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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Promotes New Concertmaster

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of American violinist Stefani Matsuo (nee Collins) as its new Concertmaster - effective from the...

AUDITION | Kansas City Symphony – ‘Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Kansas City Symphony Orchestra in Kansas City, United States, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by October 1st, 2019. For...

VC Artist Josef Špaček To Step Down As Concertmaster of Czech Philharmonic

The Czech Philharmonic, in Prague, Czech Republic has this week announced that Concertmaster, VC Artist Josef Špaček will step down from the role -...

Connecticut’s Norwalk Symphony Announces New Concertmaster

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, in Norwalk, Connecticut, United States has this week announced the appointment of violinist Krzysztof Kuznik as its new Concertmaster. A graduate of the...

Oregon’s Eugene Symphony Orchestra Announces New Concertmaster

The Eugene Symphony Orchestra, in Eugene, Oregon, United States has this week announced the appointment of violinist Jenny Estrin as its new Concertmaster. A graduate of the...

VC Artist Nikki Chooi Appointed New Buffalo Philharmonic Concertmaster

The Buffalo Philharmonic, in Buffalo, New York, has today announced the appointment of Canadian-born violinist, VC Artist Nikki Chooi as its new Concertmaster -...

Today is Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim’s 56th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist David Kim’s 56th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, he is a former prize...

AUDITION | Chamber Orchestra of Europe – ‘Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe in London, England is currently accepting applications for the Concertmaster position. Applications to be received by July 1st, 2019. For further details, visit:...

Israel Philharmonic Appoints New 27-Year-Old Concertmaster from Within

The Israel Philharmonic, in Tel Aviv, Israel, has today announced the appointment of 27-year-old Moldavian-born violinist Dumitru Pocitari as its new Concertmaster - effective...

Concertmaster Gerhart Hetzel Born On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Former Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic First Concertmaster Gerhart Hetzel was born on this day in 1940. A protege of Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Mr Hetzel is remembered...

Houston Symphony Announces New Concertmaster After 3 Year Search

The Houston Symphony, in Houston, Texas, United States has today announced the appointment of South Korean-born violinist Yoonshin Song as its new Concertmaster -...

Kansas’ Wichita Symphony Orchestra Announces New Concertmaster

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra, in Wichita, Kansas, United States has today announced the appointment of violinist Holly Mulcahy as its new Concertmaster - effective...

AUDITION | Noord Nederlands Orchestra, Groningen, Netherlands – ‘Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Noord Nederlands Orchestra in Groningen, Netherlands is currently accepting applications for the Concertmaster position. Applications to be received by May 14th , 2019. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2K0EoUj

AUDITION | Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Los Angeles – ‘Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, in Los Angeles, is currently accepting applications for a Concertmaster position. Applications to be received by May 24th, 2019. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2HBoRsq

Concertmaster Timothy Lees To Retire From Cincinnati Due To Ongoing Hand Injury

It has been announced today that Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Emeritus Timothy Lees has retired from the ensemble - due to a persistent and...

Belgium’s Opera Ballet Vlaanderen Announces New 23-Year-Old Concertmaster

Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, in Gent, Belgium has this week announced the appointment of 23-year-old American violinist Kristie Su as its new Concertmaster - effective...

BREAKING | Berlin Philharmonic Announces Appointment of New Concertmaster

The Berlin Philharmonic has today announced the appointment of Polish-born violinist Krzysztof Polonek as its new Concertmaster. A graduate of the Berlin University of the...

BREAKING | VC Artist Fedor Rudin Appointed Concertmaster of Vienna State Opera & Philharmonic

It has been announced today that 26-year-old French-Russian VC Artist Fedor Rudin has been appointment to a Concertmaster position of the Vienna State Opera...

AUDITION | La Monnaie De Munt Symphony, Brussels – ‘Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The La Monnaie De Munt Symphony, in Brussels, Belgium is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by May 5th, 2019. For...

Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster William Preucil Fired Over Sexual Assault Allegations

The Cleveland Orchestra has today announced Concertmaster William Preucil and trombonist Massimo La Rosa have been terminated from the orchestra - following an independent...

Canada’s Kingston Symphony Orchestra Announces New Concertmaster

The Kingston Symphony Orchestra, in Ontario, Canada has today announced 29-year-old Canadian violinist Yolanda Bruno as its new Concertmaster. A graduate of McGill University and London's...

Harassment Complaint Filed Against Baltimore Symphony Concertmaster

It has been reported this week that a sexual harassment complaint has been filed by a member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra against the ensemble's...

SAD NEWS | Former Chicago Symphony Concertmaster Rubén D’Artagnan González Has Died – Aged 79 [RIP]

Argentinian–American violinist and conductor Rubén D’Artagnan González has passed away - aged 79. A student of Salomon Baron and Riccardo Brengola, he served as Concertmaster of the Chicago...

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Announces New Concertmaster

The Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States has today announced the appointment of 34-year-old American violinist Celeste Golden Boyer as its new Concertmaster. A graduate of...

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Announce New Concertmaster

The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, in Munich, Germany, has this week announced the appointment of 27-year-old German violinist Thomas Reif as its new 1st Concertmaster - effective November...

AUDITION | RTÉ National Symphony, Ireland – ‘Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, in Dublin, Ireland is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2uxdYPW

Cincinnati Symphony Concertmaster To Step Down Due to Ongoing Injury

American violinist Timothy Lees has today announced that he will step down as Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at the end of the current...

Michigan’s Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Announces New Concertmaster

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, in Michigan, United States, has this week announced the appointment of violinist Jun-Ching Lin as its new Concertmaster. A graduate of the Curtis Institute...

Indianapolis Symphony Concertmaster Zach De Pue Announces Abrupt Resignation

It has just been announced this week that American violinist Zachary De Pue will step down from his role as Concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra...

Boston Lyric Opera Promotes New Concertmaster from Within

The Boston Lyric Opera has today announced the appointment of violinist Annie Rabbat as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School...

SAD NEWS | Veteran Mariinsky Orchestra Concertmaster Yuri Zagorodnyuk Has Died

Legendary Russian Concertmaster Yuri Zagorodnyuk has passed away. A graduate of the Leningrad Conservatory, where he studied with Mikhail Vaiman, Mr Zagorodnyuk had served as Concertmaster...

Seattle Symphony Announces New Concertmaster After 3-Year Search

The Seattle Symphony has this week announced the appointment of 34-year-old American violinist Noah Geller as its new Concertmaster - effective from September of...

AUDITION | Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Switzerland – ‘2nd Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Tonhalle Orchester Zürich is currently accepting applications for the ‘2nd Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by July 17th, 2018. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2HQUTB9

SAD NEWS | Former Concertgebouw Orchestra Concertmaster Herman Krebbers Has Died [RIP]

Acclaimed Dutch violinist and pedagogue Herman Krebbers has passed away - aged 94. A student of Oscar Back, Mr Krebbers served as Concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw...

Berlin State Opera Orchestra Announces New 26-Year-Old 1st Concertmaster

The Staatskapelle Berlin has today announced the appointment of 26-year-old Jiyoon Lee as its new tenured 1st Concertmaster. A graduate of the Korean National University of...

California’s Pacific Symphony Announces New Concertmaster

The Pacific Symphony, in Orange County, California, has today announced the appointment of violinist Dennis Kim as its new concertmaster - effective from September of...

The Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra Announces New Concertmaster

The Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 32-year-old South Korean violinist Ji-Yoon Park as its new concertmaster. A graduate of the Paris...

AUDITION | National Orchestra of Belgium, Belgium – ‘Concertmaster’ Position

The National Orchestra of Belgium is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by April 15th, 2018. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2riu2pH  

VERY SAD NEWS | Staatskapelle Berlin Concertmaster Axel Wilczok Has Died [RIP]

German violinist and pedagogue Axel Wilczok has passed away from cancer - aged 66. A graduate of Moscow's Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Hochschule für Musik...

New York’s Metropolitan Opera Appoint New Concertmaster

The Metropolitan Opera, in New York City, has today announced the appointment of 38 year old American-Canadian violinist Benjamin Bowman as their new Co-Concertmaster...

AUDITION | Cleveland Orchestra, USA – ‘Assistant Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Cleveland Orchestra is currently accepting applications for an ‘Assistant Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by January 5th, 2018. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2BdEuCP

AUDITION | Vancouver Symphony, Canada – ‘Associate Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Vancouver Symphony is currently accepting applications for an ‘Associate Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by December 22nd, 2017. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2zcUG5q

SAD NEWS | Madrid’s Royal Conservatory of Music Violin Professor Victor Martin Has Died

French-born Spanish violinist Victor Martin has passed away - aged 76. He served as long-term Concertmaster of the National Orchestra of Spain - and as 1st...

Ohio’s Akron Symphony Orchestra Announce New Concertmaster

The Akron Symphony, in Akron, Ohio, United States has announced the appointment of New York-based violinist Tallie Brunfelt as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of...

MEET THE PROS | Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, David Kim – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, Mr David Kim – at the 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival in Vail, Colorado, USA. We sat...

Santo Domingo Symphony Concertmaster Pavle Vujcic has Died

Serbian-born Dominican violinist Pavle Vujcic has passed away - aged 64. A graduate of the Belgrade Academy of Fine Arts, he served as the long-time...

AUDITION | Tonhalle Orchester Zürich – ‘Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Tonhalle Orchester Zürich is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by October 10th, 2017. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/1jf4G0H    

AUDITION | Swedish Radio Symphony – ‘Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Swedish Radio Symphony is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by August 16th, 2017. For further details, visit: http://t.sr.se/1OQWQGU  

Ohio’s Columbus Symphony Orchestra Announce New Concertmaster

The Columbus Symphony has today announced the appointment of American violinist Joanna Frankel as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where she...

New York’s Metropolitan Opera Announce New Concertmaster

The Metropolitan Opera, in New York has today announced the appointment of 38 year old American-Canadian violinist Benjamin Bowman as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of...