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VC VOX POP | “If You Could Commission a Concerto from a Dead Composer, Who Would it Be?” [Q&A]

“If you could commission a concerto from a dead composer, who would it be?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top...

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Premiered On This Day in 1806 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1806 – 210 years ago. The first performance was given by Austrian...

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 premiered on this day in 1881– 135 years ago. The first performance was given by Russian virtuoso...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Steven Isserlis – Dvorak Cello Concerto, 1991 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1991 archival footage of British cellist Steven Isserlis performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto - with the late David Shallon and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Steven was...

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Premiered On This Day in 1935 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 63 premiered on this day in 1935. The first performance was given by French virtuoso...

Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1910. The first performance was given by Fritz Kreisler - with...

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1955 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dmitri Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 99 premiered on this day in 1955 - 61 years ago. The first performance was...

Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor Premiered On This Day in 1919 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85 premiered on this day in 1919. The first performance was given by Felix Salmond - with...

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major premiered on this day in 1923 – 93 years ago. The first performance was given by...

Johannes 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 – 128 years ago. The...

William Walton’s Viola Concerto Premiered On This Day In 1929 – 87 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

William Walton's Viola Concerto premiered on this day in 1929 – 87 years ago. The first performance was given by violist Paul Hindemith - with...

VC Artist Vilde Frang Awarded Gramophone Magazine’s ‘Concerto of the Year’ Accolade

It has been announced today that 30 year old VC Artist, Vilde Frang has been awarded the prestigious ‘Concerto Recording of the Year’ accolade by...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Nigel Kennedy – Mendelssohn Concerto, 1982, 25 Years Old [VIDEO]

Amazing 1982 archival footage of a then 25 year old Nigel Kennedy performing the 1st movement of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor with...

220+ Year Old Violin Concerto to Premiere in Prague

This weekend in Prague will see what is thought to be the world premiere of Chevalier de Saint-George's Violin Concerto in A Minor –...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Signed Yury Revich World Premiere Release ‘Romberg Concerto’ CDs

To help celebrate the World Premiere recording of Andreas & Bernhard Romberg's Violin and Cello Concerti, The Violin Channel, in conjunction with Sony Classical, is...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Henning Kraggerud World Premiere ‘Grieg Violin Concerti’ CDs

To help celebrate the world premiere release, The Violin Channel, in conjunction with Naxos, is this week giving away 3 x autographed copies of...

VC WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Itzhak Perlman, 67 – September 2012

We know the legends, we own the recordings, we’ve seen the historical footage – but what can we expect from a live concert experience...

VC REVIEWS | Britten Piano & Violin Concertos – Howard Shelley/Tasmin Little, Edward Gardner & BBC Philharmonic

Artists: Howard Shelley (Piano), Tasmin Little (Violin), BBC Philharmonic/Edward Gardner Composer: Benjamin Britten Label: Chandos ASIN: B00C30ZA64 Release: 28th May, 2013 The music of Britten, played by good British...
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