Thursday, August 22, 2019

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...

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 | Brinton Averil Smith – ‘Reviving the Lost Castelnuovo-Tedesco Cello Concerto’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Houston Symphony Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith – who will later this week give only the 2nd performance in...

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...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 1, Sydney Rehearsals

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

VC WEB BLOG | Violin Pedagogue Mrs Almita Vamos – ‘Qualities of an Effective Instrumental Teacher’ [INSIGHT]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, respected Chicago-based violin pedagogue Mrs Almita Vamos shares her thoughts on the technical and interpersonal qualities required to become...

VC WEB BLOG | Suzanne D’Addario Brouder: ‘The Power of Music-Making’ [BLOG]

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with Ms Suzanne D'Addario Brouder, Director of the D'Addario Foundation - a unique grant-making organisation providing...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artists’ Attacca Quartet’s 6-Year Franz Joseph Haydn Dream [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Artist' Andrew Yee - cellist with the New York-based Attacca Quartet.   In a VC-exclusive blog, Andrew talks us through the ensemble's ambitious...

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 | 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 –...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | ‘Margaret Pardee – In Memoriam (May 10, 1920 – January 26, 2016) [RIP]

VC recently caught up with New York-based violinist, Evelyn Estava - former teaching assistant to the late violin pedagogue, Margaret Pardee. Ms Pardee served violin &...

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 | 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 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 | 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 | 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...

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...

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 | Cellist Harry Wimmer – ‘Juilliard School’s Ms Shirley Givens Memorial’ [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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – ‘Menuhin Comp : I Still Remember the Warm Feeling’ [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...

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 |...

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Violinist Andres Cardenes – “Preparing for the Premiere of a New Work” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Cuban-born violinist Andres Cardenes - who last month premiered a new violin concerto written for him by Venezuelan-born composer...

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 | VC ‘Young Artist’ Kerson Leong – ‘Menuhin Comp : Most Important Musical Experiences’ [BLOG]

With the 2016 Menuhin Competition opening rounds commencing today, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to get a better...

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 | 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 | 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 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 VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – ‘Composing Your Own Original Cadenzas’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Italian-born German-American violinist, VC Artist Augustin Hadelich - in New York City. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the...

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 Simon Fischer – ‘Five Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Rhythm’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected Australian-British violinist and educator, Professor Simon Fischer. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the Guildhall School of Music and Royal...

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 | 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 | 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 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 | 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...

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