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VC WEB BLOG | Youtube Sensation – ‘The Shirtless Violinist’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist Matthew Olshefski - aka Youtube's 'Shirtless Violinist'. In a VC-exclusive blog, the svelte fiddler talks us through his...

VC WEB BLOG | Infinitus Trio – “Mission to Make Instruments & Music Accessible” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Canadian beatboxing string trio Infinitus. In a VC-exclusive blog, Infinitus talks us through their background and their goal to...

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 | Violist Helen Callus – ‘Looking Beyond Just Scales & Etude Books’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Northwestern University Bienen School of Music Viola Professor, Ms Helen Callus. In a VC-exclusive blog, Helen talks us through the importance...

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 | Elly Suh – “Competition Results are Completely Out of Our Control” [BLOG]

LVIV, UKRAINE ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with 26 year old Korean-American violinist Elly Suh - who last week was awarded 1st prize...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason – ‘It’s Been a Dream Come True’ [BLOG]

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with 17 year old British cello wunderkind Sheku Kanneh-Mason – winner of the prestigious 2016 ‘BBC Young Musician of...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Joshua Brown – “My New Journey With My New Guarneri” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 17 year old American violinist Joshua Brown - who was last week granted the long term use of a...

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 | 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...

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 Young Artist Luke Hsu – ‘Managing the Mammoth Task of Preparing for a Competition’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC Young Artist, and recent major prize winner at the Michael Hill, Carl Nielsen, Wieniawski, Paganini and...

VC WEB BLOG | D’Addario’s Fan-Chia Tao: ‘New Strings to Make Your Violin Sound Like a Cello’ [OMG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with D’Addario Orchestral Strings‘ respected Research & Development Director, Mr Fan-Chia Tao. In a VC-exclusive blog, Fan talks us...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist, Richard Aaron: ‘Delivering Difficult Feedback to Students’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with University of Michigan and The Juilliard School esteemed cello pedagogue, Richard Aaron. In a VC-exclusive blog, Mr Aaron talks us through his...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Julian Schwarz: ‘The Art of Playing in a Duo’ [BLOG]

COLORADO, USA ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki - who were recently awarded 1st prize at...

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...

Australia’s (Definitely) Got Talent! Meet the Amazing Han Brothers

12 year old violinist Oscar Han from Sydney, and his 10 year old brother, pianist Joshua Han have recently captured the hearts, and the votes,...

VC WEB BLOG | Grzegorz Kotow – “From Quartet Violinist to Artist Manager” [BLOG]

HANNOVER, GERMANY ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with former Szymanowski Quartet co-founder and long standing 1st violinist Grzegorz Kotow – who last month announced...

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 | American Violinist Ida Levin – In Memoriam (1963-2016) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American cellist Marcy Rosen, longtime colleague with violinist Ida Levin - who passed away last month, aged just 53. In...

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 | 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 | 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 | Juilliard Students Vs Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Fighting Hate with Love’ [BLOG]

NEW YORK, NEW YORK ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with Juilliard School students Leerone Hakami and Lauren Siess - who were both actively involved...

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 Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – “My Queen Elisabeth Comp Experience”

As we have come to know, it is a long established mandatory condition of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for all 12 finalists to spend the...

VC WEB BLOG | Eric Silberger – ‘Introduction to the Bow Strokes’ [VIDEO BLOG]

NEWTON UPPER FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS ― Presented by Carriage House Violins and the first installment of a new video project "The Bow Series", American violinist Eric Silberger...

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 | Kristóf Baráti – “Inside the Queen Elisabeth Comp Alcatraz”

As we have come to know, it is a long established mandatory condition of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for all 12 finalists to spend the...

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 | 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 | Violinist, Eric Silberger – ‘Selecting a New Bow’ [VIDEO BLOG]

NEWTON UPPER FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS ― Presented by Carriage House Violins and the second installment of a new video project “The Bow Series”, American violinist Eric Silberger...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Karen Gomyo – ‘The Paramount Importance of Stretching’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Japanese-Canadian violin virtuoso Karen Gomyo. In an VC-exclusive guest blog, the international soloist shares her thoughts on the importance of...

VC WEB BLOG | Paolo Alberghini, Alberghini Fine Violins, New York – ‘The Genius of Guarneri del Gesù’

On this the 270th anniversary of the death of revered Italian luthier Giuseppe Antonio Guarneri del Gesù, Paolo Alberghini from Paolo Alberghini Fine Violins, New...

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

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VC WEB BLOG | D’Addario’s Fan-Chia Tao: ‘Understanding String Tension’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with D’Addario Orchestral Strings' respected Research & Development Director, Mr Fan-Chia Tao. In a VC-exclusive blog, Fan guides us through...

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 | Violinist Philippe Quint – ‘Remembering Mrs. Dorothy DeLay’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint - organiser of the upcoming ‘Dorothy Delay Centennial Celebration’ concert in New York City on...

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 | Violinist Mark Messenger – ‘How Does One Go About Building Their Own Sound?’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with London's Royal College of Music Head of Strings, violin pedagogue Professor Mark Messenger. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Mark shares...

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 | Composer, Robert Sirota – New ‘American Pilgrimage’ String Quartet [BLOG]

NEW YORK, NEW YORK ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with American composer, Robert Sirota. In a VC-exclusive blog, Robert discusses the creation of his string...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley – ‘My Klezmer Violin Concerto’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley – 1st Concertmaster of the renowned Berlin Philharmonic. In a VC-exclusive blog,...

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 | VC Artist Nikki Chooi – “Inside the Infamous Queen Elisabeth Comp Chapelle”

As we standby in anticipation for Monday evening's commencement of the final round of the 2017 inaugural Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition, each of the...

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 | 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 | Marc Bouchkov – ‘Montreal Comp : I Immediately Felt at Home’ [BLOG]

  With the 2016 Montreal international Violin Competition reaching its final stages, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to get...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – ‘How Many Hours Does it Take to Master the Violin?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Australian VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen - jury member of the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in London. Author Malcolm Gladwell...

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17-year-old Japanese violinist Risa Hokamura is quickly building an international reputation as a young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A student of Koichiro Harada, Mayuko Kamio and Machie Oguri at the...

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