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THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – 7 Years Old [1962]

Incredible 1962 archival footage of the then 7-year-old cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Jean-Baptiste Bréval’s Concertino No. 3 in A Major - accompanied by sister...

Cello Virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American cello virtuoso Gregor Piatigorskywas born on this day in 1903 – 116 years ago. Dying in 1976, Maestro Piatigorsky served as Principal Cellist...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – Bach Cello Suite, US-Mexico Border [2019]

Superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing Bach’s 6th Solo Cello Suite live at the US-Mexico border - in protest to the Trump administration's recent immigration...

Today is British Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber’s 68th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 68th birthday! A student of Pierre Fournier, he has premiered a number of important works including Cello Concertos...

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra – ‘Principal Cello’ Position [APPLY]

The London Symphony Orchestra in London, is currently accepting applications for the Principal Cello position. Applications to be received by April 5th, 2019. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2FApz4o

SAD NEWS | Celebrated American Cellist George Neikrug Has Died – Aged 100 [RIP]

American cellist George Neikrug has passed away - aged 100. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Demetrius Constantine Dounis, throughout his seven decade career, Mr...

Prizes Awarded at Australia’s Queensland Symphony Young Instrumentalist Competition

12-year-old Australian cellist Ho-Se Kim has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Queensland Symphony Orchestra Young Instrumentalist Competition – in Brisbane, Australia. A...

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,...

American Cellist David Soyer Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American cellist David Soyer was born on this day in 1923. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Pablo Casals, Mr Soyer was a founding member...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Cellist Zlatomir Fung – 14-Years-Old [2014]

Incredible 2014 archival performance of the then 14-year-old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung performing Bach's Solo Cello Suite No. 6 in D Major. This week, the...

Prokofiev‘s Cello ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ Premiered on this Day in 1952 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev‘s Sinfonia Concertante in E Minor Op. 125 premiered on this day in 1952. The first performance was given by legendary cello virtuoso Mstislav Rostropovich - with...

AUDITION | Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Paris – ‘Co-Principal Cello’ Position [APPLY]

The Chamber Orchestra of Paris, in Paris, is currently accepting applications for the Co-Principal Cello position. Applications to be received by March 29th, 2019. For Further Details, Visit:...

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...

AUDITION | The Halle Orchestra, Manchester, UK – ‘Tutti Cello’ Position [APPLY]

The Halle Orchestra, in Manchester, United Kingdom, is currently accepting applications for a Tutti Cello position. Applications to be received by March 28th, 2019. For further details,...

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 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 | VC Artist Pablo Ferrandez – Tchaikovsky ‘Rococo Variations’ [2019]

VC Artist Pablo Ferrandez performing Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme – with conductor Elim Chan and the Rotterdam Philharmonic. Recorded live on the 20th...

Fundraiser Launched for Revolutionary New Portable Music Stand

A online crowdfunding campaign has this week been launched for a new revolutionary portable music stand - constructed to stick to almost any wall...

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 -...

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...

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 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...

Spanish Cello Virtuoso Pablo Casals Born On This Day in 1876 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish cello virtuoso Pablo Casals was born on this day in 1876 – 142 years ago. Maestro Casals is remembered as one of the finest...

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...

French Cellist Paul Tortelier Died On This Day In 1990 – Aged 76 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French cellist Paul Tortelier died on this day in 1990 – aged 76. Maestro Tortelier is remembered as one of the prominent cellists of the...

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...

Cello Finalists Announced for 2019 ‘Getting to Carnegie Hall’ Competition

The 4 finalists have been announced for the 2019 5th ‘Getting to Carnegie Hall’ Competition, in New York City. The 2019 Finalists are: Cellist, Krystian Chiu ...

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,...

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Variations On a Rococo Theme’ Premiered On This Day in 1877 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' Op. 33 for Cello and Orchestra premiered on this day in 1877. The first performance was given by German virtuoso Wilhelm Fitzenhagen in Moscow...

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...

MANIC MONDAY | Lola & Hauser – Queen’s ‘We Are the Champions’ (Arr. Cello/Piano) [EPIC]

Instagram phenoms Lola Astanova and Hauser present Queen's epic classic We are the Champions ... arranged for piano and cello ...   https://youtu.be/1gJadngAhfk LOLA ASTANOVA & HAUSER |...

2nd Round Candidates Announced at Korea’s 2018 IsangYun Cello Competition

The 9 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition have been announced –  in Tongyeong, South Korea. The 9...

VC LIVE | 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition, Korea [LIVESTREAM]

Watch the 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition live on The Violin Channel - direct for Tongyeong, South Korea.     2018 ISANGYUN INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION 2ND ROUND LIVE FROM...

BREAKING | VC Young Artist Brannon Cho Awarded 1st Prize at Finland’s Paulo Cello Comp

23-year-old VC Young Artist Brannon Cho from the United States has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Paulo International Cello...

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...

Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello Premiered On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto in A Minor Op. 102 for violin, cello and orchestra premiered on this day in 1887 – 131 years ago. The...

Candidates Announced for Finland’s 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition

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

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,...

Today is Chinese-American Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s 63rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma's 63rd birthday! He is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent virtuosi string soloists of all time.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN184Ytzmpc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 YO-YO MA...

Today Is Dutch Cellist Pieter Wispelwey’s 56th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is internationally renowned Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey’s 56th birthday! A student of Paul Katz and William Pleeth, he is widely regarded as one of...

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...

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...