Friday, August 23, 2019

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was Born On This Day in 1756 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this day in 1756 – 261 years ago. Mozart is remembered in history as one of the most prolific...

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto in E Minor Premiered On This Day in 1938 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 58 premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was given by Alexander Melik-Pashayev with the...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Lina Bahn – ‘Advice for Students Auditioning for Music Schools this Year’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Jason Wang from the United States was keen to know: “What advice would you give to students auditioning for music schools...

Today is Israeli Violinist Hagai Shaham’s 53rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli violin virtuoso Hagai Shaham's 53rd birthday! A student of Professor Ilona Feher, Hagai performs regularly with many of world's finest orchestras and...

Romanian-Belgian Violin Virtuoso Lola Bobesco Died On This Day in 2003 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian-Belgian violin virtuoso Lola Bobesco died on this day in 2003 – aged 82. A celebrated protégé of Marcel Chailley, George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud, Ms Bobesco was the founder of...

Italian Violinist Franco Gulli Died On This Day in 2001 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist Franco Gulli died on this day in 2001 - aged 75. A student of Arrigo Serato and Joseph Szigeti, Maestro Gulli served a long-term...

Violinist George Enescu Was Born On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu was born on this day in 1881. Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of the 20th Century,...

VC INTERVIEW | Rockport Music Festival Artistic Director, Violinist Barry Shiffman

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the newly-appointed Rockport Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director, former long time St. Lawrence String Quartet violinist, Mr Barry Shiffman.  The Rockport...

Violinist Max Rostal Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist Max Rostal died on this day in 1991 – aged 86. A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one of the eminent...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Alisa Weilerstein – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American cello virtuoso, Alisa Weilerstein. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions -...

American Comedian & Violinist Jack Benny Died On This Day in 1974 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American comedian, vaudevillian, actor and violinist Jack Benny died on this day in 1974 – aged 80. He is remembered as one of America’s leading...

Composer Leoš Janáček was Born On This Day in 1854 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Composer Leoš Janáček was born on this day in 1854. Remembered as one of the most influential Czech composers of all time, his signature works...

Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B Minor Premiered on this Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 premiered on this day in 1896 - 123 years ago. The first performance was given...

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...

Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Died On This Day in 1962 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-American violin virtuoso & composer Fritz Kreisler died on this day in 1962, from a heart condition - aged 86. He is widely regarded as...

French Virtuoso Ginette Neveu Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

French virtuoso violinist Ginette Neveu was born on this day in 1919 - 97 years ago. A student of Jules Boucherit, George Enescu and Carl Flesch,...

Today is Australian Conductor Simone Young’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is celebrated Australian conductor Simone Young’s birthday! A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and former assistant to James Conlon and Daniel Barenboim,...

Violinist Josef Suk Jr Was Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Josef Suk Jr was born on this day in 1929 – 90 years ago. Passing away in 2011, Maestro Suk is remembered...

VC WEBSTREAM | 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition Final [LIVE]

  2017 ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | FINAL ROUND | GUILLERMO FIGUEROA | LYNN PHILHARMONIA   Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:30 PM - Day 1 Hannah Tarley...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Chloë Hanslip – ‘Life Lessons You Can Only Learn on Stage’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violinist Chloë Hanslip. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the international virtuoso shares her thoughts on the life...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Kurt Sassmannshaus – “How to Effectively Use Scales to Improve Your Technique” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Michael Guarino from Italy was keen to know: "How should violinists effectively practice scales to improve their technique?" We threw Michael’s...

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...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Joshua Bell – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso, Joshua Bell - at the 2016 Verbier Festival in Switzerland. We sat him down for a...

American VC ‘Artist’ Stefan Jackiw Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC 'Artist' American violinist Stefan Jackiw's 31st birthday! Stefan has, in recent years, firmly established himself as one of the new generation top tier virtuosi. A...

Violinist Szymon Goldberg Died On This Day in 1993 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American violinist and conductor Szymon Goldberg died on this day in 1993 – aged 84. A student of Carl Flesch, he served as Concertmaster of the Dresden Philharmonic and...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Qian Zhou – “Maximising the Odds of Your Audition Tape Being Accepted” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Zhao Tang from the United States was keen to know: "What are the keys to ensuring your audition tape has...

Italian Composer & Double Bassist Giovanni Bottesini Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian romantic composer, conductor and double bass virtuoso Giovanni Bottesini was born on this day in 1821 - 196 years ago. Dying in 1889, he was widely...

VC VOX POP | “How Do You Deal With Your Vision Not Being In line With the Conductor’s?” [Q&A]

"As a soloist, if your vision is not in line with the conductor's, how do you deal with it?" The Violin Channel recently caught up...

VC VOX POP | “What’s the Last Thing That Runs Through Your Mind as You’re Walking on Stage?” [Q&A]

“What’s the very last thing that runs through your mind as you’re walking on stage?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Paul Katz – “Once the Notes Have Been Mastered, What are the Next Steps?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Andrea Rengevich from the United States was keen to know: "Once the notes have been mastered, what should be the...

Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1910. The first performance was given by Fritz Kreisler - with...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Simone Porter – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist, VC Young Artist Simone Porter. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Luke Hsu – “My 2014 IsangYun International Violin Competition Experience” [BLOG]

With the 2017 IsangYun International Violin Competition reaching its final stages this week in South Korea, VC recently caught up with 2014 1st prize winner, VC Young...

Today is Violinist/Violist Mikhail Bezverkhny’s 69th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violinist and violist Mikhail Bezverkhny's 69th birthday! A student of Yuri Yankelevich, Mr Bezverkhny is a former prize winner at the Queen...

Austrian Composer Anton Webern Died On This Day in 1945 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer and conductor Anton Webern died on this day in 1945 – aged 61. A protégé of Arnold Schoenberg, Webern is remembered for his...

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...

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...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Rodolfo Lipizer Born On This Day in 1895 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Rodolfo Lipizer was born on this day in 1895. Dying in 1974, the Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition, held annually...

VC WEB BLOG | American Violinist & Pedagogue Fredell Lack – In Memoriam (1922-2017) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Chinese-American VC Young Artist Luke Hsu, longtime student of violin pedagogue Fredell Lack – who passed away earlier this...

Composer Richard Wagner Died On This Day in 1883 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German composer, conductor, theatre director and polemicist, Richard Wagner died on this day in 1883 – 136 years ago, aged 69. His signature works...

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...

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

Today is VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin’s 25th birthday! A student of Pierre Amoyal at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, Fedor is a former 1st prize winner at the...

Violinist Isaac Stern Was Born On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violinist and conductor Isaac Stern was born on this day in 1920 – 99 years ago. Dying in 2001, he is remembered as...

MEET THE PROS | German Violinist Christian Tetzlaff – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with German violinist Christian Tetzlaff – at Carnegie Hall, in New York City. We sat the acclaimed virtuoso down for...

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 premiered on this day in 1881– 135 years ago. The first performance was given by Russian virtuoso...

German-Bohemian Music Critic Eduard Hanslick Died On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German-Bohemian music critic Eduard Hanslick died on this day in 1904. Notoriously conservative, he was an outspoken opponent of the works of both Liszt...

Comedian & Violinist Jack Benny Was Born On This Day in 1894 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American comedian, vaudevillian and violinist Jack Benny was born on this day in 1894 – 125 years ago. Dying in 1974, he is widely regarded...

Austrian Composer Anton Bruckner Born On This Day in 1824 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Anton Bruckner was born on this day in 1824 – 193 years ago. Dying in 1896, Bruckner's signature works include 9 symphonies, a...

VC INSIDER | “What Are the Common Mistakes You See When Sitting on a Conservatory Audition Panel?”

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

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Kathleen Winkler – “How Competitions Can Shape Your Life and Career” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Rice University's Shepherd School of Music violin pedagogue, Kathleen Winkler. In a VC-exclusive blog, Kathleen discusses how winning...

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