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Candidates Announced for Germany’s 2018 ARD International Viola Competition

The 49 opening-round candidates for the 2018 ARD International Viola Competition have been announced – to be held in Munich, Germany from the 7th - 16th of...

Candidates Announced for 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

The 16 ensembles have been announced for the 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition – to be hosted by Musica Viva Australia, in partnership with the Australian...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Armenia’s 2018 Khachaturian International Cello Competition

The 2018 finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 14th Khachaturian International Cello Competition – in Yerevan, Armenia. The 2018 finalists are: Fedor Amosov...

Applications Closing for Hannover’s 2018 Joseph Joachim International Violin Comp [APPLY]

Applications are set to close on the 30th of May for the 2018 10th Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover - to be held in Hannover, Germany...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Benjamin Beilman & Orion Weiss – Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 10 [2018]

VC Artist Benjamin Beilman and pianist Orion Weiss performing Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major. Recorded live on 11th of March, 2018 -...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Italy’s 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Comp

17 year old Simon Zhu from Germany has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition – in Varallo Sesia, Italy. A student of...

Finalists Announced at Italy’s 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Comp

The 3 Finalists have been announced at the 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition – in Varallo Sesia, Italy. The 2018 Finalists are: Yukari Ohno (23, Japan) ...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Kairos Quartet – Fischoff Chamber Music Comp, Junior String 1st Prize [2018]

The Music Institute of Chicago-based Kairos String Quartet's Junior String division 1st prize-winning performance - at the 45th Annual 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Comprising violinists and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Callisto Quartet – Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Grand Prize Winners [2018]

The Cleveland Institute of Music-based Callisto Quartet's grand prize-winning performance - at the 45th Annual 2018 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Comprising violinists Paul Aguilar and Rachel Stenzel, violist Eva Kennedy and cellist Hannah...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Italy’s 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Comp

The 11 semi-finalists have been announced at the 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition – in Varallo Sesia, Italy. The 2018 semi-finalists are: Toma Bervetsky (18, Ukraine) Lusine...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Maxim Vengerov, Ysaye’s ‘Caprice d’apres l’Etude’ [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, violin virtuoso and jury member Maxim Vengerov works us through Eugene Ysaye’s 'Caprice d’apres l’Etude...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Kyung Wha Chung – Brahms Violin Concerto [2018]

Violinist Kyung Wha Chung performing Brahms Violin Concerto - with conductor Steven Solane and the Bochum Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on the 30th of March,...

2018 Finalists Announced at UK’s BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ Awards

The 3 Finalists have been announced at the 2018 BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ Awards, in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The 2018 Finalists are: Maxim...

Aizuri Quartet Awarded $100,000 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition Grand Prize

The New York-based Aizuri Quartet has been awarded the US $100,000 Grand Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition – in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Comprising...

Candidates Announced for Italy’s 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition

The 43 candidates have been announced for the 2018 Valsesia Musica International Violin Competition – to be held in Varallo Sesia, Italy, from the 13th to...

Candidates Announced for Michigan’s 2018 $100,000 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition

The ensemble candidates have been announced for the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition – to be held in Ann Arbor, United States from 3rd to 5th...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Joji Hattori, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, Japanese violinist, conductor and jury member Joji Hattori works us through the first movement of...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Henning Kraggerud, Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 8 [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director and jury member Henning Kraggerud works us through the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – Britten Violin Concerto [2018]

VC Artist Augustin Hadelich performing the Britten Violin Concerto - with conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on the 24th of...

Prizes Awarded at Minnesota’s 2018 Saint Paul String Quartet Competition

The Ohio-based DAJJ Quartet has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Saint Paul String Quartet Competition – in Minnesota, United States. Comprised of violinists Daniel Tai,...

MEET THE PROS | Menuhin Competition Jury Members – ‘Best Advice for Competitors’ [LEARN]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2018 Menuhin Competition jury members Pamela Frank, Joji Hattori, Itamar Golan, Ilya Gringolts, Henning Kraggerud, Lu Siqing,...

VC MASTERCLASS | 2018 Menuhin Competition – Joji Hattori, Ravel’s ‘Tzigane’ [LEARN]

Recorded live at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, Japanese violinist and jury member Joji Hattori works us through Ravel’s Tzigane – with 17-year-old...

VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason to Perform at Upcoming Royal Wedding

It has been announced today that British cellist VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason has been selected as one of a number of classical musicians...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Diana Adamyan – Menuhin Competition, Senior 1st Prize [2018]

18-year-old Armenian violinist Diana Adamyan's 1st prize-winning performance in the senior final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 21st of April at Victoria Hall, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nathan Mierdl – Menuhin Competition, Senior 2nd Prize [2018]

20-year-old French-German violinist Nathan Mierdl's 2nd prize-winning performance in the senior final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 21st of April at Victoria...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | HyunJae Lim – Menuhin Competition, Senior 3rd Prize [2018]

20-year-old South Korean violinist HyunJae Lim's 3rd prize-winning performance in the senior final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 21st of April at Victoria...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Tianyou Ma – Menuhin Competition, Senior 4th Prize [2018]

17-year-old Chinese violinist Tianyou Ma's 4th prize-winning performance in the senior final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 21st of April at Victoria...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Conrad Tao – ‘Threads of Contact’ for Violin & Piano [2018]

Violinist VC Artist Paul Huang and pianist Orion Weiss performing the first movement from American composer and piano virtuoso Conrad Tao's newly-premiered Threads of Contact for Violin...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Chloe Chua – Menuhin Competition, Junior Joint 1st Prize [2018]

11-year-old Singaporean violinist Chloe Chua's joint 1st prize-winning performance in the junior division final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 20th of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Christian Li – Menuhin Competition, Junior Joint 1st Prize [2018]

10-year-old Australian violinist Christian Li's joint 1st prize-winning performance in the junior division final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 20th of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ruibing Liu – Menuhin Competition, Junior 3rd Prize [2018]

13-year-old Chinese violinist Ruibing Liu's 3rd prize-winning performance in the junior division final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 20th of April...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Clara Shen – Menuhin Competition, Junior 4th Prize [2018]

12-year-old German violinist Clara Shen's 4th prize-winning performance in the junior division final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 20th of April at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Hina Khuong-Huu – Menuhin Competition, Junior 5th Prize [2018]

13-year-old violinist Hina Khuong-Huu's 5th prize-winning performance in the junior division final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 20th of April at Victoria...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Guido Sant’Anna – Menuhin Competition, Junior 6th Prize [2018]

12-year-old Brazilian violinist Guido Sant'Anna's 6th prize-winning performance in the junior division final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 20th of April...

BREAKING | Senior Semi-Finalists Announced at 2018 Menuhin Competition

The 9 candidates progressing through to the Semi-Final stage of the 2018 Menuhin Competition Senior Division, in Geneva, Switzerland, have just minutes ago been announced. The...

Opening Round Schedule Announced for Geneva’s 2018 Menuhin Competition

The competitor order and first round schedule has today been announced at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva, Switzerland. Junior First Round – Friday 13th of...

Prizes Awarded at Berlin’s 2018 Anton Rubinstein International Cello Comp

18-year-old South Korean-Canadian cellist Grace Sohn and 25-year-old Czech cellist Kristina Vocetková have been awarded joint 1st prize at the 2018 Anton Rubinstein International Cello Competition, in Berlin,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Maxim Calver – BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ String Category Winner [2018]

18-year-old British cellist Maxim Calver's 1st prize-winning performance in the string category final of the 2018 BBC 'Young Musician of the Year' Competition. Maxim will now...

Candidates Announced for 2018 Menuhin International Violin Competition

The Menuhin Competition has announced the 22 Junior and 22 Senior candidates for the 2018 competition – to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from the...

BREAKING | Semi-Finalists Announced at 2018 Paganini Competition – Including 4 VC Young Artists

The 16 candidates progressing through to the semi-final stage of the 2018 Paganini International Violin Competition, in Genoa, Italy, have just minutes ago been...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Leia Zhu – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in D Minor, 11 Years Old [2018]

11 year old British violinist Leia Zhu performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in D Minor - with conductor Rustem Abyazov and the Kazan Chamber Orchestra La Primavera. Recorded...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Xavier Foley – Glière’s ‘Intermezzo and Tarantella’ [2018]

American double bass virtuoso, VC Young Artist Xavier Foley and pianist Kelly Yu-Chieh performing Reinhold Glière's Intermezzo and Tarantella. Recorded live on 22nd of March, 2018 – at the 2018 Avery...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – Enrique Granados Violin Sonata [2018]

Spanish violin virtuoso, VC Artist Francisco Fullana and pianist Jiayi Shi performing Enrique Granados' Sonata for Violin and Piano. Recorded live on 22nd of March, 2018 -...

Finalists Announced at Minnesota’s 2018 Saint Paul String Quartet Competition

The 7 string quartets progressing to the final round of the 2018 Saint Paul String Quartet Competition have today been announced – in Minnesota, United...

British Violinist David Rimbault Awarded UK Orchestral Team Spirit Prize

The Royal Philharmonic Society, in collaboration with the Association of British Orchestras, has this week announced Royal Liverpool Philharmonic second violinist David Rimbault as...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Pianist Sean Chen – Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 3 (Arr. Piano) [2018]

American pianist Sean Chen performing his own solo piano arrangement of the Largo from Bach's Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major. Recorded live on the...