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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...