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FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Mayu Kishima – Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Comp 1st Prize [2016]

1st prize winning performance by Japanese violinist Mayu Kishima – in the Final of the 2016 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition - in Shanghai, China. The 12 Semi-Finalists...

OUT NOW | VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji’s New Album: ‘Live in Montréal’ [LISTEN]

Warner Classics has this week announced the release of Japanese violinist, VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji’s new album Live in Montréal. Recorded with conductor Giancarlo Guerrero,...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ziyu He – Menuhin Competition, Senior 1st Prize [2016]

Archival footage of the then 16 year old Chinese VC Young Artist Ziyu He's 1st prize winning performance - in the Senior Final of...

In Memoriam – Remembering the Remarkable Music Makers We Lost in 2017 [RIP]

As the year draws to a close, we’d like to take the time to remember those remarkable musicians whom we lost from our community...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Ji Won Song – Leopold Mozart Violin Comp, 1st Prize [2016]

2016 1st prize winning performance by South Korean violinist VC Young Artist Ji Won Song – in the Final of the Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Simone Porter – ‘Theme from ‘Schindler’s List’, 2016 [VIDEO]

20 year old violinist, VC Young Artist Simone Porter performing American film composer John Williams' 'Theme from Schindler's List' - live from 2016 American...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Rising Star Johan Dalene – 2016 Menuhin Competition [VIDEO]

The then 15 year old Swedish VC Rising Star Johan Dalene's 3rd prize winning performance - in the Semi-Final of the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Newly Commissioned – Helen Grime Violin Concerto, 2016 [AUDIO]

Swedish violinist Malin Broman performing the world premiere performance of Scottish composer Helen Grime’s Violin Concerto. Commissioned and performed by the Swedish Radio Symphony, the 22 minute...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mitzi Gardner – Australian National Youth Concerto Competition, 2016 [VIDEO]

16 year old Australian violinist Mitzi Gardner's 1st prize winning performing in the Final of the 2016 Australian National Youth Concerto Competition. Widely regarded as...

In Memoriam – Remembering the Remarkable Music Makers We Lost in 2016 [RIP]

As the year draws to a close, we’d like to take the time to remember those remarkable musicians whom we lost from our community...

The Winners and Grinners – 2016 International Prize Winners [CONGRATS]

As the 2016 competition year winds to an end, we take a look back at the year's major international competition prize winners and bursary...

MEET THE PROS | Russian Violinist Alena Baeva – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian violinist and 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition jury member, Alena Baeva. We sat her down for a fun...

Prizes Awarded at New Zealand’s Gisborne International Music Competition

16 year old Yebin Yoo from South Korea/Australia has been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Gisborne International Music Competition, in New Zealand. A student...

3 Violinists Announced in New Zealand’s Gisborne Competition Final

The 3 finalists have today been announced at the 2016 Gisborne International Music Competition, in New Zealand. This year’s finalists are 16 year old violinist Yebin...

Berlin’s Vision String Quartet Sweeps Prizes at Geneva Competition

The Berlin-based Vision String Quartet has been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Geneva International String Quartet Competition, in Switzerland. The ensemble comprising violinists Jakob...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 [VIDEO]

20 year old VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li, from China performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major. Recorded live in the Semi-Final Round...

VC WEB BLOG | Anne Luisa Kramb – ‘International Competitions are Unique Experiences’ [BLOG]

WEIMAR, GERMANY ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with 16 year old violinist Anne Luisa Kramb – who was last week awarded 1st prize in the 15...

Finalists Announced at France’s Mirecourt International Violin Competition

The 4 Finalists have been announced at the 2016 Mirecourt International Violin Competition, in Mirecourt, France. The Finalists are: 25 year old Yoo Na Ha...

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...

Four 1st Prizes Awarded at New York Young Concert Artists Auditions

Four 1st prizes have been awarded at the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, in New York – including the New Zealand-born violinist Benjamin...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Shi Han Wang – 2016 Spohr Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

11 year old Shi Han Wang‘s 1st prize winning performance in the 14 years and younger category of the 2016 International Louis Spohr Competition for...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Joshua Bell – Sarasate’s ‘Zigeunerweisen’, 2016 [VIDEO]

Violin virtuoso Joshua Bell performing Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen' - with conductor Joshua Weilerstein and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. Recorded live in August 2016 at the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2016 Wieniawski Comp Finalists & Jury ‘Romance’ [MUST SEE]

The 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition seven finalists and jury members coming together for a very special communal performance of Wieniawski's 'Romance' - from the 2nd...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ryosuke Suho – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 7th Prize [VIDEO]

21 year old Ryosuke Suho‘s 7th prize winning performances – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznań, Poland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVz1l-zxd7Y&showinfo=0&autohide=1 RYOSUKE SUHO | BRAHMS...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Maria Włoszczowska – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 6th Prize [VIDEO]

25 year old Maria Włoszczowska‘s 6th prize winning performances – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznań, Poland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDnFxr2rWMs&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MARIA WLOSZCZOWSKA | WIENIAWSKI...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Richard Lin – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 5th Prize [VIDEO]

25 year old VC Young Artist Richard Lin's 5th prize winning performances – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznań, Poland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA6B5UQbznI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 RICHARD...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Luke Hsu – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 4th Prize [VIDEO]

26 year old Luke Hsu's 4th prize winning performances – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznań, Poland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfhdVyEAQgA&showinfo=0&autohide=1 LUKE HSU | WIENIAWSKI...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Seiji Okamoto – 2016 Wieniawski Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

22 year old Seiji Okamoto‘s joint 2nd prize winning performances – in the Final of the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznań, Poland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbH_o_EDO-A&showinfo=0&autohide=1 SEIJI OKAMOTO...

Veriko Tchumburidze Awarded 1st Prize at Poland’s Wieniawski Competition

20 year old Veriko Tchumburidze from Georgia/Turkey has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition, in Poznan, Poland. Joint 2nd prize...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Leia Zhu – ‘Schindler’s List’, October 2016, 9 Years Old [VIDEO]

9 year old British violinist Leia Zhu performing John Williams' 'Theme from Schindler's List' - with pianist Hannah Quinn. Recorded live on October 15th, 2016 at the Newcastle...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Stefan Tarara – 2016 Shanghai Violin Comp, 4th Prize [VIDEO]

Violinist Stefan Tarara, from Germany performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto – in the Final of the 2016 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, in China. Stefan was...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ming Liu – 2016 Shanghai Violin Comp, 6th Prize [VIDEO]

Violinist Ming Liu, from China performing Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 and Ravel's 'Tzigane' – in the Final of the 2016 Shanghai Isaac Stern International...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Richard Lin – 2016 Shanghai Violin Comp, 5th Prize [VIDEO]

VC Young Artist Richard Lin, from Taiwan/United States performing Chausson's 'Poème' and Beethoven's Violin Concerto – in the Final of the 2016 Shanghai Isaac Stern International...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mayu Kishima – 2016 Shanghai Violin Comp, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Japanese violinist Mayu Kishima's 1st prize winning performance of Chausson's 'Poème' and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 – in the Final of the 2016 Shanghai...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sergei Dogadin – 2016 Shanghai Violin Comp, 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

Violinist Sergei Dogadin, from Russia performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 and Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen' - in the Final of the 2016 Shanghai Isaac Stern...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist, Shlomo Mintz – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Israeli violin virtuoso, Shlomo Mintz - jury Chair of the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition. We sat him down...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Chengqian Xue – ‘Song of Praise’ for Violin & Piano [VIDEO]

26 year old VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim performing Chinese composer, Chengqian Xue’s newly-premiered work ‘Song of Praise’ for Violin and Piano. Commissioned for the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Simone Porter – Tchaikovsky Concerto, August 2016 [VIDEO]

19 year old VC Young Artist Simone Porter performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Donald Runnicles and the 2016 Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra. Recorded...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Damin Ren – ‘Cantonese Capriccio No. 2’ for Cello & Piano [VIDEO]

22 year old American cellist, Eunghee Cho performing Chinese composer, Damin Ren’s newly-premiered work ‘Cantonese Capriccio No. 2’ for Cello and Piano. Commissioned by the 2016 Schoenfeld International Cello...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | US Swim Coach & Swimmer – Bach Double Concerto [VIDEO]

2016 USA Olympic Swim Team Coach, Bob Bowman and three-time Olympian swimmer, Elizabeth Beisel performing an arrangement of Bach's Double Violin Concerto - amidst preparation for...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ivry Gitlis & Khatia Buniatishvili – 2016 Aix-En-Provence Festival [VIDEO]

93 year old violin virtuoso, Ivry Gitlis performing a selection of violin show-pieces by Fritz Kreisler and Maria Theresia von Paradis - at the 2016 Aix-en-Provence Festival, in...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist William Hagen – “Verbier: Inspiring to be Amongst All That Talent” [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...

Cello Finalists Announced at Harbin’s Schoenfeld String Competition

HARBIN ― The 6 cello finalists have today been announced at the 2016 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, in Harbin, China. The 6...

Violin Finalists Announced at Harbin’s Schoenfeld String Competition

HARBIN ― The 6 violin finalists have today been announced at the 2016 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, in Harbin, China –...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Artist’ Kian Soltani – Haydn Cello Concerto in C, 2016 [VIDEO]

23 year old Austrian-Persian VC ‘Artist’ Kian Soltani performing Haydn's Cello Concerto in C Major - with conductor Ole Kristian Rudd and the Bergen Philharmonic...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Oscar Colomina i Bosch – ‘Shpigl’ for Solo Violin [VIDEO]

13 year old American violinist, Kevin Miura performing Spanish composer, Oscar Colomina i Bosch’s newly-premiered work ‘Shpigl’ for Solo Violin. "The work is based on Yehudi Menuhin’s idea...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Roxanna Panufnik – ‘Hora Bessarabia’ for Solo Violin [VIDEO]

19 year old American violinist, Ariel Horowitz performing Polish-British composer, Roxanna Panufnik’s newly-premiered work ‘Hora Bessarabia’ for Solo Violin. "For my piece, Hora Bessarabia, I have drawn...

BREAKING | 4 Senior Finalists Announced at 2016 Menuhin Competition

The 4 Senior Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in London. The 2016 Finalists are: 16 year old Ziyu...

9 Senior Semi-Finalists Announced at 2016 Menuhin Competition

The 9 Senior Semi-Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in London. For the Semi-Final round, to be held on Wednesday...

Candidates Announced for the 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition

The 24 candidates have today been announced for the 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition, to be held in Montreal, Canada from May 22nd to June...