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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...

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...

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...

Knoxville Symphony Announce New 24 Year Old Concertmaster

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 24 year old American violinist William Shaub as their new Concertmaster - effective immediately....

London Philharmonic Announce New 24 Year Old Co-Leader

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 24 year old American violinist Kevin Lin as their new Co-Leader - effective from...

Ani Kavafian to Step Down as Concertmaster of New Haven Symphony

It has been announced this week that New Haven Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Ani Kavafian is set to step down from the ensemble at the...

SAD NEWS | Former Princeton Symphony Concertmaster Joseph Kovacs Has Died

Hungarian-born American violinist and conductor Joseph Kovacs has passed away - aged 91. A graduate of the Franz Liszt Royal Hungarian Academy of Music, where...

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Promotes New Concertmaster from Within

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, in Canada, has today announced the appointment of British violinist Nicholas Wright as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of London’s Royal College...

SAD NEWS | Former Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Thomas Brandis has Died

German violinist Thomas Brandis has died - aged 81. Mr Brandis served as 1st Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic from 1962 until 1983. He was a...

English Symphony Orchestra Appoint New Concertmaster

The English String Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 34 year old South African-born violin Zoe Beyers as their new Leader - effective immediately. A...

AUDITION | KBS Symphony Orchestra, South Korea – ‘Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The KBS Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by March 18th, 2017. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2lv2Tv8

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Announces New 1st Concertmaster

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra has announced the appointment of German violinist Andreas Buschatz as their new 1st Concertmaster - effective from the commencement of...

AUDITION | Israel Symphony Orchestra, Israel – ‘Co-Concertmaster’ Position

The Israel Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for a ‘Co-Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by December 18th, 2016. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2heWr7h

New Zealand’s Wellington Orchestra Announce New Concertmaster

The Orchestra of Wellington, in New Zealand has today announced the appointment of 27 year old New Zealand violinist Amalia Hall as their new...

VC INTERVIEW | Stephen Tavani – New Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up 24 year old American violinist Stephen Tavani – the newly appointed Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM5EZNZHI3c&showinfo=0&autohide=1 STEPHEN TAVANI & JUHANI LAGERSPATZ...

Madrid’s Spanish National Orchestra Announce New Concertmaster

The Spanish National Orchestra, in Madrid, Spain has today announced the appointment of 32 year old violinist Gjorgi Dimchevski as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of...

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Announce New Concertmaster

The Geneva-based Orchestre de la Suisse Romande has today announced the appointment of 40 year old Bulgarian violinist Svetlin Roussev as their new Concertmaster. A...

Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra Announce New 24 Year Old Concertmaster

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia has today announced the appointment of 24 year old American violinist Stephen Tavani as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of...

Met Concertmaster David Chan Appointed Music Director of New New Jersey Ensemble

The newly-formed Montclair Orchestra, in New Jersey has today announced the appointment of violinist David Chan as their new Music Director - to lead...

AUDITION | Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Norway – ‘Concertmaster’ Position

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by February 19th, 2017. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2eO4g4o

AUDITION | Sydney Symphony, Australia – ‘Concertmaster’ Position

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by November 15th, 2016. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2ewT0aJ

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Announce New Concertmaster

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 28 year old Dutch/American violinist Benjamin Marquise Gilmore as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of...

AUDITION | Kalamazoo Symphony, USA – ‘Concertmaster’ Position

The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position.  Applications to be received by October 20th, 2016. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2cRMQlk

Concerto Budapest Symphony Announce New Teen Concertmaster

The Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 19 year old American-born violinist, Miranda Liu has their new Concertmaster. A graduate of...

Sydney Symphony Concertmaster to Stand Down After 30 Years

It has been announced today that long-term Sydney Symphony Concertmaster, Dene Olding will stand down from the orchestra at the end of next month -...

Violinist Szymon Goldberg Died On This Day in 1993 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American violinist and conductor Szymon Goldberg died on this day in 1993 – aged 84. A student of Carl Flesch, he served as Concertmaster...

AUDITION | Houston Symphony, USA – ‘Concertmaster’ Position

The Houston Symphony is currently accepting applications for the ‘Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by September 1st, 2016. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/29NoGbS

VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley's 32nd birthday! A graduate of Indiana University and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich, Noah currently serves as...

California’s Santa Cruz Symphony Announces New Concertmaster

The Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 26 year old American violinist, Nigel Armstrong as their new Concertmaster - effective...

BREAKING | VC ‘Artist’ Nikki Chooi Appointed New York Metropolitan Opera Concertmaster

27 year old VC ‘Artist’ Nikki Chooi, from Canada has just minutes ago been announced as the newly-appointed Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera, in...