Thursday, April 18, 2019

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Stephanie Chase – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with NYU Steinhardt School of Music faculty member, American violinist Stephanie Chase. We sat her down for a fun game...

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...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Lisa Batiashvili – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Georgian violin virtuoso Lisa Batiashvili. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

VC VOX POP | “Do You Have Perfect Pitch? Were You Born With It?” [Q&A]

“Do you have perfect pitch, and if so, were you born with it ... or did you develop it?” The Violin Channel recently caught up...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Yizhak Schotten – ‘The Importance of Students Studying Orchestral Excerpts’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with University of Michigan School of Music viola pedagogue, Professor Yizhak Schotten. In a VC-exclusive blog, Yizhak discusses the importance...

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...

VC VOX POP | “What’s the Strangest Fan Question You’ve Ever Been Asked?” [Q&A]

“What's the strangest fan question you've ever been asked?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find...

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 WEB BLOG | Guitarist Artyom Dervoed – ‘Violinist Niccolò Paganini: The Original Guitar Hero’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Russian classical guitarist, Artyom Dervoed. In a VC-exclusive blog, Artyom discusses 19th century violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini's secret...

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 INTERVIEW | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – Live From Her 13-city North American “Vivaldi” Tour

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Scottish violin soloist Nicola Benedetti - in the midst of her North American tour as soloist with the...

American Violin Virtuoso Eugene Fodor Born On This Day in 1950 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor was born on this day in 1950. A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, he was a...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Berent Korfker – “My Inspiration for Inventing the Pirastro KorfkerRest” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Pirastro KorfkerRest inventor, violin pedagogue Mr Berent Korfker. In a VC-exclusive blog, the Dutch-born Royal College of Music violin professor...

VC VOX POP | “What Essentials Do You Keep in Your Instrument Case?” [Q&A]

“What essentials do you keep in your instrument case?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out...

American Violin Pedagogue Dorothy DeLay Died on this Day in 2002 [ON THIS DAY]

Famed American violin teacher Dorothy DeLay died on this day in 2002 - aged 84. She is remembered as one of the most respected violin...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Conductor Osmo Vänskä – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with esteemed Finnish conductor and clarinetist, Minnesota Orchestra Music Director, Maestro Osmo Vänskä - for a fun game of VC...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Atar Arad – “How Important is it for a Performer to be Versatile In Many Styles?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Christian Li from the United States was keen to know: "How important is it that a performer today be versatile...

VC INTERVIEW | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – Young Concert Artists & Menuhin Competition 1st Prizes

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 17 year old American-Dutch VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts, in Philadelphia - where he studies at the...

Composer Johannes Brahms Died On This Day in 1897 – Aged 63 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms died on this day in 1897 – 122 years ago. Brahms passed away from liver and pancreas cancer, aged...

VC LIVE | Direct From the 2018 Rockport Music Festival – Opening Night [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the opening night of the 2018 Rockport Music Festival - in Rockport, Massachusetts, United States. Program including Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Norman Fischer – “Importance of New Music During a Student’s Formative Years” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Susan Jansen from the United States was keen to know: "How important is it for students to study new music...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Luke Hsu – ‘Managing the Mammoth Task of Preparing for a Competition’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC Young Artist, and recent major prize winner at the Michael Hill, Carl Nielsen, Wieniawski, Paganini and...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Pedagogue Charles Castleman – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected American violinist and former long-term Eastman School of Music violin pedagogue, Mr Charles Castleman. We sat him down...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Peter Zazofsky – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist and 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition juror, Peter Zazofsky – in Poznan, Poland. We sat him...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Gautier Capuçon – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with French cello virtuoso, Gautier Capuçon – whilst on tour in the US with the China NCPA Orchestra. We sat him...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – VC Artists Attacca String Quartet [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the New York-based VC Artists Attacca Quartet – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their fans.

Today is Korean-American Violin Virtuoso Sarah Chang’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American violin virtuoso Sarah Chang's birthday. A recognised child protégé of Dorothy DeLay and The Juilliard School, Sarah made her professional debut with...

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...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee’s 18th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean violin virtuoso VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee’s 18th birthday. Praised for her eloquent music making, maturity and effortless virtuosity, SooBeen is a former...

VC VOX POP | “If You Weren’t A String Player, What Other Profession Do You Think You Would Have Pursued?” [Q&A]

“If you weren’t a string player, what other profession do you think you would have pursued?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of...

American Violin Pedagogue Dorothy DeLay Was Born On This Day in 1917 [ON THIS DAY]

Famed American violin teacher Dorothy DeLay was born on this day in 1917. She is remembered as one of the most respected violin pedagogues of...

VC WEB BLOG | D’Addario’s Fan-Chia Tao: ‘New Strings to Make Your Violin Sound Like a Cello’ [OMG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with D’Addario Orchestral Strings‘ respected Research & Development Director, Mr Fan-Chia Tao. In a VC-exclusive blog, Fan talks us...

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...

Today Is Romanian Violinist Silvia Marcovici’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born violin virtuoso, Silvia Marcovici's birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Long-Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu International Violin Competitions, she is...

Today is Russian-Born Violinist Dora Schwarzberg’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist and pedagogue Dora Schwarzberg's birthday! A student of legendary Russian pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich, Ms. Schwarzberg currently serves a teaching position on...

Today is American Violinist Frank Almond’s 55th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond's 55th birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay, Michael Tseitlin, Felix Galimir and Joseph Silverstein, Mr Almond is...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Vadim Gluzman – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Ukrainian-born Israeli violin virtuoso Vadim Gluzman. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions...

Today is German-American Violinist David Garrett’s 38th Birthday [ON-THIS DAY]

Today is German-American violinist David Garrett’s 38th birthday! A protégé of Ida Haendel and Itzhak Perlman, David, at the age of 13, became the youngest artist in history to...

American Violin Virtuoso Eugene Fodor Died On This Day in 2011 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor died on this day in 2011. A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, he was a former...

Belgian Violinist Arthur Grumiaux Was Born On This Day on 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux was born on this day in 1921 – 98 years ago. Dying in 1986, aged just 65, he is remembered as one...

Today is Austrian Violinist & Conductor Thomas Zehetmair’s 57th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair’s 57th birthday. He is a founding member of the Zehetmair Quartet – and has served guest conducting...

ASK THE PROS | Danielle Belen – ‘Differing Teaching Needs of Pre-College, College & Post-Grad Students’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Jessie Chen, from the United States was keen to know: ‘What are the differing teaching needs between pre-collegiate students and...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | VC Artist Stefan Jackiw – ‘4 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist VC Artist Stefan Jackiw - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat him...

Violinist Leonid Kogan Was Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violinist Leonid Borisovich Kogan was born on this day in 1924 – 94 years ago. Dying in 1982, aged just 58 from a heart...

Composer Johannes Brahms Born On This Day in 1833 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms was born on this day in 1833 – 185 years ago. He passed away from liver and pancreas cancer in 1897,...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Julian Schwarz: ‘The Art of Playing in a Duo’ [BLOG]

COLORADO, USA ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki - who were recently awarded 1st prize at...

VC INSIDER | “What Are the Common Mistakes You See When Sitting on a Competition Jury?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international string pedagogues – to get the inside word on the common mistakes...

Today is Israeli-Born Violin Virtuoso Ivry Gitlis’ 96th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli violin virtuoso Ivry Gitlis’ 96th birthday! A student of Carl Flesch, George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud, Mr Gitlis is widely respsected as one of the pre-eminent virtuosi...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Leila Josefowicz – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American-Canadian new music advocate, violin virtuoso Leila Josefowicz. We sat her down for a fun game of VC...

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