradieck, Charles Dancla and Joseph Joachim,...

Remembering Lucien Capet – The Grandfather of Modern Violin Pedagogy [ON-THIS-DAY]

Revolutionary French violin pedagogue and composer Lucien Capet was born on this day in 1873. He served a long-term teaching position at the Société Sainte-Cécile de...

English Violist Lionel Tertis Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

British viola virtuoso, Lionel Tertis was born on this day in 1876 - 139 years ago. Dying in 1975, he is remembered as one of...

Spanish Cello Virtuoso Pablo Casals Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish cello virtuoso Pablo Casals was born on this day in 1876 – 139 years ago. Maestro Casals is remembered as one of the finest...

VC ‘Artist’ Bulgarian Virtuoso Bella Hristova Born on This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC ‘Artist’ Bulgarian violin virtuoso Bella Hristova’s 30th birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Bella is a former 1st prize...

Thwart Polish Violin Virtuoso Josef Hassid Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violin virtuoso Josef Hassid was born on this day in 1923 – 92 years ago. A prodigious student of Carl Flesch, he was destined for...

MEET THE PROS | VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Berlin Philharmonic 1st Concertmaster, VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley from the United States - in New York...

VC WEB BLOG | Anshel Brusilow – ‘The Terror of Auditioning for an Orchestra Spot’ [ADVICE]

VC recently caught up with American conductor and violinist Maestro Anshel Brusilow to get a better understanding of what to expect, and how best to...

MEET THE PROS | LSO ‘Queen of Bling’ Maxine Kwok-Adams – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the London Symphony Orchestra’s resident ‘Queen of Bling’, 1st Violinist Maxine Kwok-Adams - in New York City. We sat...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Jiafeng Chen – ‘Sibelius Comp – One of the Friendliest Competitions’

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...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Nikita Boriso-Glebsky – ‘Sibelius Comp – People Look Like You’re a Sportsman’

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...

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 | Cellist Johannes Moser – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser – in New York City. We sat the international cello virtuoso down for a game...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – ‘How I Cope with Negative Criticism’

VC recently caught up with Australian VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen, in New York City - where we discussed methods for coping with the emotional impacts...

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 | VC ‘Artist’ Josef Spacek – ‘Why My Vuillaume Violin was Seized in Russia’

As reported, VC 'Artist' Josef Spacek last week had his Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin seized by Russian airport officers - as he was leaving the country, following a...

MEET THE PROS | VC ‘Artist’ Benjamin Beilman – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American VC ‘Artist’ Benjamin Beilman – in New York City. We sat the rising international star down for a game of...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Young Artist’ Dami Kim – ‘Hannover Comp Changed My Life’

With the 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition entering its final stages in Hannover, VC recently caught up with a number of former 1st prize...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Young Artist’ Alexandra Conunova – ‘Hannover Comp – Unforgettable Life Experience’

With the 2015 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition entering its final stages in Hannover, VC recently caught up with a number of former 1st prize...

MEET THE PROS | Concert Violinist, Anne-Akiko Meyers – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American concert violinist, Anne-Akiko Meyers – in New York City. We sat the virtuoso down for a fun...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Virtuoso, Sarah Chang – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Korean-American violin superstar, Sarah Chang – in her home town of Philadelphia. We sat the virtuoso down for...

MEET THE PROS | Austrian Violinist, Benjamin Schmid – VC ’20 Questions’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with renowned international soloist, Benjamin Schmid - jury member of the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, in New...

MEET THE PROS | Australian Violinist, Richard Tognetti – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Australian Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director and Leader, violinist Richard Tognetti – at Carnegie Hall, in New York...

MEET THE PROS | German Violinist Christian Tetzlaff – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with German violinist Christian Tetzlaff – at Carnegie Hall, in New York City. We sat the acclaimed virtuoso down for...

MEET THE PROS | TwoSetViolin, Eddy Chen & Brett Yang – VC ’20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Australian violin blog stars Eddy Chen and Brett Yang - in Brisneyland, Australia. We sat the TwoSetViolin duo down for...

MEET THE PROS | Taiwanese-American VC ‘Artist’ Paul Huang – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Young Concert Artists International Auditions 1st Prize winner, Taiwanese-American VC 'Artist' Paul Huang - in New York...

MEET THE PROS | American VC ‘Artist’ Stefan Jackiw – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American VC 'Artist' Stefan Jackiw - in New York City. We sat the violin virtuoso down for a game of...

MEET THE PROS | Italian-German VC ‘Artist’ Augustin Hadelich – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Italian-German VC 'Artist' Augustin Hadelich - in New York City. We sat the 30 year old violin virtuoso...

MEET THE PROS | American VC ‘Young Artist’ William Hagen – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition prize winner, American VC 'Young Artist' William Hagen - in Brussels. We sat the 22 year...

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 |British Violinist, Daniel Hope – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violinist and Queen Elisabeth Competition jury member, Daniel Hope - in Brussels. We sat the violin virtuoso down for...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Bella Hristova – ‘Michael Hill Comp – Truly a Special Experience’

With the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition entering its final stages in Auckland, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners,...

MEET THE PROS | Classical & Electric Violinist, Alexander Markov – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-American violinist, Alexander Markov - in New York City, as he was busily preparing for his June 5th Carnegie Hall...

MEET THE PROS | VC ‘Artist’ Pop & Classical Violinist, Charles Yang – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Artist' Charles Yang - in New York City. We sat the classical and electric violin superstar down for a fun game of...

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