Friday, April 19, 2019

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Helen Callus – ‘Looking Beyond Just Scales & Etude Books’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Northwestern University Bienen School of Music Viola Professor, Ms Helen Callus. In a VC-exclusive blog, Helen talks us through the importance...

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...

Today is Violin Pedagogue Boris Kuschnir’s 70th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Austrian violinist and pedagogue Boris Kuschnir's 70th birthday. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, Professor Kuschnir currently holds teaching positions at the Konservatorium...

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 - 98 years ago. A student of Edouard Dethier, he was a founding...

Australian Violinist Richard Pollett Died On This Day in 2011 [ON THIS DAY]

Australian violinist Richard Pollett tragically died in a cycling accident on this day in 2011 – aged 25. A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium and the Conservatorio...

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...

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...

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...

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 English Violinist Tasmin Little’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is English violinist Tasmin Little's birthday! A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music, Tasmin is one of Britain's eminent...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist, Paul Katz – “The Apprehension of Flying with an Instrument” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Cleveland String Quartet cellist and New England Conservatory faculty member, Paul Katz. In a VC-exclusive blog, the veteran cellist shares his...

MEET THE PROS | Aaron Rosand, Curtis Institute of Music – VC ’20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 87 year old American violin virtuoso and pedagogue Mr Aaron Rosand - from the Curtis Institute of Music,...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Was Born on this Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violinist Henri Vieuxtemps was born on this day in 1820. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as one of...

British Violinist Albert Sammons Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist Albert Sammons died on this day in 1957 – aged 71. Largely self taught, Mr Sammons is remembered in history for his...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Violinist VC Artist Stefan Jackiw – Live from NYC’s Crypt Sessions

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist, VC Artist Stefan Jackiw for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from The Crypt Sessions, in Harlem,...

VC INTERVIEW | VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley – ‘New Berlin Phil Concertmaster’

29 year old VC 'Young Artist' Noah Bendix-Balgley, from the United States was recently announced as the newly appointed 1st Concertmaster of the Berlin...

Lithuanian Theremin Virtuoso Clara Rockmore Was Born On This Day in 1911 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lithuanian theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore was born on this day in 1911 – 108 years ago. A violin child prodigy, she studied with acclaimed pedagogue...

American Composer Samuel Barber Died On This Day in 1981, 36 Years Ago – Aged 70 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Samuel Barber died on this day in 1981, 36 years ago – aged 70. His signature works include 'Adagio for Strings' and his...

MEET THE PROS | Romanian Conductor Cristian Măcelaru – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Music Director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, conductor Cristian Măcelaru. We sat him down for a fun...

Today is American Violin Pedagogue Ida Kavafian’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Armenian-American violinist and pedagogue Ida Kavafian's birthday. A student of Oscar Shumsky and Ivan Galamian, Ms Kavafian currently serves distinguished teaching positions on faculty...

Violin Virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel Died on This Day in 1979 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violin virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel died on this day in 1979 – aged 67. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered as one of...

Spanish Cello Virtuoso Pablo Casals Born On This Day in 1876 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish cello virtuoso Pablo Casals was born on this day in 1876 – 142 years ago. Maestro Casals is remembered as one of the finest...

Today is Cello Pedagogue Aldo Parisot’s 100th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Brazilian-born American cellist and pedagogue Aldo Parisot's 100th Birthday! A graduate of Yale University, Mr Parisot joined the music school teaching faculty in 1958...

Conductor Carlos Kleiber Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber died on this day in 2004 – aged 74. Despite the paucity of his appearances, Maestro Kleiber is remembered as...

VC VOX POP | “Which Musicians From The Past Do You Take Your Greatest Inspiration From?” [Q&A]

“Which great musicians from the past do you take your greatest inspiration from?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 25+ of the world’s top...

American Violin Virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci was born on this day in 1918 – 96 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger and Georg Kulenkampff, he...

VC LIVE | Time for Three – Happy Hour Set Live from New York’s Joe’s Pub [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of genre-crossing trio Time for Three performing a happy hour set – live and exclusively from Joe's Pub at The Public in New...

VC WEB BLOG | Tasmin Little – ‘Menuhin Comp : More Like a Summer Course than a Competition’ [BLOG]

With the 2016 Menuhin Competition opening rounds set to commence this coming Friday, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky Died On This Day in 1958 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky died on this day in 1958, from lung cancer - aged just 32. The father of violinist and conductor Dmitry...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Camillo Sivori Born On This Day in 1815 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and composer Camillo Sivori was born on this day in 1815 – 203 years ago. He is remembered in history as Paganini's...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout – “Verbier: Unforgettable Experience” [BLOG]

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – With the world renowned Verbier Festival coming to a dramatic climax this weekend in the Swiss Alps, The Violin Channel recently caught...

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...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Renaud Capuçon’s 42nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Renaud Capuçon’s 42nd birthday! A protégé of Gérard Poulet, he is widely regarded as one of today’s finest violin soloists and chamber...

Today is VC Artist Paul Huang’s 28th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American VC Artist Paul Huang’s 28th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Paul is a former 1st prize winner at the Sion Valais International...

VC LIVE | VC Artist Bomsori Kim & Changyong Shin – Live from New York’s WQXR [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of violinist, VC Artist Bomsori Kim and pianist Changyong Shin performing recital works by Hindemith, Ravel, Sibelius and Saint-Saëns/Ysaye - live and exclusively...

German Composer Robert Schumann Born On This Day in 1810 – 208 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Robert Schumann was born on this day in 1810 - 208 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musical...

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...

Italian Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti Died On This Day in 2007 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti died on this day in 2007 - 11 years ago. Maestro Pavarotti is remembered as one of the finest tenors of the...

Today is Russian-American Violin Virtuoso Philippe Quint’s 45th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-American violin virtuoso Philippe Quint's 45th birthday! A protege of Andrei Korsakov and Dorothy DeLay, Philippe is widely recognised as one of today's...

Austrian Composer Johann Strauss II Born On This Day in 1825 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Johann Strauss II was born on this day in 1825. The son of Johann Strauss Sr, Strauss Jr composed over 500 waltzes, polkas,...

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 LIVE | VC Artist Kian Soltani – VC Takeover, Live from Kronberg Academy Festival [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … VC Artist Kian Soltani – for a Facebook Livestream with his...

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...

Conductor Joseph Keilberth Died On This Day in 1968 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Joseph Keilberth died on this day in 1968 – aged 61. Maestro Keilberth served distinguished conducting positions with the Staatsoperette Dresden, Saxon State Opera Orchestra...

VC LIVE | Nicola Benedetti & Wynton Marsalis – Live from New York’s WQXR [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast with award-winning Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti and legendary American trumpeter, composer and Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director, Wynton Marsalis – direct from WQXR‘s Greene Space in...

Barber Violin Concerto Op. 14 Premiered On This Day in 1941 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Samuel Barber Violin Concerto Op. 14 premiered on this day in 1941 – 78 years ago. The first performance was given by violinist Albert Spalding with...

Japanese Pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki Died On This Day in 1998 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Japanese pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki died on this day in 1998 – aged 99. Mr Suzuki holds an influential place in history as the creator of the Suzuki...

Italian Violinist and Pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated Italian violinist and pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi was born on this day in 1902 - 116 years ago. A student of Eugene Ysaye, throughout his...

VC VOX POP | “Who is the Most Underrated Composer of All Time?” [Q&A]

“Who is the most underrated composer of all time?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out...

VC VOX POP | “What Do You Do Every Day to Avoid Playing Injuries?” [Q&A]

“What do you do every day to avoid playing injuries?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to...

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