Monday, February 18, 2019

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...

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 | 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 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 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...

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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 | 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...

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...

Cello Virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American cello virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky was born on this day in 1903 – 115 years ago. Maestro Piatigorsky served as principal cellist of the...

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.

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...

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...

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 | 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 | Violinist David Harrington – “My Most Cherished Experiences with the Kronos Quartet” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with legendary Kronos Quartet violinist, Mr David Harrington. In a VC-exclusive blog, David shares ten of his most cherished experiences with...

Polish Violin Virtuoso Josef Hassid Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violin virtuoso Josef Hassid was born on this day in 1923 – 95 years ago. A prodigious student of Carl Flesch, he was destined...

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...

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Premiered On This Day in 1806 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1806 – 212 years ago. The first performance was given by Austrian...

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 Joan Field Was Born On This Day in 1915 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Joan Field was born on this day in 1915 – 103 years ago. A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu,...

VC LIVE | Double Bassist Xavier Foley – Young Concert Artists NYC Debut Recital [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of American double bassist Xavier Foley's New York City recital debut - live from Merkin Concert Hall with pianist Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin. Presented by...

Australia’s (Definitely) Got Talent! Meet the Amazing Han Brothers

12 year old violinist Oscar Han from Sydney, and his 10 year old brother, pianist Joshua Han have recently captured the hearts, and the votes,...

VC LIVE | 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition – Los Angeles, United States [LIVESTREAM]

Exclusive VC Live webcast of the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition -  Live from Los Angeles, United States   2018 Primrose International Viola Competition | FINAL...

Italian Violinist and Composer Niccolò Paganini Born On This Day in 1782 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini was born on this day in 1782. Dying in 1840, Paganini is remembered as one of the most celebrated...

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 – 121 years ago. Brahms passed away from liver and pancreas cancer, aged...

VC LIVE | Adam Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto World Premiere – Anne Akiko Meyers [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of Liszt's 'Les preludés' and the world premiere of American composer Adam Schoenberg's Violin Concerto 'Orchard in Fog' - performed...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Koichiro Harada – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Japanese pedagogue and former Tokyo String Quartet violinist, Mr Koichiro Harada. We sat him down for a...

VC LIVE | Christopher Cerrone’s Violin Concerto World Premiere – Jennifer Koh, Detroit Symphony [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of composer Christopher Cerrone's Violin Concerto Breaks and Breaks - performed by violinist Jennifer Koh, conductor Peter Oundjian and the Detroit Symphony...

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South Korean violin virtuoso Bomsori Kim has, in recent years, firmly established herself as one of the eminent young, rising stars of the international concert stage. An...

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