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VC ARTISTS | The Dover Quartet – ‘The Young American String Quartet of the Moment’

The Philadelphia-based Dover Quartet has firmly established themselves as one of the most in-demand young, chamber ensembles to emerge internationally in recent years. Graduates of...

Today is Curtis Institute Piano Teacher Eleanor Sokoloff’s 104th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American pianist and piano pedagogue Eleanor Sokoloff’s 104th birthday! A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music,...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Bassist Xavier Foley, 23 – 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipient

23-year-old American double bassist Xavier Foley is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of...

Today is South Korean Violin Virtuoso Dong-Suk Kang’s 64th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean violin virtuoso Dong-Suk Kang's 64th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he is a former prize winner at the...

Today is VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li’s 22nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Chinese VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li's 22nd birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand and Ida Kavafian,...

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...

Violinist & Pedagogue Efrem Zimbalist Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist died on this day in 1985 – aged 94. A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as...

Today is Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 29th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Nikki is a former...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Stephen Waarts, 21 – Queen Elisabeth, Menuhin & Montreal Comp Major Prizes

21 year old Dutch-American violin virtuoso Stephen Waarts is firmly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously gifted young concert artists to...

ASK THE PROS | Juilliard’s Hsin-Yun Huang – ‘Advantages and Considerations of Team Teaching’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member, Jeremy Fay from the United States was keen to know: “What are the advantages and considerations when teaching a student as...

ASK THE PROS | Brentano Quartet Violist, Misha Amory – “My Approach for Better Sound Production” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member, violist Brian Hicks from the United States was keen to know: “What is your advice for improving the sound production on...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Richard Lin, 26 – Major Prizes Hannover, Singapore, Sendai and Michael Hill Comps

26 year old Taiwanese-American VC Young Artist Richard Lin is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's most promising and gifted...

BREAKING | Midori to Join Curtis Institute of Music Violin Teaching Faculty

It has been announced today that Japanese-American violin virtuoso Midori is set to join the teaching faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music, in...

American Violinist Pamela Frank Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Pamela Frank's 50th birthday! Ms Frank, a former recipient of the distinguished Avery Fisher Prize, currently holds teaching positions at the Peabody...

VC ARTIST | Nikki Chooi – Michael Hill International Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner

Canadian violinist, VC Artist Nikki Chooi has firmly established himself as one of the new generation's most captivating young concert artists - praised by The New York Times...

Russian Violinist & Pedagogue Efrem Zimbalist Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist was born on this day in 1890. A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as one of the...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream – VC Artists The Chooi Brothers [LIVE]

The Violin Channel caught up with VC Artists, Nikki Chooi and Timothy Chooi - for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their fans.        

Today is VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng’s 22nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese violinist, VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng's 22nd birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand...

Today is American Violinist Alex Kerr’s 46th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Alex Kerr's 46th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he currently serves as Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Ray Chen & Daniel Jang – Wieniawski Duo [VIDEO]

PHILADELPHIA ― Newly-uploaded impromptu duo performance and behind-the-scenes interview with Australian VC Artist Ray Chen and Mason Gross School of the Arts violinist, Daniel Jang. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ndFzXGwZe4&showinfo=0&autohide=1 OSCAR SHUMSKY...

American Violin Virtuoso Oscar Shumsky Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American virtuoso, pedagogue and conductor Oscar Shumsky died on this day in 2000 – aged 83. Mr Shumsky served distinguished teaching positions at the Curtis...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American-Dutch VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts's 20th birthday! A student of Aaron Rosand, at the Curtis Institute of Music, Stephen is a former prize...

Today is VC ‘Young Artist’ Richard Lin’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American VC 'Young Artist' Richard Lin's 25th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the The Juilliard School, Richard is...

ASK THE PROS | Ida Kavafian – ‘Making Scales More Enjoyable’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Vincenzo Sandi, from Milan was keen to know: 'Are there any tricks or techniques to make practicing scales more enjoyable?' We threw...

VC ARTISTS | The Dover Quartet – ‘The Young American String Quartet of the Moment’

The Philadelphia-based Dover Quartet has firmly established themselves as one of the most in-demand young, chamber ensembles to emerge internationally in recent years. Graduates of the Curtis Institute of...

Famed American Encore Strings Summer Program to be Resurrected

It has been announced today the launch of the new Encore Chamber Music Summer Program, to be hosted at the Gilmour Academy in Gates...

SAD NEWS | Conducting Educator Otto-Werner Mueller Has Died – Aged 89

German-born conductor and educator Otto-Werner Mueller has passed away - aged 89. He served long term conducting teaching positions at the Curtis Institute of Music,...

VC ARTIST | Bella Hristova – Michael Hill Comp & Young Concert Artists 1st Prizes

Bulgarian-American violinist Bella Hristova is quickly building an international reputation as one of the most exciting young virtuosi to emerge in recent years. A graduate...

Curtis Institute of Music Named America’s ‘Most Selective College’

The Curtis Institute of Music, in Philadelphia has today been announced as ‘America’s Most Selective College’ - beating-out educational powerhouses Stanford, Harvard, Yale and...

VC MASTERCLASS | Pamela Frank – ‘Do’s and Don’ts of Learning a New Work’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected violinist and pedagogue Pamela Frank, from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she discussed, for her,...

VC ‘Artist’ Bulgarian Virtuoso Bella Hristova Born on This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC ‘Artist’ Bulgarian violin virtuoso Bella Hristova’s 30th birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Bella is a former 1st prize...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Timothy Chooi Signed to New York’s Dispeker Artists Management

It has been announced today that 21 year old VC 'Young Artist' Timothy Chooi, from Canada will join the artistic management roster of Dispeker...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | American Violin Virtuoso, Oscar Shumsky

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of American violin virtuoso and conductor, Oscar Shumsky. A student of Leopold Auer and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Shumsky was widely respected amongst...

VC MASTERCLASS | Pamela Frank – ‘How Many Hours Should We Be Practicing?’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected violinist and pedagogue Pamela Frank, from the Curtis Institute of Music, and we put to her...

VC ‘Artist’ Violinist Bella Hristova Weds Musical Partner

Bulgarian-born violin virtuoso, VC 'Artist' Bella Hristova has married partner, composer David Ludwig in a private ceremony in Vermont, USA on Sunday. Guests at the the...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Zeyu Victor Li Awarded 1st Prize at Schadt String Competition

18 year old VC 'Young Artist' Zeyu Victor Li, from China has been awarded 1st Prize at the 19th Annual Schadt String Competition, in...

1-on-1 Live-Video Lesson Site Launched – Offering Access to Juilliard and Curtis Faculty

It has been announced today the launch of Jukubox.com – a new 1-on-1 online music lesson videoconferencing website offering high quality lessons from faculty...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Nikki Chooi Signed to New York’s Dispeker Artists Management

It has been announced today that 25 year old VC 'Young Artist' Nikki Chooi, from Canada will join the artistic management roster of Dispeker...

MEET THE PROS | VC ‘Young Artist’ Josef Spacek, Czech Philharmonic Concertmaster – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Czech Philharmonic Concertmaster Josef Spacek, in Prague – as the orchestra was making their final preparations before embarking...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Richard Lin, 22 – 2013 Sendai International Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner

22 year old Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Richard Lin is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's most promising and gifted young...

Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr, Son of Curtis Institute Pioneer, has Died – Aged 95

Famed actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr, son of violin virtuoso Efrem Zimbalist Sr and opera singer Alma Gluck, has passed away at his home in California - aged 95. ‘We...

VC INTERVIEW | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – Young Concert Artists & Menuhin Competition 1st Prizes

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 17 year old American-Dutch VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts, in Philadelphia - where he studies at the...

San Francisco Con Names Curtis Veteran Robert Fitzpatrick as New Interim Dean

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music has today announced the interim appointment of Robert Fitzpatrick as Provost and Dean. He will replace outgoing Dean Mary...

Guarneri Quartet Violist Michael Tree to Join USC Thornton Faculty

It has been announced that 79 year old American violist Michael Tree is set to join The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music teaching...

Violinist and Conductor Karina Canellakis named van Zweden’s New Assistant Conductor in Dallas

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has announced conductor Karina Canellakis  as their new Assistant Conductor – beginning 2014. Ms Canallekis holds a degree in violin and...

1st Candidate Named in New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Successor Search

American violinist Erin Keefe has today been announced as one of several candidates being considered for the pending New York Philharmonic Concertmaster position Whilst details...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts Awarded 1st Prize at NY Young Concert Artists Auditions

3 x 1st prizes have today been awarded at the 2013 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, in New York -- 17 year old VC...

Curtis Institute Dover String Quartet Triumphs at Banff

The Dover Quartet has been announced as the 1st prize winner at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, in Canada The American-based ensemble, formed at the Curtis...