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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...

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. 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...

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 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 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 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...

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...

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 MASTERCLASS | Cellist Denis Zhdanov – Schubert’s ‘Arpeggione’ Cello Sonata [LEARN]

Siberian cellist Denis Zhdanov works us through the first movement of Schubert's 'Arpeggione' Cello Sonata in A Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student cellist...

VC INSIDER | “What Should Be Considered When Choosing Repertoire for a Competition?”

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

VC INSIDER | “What Are the Common Mistakes You See When Sitting on a Conservatory Audition Panel?”

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

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Miriam Fried – Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 2, Grave [LEARN]

New England Conservatory violin pedagogue Miriam Fried works us through the 'Grave' from of Bach's Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor. Recorded in 6...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Maxim Vengerov, Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, violin virtuoso and jury member Maxim Vengerov works us through the ‘Andante’ and ‘Allegro’ from...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC Artist Ray Chen – ‘Motivational Series: Dealing with Insecurities’ [LEARN]

In the first of a 4-part motivational talk series, violin virtuoso VC Artist Ray Chen discusses his approach to dealing with insecurities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Vqq8C4pCI VC ARTIST RAY...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Yevgeny Kutik – ‘How Do You Put Together a Solo Recital Program?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Josephine Lee from the United States was keen to know: "How do you go about putting together a solo recital...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Klaidi Sahatci – Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 [LEARN]

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich Concertmaster and University of Music of Italian Switzerland faculty member Klaidi Sahatci works us through the first movement of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Jonathan Koh – ‘Cello Scales, Exercises & Etudes for a Rock-Solid Left and Right Hand’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Patricia Yu from the United States was keen to know: "What cello scales, exercises, and etude books do you recommend...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Virginie Robilliard – Waxman’s ‘Carmen Fantasy’ [LEARN]

Haute École de Musique de Lausanne violin pedagogue Virginie Robilliard works us through Franz Waxman's 'Carmen Fantasy'. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student violinist Reina...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Gyorgy Pauk – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [LEARN]

Respected Royal Academy of Music violin pedagogue, Professor Gyorgy Pauk works us through the first movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major. Recorded in 6 camera...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Lina Bahn – ‘Advice for Students Auditioning for Music Schools this Year’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Jason Wang from the United States was keen to know: “What advice would you give to students auditioning for music schools...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Paul Katz – “Once the Notes Have Been Mastered, What are the Next Steps?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Andrea Rengevich from the United States was keen to know: "Once the notes have been mastered, what should be the...

VC MASTERCLASS | Yo-Yo Ma – Elgar Cello Concerto, CelloBello Masterclass [LEARN]

Cello luminary Yo-Yo Ma works us through a cello masterclass on the third and fourth movements of the Elgar Cello Concerto. Recorded as part of the CelloBello Masterclass...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Glenn Dicterow – “What We Look For On Orchestral and College Audition Panels” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Stephanie Chen from Singapore was keen to know: "As part of an orchestral or college audition panel, what do you...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Stephen Wyrczynski – “What Do You Look For In Undergraduate vs Graduate Students?” [ADVICE]

VC member Sofia Yatsyuk from Ukraine was keen to know what conservatory audition panelists look for in undergraduate vs graduate students for admissions. We threw Sofia's...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Atar Arad – “How Important is it for a Performer to be Versatile In Many Styles?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Christian Li from the United States was keen to know: "How important is it that a performer today be versatile...

VC MASTERCLASS | Andrew Haveron – Rachmaninoff’s ‘Symphonic Dances’, 1st Violin Masterclass [LEARN]

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Andrew Haveron works us through a violin masterclass on an excerpt from the first violin part of Rachmaninoff's 'Symphonic Dances'. Recorded as part...

ASK THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Grigory Kalinovsky – “How to Achieve a Great Left Hand” [ADVICE]

VC member Josephine Harley from the United States was keen to know the properties of a great left hand for string players and how to...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC Artist Ray Chen – Violin Harmonics Masterclass [LEARN]

Australian VC Artist Ray Chen walks us through a short masterclass on mastering the art of clear natural and artificial violin harmonics. Uploaded originally on...

VC MASTERCLASS | Conductor Benjamin Zander – Elgar Cello Concerto Masterclass [LEARN]

English conductor Benjamin Zander works us through a cello masterclass on the 1st movement of Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor. Recorded live on April 11th,...

ASK THE PROS | Patinka Kopec – ‘Telling a Student a Career in Performance May Not Be for Them’ [ADVICE]

VC member Nicole Wang from the United States was keen to know if and how music teachers should advise students that music performance may not be the...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Natasha Brofsky – ‘Developing a Great Performance Presence’ [ADVICE]

VC member Victoria Tsai from the United States was keen to know how to improve her stage performance presence. We threw Victoria’s question over to acclaimed American cellist, Ms Natasha...

ASK THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Donald Weilerstein – ‘Improving Your Intonation’ [ADVICE]

Violinist Meredith Li from the United States was keen to know how to improve her intonation. We threw Meredith’s question over to The Juilliard School and New...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Cho-Liang Lin – ‘Best Tips For Impressing a School Audition Panel’ [ADVICE]

Raymond Tengku from Malaysia was keen to know: ‘What are your best tips for impressing a school entrance audition panel?’ We threw Raymond's question over to...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cello Pedagogue Amit Peled – Bach ‘Cello Suite No. 6, Prelude’ [LEARN]

Acclaimed Israeli-American cello pedagogue Amit Peled works us through the 'Prelude' from Bach's Solo Cello Suite No. 6. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Hagai Shaham – Sibelius Violin Concerto, 1st Mvt [LEARN]

Israeli violin pedagogue Hagai Shaham works us through the first movement of Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student violinist...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Rudolf Koelman – Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2, 1st Mvt [LEARN]

Acclaimed Dutch violin pedagogue Rudolf Koelman works us through the first movement of Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with...

ASK THE PROS | Pianist Rohan de Silva – “What We Need From String Players” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Nicholas Bellocci, from Italy was keen to know: ‘As a collaborative pianist, what essentials do you need from a string...

ASK THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Miriam Fried – “Secret to Playing Fast Without Tension” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Michelle Bournea, from the United States was keen to know: ‘What's the secret to playing fast without tension?’ We threw Michelle’s question over...

ASK THE PROS | Anne Akiko Meyers – “What are the Essential Stretching Exercises for String Players?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Richard Chen, from the United States was keen to know: "What are the essential stretching exercises for string musicians?" We threw...

ASK THE PROS | Pierre Amoyal – “Do Music Competitions Really Matter?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Andy Kippins, from Canada was keen to know: ‘Does success in a music competition really matter these days?’ We threw Andy’s question...

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