Thursday, December 5, 2019

French Composer Hector Berlioz Died On This Day in 1869 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French romantic composer Hector Berlioz died on this day in 1869 – 149 years ago. His signature works include 'Symphonie Fantastique' and 'Grande Messe des...

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 LIVE | VC Takeover – ThatViolaKid Drew Forde, Live from the D’Addario Factory [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … ThatViolaKid, Drew Forde for a Facebook Livestream with his...

Austrian-Born Violin Virtuoso Erika Morini Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violin virtuoso Erika Morini was born on this day in 1904 – 115 years ago. Tragically her 1727 ‘Davidoff’ Stradivarius and a number of...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Michael Daugherty – 3-Time Grammy Winning ‘Tales of Hemingway’ [CONGRATS]

American cellist Zuill Bailey performing Michael Daugherty's 3-time Grammy award winning 'Tales of Hemingway' for Solo Cello and Orchestra. Premiered in April 2015 with conductor Giancarlo...

VC INTERVIEW | Violinist Chee-Yun – ‘Career Turning Points and Critical Moments’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Southern Methodist University Artist-in-Residence, South Korean-born violinist Chee-Yun. We sat her down to discuss the turning points and...

VC WEB BLOG | Composer Matthew Hindson – US Premiere, ‘Maralinga’ for Violin & Orch [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Australian composer, Matthew Hindson. In a VC-exclusive blog, Matthew talks us through the inspiration for his piece 'Maralinga' for...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Ziyu He – “My 2015 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition Experience” [BLOG]

With the 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Violin Competition underway this week in China, VC recently caught up with 2015 Intermediate 1st prize winner, Chinese VC Young...

Elgar’s ‘Serenade for Strings in E Minor’ Premiered On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar’s Serenade for Strings in E Minor' Op. 20 premiered on this day in 1896. The first performance was given in Antwerp, Belgium –...

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...

Antonin Dvořák’s ‘Serenade for Strings’ Premiered On This Day in 1876 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Antonín Dvořák’s 'Serenade for Strings in E major' Op 22 premiered on this day in 1876 – 141 years ago. The first performance was given...

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...

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...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream – The Dover Quartet [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Philadelphia-based Dover Quartet – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their fans.

VC WEB BLOG | Julie Reed-Yeboah – ‘New York’s Contemporary Violin Makers Exhibition’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected New York City-based violin luthier and restorer, Mrs Julie Reed-Yeboah. In a VC-exclusive blog, Julie talks us through...

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...

Today is Israeli Violinist Shlomo Mintz’s 62nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born Israeli violinist Shlomo Mintz's 62nd birthday. A prodigy of Ilona Fehér and Dorothy DeLay, he made his solo debut with the Israel Philharmonic...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers – ‘Preparing a Newly Commissioned Work’ [BLOG]

VC recently caught up with American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers - ahead of her upcoming world premiere performances on February 10th and 11th of Adam Schoenberg's...

Today Is Taiwanese-American Violinist Cho-Liang Lin’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Cho-Liang Lin's 59th birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay, Cho-Liang has made appearances with virtually every major orchestra in the world,...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Joshua Brown – “My New Journey With My New Guarneri” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 17 year old American violinist Joshua Brown - who was last week granted the long term use of a...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Julian Schwarz – ’Considerations for Preparing the Rococo Variations’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with former Schoenfeld International Cello Competition and the Boulder International Art of Duo Chamber Music Competition 1st prize winner, American cello...

Today is Italian Violin Virtuoso Uto Ughi’s 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Uto Ughi’s 75th birthday. A student of Georges Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin, he is recognised as one of the finest violinists of the last century –...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain – Live from London [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Dali String Quartet – Live from Oregon & Washington State Tour [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Philadelphia-based Dali Quartet for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover - direct from their Oregon and Washington State...

VC WEB BLOG | Violin Pedagogue Ole Bohn – ‘Developing Rock-Solid Left & Right Hand Technique’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Sydney Conservatorium of Music Violin Professor, Norwegian violinist Ole Bohn. In a VC-exclusive blog, Ole discuss his go-to scales, exercises...

Today is Violinist VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer’s 19th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer‘s 19th birthday! A student of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin at The Juilliard School, Nathan was awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Windsor...

British Singer & Songwriter Freddie Mercury Born On This Day in 1946 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British singer and songwriter Freddie Mercury was born on this day in 1946. The lead vocalist and songwriter for the rock band Queen, he is remembered...

Celebrated Italian Violin Maker Carlo Bergonzi Died On This Day in 1747 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi died on this day in 1747. He is remembered as one of Antonio Stradivari's greatest pupils – later inheriting Stradivari's repair...

Legendary Violin Pedagogue Ilona Fehér Was Born On This Day in 1901 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Hungarian-Israeli violin pedagogue Ilona Fehér was born on this day in 1901. Remembered as one of the last representatives of the Central European Violin School,...

Austrian Conductor Karl Böhm Was Born On This Day in 1894 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Karl Böhm was born on this day in 1894. Dying in 1981, Maestro Bohm is remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and...

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...

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

Today is VC Young Artist Diana Adamyan’s 19th birthday! A graduate of the Tchaikovsky School of Music where she studied with Petros Haykazyan, and current student of Ana Chumachenco at the Munich University...

Hungarian Violinist Tibor Varga Was Born On This Day in 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and conductor Tibor Varga was born on this day in 1921 - 98 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch and Jeno Hubay, Maestro Varga is remembered...

Violinist and Composer Émile Sauret Was Born On This Day in 1852 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin virtuoso and composer Émile Sauret was born on this day in 1852 – 167 years ago. A protege of Charles de Beriot and...

Composer Max Bruch Born On This Day in 1838 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Max Bruch was born on this day in 1838 – 181 years ago. Dying in 1920, Bruch composed over 200 works - including 3 symphonies, 3 violin concerti, Scottish...

Today is Chinese-American Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s 64th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma's 64th birthday! He is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent virtuosi string soloists of all time.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN184Ytzmpc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 YO-YO MA...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Violinist Yevgeny Kutik – Live from Washington DC’s Kennedy Center

VC recently caught up with Belarusian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover — direct from the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.     View this...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Janine Jansen’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch superstar violinist Janine Jansen’s birthday. A protégé of Philippe Hirschhorn and Boris Belkin, Janine is widely regarded as one of today's top-tier...

American Violinist Berl Senofsky was Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Berl Senofsky was born on this day in 1926. A student of Louis Persinger and Ivan Galamian, Mr Senofsky was a former...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Joel Krosnick – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up former Juilliard String Quartet member and current Juilliard School Cello Professor, Mr Joel Krosnick - at the Banff...

Baroque Composer Johann Pachelbel Was Born On This Day in 1653 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German Baroque composer and organist Johann Pachelbel was born on this day in 1653. Pachelbel composed a large body of sacred and secular works, his...

American Violinist Robert Mann Was Born On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist, composer and conductor Robert Mann was born on this day in 1920 - 99 years ago. A student of Edouard Dethier, Mr Mann...

Double Bass Pedagogue Franz Simandl Was Born On This Day in 1840 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born double bass virtuoso and pedagogue Franz Simandl was born on this day in 1840. Professor Simandl served a long term teaching position on faculty...

Scottish Violist William Primrose Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish violist William Primrose died on this day in 1982 – aged 77. A protege of Eugène Ysaÿe, Maestro Primrose is remembered as one of...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason – ‘It’s Been a Dream Come True’ [BLOG]

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with 17 year old British cello wunderkind Sheku Kanneh-Mason – winner of the prestigious 2016 ‘BBC Young Musician of...

Today is Australian VC Artist Suyeon Kang’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian VC Artist Suyeon Kang’s 30th birthday! A graduate of the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, Suyeon is a former prize...

Polish-American Violinist Bronislav Gimpel Was Born On This Day in 1911 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violin virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel was born on this day in 1911 – 108 years ago. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered...

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was born on this day in 1908 – 111 years ago. Dying in 1989, Maestro von Karajan is remembered as...

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...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Andrew Jennings – “As a Teacher, How Do You Keep Your Own Playing Up?” [ADVICE]

VC member Jonathan Attias from the United States was keen to know how music teachers manage to maintain their instrumental playing alongside teaching. We threw Jonathan’s question...

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