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French Violinist & Pedagogue Pierre Amoyal Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist and pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 68th birthday! A student of Jascha Heifetz, Mr Amoyal is a former prize winner at the Paganini and...

American Violin Virtuoso Erick Friedman Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Erick Friedman passed away, from cancer, on this day in 2004 – aged 64. A student of Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein and Jascha Heifetz, he is remembered...

American Violin Virtuoso Eugene Fodor Died On This Day in 2011 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor died on this day in 2011. A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, he was a former...

Prizes Awarded at Lithuania’s 2017 Heifetz International Violin Competition

22 year year old Yurina Arai, from Japan, has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Jascha Heifetz International Violin Competition,...

Violinist Jascha Heifetz Born On This Day 116 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz was born on this day in 1901 – 116 years ago. A protégé of Leopold Auer, he is remembered in history as one of...

Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Died On This Day in 1987 – Aged 86 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz died on this day in 1987 – aged 86. A protege of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as arguably the greatest violinist...

William Walton Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1939 – 77 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

William Walton Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 77 years ago. The first performance was given by Jascha Heifetz with the Cleveland...

Violin Virtuoso Erick Friedman Born On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Erick Friedman was born on this day in 1939. A student of Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein and Jascha Heifetz, he is remembered as one of the most gifted...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist, Pierre Amoyal – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up respected violin pedagogue and 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition jury member, Mr Pierre Amoyal. We sat him down for...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Jascha Heifetz – ‘How Not to Play Vieuxtemps’ [VIDEO]

Jascha Heifetz's comedic imitation of how not to present Vieuxtemps' 4th Violin Concerto. Who said 'Heifetz never sounded bad?' JASCHA HEIFETZ | HOW NOT TO PLAY...

VC HIDDEN GEMS |Virtuoso Erick Friedman – ‘One of the Most Gifted Violinists of the 20th Century’

This week VC explores the recordings of American violin virtuoso Erick Friedman. A student of Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein and Jascha Heifetz, he is remembered...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Jascha Heifetz – 1952, LIFE Magazine

Captured in 1952 for LIFE magazine, Albanian-American photographer Gion Mili attached a light to Jascha Heifetz’s bow and had him play in a darkened...