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Today is American Cellist David Finckel’s 66th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist David Finckel’s 66th birthday. He served as cellist with the Emerson String Quartet from 1979 to 2013 - and currently serves as...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artists Dover Quartet – ‘Our Biggest Lessons Learnt Outside of School’ – [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Philadelphia-based VC Artists Dover Quartet. In a VC-exclusive blog, Dover cellist Camden Shaw discusses some of the...

VERY SAD NEWS | Austrian Cellist and New Music Advocate Wolfgang Zamastil Has Died – Aged 36

Austrian cellist, composer and producer Wolfgang Zamastil has passed away, following a two year battle with pancreatic cancer - aged just 36. He was a...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Jacqueline du Pré – Dvorak Cello Concerto, Barenboim, 1968 [NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED]

Incredible recently rediscovered 1968 video recording of legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pré performing the Dvorak Cello Concerto - with conductor Daniel Barenboim and...

VC WEB BLOG | American Cellist & Pedagogue Phyllis Young – In Memoriam (1925-2017) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with University of Idaho Cello Professor Miranda Wilson, former doctoral student of American cello pedagogue Phyllis Young – who passed away earlier this...

Butler School of Music Cello Pedagogue Phyllis Young Has Died – Aged 92

American cellist Phyllis Young has passed away - aged 92. A graduate of the University of Texas Butler School of Music, Paris Conservatory and the...

OUT NOW | ‘CelloMind’ – New Pedagogical Method Book for Cellists [LEARN]

  Ovation Press has this week announced the release of cellists Professor Hans Jørgen Jensen and Dr Minna Rose Chung's new cello method book: 'CelloMind'. The two-part pedagogical method...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Gautier Capuçon – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with French cello virtuoso, Gautier Capuçon – whilst on tour in the US with the China NCPA Orchestra. We sat him...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Aurélien Pascal, 22 – Queen Elisabeth, Paulo & Feuermann International Cello Comp Prizes

22 year old French cellist Aurélien Pascal is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Frans Helmerson and Gary Hoffman at...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna – Haydn Cello Concerto in C, 14 Years Old [2006]

2006 archival footage of the then 14 year old VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna performing Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major -...

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...

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...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ivan Karizna, 25 – Tchaikovsky & Queen Elisabeth International Cello Comp Prizes

25 year old Belarusian cellist Ivan Karizna is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy,...

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...

VERY SAD NEWS | Swiss Classical and Jazz Cellist Daniel Pezzotti Has Died – Aged 55

Swiss classical and jazz cellist Daniel Pezzotti has passed away from a long-term serious illness - aged 55. A graduate of the Zurich Conservatoire, where he...

Prizes Awarded at Turkey’s Benyamin Sönmez International Cello Competition

28 year old Russian cellist Rustem Khamidullin has been awarded 1st prize at the 2nd 2017 Benyamin Sönmez International Cello Competition - in Fethiye,...

VC WEB BLOG | New Music Advocate Fred Sherry – “Commissioning New Music Dos and Don’ts” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music cello pedagogue and new music advocate, Mr Fred Sherry. In a VC-exclusive...

Today is French Cellist Gautier Capuçon’s 36th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French cellist Gautier Capuçon's 36th birthday! A protégé of Annie Cochet-Zakine, Philippe Muller and Heinrich Schiff, Gautier today performs regularly as a soloist with...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Tanya Anisimova – ‘Homage to Janos Starker’ For Solo Cello [NEW]

Russian cellist and composer Tanya Anisimova performing her own original work for solo cello, entitled 'Homage to Janos Starker'. Premiered in 2013 in Virginia, United States,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Christoph Croisé – Britten Cello Sonata, 2016 [VIDEO]

23 year old French cellist Christoph Croisé performing Benjamin Britten's Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 65 - with collaborative pianist Oxana Shevchenko. Recorded live on...

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 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...

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

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

SAD NEWS | Astor Piazzolla’s Tango Cellist José Bragato Has Passed Away – Aged 101

Italian-born Argentinian cellist, composer and arranger José Bragato has passed away - aged 101. He served as Principal Cellist with the Colón Theatre in Buenos...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Natasha Brofsky – ‘Developing a Great Performance Presence’ [ADVICE]

VC member Victoria Tsai from the United States was keen to know how to improve her stage performance presence. We threw Victoria’s question over to acclaimed American cellist, Ms Natasha...

Birmingham Conservatoire Announce New Appointment to Cello Teaching Faculty

The Birmingham Conservatoire has today announced the appointment of British cellist Ben Davies to their string department teaching faculty. ‘I am honoured to be invited...

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

French cello virtuoso Pierre Fournier was born on this day in 1906 – 111 years ago. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Johannes Moser – Elgar Cello Concerto, 2017 [VIDEO]

German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Jacek Kaspszyk and Warsaw National Philharmonic. Recorded live on June 2nd, 2017...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – ‘Rococo’, 2013, 14 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 2013 archival footage of the then 14 year old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung performing Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' - with conductor...

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

Today is Cello Virtuoso Johannes Moser’s 38th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Canadian cello virtuoso Johannes Moser’s 38th birthday! A student of Professor David Geringas, Johannes is a former 1st prize winner at the Tchaikovsky...