ASK THE PROS | Violist Karen Dreyfus – ‘Improving Your Sight-Reading Skills’ [ADVICE]

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VC member Sebastian Wren from South Africa was keen to know how to improve his sight-reading skills. We threw Sebastian’s question over to esteemed American viola pedagogue, Ms Karen...

VC MASTERCLASS | Philip Setzer, Emerson String Quartet – 'Importance of Understanding Context' [VIDEO]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with Emerson String Quartet violinist Philip Setzer at the Aspen Music Festival and School – where he discussed...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Ida Kavafian - 'Making Scales More Enjoyable' [ADVICE]

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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...

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

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

CURATION WITH MASON | Mason Bates – ‘Curating the Concert Experience – Platform’ [SERIES]

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In this, the 3rd part of composer and electronic music DJ Mason Bates’ ‘Curating the Concert Experience‘ masterclass series, Mason explores the role of...

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

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

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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...

STRINGTELLIGENCE BY THOMASTIK-INFELD | 'Combining Different Strings – Part 2' [SERIES]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with Thomastik-Infeld string manufacturer’s Director of Engineering and Technology, Mr. Franz Klanner. In part 7 of the blog series,...

VC MASTERCLASS | VC 'Young Artist' Stefan Jackiw – 'Why Practicing Slowly Is Never Just Enough'

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso, VC 'Young Artist' Stefan Jackiw at his home in New York City - where...

ASK THE PROS | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich - 'Maintaining Your Practice Motivation' [ADVICE]

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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...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Qian Zhou - "Maximising the Odds of Your Audition Tape Being Accepted" [ADVICE]

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The Violin Channel member Zhao Tang from the United States was keen to know: "What are the keys to ensuring your audition tape has...

WITH NICKY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti - No. 5 'Equipment' [ADVICE]

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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,...

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VC ARTIST | Junction Trio - "Excitement May Be The Best Word to Characterize This Trio"

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Comprised of violinist Stefan Jackiw, cellist Jay Campbell and pianist Conrad Tao, the Junction Trio recently performed at Washington Performing Arts, Portland Ovations and...

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