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Quatuor Tchalik Awarded 1st Prize at Salzburg’s International Mozart String Quartet Comp

The Madrid-based Quatuor Tchalik has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 International Mozart String Quartet Competition – in Salzburg, Austria. Students of Günter Pichler at the Escuela...

Milwaukee-Based Fine Arts String Quartet Announce New Cello Replacement

The Milwaukee-based Fine Arts Quartet has today announced the appointment of German cellist Niklas Schmidt to their ensemble.  A former member of the Trio Fontenay, Niklas...

VC LIVE | VC Takeover – VC Artists Attacca Quartet, Live from ‘The Crypt Sessions’ [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … VC Artists Attacca Quartet for a Facebook Livestream with their fans...

Applications Open for 2018 Pre-College Saint Paul String Quartet Competition [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2018 Saint Paul String Quartet Competition – to be held on April 14th, 2018 in Minnesota, United States. Open to United...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist David Harrington – “My Most Cherished Experiences with the Kronos Quartet” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with legendary Kronos Quartet violinist, Mr David Harrington. In a VC-exclusive blog, David shares ten of his most cherished experiences with...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artists Dover Quartet – ‘Our Biggest Lessons Learnt Outside of School’ – [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Philadelphia-based VC Artists Dover Quartet. In a VC-exclusive blog, Dover cellist Camden Shaw discusses some of the...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Norman Fischer – “Importance of New Music During a Student’s Formative Years” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Susan Jansen from the United States was keen to know: "How important is it for students to study new music...

VC LIVE | Violinist Lara St John – VC Takeover, Live from Wolf Trap [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … Canadian violinist Lara St John for a Facebook Livestream with...

ASK THE PROS | Violist James Dunham – “What Does Chamber Music Really Do For a Student’s Playing?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Sabrina Young from the United States was keen to know: "How important really is chamber music? What does it really do...

Applications Open for 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 8th 2018 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition – to be held in Melbourne, Australia from the 1st–8th July, 2018. Open...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Boccherini Trio – Beethoven’s String Trio No. 1, 2017 [VIDEO]

The Berlin-based Boccherini Trio, comprising violinist VC Young Artist Suyeon Kang, violist Vicki Powell and cellist Paolo Bonomini, performing the 'Allegro con Brio' from Beethoven's...

PartPlay.co.uk Annual Subscription Winners Announced! [CONGRATS]

And the winners are in! The following 10 lucky VC members will each be receiving a PartPlay.co.uk annual subscription. The new web platform allows musicians at...

Prizes Awarded at Michigan’s $100,000 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition

The Moscow-based fusion quartet ‘Russian Renaissance’ has been awarded the US $100,000 Grand Prize at the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Music Competition - in Ann...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 10 PartPlay.co.uk Chamber Music Companion Subscriptions [ENTER]

The Violin Channel is this week giving away 10 annual subscriptions to the revolutionary new online chamber music companion, PartPlay.co.uk. The new web platform allows...

VC ARTISTS | Calidore String Quartet – “Confidence”, “Finesse”, “Intellect” and “Expression”

The New York-based Calidore String Quartet has in recent years firmly established themselves as one of the most celebrated young chamber ensembles to emerge internationally - praised for...

Applications Open for 2017 $100,000 M-Prize Chamber Music Comp

Applications are now open for the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition - to be held in Ann Arbor, United States from May 1st -...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Julian Schwarz: ‘The Art of Playing in a Duo’ [BLOG]

COLORADO, USA ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki - who were recently awarded 1st prize at...

VC WEB BLOG | Goldmund Quartet – “Schoenfeld Comp: Really Helped Our Career” [BLOG]

HARBIN, CHINA – With the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition reaching its final stages in Harbin, China, The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Boulder International Chamber Music Competition

The 24 duos candidates have today been announced at the 2016 Boulder International Chamber Music Competition - to be held in Boulder, Colorado - from November 3rd...

University of Michigan Announce New Chamber Music Department Head

The University of Michigan School of Music has today announced the appointment of American violinist and violist, Matt Albert as their new Department of...

BREAKING | VC ‘Artists’ Ray Chen and Noah Bendix-Balgley Form New String Ensemble

An exciting new chamber music string collective has been unveiled today, called ‘Made in Berlin’ - featuring violinists, VC ‘Artists’ Ray Chen and Noah...

University of Michigan Announce New $100,000 Chamber Music Comp

The University of Michigan School of Music has announced the launch of a new international chamber music competition - with the 1st placed ensemble...

Semi-Finalists Announced at Michael Hill Competition – Including 2 VC ‘Young Artists’

The six Round 3 Semi-Finalists, have just minutes ago, been announced at the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, in Queenstown, New Zealand –...

China’s Amber Quartet Claims Asia-Pacific Gold

The Chinese-based Amber Quartet has been awarded 1st prize at the Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition, in Melbourne, Austrlia Formed in 2007, at the Central Conservatory...