Tuesday, August 20, 2019

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 7, Gstaad, Tour Wrap

After rave-review performances across Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands, the Australian Youth Orchestra has now completed their highly successful 2 week European tour –...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 4, William Barton

After a successful opening concert at the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Australian Youth Orchestra have now moved on to Graffenegg, Austria for the 2nd stop...

Fly-On-The-Wall Glimpse Into the World of This Year’s Menuhin Comp Candidates

With just 2 days to go until the opening rounds of the 2014 Menuhin Competition, the world's leading international competition for violinists 21 years and...

VC WEB BLOG | ‘Jules Eskin – In Memoriam’ (October 20, 1931 – November 16, 2016) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up Guarneri Quartet violinist, Arnold Steinhardt – a close friend and former colleague with cellist Jules Eskin - who passed away earlier this...

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...

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO| ‘The Paris Experiment’ – Rigourous Scientific Study, Old Vs Modern Violins

In the largest study of its kind, conducted in September 2012 on a darkened stage in Paris by acoustic research expert Dr. Claudia Fritz...

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 | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – ‘Montreal Comp : A Real Highlight for Me’ [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 | Violinist Todd Phillips – ‘The Upmost Importance of Musical Curiosity’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Orion String Quartet violinist Todd Phillips shares his thoughts on the importance of musical curiosity - and the impact it...

VC WEB BLOG | Petteri Iivonen – ‘Sibelius Violin Comp – a Surreal Experience’

With the 2015 Jean Sibelius International Violin Competition entering its final stages in Helsinki, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners, to...

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...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 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 | 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 | 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 | Julian Schwarz – “Schoenfeld Comp: Such an Important Part of My Career” [BLOG]

HARBIN - With the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition underway this week in Harbin, China, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist, Paul Katz – “The Apprehension of Flying with an Instrument” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Cleveland String Quartet cellist and New England Conservatory faculty member, Paul Katz. In a VC-exclusive blog, the veteran cellist shares his...

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

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VC WEB BLOG | Jules Eskin – In Memoriam (October 20, 1931 – November 16, 2016) [RIP]

VC recently caught up with violinist Emanuel Borok, former Boston Symphony Orchestra colleague with cellist Jules Eskin – who passed away earlier this month, aged 85. In a VC-exclusive blog, the former...

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...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 3, Berlin

After sold-out performances in both Sydney and Melbourne, the acclaimed Australian Youth Orchestra has now arrived in Berlin for the commencement of their 2...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

The Menuhin Competition Unique Jury Scoring System – For Fairness and Integrity

2014 Menuhin Competition Artistic Director Gordon Back explains the competition's unique, simplified jury scoring system – implemented since 1983 to ensure maximum fairness and...

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 | Tasmin Little – ‘Menuhin Comp : More Like a Summer Course than a Competition’ [BLOG]

With the 2016 Menuhin Competition opening rounds set to commence this coming Friday, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Santiago Cañón Valencia – ‘Gisborne Comp: Amazing Overall Experience’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Gisborne International Music Competition drawing to a dramatic climax this weekend, VC recently caught up with a number of former 1st prize winners,...

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 | 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 | Composer, David Ludwig – “My Violin Concerto for Bella Hristova” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Philadelphia-based composer and Curtis Institute of Music faculty member, David Ludwig. In a VC-exclusive blog, the 41 year...

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 | 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 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 | 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 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 | Ja Kyoung Huh – “Schoenfeld Comp: A Precious Moment of My Music Life” [BLOG]

HARBIN – With the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition reaching its final stages this week in Harbin, China, VC recently caught up with a number of...

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 | 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 | 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 | Violinist, Lewis Kaplan: ‘My Newest Mountain to Climb’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Juilliard School and Mannes School of Music esteemed pedagogue, Lewis Kaplan. In a VC-exclusive blog, Mr. Kaplan talks us...

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 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 | 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 | 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...

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