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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...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 19-year-old American cello virtuoso, VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung - in New York City. We sat the Enescu, Schoenfeld...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Detroit’s 2019 Sphinx Competition

19-year-old cellist Sterling Elliott from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the Senior Division of the 2019 22nd Annual Sphinx Competition –...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Detroit’s 2019 Junior Sphinx Competition

17-year-old American cellist Nygel Witherspoon has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize in the Junior Division of the 2019 22nd Annual Sphinx Competition – in...

Today Is American Cellist Lynn Harrell’s 75th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist Lynn Harrell's 75th 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 – 74 years ago. Passing away in 1987, aged just 42, she is remembered...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist James Baik – Walgreens National Concerto Competition Grand Prize [2018]

17-year-old American cellist James Baik's Grand Prize winning performance in the Final of the 2018 Annual Walgreens National Concerto Competition. Recorded live on the 29th December, 2018 - at Bennett-Gordon...

Cello Prizes Awarded at Germany’s Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Competition

22-year-old German cellist Sebastian Fritsch has been awarded 1st prize in the cello division of the 2019 Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Music Competition -...

VC DESERTED ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British cellist and Principal of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Mr Julian Lloyd Webber – for a fun game of VC...

SAD NEWS | Israeli-Born Cellist Uzi Weisel Has Died – Aged 92 [RIP]

Israeli-born cellist and pedagogue Uzi Weisel has passed away - aged 92. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Felix Salmond and...

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 – 96 years ago. Dying in 1997, Maestro Shafran is remembered as one of the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Cellist Mischa Maisky – Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 2 [1991]

Incredible 1991 archival performance of Soviet-born Israeli cello virtuoso Mischa Maisky performing Bach’s Solo Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor. Maestro Maisky this week...

Prizes Awarded at Poland’s Krzysztof Penderecki International Cello Competition

20-year-old Hayoung Choi from South Korea has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Krzysztof Penderecki International Cello Competition - in Kraków, Poland. A graduate of the Purcell...

Today is Soviet-Born Israeli Cellist Mischa Maisky’s 71st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born Israeli cellist Mischa Maisky’s 71st birthday. A student of Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky, he is widely regarded as one of the...

Famed 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...

1st Prize Awarded at New York’s 2019 ‘Getting to Carnegie’ Competition

21-year-old Australian cellist Rachel Siu has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 5th ‘Getting to Carnegie’ Competition - at Carnegie Hall, in New...

Today is Cellist, VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German cellist, VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner's 30th 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’ 60th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Steven Isserlis' 60th birthday. A protege of Daniil Shafran, Steven is widely respected as one of today’s eminent cello virtuosi. An...

21-Year-Old Cellist Oliver Herbert to Join Opus 3 Management Roster

It has been announced that 21-year-old American cellist Oliver Herbert will join the roster of Opus 3 Artists New York - for global general management. A...

Today is Cellist VC Young Artist Brannon Cho’s 24th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is cellist, VC Young Artist Brannon Cho’s 24th birthday! A graduate of Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, where he studied with Hans Jørgen Jensen, and current Artist Diploma...

Today is American Cellist David Finckel’s 67th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist David Finckel’s 67th birthday. He served as a long-time member of the famed Emerson String Quartet from 1979 to 2013 - and currently...

Cellist Clara Kim Appointed to Juilliard School Cello Teaching Faculty

The Juilliard School, in New York, has announced the appointment of South-Korean-born cellist Clara Kim to its cello teaching faculty. A graduate of The Juilliard...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Santiago Cañón Valencia – ‘Gisborne Comp: Amazing Overall Experience’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Gisborne International Music Competition drawing to a dramatic climax this weekend, VC recently caught up with a number of former 1st prize winners,...

London’s Royal Opera House Announces New Joint-Principal Cellist

The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden has this week announced the appointment of British cellist Tim Hugh as its new Joint-Principal Cellist - effective...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – World War One Armistice Ceremony, Paris [2018]

American cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach's Sarabande from the 5th Solo Suite in C Minor - at the centenary ceremony of the World War One...

VC Young Artist Santiago Cañón Valencia Awarded 2018 Jànos Starker Prize

The Jànos Starker Foundation has this week announced 23-year-old cellist, VC Young Artist Santiago Cañón Valencia from Colombia as the recipient of the 2018 Starker Foundation Award. Presented annually...

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 Frans Helmerson – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Swedish cellist and cello pedagogue Mr Frans Helmerson. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Zlatomir Fung, 19 – Enescu & Schoenfeld International Cello Comp 1st Prize Winner

19-year-old American cellist Zlatomir Fung is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential – praised for his virtuosity,...

Cellist Camille Thomas to Join New York’s Frank Salomon Associates Artist Management Roster

It has been announced this week that Franco-Belgian cellist Camille Thomas has joined the artist management roster of the New York-based Frank Salomon Associates - for North American...

Legendary Cello Teacher Bonnie Hampton to Rejoin San Francisco Conservatory Faculty

The San Francisco Conservatory has this week announced the re-appointment of cello pedagogue and chamber musician Bonnie Hampton to their teaching faculty. Ms Hampton...

Duke University’s Ciompi String Quartet Announce New Cellist

The North Carolina-based Ciompi String Quartet has today announced the appointment of Canadian-born cellist Caroline Stinson to the ensemble. Caroline is a former member of...

Today is French Cellist Gautier Capuçon’s 37th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French cellist Gautier Capuçon's 37th birthday! A protégé of Annie Cochet-Zakine, Philippe Muller and Heinrich Schiff, Gautier today performs regularly as a soloist with...

SAD NEWS | Romanian-Born Cellist & Teacher Nicolae Sarpe Has Died – Aged 81 [RIP]

Romanian-born cellist and pedagogue Nicolae Sarpe has passed away - aged 81. Throughout his 6 decade career, he served as principal cellist with the George...

VC ARTIST | Kian Soltani, 26 – Janigro, Davidof & Paulo International Cello Comp 1st Prizes

26 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...

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...

VC ARTIST | Edgar Moreau, 24 – Tchaikovsky Comp & Young Concert Artists Major Prizes

24-year-old French cello virtuoso, Edgar Moreau is quickly building an international reputation as one of the most captivating young concert soloists to emerge in recent years. A graduate...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Christoph Croisé – ‘Schoenfeld Comp Was a Huge Opportunity For Me’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International Cello Competition reaching its final stages in in Harbin, China, this week, VC recently caught up with a number...

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...

BREAKING | Legendary Yale Cello Teacher Aldo Parisot Has Retired – After 60 Years On Faculty

It has been announced today that 99-year-old legendary Brazilian-born American cello pedagogue Aldo Parisot has officially retired from his position at the Yale School of...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Evangeline Benedetti – Paganini’s ‘Moses Variations’ [LEARN]

American cellist Evangeline Benedetti works us through Paganini's 'Moses Variations'. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student cellist Eli Levi– as part of the iClassical Academy‘s newly-launched...

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...