Friday, February 21, 2020

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Dr Thomas Zwieg – Larsen Strings Product Development Manager

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Larsen Strings' Vice President of Product Development, Dr Thomas Zwieg - at the Kronberg Academy, in Germany. We...

VC INTERVIEW | Cellist Juliana Soltis – ‘Going Off Script’ With Bach’s Solo Cello Suites

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American Baroque cellist, Juliana Soltis to gain some fascinating insight into her new recording project: ‘Going Off...

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 VOX POP | “Does Your Instrument Have a Pet Name?” [Q&A]

“Does your instrument have a pet name? The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out …   Australian Soloist,...

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 | 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 | Elmar Oliveira – Founder & Artistic Director of the Elmar Oliveira Violin Competition

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Elmar Oliveira, Founder & Artistic Director of the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition - set to...

VC INTERVIEW | Violinist Simon Zhu – 2019 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition 1st Prize Winner

The Violin Channel recently caught up 2019 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians Senior Category 1st Prize Winner, 18-year-old Simon Zhu from Germany. A student...

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 | 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...

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...

VC INTERVIEW | Jessie Montgomery – 2020 Sphinx Organization ‘Medal of Excellence’ Recipient

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist and composer Jessie Montgomery - the recent recipient of the 2020 Sphinx Organization 'Medal of...

VC INTERVIEW | Dallas Symphony CEO Kim Noltemy – ‘Women in Classical Music’ Symposium

The Violin Channel this week caught up with Dallas Symphony President and CEO, Ms Kim Noltemy - at the DSO's inaugural 2019 'Women in...

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...

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...

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 | 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 | Violinist Isabelle Faust – ‘Beethoven Violin Sonatas’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with German violinist Isabelle Faust - ahead of this week's performance of Beethoven's 6th, 7th and 8th Violin...

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 | Michael Tilson Thomas – New World Symphony ‘Viola Visions’ Artistic Director

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2019 New World Symphony 'Viola Visions' Festival Artistic Director, Michael Tilson Thomas. Watch the 2019 ‘Viola Visions’ Week...

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 | 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 INTERVIEW | Meet the ‘The King of Waltz’ – Violinist and Entrepreneur André Rieu

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dutch violinist and Johann Strauss Orchestra founder, André Rieu, in Maastricht, Holland - as he was busily making final...

VC INTERVIEW | Cellist Haruma Sato – 2019 ARD International Cello Competition 1st Prize Winner

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2019 ARD International Cello Competition 1st Prize Winner, 21-year-old Japanese cellist, Haruma Sato. A current student of Jens Peter...

VC INTERVIEW | David Stern – 2020 Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Competition Co-Chairman

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2020 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition Co-Chairman, Mr David Stern. Applications for the 2020 competition to be...

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 | 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 | Friedemann Eichhorn – 2019 Spohr Violin Competition Jury Chair

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2019 Louis Spohr International Violin Competition Jury Chair, Prof. Dr. Friedemann Eichhorn. Full livestream of this year's competition...

VC INTERVIEW | Violinist Grace Park – Carnegie Hall Debut Recital

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2018 Naumburg International Violin Competition 1st prize winner, violinist Grace Park - on the eve of her...

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...

VC INTERVIEW | Luthier Julie Reed-Yeboah – 2019 Contemporary Violin & Bow Makers Exhibition

The Violin Channel recently caught up with world-renowned string instrument restorer, Ms Julie Reed-Yeboah from Reed Yeboah Fine Violins - in New York City. Julie...

VC INTERVIEW | Friedemann Eichhorn – Carnegie Hall Presents ‘The Soloists of the Kronberg Academy’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Kronberg Academy Director of Masters Study, Mr Friedemann Eichhorn - in New York City. The Soloists of Kronberg...

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 | German-Korean Violinist Christian Kim – The ‘Erl’ King of Cool

The Violin Channel recently caught up with German-Korean violinist Christian Kim, in Frankfurt, where we shot the breeze over a few beers about his diverse...

VC INTERVIEW | Pianist Julian Gargiulo – ‘Getting to Carnegie’ Competition

The Violin Channel recently caught up with ‘Getting to Carnegie’ Competition founder, Italian-American pianist, Julian Gargiulo. Founded in 2015, the competition is unique in its...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Stella Chen – Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner

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