Monday, February 18, 2019

VC WEB BLOG | Ariel Horowitz & Sebastian Zinca – ‘Seed for Peace: Bringing Music to Auschwitz’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Jewish-American violinist Ariel Horowitz and double bassist Sebastian Zinca to discuss their emotional upcoming performance project: 'Seed for...

German Composer Robert Schumann Died On This Day in 1856 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Robert Schumann died on this day in 1856 – aged 46. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musical exponents of...

Russian Composer Modest Mussorgsky Died On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky died on this day in 1881 – 137 years ago. One of 'The Five', his signature works include the opera Boris...

Italian Luthier Nicola Amati Born On This Day in 1596 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Nicola Amati was born on this day in 1596 – 422 years ago. The grandson of Andrea Amati, the founder of the Amati family of...

German Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler Died On This Day in 1954 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler died on this day in 1954. Remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th Century, he served...

VC INTERVIEW | Professor Bernard Lanskey, Artistic Committee Member – Singapore International Violin Competition

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Professor Bernard Lanskey, Director of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, in Singapore and Artistic Committee...

Today is Cellist, VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German cellist, VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner's 30th birthday. A graduate of the Kronberg Academy, where he studied with Frans Helmerson and Gary Hoffman, Benedict is a former prize...

VC WEB BLOG | Goldmund Quartet – “Schoenfeld Comp: Really Helped Our Career” [BLOG]

HARBIN, CHINA – With the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition reaching its final stages in Harbin, China, The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number...

Violinist Vasa Prihoda Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Vasa Prihoda died on this day in 1960. A Paganini specialist, Mr Prihoda is remembered for his dazzling technique, finesse and beauty...

Austrian-Born Dutch Violinist Oskar Back Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born Dutch violinist Oskar Back died on this day in 1963 - aged 83. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and César Thomson, he served a...

VC WEB BLOG | Double Bassist Eugene Levinson – “The School of Agility” Technique [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Juilliard School double bass pedagogue and technique book author, Professor Eugene Levinson. In a VC-exclusive blog, Eugene discusses the inspiration...

American Violin Virtuoso Michael Rabin Born On This Day in 1936 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin was born on this day in 1936 - 82 years ago. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered as one of...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Garth Knox – ‘Viola Spaces – Viola Technique Books’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violist and technique book author, Mr Garth Knox. In a VC-exclusive blog, Garth discusses the inspiration behind his viola technique...

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 LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Violinist VC Artist Augustin Hadelich [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Italian-German violin virtuoso VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with his fans.

Violinist & Composer Pablo de Sarasate Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo de Sarasate was born on this day in 1844 – 174 years ago. Remembered as one of the most...

German Composer Ludwig van Beethoven Was Born On This Day in 1770 – 246 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven was born on this day in 1770 – 246 years ago. Dying in 1827, Beethoven is remembered...

English Composer Sir Edward Elgar Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Sir Edward Elgar died on this day in 1934 – 83 years ago. His signature works include the 'Enigma Variations', the 'Pomp...

American Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky Died On This Day in 1976 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American cellist Gregor Piatigorsky died on this day in 1976 – aged 73. A student of Alfred von Glehn and Anatoliy Brandukov, Maestro Piatigorsky...

VC WEB BLOG | Aviv Quartet – ‘Melbourne Chamber Music Comp Opened Many Doors’ [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...

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...

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...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Eugène Ysaÿe Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violin virtuoso, composer and conductor Eugène Ysaÿe died on this day in 1931 – 87 years ago. Legendary pedagogue Carl Flesch once described him...

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...

Today is Norwegian Cellist Truls Mørk’s 57th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian cello virtuoso Truls Mørk's 57th birthday! A student of Natalia Shakhovskaya, Mr. Mørk is a former prize winner at the Tchaikovsky, Naumburg...

Influential Austrian Violin Pedagogue Jakob Dont Born on This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Jakob Dont was born on this day in 1815. Dying in 1888, Dont is remembered in history as one of the most...

Hungarian Conductor Fritz Reiner Died On This Day in 1963 – Aged 74 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian conductor Fritz Reiner died on this day in 1963 – aged 74. Widely regarded as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century,...

Hungarian Conductor Fritz Reiner Was Born On This Day in 1888 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian conductor Fritz Reiner was born on this day in 1888. Widely regarded as one of the finest conductors of the 20th century, he served...

Today is VC Young Artist Yury Revich’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist, Russian-born violin virtuoso Yury Revich's 25th birthday! A protege of Alexander Revich, Galina Turchaninova, Victor Pikayzen and Pavel Vernikov, Yury is...

American Violin Virtuoso Oscar Shumsky Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American virtuoso, pedagogue and conductor Oscar Shumsky died on this day in 2000 – aged 83. Mr Shumsky served distinguished teaching positions at the Curtis...

America-Born Greek Soprano Maria Callas Died On This Day in 1977 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born Greek soprano Maria Callas died on this day in 1977. She is remembered as one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of...

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 | 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...

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...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – VC Artist Violinist Ray Chen [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist VC Artist Ray Chen in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with his fans.

Violin Virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova died on this day in 2010 – aged 81. A student of Lillia Kossodo and Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Shkolnikova was...

VC WEB BLOG | Gilles Colliard – “Benefits of Synthetic Violin Bow Hair” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Toulouse Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster and Coruss Synthetic Bow Hair spokesperson, Mr Gilles Colliard.  In a VC-exclusive blog, Gilles guides us through...

Violin Virtuoso David Oistrakh Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso David Oistrakh was born on this day in 1908 – 110 years ago. Dying in 1974, he is widely remembered as one...

Today is Hungarian Conductor Iván Fischer’s 66th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer’s 66th birthday. Maestro Fischer has held prestigious conducting positions with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles...

American Violinist & Pedagogue Louis Persinger Died On This Day in 1966 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist, pianist and pedagogue Louis Persinger died on this day in 1966 – aged 79.  A protégé of Hans Becker, Eugène Ysaÿe and Jacques Thibaud,...

Violinist Max Rostal Born On This Day in 1905 – 113 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist Max Rostal was born on this day in 1905 – 113 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one...

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 Venezuelan Conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s 36th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel's 36th birthday! Maestro Dudamel currently serves as the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and the Los...

French Composer Claude Debussy Born On This Day in 1862 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Claude Debussy was born on this day in 1862 – 156 years ago. He is remembered as one of the most important French...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Ivry Gitlis – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Israeli-born violinist, Ivry Gitlis – at the 2017 Cremona Mondomusica Exhibition, in Italy. We sat him down for...

Remembering Pianist Arthur Rubinstein – Born On This Day 129 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Preeminent Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein was born on this day in 1887 – 129 years ago. Passing away in 1982, aged 95, he is remembered as...

German Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Julia Fischer's 33rd birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin Competition, Julia is widely regarded as one of today’s...

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...

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...

Violinist & Pedagogue Joseph Joachim Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue, Joseph Joachim died on this day in 1907.  He is remembered as one of the most significant violinists of the 19th Century. Joachim was...

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