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Hungarian Cello Virtuoso Janos Starker Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-American cello virtuoso Janos Starker was born on this day in 1924 – 94 years ago. Maestro Starker served as a former principal cellist of...

Prizes Awarded at Hamburg’s Tonali International Cello Competition [360° VIDEO]

21 year old German cellist Sebastian Fritsch has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Tonali Competition, in Hamburg, Germany. A student of Jean-Guihen Queyras at...

Applications Open for Korea’s 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition – to be held in Tongyeong, South Korea from the 28th of October to the...

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...

Candidates Announced for Harbin’s 2018 Schoenfeld International String Competition

The opening-round violin, cello and chamber music candidates have been announced for the 2018 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition – to be held in...

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...

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...

OUT NOW | Cellist Amit Peled’s New Album: ‘To Brahms with Love, From the Cello of Pablo Casals’ [LISTEN]

CAP Records has today announced the release of Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled's new album: To Brahms with Love, From the Cello of Pablo Casals. Recorded with pianist...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ [2016]

Impressive 1st prize winning performance of the then 17-year-old British VC Young Artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason performing Shostakovich's 1st Cello Concerto - in the Final...

Candidates Announced for Armenia’s 2018 Khachaturian International Cello Competition

The 16 candidates have been announced for the 2018 14th Khachaturian International Cello Competition - to be held in Yerevan, Armenia from the 6th to the...

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 -...

Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major Premiered On This Day in 1962 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Joseph Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major premiered on this day in 1962. The first performance was given by Czech virtuoso Miloš...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at USA’s 2018 Stulberg International String Competition

15-year-old violinist Charlotte Marckx from the United States has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Stulberg International String Competition – at the Western Michigan University...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at USA’s 2018 Stulberg International String Competition

The 6 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 43rd Stulberg International String Competition – at the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The...

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...

Semi-Finalists Announced for USA’s 2018 Stulberg International String Competition

The 12 semi-finalists have been announced for the 2018 43rd Stulberg International String Competition – to be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA from the 17th to...

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...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major … on a Glass Cello [WHOA]

Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Bob Cafaro performing the Courante from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major ... on a glass cello .... Glass instrument made...

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...

OUT NOW | British Cellist Laura van der Heijden’s Debut Album: ‘1948’ [LISTEN]

Champs Hill Records has announced the release of 20-year-old British cellist, Laura van der Heijden’s debut album 1948 – featuring Prokofiev's Cello Sonata in C Major, plus...

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...

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...

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...

Candidates Announced for Berlin’s 2018 Anton Rubinstein International Cello Comp

The 20 final round candidates have today been announced for the 2018 Anton Rubinstein International Cello Competition - to be held in Berlin, from...

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...

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra, United Kingdom – ‘Tutti Cello’ [APPLY]

The London Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for 'Tutti Cello’ positions. Applications to be received by March 23rd, 2018. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2FApz4o

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...

Candidates Announced for Finland’s 2018 Paulo Cello Comp – Inc VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung

The 26 opening round candidates have today been announced for the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition – to be held from the 14th to...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | Cello Pedagogue Amit Peled – ‘The First Hour – A Cellist’s Daily Technical Regimen’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Peabody Institute faculty member, Israeli-American cellist, Mr Amit Peled. In a VC-exclusive blog, Amit discusses the inspiration behind his...

Prokofiev‘s ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ Cello Concerto Premiered on this Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev‘s 'Sinfonia Concertante' Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 58 premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was given by Alexander Melik-Pashayev...