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VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Nikolaj Znaider – ‘Top Tips for Leading a Concerto Without a Conductor’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Danish-Israeli violin soloist Nikolaj Znaider. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Nikolaj, who's recently released Mozart's 4th and 5th Violin...

SAD NEWS | Eminent Russian Conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky Has Died – Aged 87 [RIP]

Legendary Soviet-born conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky has passed away – aged 87. A piano and conducting graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, he served as Chief Conductor of the BBC...

Violinist & Conductor Willi Boskovsky Born On This Day in 1909 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist and conductor Willi Boskovsky was born on this day in 1909. He served as Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra from 1936 until...

SAD NEWS | German Conductor Enoch zu Guttenberg Has Died – Aged 71 [RIP]

German conductor Enoch zu Guttenberg has passed away following a brief illness – aged 71. He served as Principal Conductor of the Munich KlangVerwaltung ensemble -...

German Conductor Rudolf Kempe Was Born On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German conductor Rudolf Kempe was born on this day in 1910 – 108 years ago. Dying in 1976, Maestro Kempe served principal conducting positions...

VERY SAD NEWS | New York Violinist & Conductor David Bousso Has Died – Aged Just 34 [RIP]

New York-based violinist and conductor David Bousso has passed away – aged just 34. A graduate of the Mannes School of Music, David was the founder and...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2016 Junior Menuhin Competition 1st prize winner, VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee. We sat her down for...

Conductor Christian Reif Signs with New York Management Agency Primo Artists

It has been announced today that 29-year-old German conductor Christian Reif has signed with New York-based classical music management agency Primo Artists - for worldwide general management...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Jaime Laredo’s 77th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Bolivian-American violinist, pedagogue and conductor Jaime Laredo's 77th birthday! A student of Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, Mr Laredo is a former 1st...

SAD NEWS | Hungarian-Born Violinist & Conductor Frederic Balazs Has Died – Aged 98 [RIP]

Hungarian conductor and composer Frederic Balazs has passed away – aged 98. Mr Balazs was appointed Concertmaster of the Budapest Symphony aged just 17 - and later following his immigration...

SAD NEWS | German Conductor Hanns-Martin Schneidt Has Died – Aged 87 [RIP]

German conductor Hanns-Martin Schneidt has passed away – aged 87. A graduate of the Munich Music Academy, he served principal conducting positions with the Munich Bach Choir &...

Violinist & Conductor Iona Brown Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist and conductor Iona Brown passed away on this day in 2004 from cancer – aged just 63. Ms Brown was the former Concertmaster...

Conductor & Composer Serge Koussevitzky Died On This Day in 1951 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born conductor, composer and double-bassist Serge Koussevitzky died on this day in 1951 - aged 76. Maestro Koussevitsky served as Music Director of the Boston...

Dallas Symphony Announces Italian Conductor Fabio Luisi As New Music Director

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of Italian conductor Fabio Luisi as its new Music Director - effective from the commencement...

Today is Dutch Conductor Edo de Waart’s 77th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch conductor Edo de Waart’s 77th birthday! Recognised as one of the eminent conductors of the 20th and 21st Centuries, Maestro de Waart...

Deutsche Grammophon Announces Exclusive Recording Contract with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Deutsche Grammophon has this week announced the signing of Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin to a new exclusive long-term recording contract. The contract will include complete recordings of Rachmaninov's...

Music Director Philip Mann To Step Down From Arkansas Symphony After 10th Season

The Arkansas Symphony, in Little Rock, USA, has this week announced Music Director and Principal Conductor Philip Mann will step down from the helm...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Conductor Julian Rachlin – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Lithuanian-born Austrian violin virtuoso and conductor, Julian Rachlin - at the 2018 Menuhin Competition, in Geneva. We sat...

Houston Grand Opera Announces New Principal Guest Conductor

The Houston Grand Opera, in Texas, United States, has this week announced the appointment of 37-year-old South Korean conductor Eun Sun Kim as its new Principal Guest...

Spain’s Tenerife Symphony Orchestra Announces New Principal Conductor

The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, has today announced the appointment of 34-year-old Spanish conductor Antonio Méndez as its new...

Composer and Conductor Gustav Mahler Died On This Day in 1911 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Late-Romantic Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler died on this day in 1911 – 107 years ago. He is remembered as one of the most...

Conductor Otto Klemperer Born On This Day in 1885 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Otto Klemperer was born on this day in 1885. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century, Maestro Klemperer served principal...

SAD NEWS | American Conductor Jonathan Sternberg Has Died – Aged 98

American conductor Jonathan Sternberg has passed away - aged 98. A graduate of The Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music, he served conducting...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Eugène Ysaÿe Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violin virtuoso, composer and conductor Eugène Ysaÿe died on this day in 1931 – 87 years ago. Legendary pedagogue Carl Flesch once described him...

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Next Chief Conductor

The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 36-year-old American conductor Karina Canellakis as its new chief conductor – effective from the commencement of...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Rossini ‘La Gazza Ladra’ Overture Like Never Seen Before [LOL]

Turkish "conductor" Efdal Altun "leads" the Istanbul State Symphony in a 21st Century performance of Rossini's Overture to La Gazza Ladra ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf_r3gzsSjM&feature=youtu.be EFDAL ALTUN | ROSSINI |...

Violinist George Enescu Died On This Day in 1955 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu died on this day in 1955 – aged 73. Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues...

Today is Russian Conductor Valery Gergiev’s 65th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian conductor Valery Gergiev’s 65th birthday! Maestro Gergiev has served principal conducting positions with the Mariinsky Theatre, Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC...

Cologne’s WDR Sinfonieorchester Announces Cristian Măcelaru as New Chief Conductor

The WDR Sinfonieorchester in Cologne, Germany, has today announced the appointment of 38-year-old Romanian conductor Cristian Măcelaru as its new Chief Conductor - effective from...

American Ryan Bancroft Awarded Prestigious Malko Conducting Competition 1st Prize

28-year-old American conductor Ryan Bancroft has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Malko Competition for Young Conductors - in Copenhagen, Denmark. A graduate of...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | TwoSet Violin – “Your Guide On How To Follow A Conductor” [ROFL]

Australian funsters TwoSet Violin guide us through ... 'How to read conductor gestures' ... from your most unqualified source for music education ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyDH9hHFge8

MEET THE PROS | Conductor Marin Alsop – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Baltimore Symphony and São Paulo Symphony Music Director, acclaimed American conductor Marin Alsop – at the 2018 Menuhin...

Conductor Gianandrea Noseda Has Resigned from Torino Opera House

It has been announced today that Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda will step down from his role as Music Director of the Teatro Regio di...

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was born on this day in 1908 – 110 years ago. Dying in 1989, Maestro von Karajan is remembered as...

SAD NEWS | Trailblazing Chinese Conductor Hang Zhongjie Has Died – Aged 97

Chinese conductor and flutist Maestro Han Zhongjie has passed away in Beijing - aged 97. A graduate of the China National Conservatory and the Leningrad Conservatory,...

Russian Piano Virtuoso & Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff was born on this day in 1873. Dying in 1943, he is remembered as one of the...

Gustavo Dudamel Appointed Princeton University Concerts New Artist-In-Residence

Princeton University Concerts has today announced the appointment of Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel as its new Artist-in-Residence for the 2018-19 season. The 37 year old Los...

Russian Piano Virtuoso & Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff died on this day in 1943. He is remembered as one of the finest pianist of all...

California’s Santa Rosa Symphony Appoints New 30-Year-Old Music Director

The Santa Rosa Symphony in California, United States, has today announced the appointment of 30-year-old Italian-Chinese-American conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong as their new Music Director...

Russian Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was Born On This Day in 1927 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich was born on this day in 1927 – 91 years ago. Passing away in 2007, Mr Rostropovich is...

Conductor Andris Nelsons and Soprano Kristine Opolais Have Divorced

Acclaimed Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons and soprano Kristine Opolais have today announced their divorce - after 7 years of marriage. “Sharing, with regret, that Andris...

American Violinist Joseph Silverstein Born On This Day in 1932 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist and conductor Joseph Silverstein was born on this day in 1932. Mr Silverstein was a former prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth and...

SAD NEWS | American Conductor Irwin Hoffman Has Passed Away – Aged 93

American conductor Irwin Hoffman has died - aged 93. A prodigy of legendary conductor Serge Koussevitsky, he was a former titled conductor with the Chicago...

MANIC MONDAY | Meet Lara … the Mini Maestra [CUTE]

Meet ... Lara, the budding young conductor from Kyrgyzstan ... conducting the Central Church of Kyryzstan choir ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE9r1LkRCV0

Violinist and Conductor Eugene Ormandy Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-born violinist and conductor Eugene Ormandy died on this day in 1985 – 33 years ago, aged 85. Maestro Ormandy is remembered as one of...

Violinist and Conductor Yehudi Menuhin Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born British violin virtuoso and conductor Yehudi Menuhin died on this day in 1999 – 19 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger, George Enescu and Adolf...

Conductor Vladimir Jurowski to Step Down from London Philharmonic

The London Philharmonic has today announced principal conductor and artistic advisor Vladimir Jurowski is set to step down from the ensemble at the end...

Composer Sir William Walton Died On This Day in 1983 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British composer Sir William Walton died on this day in 1983 – aged 80. His signature works include his Symphony No. 1, 'Facade – An...

Conductor Lorin Maazel Was Born On This Day in 1930 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American conductor, violinist and composer Maestro Lorin Maazel was born on this day in 1930 - 88 years ago. A child prodigy, he made his...

Today is Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin's 43rd birthday! A protege of Maestro Carlo Maria Giulini, he has served principal conducting positions with Montreal's Orchestre...