Friday, November 22, 2019

VC INSIGHT | Baroque Violinist Amandine Beyer – ‘Pros Cons of Gut Violin Strings’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, celebrated French baroque violinist Amandine Beyer shares her thoughts on the pros and cons of performing on gut violin...

ASK THE PROS | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – ‘Maintaining Your Practice Motivation’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Nathan Kahrs was keen to know: ‘How do you stay motivated when you really don't feel like practicing?' We threw Nathan's...

VC BLOG | Danish Quartet – ‘Our Favorite Non-Traditional Venues to Perform In’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Danish String Quartet cellist Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin shares his thoughts on the ensemble's favourite non-traditional venues to perform in...

RBP ON JSB | Rachel Barton Pine – ‘Adagio’ from Bach’s G Minor Solo Sonata [NEW SERIES]

In a new 26-part weekly VC exclusive video series, American violinist Rachel Barton Pine talks us through the intricacies of the opening movement 'Adagio' from...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Esther Hoppe – ‘Student Dos and Dont’s for a First Lesson’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Mozarteum University Salzburg Violin Professor Esther Hoppe shares her thoughts on what should be a student's 'dos and don't's...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Amit Peled – Elgar Cello Concerto 2nd Mvt [LEARN]

Israeli-American cellist and pedagogue Amit Peled works us through the 2nd movement of Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student...

RBP ON JSB | Rachel Barton Pine – Bach Solo Violin Sonatas & Partitas [NEW SERIES]

In a new 26-part weekly VC exclusive video series, American violinist Rachel Barton Pine talks us through the intricacies of J.S. Bach's Six Solo...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 8 ‘Inspiration’ [ADVICE]

This, the eighth in the ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti talks us through 'inspiration' ... and 'motivation'. "Growing up, two of my dad’s favorite words...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Zvi Plesser – Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 2 [LEARN]

Respected cellist and pedagogue Zvi Plesser works us through the Prelude from Bach's Solo Cello Suite No.2 in D Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Stefan Milenkovich – ‘Building Your Own Interpretation of a Standard Work’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Serbian-born violin virtuoso Stefan Milenkovich shares his insights and tips for building your own unique interpretation of a standard...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Ann Setzer – ‘The Importance of Understanding Historical Context’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive blog, American violin pedagogue Ann Setzer shares her insight on the importance of understanding a composer's historical context - and its...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Danielle Belen – ‘Building Bulletproof Memorisation’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Sarah Yang, from Canada was keen to know: ‘Are there any tips and techniques for ensuring rock solid memorisation of...

VC INSIDER | ‘Fundamental Elements of a Truly Outstanding Concertmaster’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a panel of esteemed Concertmasters and Conductors - to get the inside word on the fundamental qualities...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violinist Virginie Robilliard – Beethoven Violin Concerto [LEARN]

Violin pedagogue Virginie Robilliard works us through the second movement of the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with violinist Nicole Leon and...

VC INSIGHT | VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu – ‘Michael Hill Comp: Mixture of Joy & Sadness’ [BLOG]

With the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition entering its final stage in Auckland this evening, VC recently caught up with a number of...

VC INSIGHT | VC Young Artist Marc Bouchkov – ‘Montreal Comp: The Greatest Musical Moment of My Life’ [BLOG]

With the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal reaching its final stages in Montreal, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violinist Gyorgy Pauk – Ysaye Violin Solo Sonata No. 6 [LEARN]

Royal Academy of Music violin pedagogue Gyorgy Pauk works us through the Ysaye Violin Solo Sonata No. 6 in E Major. Recorded in 6 camera...

VC INSIGHT | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – ‘My Queen Elisabeth Comp Experience’ [BLOG]

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 INSIGHT | Violinist Kristóf Baráti – ‘Inside the Queen Elisabeth Comp Alcatraz’ [BLOG]

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

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Laurence Lesser – ‘Warming Up Before a Lesson or Performance” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Matthew Boon, from the United States, was keen to know: ‘What is the best way to warm up before a...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Chloë Hanslip – ‘Life Lessons You Can Only Learn on Stage’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violinist Chloë Hanslip. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the international virtuoso shares her thoughts on the life...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Ida Kavafian – ‘Making Scales More Enjoyable’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Vincenzo Sandi, from Milan was keen to know: 'Are there any tricks or techniques to make practicing scales more enjoyable?' We threw...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 7 ‘Back To Basics: Left Hand 2’ [ADVICE]

This, the seventh in the ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti talks us through more of the basics of the left hand. "Before you watch this...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Federico Agostini – ‘Why Is Slow Practice So Important?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Eastman School of Music faculty member, Violin Professor Federico Agostini. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the Italian-born violinist...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 6 ‘Back To Basics: Left Hand’ [ADVICE]

This, the sixth in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti talks us through the basics of the left hand. "This week, we are...

VC BACKSTAGE | Up Close & Personal With The Solera Quartet [INSIGHT]

The Violin recently caught up with the New York-based Solera Quartet - following their debut recital at Carnegie Hall. We sat the four down to...

VC INSIDER | ‘What Must a Successful Orchestral Candidate Do To Ensure They Ace Their Probation Period?’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a panel of esteemed orchestral members and conductors - to get the inside word on the do...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Catherine Cho – ‘Finding the Right Music Teacher’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Camille Downey, from San Diego was keen to know: "What is the best process students should go through to find...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 5 ‘Equipment’ [ADVICE]

This, the fifith in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti talks us through all things equipment ... strings, shoulder rests, chin rests,...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violinist Miriam Fried – Bach Solo Partita No.1 in B Minor [LEARN]

Respected violinist and pedagogue Miriam Fried works us through the Allemande from Bach’s Solo Violin Partita No. 1 in B Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 4 ‘Continuing the Fundamentals of Vibrato’ [ADVICE]

This, the fourth in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti continues us through the fundamentals of vibrato. "Following on from last week, we are...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist James Ehnes – ‘Practicing Without Annoying Your Neighbours’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Benjamin Chung, from the United States was keen to know: 'What are some essential tips for practicing at home without...

VC INSIDER | “When You Only Have a Short Amount of Rehearsal Time, What Are the Priorities?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international collaborative pianists – to get the inside word on the top priorities to ensure...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 3 ‘The Basics of Vibrato’ [ADVICE]

This, the third in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti takes us through the fundamentals of vibrato. “This video takes you on an exploration...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Darrett Adkins – ‘Effectively Managing Your Practice Time’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American cellist and pedagogue, Darrett Adkins - in New York City. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the Juilliard...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 2 ‘Developing Your Sound’ [ADVICE]

This, the second in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti takes us through the importance of developing your own sound. “Developing and producing sound...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – No. 1 ‘Back to Basics’ [ADVICE]

This, the first in the newly-launched ‘With Nicky’ series, violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti takes it 'back to basics' - addressing stance, violin hold, bow hold and...

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 | 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 | 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 MASTERCLASS | Violinist Klaidi Sahatci – Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 [LEARN]

Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich 1st Concertmaster Klaidi Sahatci works us through the 1st movement of Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. Recorded in 6 camera...

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 MASTERCLASS | Violinist Vera Tsu – Mozart Violin Sonata No. 27 in G Major [LEARN]

Beijing Central Conservatory Professor Vera Tsu works us through Mozart's Violin Sonata No. 27 in G Major. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student violinist Nathan Tishin...

VC INSIDER | “What Are the Common Mistakes You See On DVD Audition Applications?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international string pedagogues – to get the inside word on the common mistakes students...

VC INSIGHT | VC Artist Stefan Jackiw – ‘Physically & Mentally Recovering from an Injury’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso, VC Artist Stefan Jackiw. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Stefan talks us through his personal experience physically and...

ASK THE PROS | Attacca Quartet’s Andrew Yee – ‘How Does the Rehearsal Process Change with Different Styles of Music?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Mimi Lee from the United States was keen to know: “How does your rehearsal process change when dealing with different styles...

VC INSIGHT | Violist Helen Callus – ‘Preparing for a Recording is Like Preparing For a Marathon’ [LEARN]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Bienen School of Music Viola Professor, Helen Callus. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Helen talks us through the trials and tribulations...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Evangeline Benedetti – Paganini’s ‘Moses Variations’ [LEARN]

American cellist Evangeline Benedetti works us through Paganini's 'Moses Variations'. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student cellist Eli Levi– as part of the iClassical Academy‘s newly-launched...

VC INSIDER | “Should A Student Take a Lesson With a Prospective Teacher Before a Conservatory Audition?”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with a panel of esteemed international string pedagogues - to get the inside word on whether it's advisable...

VC INSIGHT | Violin Pedagogue Ole Bohn – ‘5 Common Technical Problems & How to Fix Them’ [LEARN]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Sydney Conservatorium of Music Violin Professor, Norwegian violinist Ole Bohn. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Ole discusses the 5 most common technical problems...

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24-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...

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