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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...

Prizes Awarded at San Francisco’s Klein International String Competition

18 year old cellist Jeremy Tai from the United States has been awarded 1st prize at the 32nd Annual 2017 Irving M. Klein International String...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Santiago Canon-Valencia – Queen Elisabeth Cello Comp 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

21 year old Santiago Cañón-Valencia from Colombia’s 3rd prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition. Recorded live with...

Today is VC Artist Cellist Kian Soltani’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso Kian Soltani's 25th birthday! Praised as one of the most prodigious young concert artists to emerge in recent years,...

Cleveland’s Cavani String Quartet Announce Cellist Switch-Out

The Cleveland-based Cavani String Quartet has today announced the appointment of cellist Si-Yan Darren Li to the ensemble. A graduate of The Juilliard School and...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Cellist & Composer Joshua Roman – “Riding Light” for Solo Cello [NEW]

American cellist and composer Joshua Roman performing his original 11 minute composition "Riding Light" for Solo Cello. Recorded on May 3rd, 2017 in New York...

VC Young Artist Jonathan Roozeman to Join Harrison Parrott Management Roster

It has been announced today that 19 year old Finnish/Dutch VC Young Artist Jonathan Roozeman will join the roster of Harrison Parrott, in London -...

SAD NEWS | Acclaimed Russian Cellist and Pedagogue Natalia Shakhovskaya has Died

Russian cellist Natalia Shakhovskaya has passed away - aged 82. A protégé of Semon Kosolupov and Mstislav Rostropovich, Ms Shakhovskaya is a former 1st prize winner...

SAD NEWS | British Cellist Olga Hegedus Has Passed Away – Aged 96

British cellist Olga Hegedus has died - aged 96. She served as long-term Co-Principal cellist with the English Chamber Orchestra. In 1981, Ms Hegedus was one...

Today is Norwegian Cellist Truls Mørk’s 56th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian cello virtuoso Truls Mørk's 56th birthday! A student of Natalia Shakhovskaya, Mr. Mørk is a former prize winner at the Tchaikovsky, Naumburg...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Cellist Alisa Weilerstein [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist Alisa Weilerstein at the 92nd Street Y in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with her fans.

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 – 114 years ago. Maestro Piatigorsky served as principal cellist of the...

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber’s 65th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 65th birthday! A student of Pierre Fournier, Mr Lloyd Webber has premiered a number of important works including Cello...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Cellist Nathan Chan – Debussy “La Mer” on La Mer [KOOKY]

YouTube sensation, cellist Nathan Chan performing an excerpt from Debussy's "La Mer" .... on la mer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa7cPYZ_Gg&showinfo=0&autohide=1 NATHAN CHAN | DEBUSSY | LA MER (CELLO EXCERPT)

Cellist Steven Isserlis Awarded €25,000 Dresden Festival ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Award

It has been announced today that British cellist Steven Isserlis has been awarded the €25,000 2017 'Glashütte Original Music Festival Award'. Presented annually since 2004...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cello Pedagogue Amit Peled – Bach ‘Cello Suite No. 6, Prelude’ [LEARN]

Acclaimed Israeli-American cello pedagogue Amit Peled works us through the 'Prelude' from Bach's Solo Cello Suite No. 6. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition with student...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner – Schumann Cello Concerto, 2011 [VIDEO]

2011 archival footage of the then 22 year old VC Artist, cellist Benedict Kloeckner performing Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor - unconducted with the...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – 2016 BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’

17 year old British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A junior scholarship student of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich – Elgar Cello Concerto, 2016 [VIDEO]

German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor - with conductor Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic. Recorded live on 1st September...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist VC Artist Kian Soltani – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Persian-Austrian cellist, VC Artist Kian Soltani. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions...
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