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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Jonathan Roozeman, 20 – Paulo, Cassado & Tchaikovsky Cello Comp Prizes

20 year old Finnish-Dutch cellist Jonathan Roozeman is quickly building an international reputation as a young instrumental soloist of outstanding potential. A student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg...

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

French cello virtuoso Pierre Fournier was born on this day in 1906 – 112 years ago. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is...

SAD NEWS | Bolshoi Symphony Cellist Andrey Demin Has Died – Aged 68 [RIP]

Russian cellist and pedagogue Andrey Demin has died suddenly in Moscow - aged 68. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Natalia Shakhovskaya...

Cellist Gautier Capuçon to Take Extended Break Due to Ongoing Shoulder Injury

It has been announced today that French cellist Gautier Capuçon has been forced to cancel a series of upcoming performances - due to an ongoing...

VERY SAD NEWS | One-Handed Cellist Dominik Połoński Has Died – Aged Just 41 [RIP]

Polish cellist Dominik Połoński has passed away from brain cancer - aged just 41. A graduate of the Lodz Academy of Music and Escuela Superior...

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 – 175 years ago. A student of Julius Goltermann, his signature works...

Today is German-Canadian Cellist Johannes Moser’s 39th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Canadian cello virtuoso Johannes Moser’s 39th birthday! A student of respected cello pedagogue David Geringas, Johannes is a former 1st prize winner at the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | American Cellist Warren Oja … and His New Stand Partner [CUTE]

American cellist Warren Oja performing Bach's 1st Cello Suite ... with the help of his new stand partner ... "This is what she gets for...

Cellist Hee-Young Lim Appointed to Beijing Central Conservatory Teaching Faculty

The Beijing Central Conservatory, in Beijing, China has this week announced the appointment of 30-year-old South Korean cellist, Hee-Young Lim to its teaching faculty. A graduate of the Korean...

Today is Cellist VC Artist Kian Soltani’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso, VC Artist Kian Soltani's 26th birthday! Praised as one of the most prodigious young concert artists to emerge in recent years, Kian...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – Royal Wedding Performance [2018]

19 year old VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s stunning performance of Theresia von Paradis’ Sicilienne, Fauré’s Après un rêve and Schubert’s Ave Maria -...

Cellist Matt Haimovitz to Join New York’s Mannes School of Music Teaching Faculty

The New School’s Mannes School of Music in New York has this week announced the appointment of Israeli-American cellist Matt Haimovitz as its new...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Santiago Cañón–Valencia, 23 – Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition Major Prize Winner

23-year-old Colombian cellist Santiago Cañón-Valencia is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Kronberg Academy, Santiago...

London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Announces New Principal Cellist

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London has today announced the appointment of 38-year-old English cellist Richard Harwood as its new principal cellist. A graduate of the...

Steven Isserlis 92nd Street Y VIP Ticket Giveaway Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 3 lucky VC members will each be receiving a double Steven Isserlis VIP 92Y ticket pack – each...

Today is Norwegian Cellist Truls Mørk’s 57th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian cello virtuoso Truls Mørk's 57th birthday! A student of Natalia Shakhovskaya, Mr. Mørk is a former prize winner at the Tchaikovsky, Naumburg...

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

Russian-born American cello virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky was born on this day in 1903 – 115 years ago. Maestro Piatigorsky served as principal cellist of the...

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber’s 66th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 66th birthday! A student of Pierre Fournier, Mr Lloyd Webber has premiered a number of important works including Cello...

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...

String Category Winner Announced at BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ Awards

18-year-old British cellist, Maxim Calver has been awarded 1st prize in the string category final of the 2018 BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ awards. A...

VC ARTIST | Cellist Benedict Kloeckner – “Really Remarkable, Perfect Playing”

German cello virtuoso Benedict Kloeckner has firmly established an international reputation as one of the new generation's most gifted young string virtuosi - praised by Maestro...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Daniil Shafran & Anton Osetrov – Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Live [1983]

Never-before-uploaded 1983 live audio recording of legendary Russian cellist Daniil Shafran and pianist Anton Osetrov performing Shostakovich's Cello Sonata in D Minor. Recorded live on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Antônio Meneses – Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 1, Live [1993]

Never-before-uploaded 1993 archival performance of Brazilian cellist Antônio Meneses performing Bach’s Solo Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major. Recorded live on the 13th of...

VERY SAD NEWS | Chilingirian Quartet Founding Cellist Philip De Groote Has Died – Aged 68

South African cellist Philip De Groote has passed away - aged 68. He performed with the London-based Chilingirian String Quartet from 1971 until his retirement...

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 – 91 years ago. Passing away in 2007, Mr Rostropovich is...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason ‘Inspiration’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason Inspiration CDs - courtesy...

SAD NEWS | Genre-Crossing Double Bassist Buell Neidlinger Has Died – Aged 82 [RIP]

American classical and jazz double bassist and cellist Buell Neidlinger has passed away from a heart attack – aged 82.  A student of Yale University, Mr Neidlinger...

SAD NEWS | Moscow State University Cello Pedagogue Alla Vasilieva Has Died – Aged 84

Respected Russian cello pedagogue Alla Vasilieva has passed away - aged 84. A former student of Mstislav Rostropovich, she served long term teaching positions on...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Brannon Cho, 23 – Queen Elisabeth, Naumburg and Cassadó International Cello Comp Prizes

23 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...

OUT NOW | Cellist Tanja Tetzlaff’s New Album: ‘Rautavaara: Works for Cello and Piano’ [LISTEN]

Ondine Records has this month announced the release of cellist Tanja Tetzlaff and pianist Gunilla Sussman’s new album: “Rautavaara: Works for Cello and Piano”. The...

Personally-Autographed Cellist Gautier Capuçon ‘Intuition’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press, cellist Gautier Capuçon ‘Intuition’ CD - courtesy of...

Today is American Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum’s 72nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist Ralph Kirshbaum's 72nd birthday. Professor Kirshbaum is a former prize winner at the Cassado and Tchaikovsky International Cello Competitions - and...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Kian Soltani – 2013 Paulo International Cello Comp, 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Archival performance of the then 20 year old Persian-Austrian VC Artist Kian Soltani's 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2013...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Antônio Meneses – Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 3, Live [1993]

Never-before-uploaded 1993 archival performance of Brazilian cellist Antônio Meneses performing Bach’s Solo Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major. Recorded live on the 13th of...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed, Cellist Gautier Capuçon ‘Intuition’ CDs [ENTER TO WIN]

To help celebrate the international release of cello virtuoso Gautier Capuçon’s new album ‘Intuition’, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Warner Classics & Erato...

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,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Daniil Shafran & Anton Osetrov – Franck Cello Sonata, Live Performance [1983]

Never-before-uploaded 1983 live audio recording of legendary Russian cellist Daniil Shafran and pianist Anton Osetrov performing a cello arrangement of César Franck's Violin Sonata...

VC ARTIST | Pablo Ferrández – Tchaikovsky & Paulo International Cello Comp Major Prizes

26 year old Spanish cellist, Pablo Ferrández has in recent years firmly established himself as one of the new generation’s most outstanding young string virtuosi. A graduate...

SAD NEWS | Australian Cellist and Pedagogue Nelson Cooke Has Died – Aged 98

Respected Australian cellist and pedagogue Nelson Cooke has passed - aged 98. A student of Pablo Casals, Mr Cooke held principal positions with the London Symphony Orchestra and...

Milwaukee-Based Fine Arts String Quartet Announce New Cello Replacement

The Milwaukee-based Fine Arts Quartet has today announced the appointment of German cellist Niklas Schmidt to their ensemble.  A former member of the Trio Fontenay, Niklas...

VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason’s Debut Album Hits No. 1 on UK Charts

It has been announced this week that cellist, VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason's debut album 'Inspiration' has hit No. 1 on the UK classical music...

Today is VC Artist Ivan Karizna’s 26th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belarusian cellist, VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna’s 26th birthday. A student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy, Ivan is a former major...

VERY SAD NEWS | British Cellist and Period Instrument Orchestra Founder Caroline Brown Has Died

British period instrument pioneer, cellist Caroline Brown has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer - aged 64. A graduate of London's Royal College of...

Today Is American Cellist Lynn Harrell’s 74th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist Lynn Harrell's 74th birthday! A protege of Leonard Rose and Orlando Cole, Mr Harrell is widely respected as one of the...

Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Born On This Day in 1945 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre was born on this day in 1945 – 73 years ago. Passing away in 1987, aged just 42, she is remembered...

British Cellist Guy Johnston Appointed to Eastman School of Music Teaching Faculty

The Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester has today announced the appointment of 36 year old British cellist Guy Johnston to their...

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein Leaves Decca for New Pentatone Recording Contract

It has been announced today that American cello virtuoso Alisa Weilerstein has signed an exclusive multi-album recording contract with the Dutch-based classical music label...

Legendary Soviet Cellist Daniil Shafran Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet cellist Daniil Shafran was born on this day in 1923 – 95 years ago. Dying in 1997, Maestro Shafran is remembered as one of the...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Bion Tsang – “My Teaching Inspirations …” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Chinese-American cellist, Bion Tsang. In a VC-exclusive blog, the University of Texas - Butler School of Music Head...

Today is Soviet-Born Israeli Cellist Mischa Maisky’s 70th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born Israeli cellist Mischa Maisky’s 70th birthday. A student of Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky, he is widely regarded as one of the...