Thursday, March 29, 2018

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi – ‘My Experience on the Astral Artists Roster’ [BLOG]

With the applications set to close on March 7th for the 2018 Astral Artists National Auditions, VC recently caught up with 2016 1st prize winner, VC...

VC WEB BLOG | Composer Adam Schoenberg – ‘My New Violin Concerto: Orchard in Fog’ [BLOG]

VC recently caught up with acclaimed American composer Adam Schoenberg following the successful world premiere last week of his new violin concerto 'Orchard in Fog'...

VC WEB BLOG | Cello Pedagogue Amit Peled – ‘The First Hour – A Cellist’s Daily Technical Regimen’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Peabody Institute faculty member, Israeli-American cellist, Mr Amit Peled. In a VC-exclusive blog, Amit discusses the inspiration behind his...

VC WEB BLOG | Playwright James Inverne – ‘How Writing a Play is like Playing the Violin’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British playwright, James Inverne. In a VC-exclusive blog, James discusses the inspiration for his new off-Broadway play, 'A Walk...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Francesca Dego – ‘Going Beyond the Standard Violin Repertoire’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American-Italian violin virtuoso, Francesca Dego. In a VC-exclusive blog, Francesca discusses why she feels young violinists should go beyond the...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers – ‘Preparing a Newly Commissioned Work’ [BLOG]

VC recently caught up with American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers - ahead of her upcoming world premiere performances on February 10th and 11th of Adam Schoenberg's...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Berent Korfker – “My Inspiration for Inventing the Pirastro KorfkerRest” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Pirastro KorfkerRest inventor, violin pedagogue Mr Berent Korfker. In a VC-exclusive blog, the Dutch-born Royal College of Music violin professor...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – “Composing Your Own Violin Concerto Cadenzas” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Berlin Philharmonic 1st Concertmaster, VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley on the eve of his Berlin Philharmonic solo concerto debut...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – “Creating My Paganini ‘Fantasy of the Cats’ Animation” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC Artist Augustin Hadelich - on the eve of the release of his new Warner Classics debut...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Bion Tsang – “My Teaching Inspirations …” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Chinese-American cellist, Bion Tsang. In a VC-exclusive blog, the University of Texas - Butler School of Music Head...

VC WEB BLOG | Violin Pedagogue Ole Bohn – ‘Developing Rock-Solid Left & Right Hand Technique’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Sydney Conservatorium of Music Violin Professor, Norwegian violinist Ole Bohn. In a VC-exclusive blog, Ole discuss his go-to scales, exercises...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Robert Mann – ‘Memories & the Meaning of His Legacy’ (1920-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with former Juilliard String Quartet members - violinists Earl Carlyss and Joel Smirnoff, violist Samuel Rhodes and cellist Joel Krosnick. In a VC blog, the...

VC WEB BLOG | Juilliard Quartet Violinist & Pedagogue Robert Mann – In Memoriam (1920-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Korean-American violinist Elly Suh, longtime student of violin pedagogue and Juilliard String Quartet founding member, Robert Mann – who passed away earlier...

VC WEB BLOG | Guitarist Artyom Dervoed – ‘Violinist Niccolò Paganini: The Original Guitar Hero’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Russian classical guitarist, Artyom Dervoed. In a VC-exclusive blog, Artyom discusses 19th century violin virtuoso Niccolò Paganini's secret...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Yizhak Schotten – ‘The Importance of Students Studying Orchestral Excerpts’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with University of Michigan School of Music viola pedagogue, Professor Yizhak Schotten. In a VC-exclusive blog, Yizhak discusses the importance...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist David Harrington – “My Most Cherished Experiences with the Kronos Quartet” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with legendary Kronos Quartet violinist, Mr David Harrington. In a VC-exclusive blog, David shares ten of his most cherished experiences with...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artists Dover Quartet – ‘Our Biggest Lessons Learnt Outside of School’ – [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Philadelphia-based VC Artists Dover Quartet. In a VC-exclusive blog, Dover cellist Camden Shaw discusses some of the...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | American Cellist & Pedagogue Phyllis Young – In Memoriam (1925-2017) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with University of Idaho Cello Professor Miranda Wilson, former doctoral student of American cello pedagogue Phyllis Young – who passed away earlier this...

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...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Sarah Chang – “Importance of Keeping Touring Repertoire Fresh” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Korean-American violin superstar, Sarah Chang. In a VC-exclusive blog, Sarah discusses how she keeps her repertoire fresh while...

VC WEB BLOG | Julian Gargiulo – “Getting to Carnegie Hall Competition” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Italian-American pianist and 'Getting to Carnegie' competition founder, Mr Julian Gargiulo. In a VC-exclusive blog, Julian talks us through...

VC BLOG | Violinist Madeleine Mitchell – “Importance of Continually Commissioning New Works” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violinist Madeleine Mitchell - on the eve of the release of her new album 'Violin Muse',...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Carol Rodland – “Welcome to the Golden Age of the Viola” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Juilliard School viola and chamber music faculty member, violist Carol Rodland. In a VC-exclusive blog, Carol discusses how she...

VC WEB BLOG | Baroque Violinist, Bjarte Eike – “The Alehouse Sessions” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Norwegian Baroque violinist Bjarte Eike - whilst currently on tour across the United States. In a VC-exclusive blog, Bjarte...

VC WEB BLOG | Double Bassist James VanDemark – “Adapting Your Teaching to Your Student’s Size” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with renowned Eastman School of Music double bass Professor, Mr James VanDemark. In a VC-exclusive blog, James talks us through the...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee – “My Professional Debut with Joshua Bell” [BLOG]

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VC WEB BLOG | Dmitry Sitkovetsky: “Greensboro Symphony’s Going … Not So Classical” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-born violinist and conductor, Maestro Dmitry Sitkovetsky. In a VC-exclusive blog, he talks us through the inspiration behind...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Haruna Shinoyama – “My 2015 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition Experience” [BLOG]

With the 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Violin Competition this weekend reaching its final stages in China, VC recently caught up with 2015 Senior 1st prize winner,...

VC BLOG | Violinist Samuel Nebyu – “Debut Album: Music by Composers of African Descent” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Ethiopian-Hungarian violinist Samuel Nebyu. In a VC-exclusive blog, the Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance student...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Ziyu He – “My 2015 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition Experience” [BLOG]

With the 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Violin Competition underway this week in China, VC recently caught up with 2015 Intermediate 1st prize winner, Chinese VC Young...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Daniil Bulayev – “My 2015 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition Experience” [BLOG]

With the 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Violin Competition underway this week in China, VC recently caught up with 2015 Junior 1st prize winner, Latvian violinist Daniil...

VC WEB BLOG | Composer Avner Dorman – “My Newly-Premiered Work: For Solo Violin” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the acclaimed Israeli-born composer, Avner Dorman.  In a VC-exclusive blog, Avner talks us through his inspiration and process behind...

VC WEB BLOG | New Music Advocate Fred Sherry – “Commissioning New Music Dos and Don’ts” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music cello pedagogue and new music advocate, Mr Fred Sherry. In a VC-exclusive...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Bomsori Kim – “My 2013 ARD Violin Competition Experience” [BLOG]

With the 2017 ARD International Violin Competition entering its Final stages this week, VC recently caught up with 2013 joint-top prize winner VC Artist Bomsori...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Victoria Chiang – ‘From College Graduate to Teaching Professor’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Peabody Institute of Music viola pedagogue, Victoria Chiang. In a VC-exclusive blog, Victoria discusses the steps she took...

VC WEB BLOG | Pirastro’s Ed Mingo – “Picking Your Perfect Violin E String” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Pirastro USA's Marketing Manager, Mr Ed Mingo. In a VC-exclusive blog, Ed talks us through the considerations for choosing your violin's perfect...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Ivo-Jan van der Werff – ‘A Notebook for Viola Players’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Rice University Shepherd School of Music viola pedagogue and technique book author, Professor Ivo-Jan van der Werff. In a VC-exclusive...

VC WEB BLOG | Dr. Thomas Zwieg – The New Larsen Magnacore Arioso Cello Strings [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Larsen Strings' Product Development Manager, Dr. Thomas Zwieg. In a VC-exclusive blog, Thomas explains his goals and processes for the...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artists Timothy Chooi & Luke Hsu – 2017 Verbier Festival [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC Young Artists Timothy Chooi and Luke Hsu - at the 2017 Verbier Festival, in Verbier, Switzerland. In a...

VC WEB BLOG | D’Addario’s Craig Harbauer: The New Ascenté Violin Strings [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with D’Addario Orchestral Strings‘ Director, Mr Craig Harbauer. In a VC-exclusive blog, Craig guides us through the development of...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Rising Star Johan Dalene – 1st Prize, 2017 Cooper International Violin Comp [BLOG]

The Violin Channel this week caught up with 17 year old Swedish violinist, VC Rising Star Johan Dalene – who was recently awarded 1st prize...

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...

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 | VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu – ‘Michael Hill Comp: A Mixture of Joy and Sadness’

With the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition entering its final stage in Auckland this evening, VC recently caught up with a number of former...

VC WEB BLOG | Michael Hill Violin Competition’s New ‘Ad Libitum’ Component [BLOG]

With the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition currently underway in Auckland, New Zealand, VC recently caught up with Executive Director Ms Anna Rodda...

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