Monday, August 19, 2019

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...

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto in E Minor 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 INTERVIEW | Chinese Composer Zhao Jiping – “Inside my Newly-Premiered Violin Concerto No. 1”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Chinese composer Zhao Jiping. We sat him down to discuss his newly-unveiled Violin Concerto No. 1, which...

Baroque Composer Georg Philipp Telemann Was Born On This Day in 1681 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann was born on this day in 1681 - 338 years ago. Almost entirely self-taught, he is remembered as one...

VC LIVE | Flutist Anthony Trionfo – Young Concert Artists NYC Debut Recital [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of American flutist Anthony Trionfo’s New York City recital debut – live from Merkin Concert Hall with pianist Albert Cano Smit and...

Today Is American-Canadian Violin Virtuoso Leila Josefowicz’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American-Canadian violin virtuoso Leila Josefowicz’s birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Leila began her international career performing with the world's premier orchestras...

Today is British Violinist Daniel Hope’s 46th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Daniel Hope’s 46th birthday! A student of Zakhar Bron, Daniel served for six seasons with The Beaux Arts Trio – and today performs and...

Violinist & Composer Ole Bull Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian violinist and composer Ole Bull died on this day in 1880 – aged 70. Bull is remembered as one of the preeminent virtuosi of...

German Virtuoso Pianist & Composer Clara Schumann Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso pianist and composer Clara Schumann died on this day in 1896. The wife of composer Robert Schumann, she is remembered as one of...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Kirill Troussov – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-German violinist and 2016 Schoenfeld International Violin Competition juror, Kirill Troussov - in Harbin, China. We sat him...

Spanish Conductor & Composer Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Born On This Day in 1933 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish conductor and composer Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos was born on this day in 1933. He served Principal Conducting positions with the Spanish National Orchestra,...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova Was Born On This Day in 1928 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-Jewish violin virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova was born on this day in 1928 – 91 years ago. A student of Lillia Kossodo and Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Shkolnikova was a former...

German Virtuoso Pianist & Composer Clara Schumann Born On This Day in 1819 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso pianist and composer Clara Schumann was born in this day in 1819. The wife of composer Robert Schumann, she is remembered as one...

German Conductor Kurt Masur Was Born On This Day in 1927 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born conductor Kurt Masur was born on this day in 1927 - 92 years ago. Widely respected as one of the most eminent conductors of...

Today is Violinist Miriam Fried’s 71st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born Israeli violinist Miriam Fried’s 71st birthday! A protégé of Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, Ms Fried is a former 1st prize winner at the Paganini and...

György Ligeti Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day In 1990 [ON-THIS-DAY]

György Ligeti Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1990. The first performance was given by German-Bulgarian virtuoso Saschko Gawriloff. The 5 movement work, representative of the composer's...

Cellist & Composer David Popper Died On This Day in 1913 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bohemian cellist and composer David Popper died on this day in 1913 – aged 70. A student of Julius Goltermann, his signature works include 4 cello concertos, a...

VC WEB BLOG | Angela Sin Ying Chan – “I Try to Treat Violin Competitions Like Vacations” [BLOG]

WEIMAR, GERMANY ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with 19 year old violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan – who was last week awarded 1st prize in the...

Today is Italian-Born American Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian-born American violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Nadja is a former grand prize...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Rising Star Johan Dalene – 1st Prize, 2017 Cooper International Violin Comp [BLOG]

The Violin Channel this week caught up with 17 year old Swedish violinist, VC Rising Star Johan Dalene – who was recently awarded 1st prize...

French Virtuoso Ginette Neveu Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

French virtuoso violinist Ginette Neveu was born on this day in 1919 - 97 years ago. A student of Jules Boucherit, George Enescu and Carl Flesch,...

Legendary Czech Conductor Rafael Kubelik Died On This Day in 1996 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Czech conductor Rafael Kubelik died on this day in 1996 - aged 82. The son of Bohemian violin virtuoso Jan Kubelík, Maestro Kubelik served...

Today is VC Young Artist Moné Hattori’s 19th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Moné Hattori’s 19th birthday! A student of Zakhar Bron at the Bron Academy, Moné is a former 1st prize winner...

Today is Israeli Violinist Shlomo Mintz’s 61st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born Israeli violinist Shlomo Mintz's 61st birthday. A prodigy of Ilona Fehér and Dorothy DeLay, he made his solo debut with the Israel Philharmonic...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Patrice Fontanarosa’s 74th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Patrice Fontanarosa's 74th birthday. A former prize winner at the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Violin Competition, Maestro Fontanarosa served as...

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...

Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 22nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 22nd birthday! A student of Augustin Dumay at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Kerson is a former Junior 1st...

Legendary German-Bohemian Music Critic Eduard Hanslick Born On This Day in 1825 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German-Bohemian music critic Eduard Hanslick was born on this day in 1825. Notoriously conservative, he was an outspoken opponent of the works of both...

Today is VC Young Artist Richard Lin’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American VC Young Artist Richard Lin’s 27th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the The Juilliard School, Richard is a...

VC WEB BLOG | Noga Quartet – ‘The Melbourne Chamber Music Comp Gave Us Confidence’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition currently entering its final stages in Melbourne, Australia, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize...

German Violinist Willy Hess Died On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist Willy Hess died on this day in 1939 – aged 79. A protege of Joseph Joachim, he was a former Concertmaster of the...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Ilya Kaler – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian violin virtuoso and 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition jury member, Ilya Kaler. We sat him down...

German Composer Robert Schumann Born On This Day in 1810 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Robert Schumann was born on this day in 1810 - 209 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Dimitri Murrath – ‘My Advice to All Graduating Students’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Phil Bateman from the United States was keen to know: “What advice should I give to all my graduating students?” We threw Phil’s...

Violinist Max Rostal Was Born On This Day in 1905 – 114 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist Max Rostal was born on this day in 1905 – 114 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one...

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