Thursday, September 19, 2019

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...

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 INTERVIEW | Anne-Sophie Mutter – March 4th’s World Premiere of Sir André Previn’s ‘The Fifth Season’

The Violin Channel recently sat down with German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter as she was in final preparations for her upcoming US tour -...

VC INTERVIEW | VC ‘Young Artist’, Violinist William Hagen – Bach, Baseball and Beyond

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 21 year old American VC 'Young Artist' William Hagen, at the Aspen Music Festival and School, in...

VC INTERVIEW | Violist Kim Kashkashian – Fundraising ‘Music for Food’ Concert Series

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Grammy Award-winning violist and pedagogue Kim Kashkashian on her rapidly growing concert series 'Music for Food' –...

VC INTERVIEW | Stephen Tavani – New Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up 24 year old American violinist Stephen Tavani – the newly appointed Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM5EZNZHI3c&showinfo=0&autohide=1 STEPHEN TAVANI & JUHANI LAGERSPATZ...

VC INTERVIEW | Violin Virtuoso Joshua Bell – “I see myself as being an eternal student”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, at his home in Manhattan – where we discussed his upcoming HBO...

VC INTERVIEW | Anna Agafia Egholm – 2019 Tibor Varga Competition 1st Prize Winner

The Violin Channel recently caught up 2019 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition 1st prize winner, 22-year-old Anna Agafia Egholm from Denmark. A graduate of the Haute Ecole...

VC INTERVIEW | Simon Wiener – 2019 Brahms Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner

The Violin Channel recently caught up 2019 Johannes Brahms International Violin Brahms Competition 1st prize winner, 25-year-old Simon Wiener from Switzerland. A student of Ilya Gringolts at...

VC INTERVIEW | VC ‘Artist’ Nikki Chooi – School’s Out. Showtime!

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Young Artist' Nikki Chooi, in New York City, where he's busily preparing for his Juilliard School graduation - and an upcoming...

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...

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...

VC INTERVIEW | Violinist Chee-Yun – ‘Career Turning Points and Critical Moments’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Southern Methodist University Artist-in-Residence, South Korean-born violinist Chee-Yun. We sat her down to discuss the turning points and...

MEET THE PROS | LGT Young Soloists Artistic Director, Violinist Alexander Gilman [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with LGT Young Soloists Artistic Director, violinist Alexander Gilman. Founded by Alexander and pianist Marina Seltenreich in collaboration with the LGT Private Bank, in Switzerland, the...

MEET THE PROS | Menuhin Competition Jury Members – ‘Best Advice for Competitors’ [LEARN]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2018 Menuhin Competition jury members Pamela Frank, Joji Hattori, Itamar Golan, Ilya Gringolts, Henning Kraggerud, Lu Siqing,...

VC INTERVIEW | Elmar Oliveira – Artistic Director, Elmar Oliveira International Violin Comp [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Elmar Oliveira, Distinguished Artist in Residence at Lynn University and Founder & Artistic Director of the inaugural...

VC INTERVIEW | Viano Quartet – Banff String Quartet Competition Joint-1st Prize Winners

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition joint-1st prize winning ensemble, the Colburn School-based Viano String Quartet. Comprising violinists Hao Zhou and Lucy...

VC INTERVIEW | Conductors Kensho Watanabe & Zhang Liang – ‘Philadelphia’s Cross-Cultural Celebration’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Conductor Maestro Kensho Watanabe and Shanghai Philharmonic Resident Conductor Maestro Zhang Liang - in...

VC INTERVIEW | Marmen Quartet – Banff String Quartet Competition Joint-1st Prize Winners

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the 2019 Banff International String Quartet Competition joint-1st prize winning ensemble, the London-based Marmen String Quartet. Comprising violinists...

VC INTERVIEW | Composer Peng-Peng Gong – ‘Peking Fantasy’ World Premiere

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 26-year-old Chinese-born composer Peng-Peng Gong, in Philadelphia - on the eve of the world premiere performance of...

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...

VC INTERVIEW | Orchestra Travel Agent, Ms Sherry Dou – “So Many Balls to Juggle”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with travel industry veteran, and China NCPA Orchestra 2017 US-tour travel agent, Ms Sherry Dou. The iChina Journeys founder talks...

VC INTERVIEW | Cellist Steven Isserlis – April 29th’s New York City 92nd Street Y Baroque Recital

The Violin Channel recently sat down with British cellist Steven Isserlis – as he was making final preparation for his recital this Sunday, with acclaimed...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Anna Lee – Sion-Valais, Menuhin and Indianapolis Comp Prizes

24-year-old Korean-American violinist Anna Lee is establishing an international reputation a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A graduate of the Kronberg Academy and Juilliard...

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