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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...

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

Hungarian-American cello virtuoso Janos Starker was born on this day in 1924 – 93 years ago. Maestro Starker was a former Principal Cellist of the...

MANIC MONDAY | Introducing the Marionette Puppet Cellist … [WOW]

Meet Hungarian-born Irish-based street puppeteer, Ettenoiram …. and his marionette cellist friend … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CtNd56JSkk&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ETTENOIRAM | THE BEATLES | SHE LOVES YOU | CELLO MARIONETTE

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...

VC MASTERCLASS | Tamas Varga – Brahms’ 2nd Symphony Cello Audition [LEARN]

Vienna Philharmonic’s Principal Cellist Tamas Varga works us through a cello audition masterclass on Brahms' 2nd Symphony. Recorded at New York’s Carnegie Hall – with student Clara Abel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjHIHz86fKU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 TAMÁS...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | “The Swan Prelude” – Bach’s Cello ‘Prelude’ Meets Saint-Saens’ ‘Swan’ [VIDEO]

Eclectic Italian music ensemble Decostruttori Postmodernisti present 'The Swan Prelude' - Bach's 'Prelude' from the 1st Solo Cello Suite combined with Saint-Saens' 'The Swan' .... arranged for...

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...

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...

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...

Finalists Announced at Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition

The 12 Finalists have been announced at the 2017 inaugural Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition, in Brussels, Belgium. The 2017 Finalists are: Santiago Cañón-Valencia (21,...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition

The 24 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2017 inaugural Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition, in Brussels, Belgium. The 2017 Semi-Finalists are: Thomas-Michael Auner (Austria) ...

SAD NEWS | Gabrieli String Quartet Cellist Keith Harvey Has Died [RIP]

British cellist Keith Harvey has passed away - aged 78. He served as a former Principal Cellist with the London Philharmonic and the English Chamber...

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...

Thomastik-Infeld Versum Solo Cello String Pack Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a Thomastik-Infeld cello soloist twin set string pack. Designed with a...

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)

Thomastik Announce Launch of New Solo Cello Strings

Thomastik-Infeld Vienna has today announced at the Messe Frankfurt musical trade fair, in Germany, the launch of the new Versum Solo Cello A &...

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...

Jury Announced for Belgium’s Inaugural Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition

The 16 jury members for the 2017 Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition have today been announced. The 2017 cello jury will comprise: Gautier Capuçon Marta Casals...

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...
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