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Conductor Long Yu Has Stepped Down as Artistic Director of Beijing Music Festival

It has been announced today that Chinese conductor Long Yu has stepped down from his role as Artistic Director of the Beijing Music Festival, in China...

VC INTERVIEW | Rockport Music Festival Artistic Director, Violinist Barry Shiffman

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the newly-appointed Rockport Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director, former long time St. Lawrence String Quartet violinist, Mr Barry Shiffman.  The Rockport...

Conductor Charles Dutoit to Leave London’s Royal Philharmonic Effective Immediately

It has been announced today that conductor Charles Dutoit has stepped down as Artistic Director of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra effective immediately – following allegations...

Artistic Director Daniel Heifetz To Step Down as Heifetz Institute Head

It has been announced this week that Heifetz International Music Institute Artistic Director Daniel Heifetz is set to step down from the helm in August 2019.  Mr...

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Stand Down as Artistic Director of Silk Road Ensemble

It has been announced today that cellist Yo-Yo Ma is set to step down as Artistic Director of the Silk Road Ensemble, at the...

Germany’s Leopold Mozart Violin Comp Announce New Artistic Director

The Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition, set to be held in Augsburg, Germany from the 31st May to 8th June 2019, has today announced...

Sydney Symphony Extends Chief Conductor David Robertson Until 2019

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra has today announced the contract extension of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director David Robertson - through to the conclusion of...

Conductor Myung-Whun Chung Cleared of Seoul Philharmonic Embezzlement Charges

It has been announced this week that all embezzlement charges laid against former Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Artistic Director Myung-Whun Chung have been dismissed by...

Isabelle van Keulen Announced New Leader of Germany’s Obscure Music Ensemble

The German Chamber Academy Neuss in Germany has today announced the appointment of Dutch violinist Isabelle van Keulen as their new Artistic Director -...

MEET THE PROS | Australian Violinist, Richard Tognetti – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Australian Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director and Leader, violinist Richard Tognetti – at Carnegie Hall, in New York...

Australian Chamber Orch Announces New ‘Youth’ Ensemble Director

The Australian Chamber Orchestra has today announced Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto as their new Artistic Director of the 'ACO Collective' ensemble. Formerly known as ACO2,...

Russian Kirill Petrenko Announced New Chief Conductor of Berlin Philharmonic

43 year old Russian conductor Kirill Petrenko has been announced as the new Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra –...

Conductor Jonathan Nott Named New Artistic Director of Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

British conductor Jonathan Nott has today been announced as the new Music and Artistic Director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. “His thorough approach...

Violinist Renaud Capuçon Announced as New Artistic Director of Swiss Festival

It has been announced today that French violinist Renaud Capuçon has been appointed as the new Artistic Director of the Sommets Musicaux de Gstadd Festival,...

Lewis Kaplan To Step Down as Artistic Director of Bowdoin Festival After 50 Seasons

It has been announced today that American violinist Lewis Kaplan is set to stand down as Artistic Director of the Bowdoin International Summer Music Festival –...

The Menuhin Competition Unique Jury Scoring System – For Fairness and Integrity

2014 Menuhin Competition Artistic Director Gordon Back explains the competition's unique, simplified jury scoring system – implemented since 1983 to ensure maximum fairness and...