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VC WEB BLOG | String Pedagogue Louise Lansdown – ‘Preparing Students for Life After Conservatory’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Head of Strings, Dr Louise Lansdown. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Louise shares her thoughts on the strong...

VC WEB BLOG | London Symphony’s Maxine Kwok-Adams – ‘Best & Worst Aspects of an Orchestral Career’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with long-time London Symphony Orchestra 1st violinist, Ms Maxine Kwok-Adams. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Maxine shares her insights on the best...

VC WEB BLOG | Violin Pedagogue Grigory Kalinovsky – ‘Which Classes Should Every Conservatory Student Be Taking?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Indiana University Jacobs School of Music violin pedagogue, Professor Grigory Kalinovsky. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Grigory shares his insider...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – ‘Indianapolis Comp: A Huge Breakthrough For Me’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis drawing to a dramatic climax this weekend, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners,...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artists Notos Quartett – ‘Winning Schoenfeld Comp Most Certainly Boosted Our Career’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition coming to a climax this week in Harbin, China, The Violin Channel recently caught up with...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Ji Won Song – ‘Schoenfeld Comp Was One of a Kind’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International Violin Competition reaching its final stages in Harbin, China, this week, VC recently caught up with a number of former...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Christoph Croisé – ‘Schoenfeld Comp Was a Huge Opportunity For Me’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International Cello Competition reaching its final stages in in Harbin, China, this week, VC recently caught up with a number...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Katerina Nazarova – ‘Australian Young Performer Awards: The Hard Work Pays Off’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 ‘Australian Young Performer of the Year’ Awards currently reaching its final stages in Sydney, Australia, VC recently caught up with a number of former...

VC WEB BLOG | Veteran Violinist Marcia Hinkle – ‘Ingredients for a Successful Long-Term Orchestral Career’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with veteran American violinist Marcia Hinkle - following her retirement last month from the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, after 60...

VC WEB BLOG | Harry Wimmer – ‘Violinist Shirley Givens on the Road to the White House’ [TRIBUTE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with New York-based cello pedagogue, Mr Harry Wimmer – husband of the late violinist Ms Shirley Givens, who passed away on 10th of January, aged...

VC WEB BLOG | Seiji Okamoto – ‘The Leipzig Bach Comp Opened The Door For My Career’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Bach International Violin Competition currently underway in Leipzig, Germany, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners, to get a better...

VC WEB BLOG | Axel Strauss – ‘The Leipzig Bach Comp Comes Back to Me When I Play the Chaconne’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Bach International Violin Competition currently entering its final stage in Leipzig, Germany, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners, to...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Suyeon Kang – ‘Australian Young Performers Awards Helped My Growth Enormously’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 'Australian Young Performer of the Year' Awards currently reaching its final stages in Sydney, Australia, VC recently caught up with a number...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Daniil Bulayev – ‘Little Piccolo Comp: It Was a Great Learning Experience’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition currently entering its final stages in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy, VC recently caught up with a number of...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Nurie Chung – ‘Little Piccolo Comp: Profound Starting Point For Me’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition currently entering its final stages in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy, VC recently caught up with a number of...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Hina Khuong-Huu – “Little Piccolo Comp: Very Special & Unique Event” [BLOG]

With the 2018 il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition currently entering its final stages in San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy, VC recently caught up with a number of...

VC WEB BLOG | Aviv Quartet – ‘Melbourne Chamber Music Comp Opened Many Doors’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition currently entering its final stages in Melbourne, Australia, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize...

VC WEB BLOG | Noga Quartet – ‘The Melbourne Chamber Music Comp Gave Us Confidence’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition currently entering its final stages in Melbourne, Australia, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize...

VC INSIGHT | Violin Virtuoso Sarah Chang – ‘What Motivates You to Practice?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Korean-American violin virtuoso Sarah Chang. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Sarah shares with us her motivations for practicing whilst growing...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Nikolaj Znaider – ‘Top Tips for Leading a Concerto Without a Conductor’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Danish-Israeli violin soloist Nikolaj Znaider. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Nikolaj, who's recently released Mozart's 4th and 5th Violin...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Jennifer Koh – ‘Preparing For a Newly-Commissioned Work’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso Jennifer Koh - following her world premiere performance of composer Christopher Cerrone’s Violin Concerto 'Breaks and...

VC WEB BLOG | Composer Christopher Cerrone – Recently Premiered ‘Breaks and Breaks’ Violin Concerto [BLOG]

VC recently caught up with acclaimed American composer Christopher Cerrone following the successful world premiere performance of his new violin concerto 'Breaks and Breaks' – with violin...

VC WEB BLOG | Expert Luthier Julie Reed-Yeboah – ‘Essentials for Maintaining Your Instrument’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with world-renowned stringed instrument luthier and restorer, Ms. Julie Reed-Yeboah. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Julie shares her essential advice for...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Jennifer Stumm – ‘Primrose Comp Taught Me to Worry Less About What People Think’ [INSIGHT]

With the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition currently underway in Los Angeles, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to get a better...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Masumi Per Rostad – ‘Inside the Viola’s Cornerstone Solo Repertoire’ [GUIDE]

With the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition currently underway at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, VC recently caught up with Eastman School of...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Antoine Tamestit – ‘The Primrose Competition Gave Me a Great Boost’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition currently underway in Los Angeles, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners, to get a better...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Leila Josefowicz – ‘Effectively Working With Living Composers’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed American-Canadian new music advocate, violin virtuoso Leila Josefowicz. In a VC-exclusive blog, Leila shares her approach for ensuring a...

VC WEB BLOG | Annette & Henning Müller-Zierach – ‘New Pirastro Perpetual Violin String Set’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Pirastro Co-Managing Directors, Annette and Henning Müller-Zierach - in Offenbach, Germany. We sat them down to learn more about the latest...

VC WEB BLOG | Pianist Carlos Avila – ‘DO’s and DON’Ts For Collaborating With a Pianist’ [WORD]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Juilliard School staff and the Heifetz Institute Faculty member, Carlos Avila. In a VC-exclusive blog, the outspoken Filipino-American pianist discusses...

VC WEB BLOG | Dutch Violinist Herman Krebbers – In Memoriam (1923-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dutch violin virtuoso Rudolf Koelman, longtime student and friend of former Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Concertmaster and violin pedagogue, Mr Herman Krebbers -...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Steven Isserlis – ‘Why Chamber Music is NOT Just a Hobby’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed British cellist, Mr Steven Isserlis at this year's Kronberg Academy Chamber Music Connects the World Festival, in Germany. In a VC-exclusive blog,...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Lara St. John – ‘7 Essential Considerations When Commissioning New Music’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Canadian violin virtuoso and new music advocate, Lara St. John. In a VC-exclusive blog, Lara discusses her 7 essential considerations...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Steven Isserlis – ‘Why We Should Never Stop Questioning Music’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed British cellist, Mr Steven Isserlis - as he was making final preparation for his recital this Sunday, with...

VC WEB BLOG | Guarneri Quartet Violist Michael Tree – In Memoriam (1934-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Orion Quartet violist Steven Tenenbom, longtime student and friend of former Guarneri String Quartet member, Mr Michael Tree - who...

VC WEB BLOG | Guarneri Quartet Violist Michael Tree – In Memoriam (1934-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violist Mark Holloway, longtime student of former Guarneri String Quartet member, Mr Michael Tree - who passed away earlier this week,...

VC WEB BLOG | Nashville Symphony’s Steve Brosvik – ‘The Violins of Hope Nashville Holocaust Initiative’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Nashville Symphony's Chief Operating Officer, Mr Steve Brosvik. In a VC-exclusive blog, Steve talks us through the orchestra's new...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Kristine Balanas – ‘Being Prepared for the Unexpected to Happen on Stage’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2017 ARD International Violin Competition prize winner, Latvian violinist Kristine Balanas. In a VC-exclusive blog, Kristine shares her first-hand advice...

VC WEB BLOG | Harry Wimmer – ‘Violinist Shirley Givens and the Lure of Hollywood’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with New York-based cello pedagogue, Mr Harry Wimmer - husband of the late violinist Ms Shirley Givens, who passed away on 10th...

VC WEB BLOG | Israeli-born American Violist Rami Solomonow – In Memoriam (1949-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violist Eszter Kaganovskiy, former student of DePaul University School of Music's viola pedagogue, Rami Solomonow - who passed away from leukemia on...

VC WEB BLOG | Astral Artists Executive Director, Julia Rubio – ‘Creating Creative Problem Solvers’ [BLOG]

With the applications set to close on March 7th for the 2018 Astral Artists National Auditions, VC recently caught up with the roster's Executive Director, Ms Julia...

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...

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23-year-old American violinist Stephen Kim is quickly building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A graduate of the Curtis Institute where he studied...

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