Monday, April 22, 2019

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 | 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 | 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...

Menuhin Competition Juror David Kim – ‘Importance of Good Stage Presence’

2014 Menuhin Competition jury member, Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, David Kim shares his thoughts on the importance of good stage presence. DAVID KIM| JURY MEMBER | MENUHIN COMPETITION |...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 2, Maestro Eschenbach

The acclaimed Australian Youth Orchestra are currently in final preparations in Sydney, before embarking on an International tour of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and The Netherlands next week –...

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 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | VC ‘Artist’ Jiafeng Chen – ‘Sibelius Comp – One of the Friendliest Competitions’

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 | Richard Tognetti – “The Reef: A Musical-Surfing Odyssey” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Australian Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director and Lead Violinist, Richard Tognetti - to discuss the ensemble's newest celebration...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – ‘How I Cope with Negative Criticism’

VC recently caught up with Australian VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen, in New York City - where we discussed methods for coping with the emotional impacts...

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

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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Cellist, Natalie Clein – ‘My New Appointment at Oxford University’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British cellist and newly-appointed University of Oxford Director of Musical Performance and Artist-in-Residence, Natalie Clein. In a VC-exclusive blog, the 38...

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 | 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 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 | 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 | D’Addario’s Fan-Chia Tao: ‘How to Choose the Right Strings’ [BLOG]

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK ― 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...

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 Kian Soltani – “Verbier: A Really Special Time” [BLOG]

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – With the world renowned Verbier Festival currently in full swing in the Swiss Alps, The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout – “Verbier: Unforgettable Experience” [BLOG]

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – With the world renowned Verbier Festival coming to a dramatic climax this weekend in the Swiss Alps, The Violin Channel recently caught...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 5, Eschenbach, Concertgeouw

After successful performances in Germany and Austria, the Australian Youth Orchestra has now moved on to the iconic Concertgebouw, in Amsterdam – with violin...

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 | Anne Rodda – ‘Hosting a Fair International Violin Comp’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Michael Hill International Violin Competition Executive Director, Ms Anne Rodda. In a VC-exclusive blog, Anne talks us through the essential elements...

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 | Angela Sin Ying Chan – “I Try to Treat Violin Competitions Like Vacations” [BLOG]

WEIMAR, GERMANY ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with 19 year old violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan – who was last week awarded 1st prize in the...

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 | 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 | 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 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...

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