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VC ARTIST | Kian Soltani – Janigro, Davidof & Paulo International Cello Comp 1st Prizes

27-year-old Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso Kian Soltani has in recent years firmly established an international reputation as one of the new generation's most prodigious young concert artists...

Today Is American Cellist Lynn Harrell’s 76th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist Lynn Harrell's 76th birthday! A protege of Leonard Rose and Orlando Cole, Mr Harrell is widely respected as one of the...

Today is Soviet-Born Israeli Cellist Mischa Maisky’s 72nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born Israeli cellist Mischa Maisky’s 72nd birthday. A student of Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky, he is widely regarded as one of the...

French Cellist Pierre Fournier Died On This Day in 1986 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Famed French cellist Pierre Fournier died on this day in 1986 – aged 79. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is remembered...

Today is Cellist, VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner’s 31st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German cellist, VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner's 31st birthday. A graduate of the Kronberg Academy, where he studied with Frans Helmerson and Gary Hoffman, Benedict is a former prize...

Today is British Cellist Steven Isserlis’ 61st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Steven Isserlis' 61st birthday. A protege of Daniil Shafran, Steven is widely respected as one of today’s eminent cello virtuosi. An...

Today is Cellist VC Young Artist Brannon Cho’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is cellist, VC Young Artist Brannon Cho’s 25th birthday! A graduate of Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music and the New England Conservatory, where he...

Today is American Cellist David Finckel’s 68th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist David Finckel’s 68th birthday. He served as a long-time member of the famed Emerson String Quartet from 1979 to 2013 - and currently...

SAD NEWS | American Cellist Michael Flaksman Has Died – Age 73 [RIP]

American cellist Michael Flaksman has passed away - aged 73. A student of Paul Tortelier, Leonard Rose, Antonio Janigro and Nadia Boulanger, Mr Flaksman was...

Spanish Cellist Pablo Casals Died On This Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish cellist Pablo Casals died on this day in 1973 – aged 96. He is remembered as one of the distinguished cello virtuosi of...

Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Died On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre died on this day in 1987 from Multiple Sclerosis – aged 42. Despite being forced to retire from the...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Joel Krosnick – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up former Juilliard String Quartet member and current Juilliard School Cello Professor, Mr Joel Krosnick - at the Banff...

Today is French Cellist Gautier Capuçon’s 38th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French cellist Gautier Capuçon's 38th birthday! A protégé of Annie Cochet-Zakine, Philippe Muller and Heinrich Schiff, Gautier today performs regularly as a soloist with...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Cellist John-Henry Crawford – 17-Years-Old [2010]

The then 17-year-old American cellist John-Henry Crawford performing Prokofiev’s ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ at the 2010 Meadowmount School of Music - with pianist Fumiko Jensen. John-Henry has...

VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung To Join Kirshbaum Associates Management Roster

It has been announced today that 20-year-old cellist, VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung will join the management roster of Kirshbaum Associates, in New York...

Prizes Awarded at Mexico’s Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition

26-year-old John-Henry Crawford from the United States has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition – in Morelia,...

Cellist Raphaela Gromes Awarded German State Freistat Art Prize

The Bavarian Ministry of Art has this week announced 28-year-old Munch-based cellist Raphaela Gromes as one of three recipients of the 2019 Freistat Art...

Cellist & Composer David Popper Died On This Day in 1913 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bohemian cellist and composer David Popper died on this day in 1913 – aged 70. A student of Julius Goltermann, his signature works include 4 cello concertos, a...

American Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky Died On This Day in 1976 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American cellist Gregor Piatigorsky died on this day in 1976 – aged 73. A student of Alfred von Glehn and Anatoliy Brandukov, Maestro Piatigorsky...

American Cellist Leonard Rose Was Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American cellist and pedagogue Leonard Rose was born on this day in 1918. He served as Principal Cellist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra and the New York...

SAD NEWS | Dutch Cellist Anner Bylsma Has Died – Aged 85 [RIP]

Dutch cellist Anner Bylsma has passed away - aged 85. A student of Carel van Leeuwen Boomkamp at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, Mr...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Brannon Cho – Popper ‘Elfentanz’, 14-Year-Old [2009]

Incredible 2009 Meadowmount School of Music archival footage of the then 14-year-old VC Young Artist Brannon Cho performing Popper's Elfentanz - with pianist Fumiko Tokunaga...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Brannon Cho, 24 – Paulo International Cello Competition 1st Prize

24-year-old American cellist Brannon Cho is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of Northwestern University's Bienen School...

French Cellist Pierre Fournier Was Born On This Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French cello virtuoso Pierre Fournier was born on this day in 1906 – 113 years ago. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Russia’s Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition – in St. Petersburg, Russia. The 2019 Cello Semi-Finalists are: VC Young...

Cellist & Composer David Popper Born On This Day in 1843 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bohemian cellist and composer David Popper was born on this day in 1843 – 176 years ago. A student of Julius Goltermann, his signature works...

Today is German-Canadian Cellist Johannes Moser’s 40th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Canadian cello virtuoso Johannes Moser’s 40th birthday! A student of cellist David Geringas, Johannes is a former 1st prize winner at the Tchaikovsky...

Today is Cellist VC Artist Kian Soltani’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso, VC Artist Kian Soltani's 27th birthday! Praised as one of the most prodigious young concert artists to emerge in recent years,...

Prizes Awarded at California’s Mondavi Young Artists Competition

19-year-old American cellist Sterling Elliott has been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition - in Davis, California, United States. A...

Today is Norwegian Cellist Truls Mørk’s 58th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian cello virtuoso Truls Mørk's 58th birthday! A student of Natalia Shakhovskaya, Mr. Mørk is a former prize winner at the Tchaikovsky, Naumburg...

VERY SAD NEWS | Chinese-American Cellist Timothy Landauer Has Died – Aged 56 [RIP]

Chinese-born American cellist Timothy Landauer has passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer - aged 56.   A graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory and 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...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – 7 Years Old [1962]

Incredible 1962 archival footage of the then 7-year-old cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Jean-Baptiste Bréval’s Concertino No. 3 in A Major - accompanied by sister...

Cello Virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American cello virtuoso Gregor Piatigorskywas born on this day in 1903 – 116 years ago. Dying in 1976, Maestro Piatigorsky served as Principal Cellist...

Today is British Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber’s 68th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 68th birthday! A student of Pierre Fournier, he has premiered a number of important works including Cello Concertos...

Today is VC Young Artist Cellist Zlatomir Fung’s 20th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist, VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung’s 20th birthday. A student of Richard Aaron and Timothy Eddy at The Juilliard School, Zlatomir is a former 1st prize winner at...

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma To Be Awarded Dartmouth College Honorary Doctorate

Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire, United States has today announced that superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be awarded a 2019 Honorary Doctorate Degree from...

SAD NEWS | Ukrainian-Born Canadian Cellist Vladimir Orloff Has Died – Aged 90 [RIP]

Ukrainian-born Canadian cellist and educator Vladimir Orloff has passed away - aged 90.   A graduate of the Bucharest Conservatory, Mr Orloff was a former 1st...

OUT NOW | Cellist Christoph Croisé’s New CD: ‘Haydn Vivaldi’ [LISTEN]

Avie Records has this month announced the release of Swiss cellist Christoph Croisé's new album: Haydn Vivaldi. Recorded with violinist Sherniyaz Mussakhan and the Eurasian...

Prizes Awarded at England’s Windsor Festival International String Competition

22 year old cellist, Jonathan Swensen from Denmark has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 7th Windsor Festival International String Competition –...

Russian Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was Born On This Day in 1927 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich was born on this day in 1927 – 92 years ago. Passing away in 2007, Mr Rostropovich is...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – Live from University of Michigan’s University Musical Society

VC recently caught up with superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover — direct from the University of Michigan's University Musical Society.     View this...

Cellist Amit Peled ‘Bach Suites : Casals Cello’ CD Winners Announced!

Are the winners are in!   The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed CD copy of Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled‘s...

SAD NEWS | Celebrated American Cellist George Neikrug Has Died – Aged 100 [RIP]

American cellist George Neikrug has passed away - aged 100. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Demetrius Constantine Dounis, throughout his seven decade career, Mr...

Prizes Awarded at Australia’s Queensland Symphony Young Instrumentalist Competition

12-year-old Australian cellist Ho-Se Kim has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Queensland Symphony Orchestra Young Instrumentalist Competition – in Brisbane, Australia. A...

American Cellist David Soyer Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American cellist David Soyer died on this day in 2010 - one day after his 87th birthday. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Pablo Casals,...

American Cellist David Soyer Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American cellist David Soyer was born on this day in 1923. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Pablo Casals, Mr Soyer was a founding member...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Cellist Zlatomir Fung – 14-Years-Old [2014]

Incredible 2014 archival performance of the then 14-year-old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung performing Bach's Solo Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major. This week, the...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Cellist Gautier Capuçon – Live from New York’s Lincoln Center [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with superstar French cellist Gautier Capuçon for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Lincoln Center, in New York City.     View...

Today is Cellist VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna’s 27th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belarusian cellist, VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna’s 27th birthday. A student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy, Ivan is a former major...