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VC WEB BLOG | Harry Wimmer – ‘Violinist Shirley Givens and the Lure of Hollywood’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with New York-based cello pedagogue, Mr Harry Wimmer - husband of the late violinist Ms Shirley Givens, who passed away on 10th...

Composer John Williams to Bequeath His Life Work to The Juilliard School Library

It has been announced today that acclaimed composer and conductor John Williams will bequeath his complete library of concert music, film scores and sketches...

Conductor David Robertson Appointed Juilliard’s New Director of Conducting Studies

The Juilliard School has today announced the appointment of American conductor David Robertson as their new Director of Conducting Studies - effective from September 2018. Maestro Robertson, who...

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 ARTISTS | Attacca Quartet – ‘Vivacious … exuberant, funky, and … exactingly nuanced’

The internationally acclaimed, New York-based Attacca String Quartet have firmly been establishing themselves as one of the new generation’s premier, young chamber ensembles. Comprised of violinists Amy...

Today Is Taiwanese-American Violinist Cho-Liang Lin’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Cho-Liang Lin's 58th birthday! A protege of Dorothy DeLay, Jimmy has made appearances with virtually every major orchestra in the world...

SAD NEWS | Veteran Juilliard Quartet Violinist Robert Mann Has Died – Aged 97 [RIP]

American violinist Robert Mann has passed away at his home in New York City - aged 97. Mr Mann was a founding member of the...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Astrid Schween – ‘The Transition from Music Student to Working Professional’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Peter Weber from Germany was keen to know: “What should one expect whilst transitioning from being a student to a working...

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...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ji Won Song, 25 – Leopold Mozart, China, Schoenfeld & IsangYun Comp 1st Prizes

25 year old South Korean violinist Ji Won Song is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of...

SAD NEWS | American Conductor Vincent La Selva Has Died – Aged 88

American conductor Vincent La Selva has passed away from the effects of dementia - aged 88. He served a long time faculty position at The...

Today is American Violinist Sean Lee’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violin virtuoso Sean Lee's 30th birthday! A student of Robert Lipsett, Ruggiero Ricci and Itzhak Perlman, he is a former prize winner...

VC ARTIST | Bomsori Kim – Wieniawski, Hannover & Tchaikovsky Competition Major Prizes

South Korean violin virtuoso Bomsori Kim has, in recent years, firmly established herself as one of the eminent young, rising stars of the international concert stage. A...

The Juilliard School Unveil New Chinese Campus Design

The Juilliard School, in New York City, has this week unveiled the preliminary designs for the new Tianjin Juilliard School - set to open...

Today is VC Young Artist Sirena Huang’s 23rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American VC Young Artist Sirena Huang's 23rd birthday! A graduate of the Juilliard School, and current student at Yale University, Sirena is a former...

BREAKING | New York’s Juilliard School Announce New President

The Juilliard School in New York City has today announced the appointment of 49 year old Damian Woetzel as their new President - effective...

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...

Argus Quartet Announced as Juilliard’s New Graduate Resident String Quartet

The Juilliard School in New York has today announced the appointment of the Argus Quartet as their new graduate resident string quartet - beginning...

Juilliard School Launch New Online ‘Open Classroom’ Music Courses

The Juilliard School in New York City has today launched a new online ‘Open Classroom’ offering a suite of short 6-week internet-based performing arts...

Viola Pedagogue Carol Rodland Appointed to Juilliard School Faculty

It has been announced today that American violist Carol Rodland has been appointed to the teaching faculty of The Juilliard School, in New York...

VC Young Artist Francisco Fullana Awarded Use of ‘Mary Portman’ del Gesu

It has been announced today that 26 year old VC Young Artist Francisco Fullana from Spain, has been granted the long term use of...

VC WEB BLOG | Juilliard Students Vs Westboro Baptist Church: ‘Fighting Hate with Love’ [BLOG]

NEW YORK, NEW YORK ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with Juilliard School students Leerone Hakami and Lauren Siess - who were both actively involved...

Renowned Hate Group Protests Juilliard for Promoting ‘The Arts’

The infamous Kansas-based religious hate group, The Westboro Baptist Church has today picketed The Juilliard School in New York City - holding signs protesting...

VC ARTIST | Paul Huang – ‘He is definitely an artist with the goods for a significant career’

26 year old Taiwanese-American VC Artist Paul Huang is quickly building an impressive international reputation for his eloquent music making and effortless virtuosity. A graduate of...

Veteran Juilliard School President to Retire After 34 Years

The Juilliard School, in New York has today announced long-serving President Joseph W. Polisi is set to step down at the end of June 2018...

Today is VC Artist Paul Huang’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American VC Artist Paul Huang's 26th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Paul is a former 1st prize winner at the Sion...

19 Year Old Canadian Cellist Awarded $25,000 Michael Measures Bursary

19 year old Israeli-born Canadian cellist, Daniel Hass has today been announced as the recipient of the 2016 $25,000 ‘Michael Measures’ Prize. Presented by the Canadian...

Today is Violinist Hahn-Bin’s 28th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American violin virtuoso Hahn-Bin’s 28th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Hahn-Bin (aka Amadéus Leopold) made his international debut at the 42nd...

American Cellist Leonard Rose Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American cellist and pedagogue Leonard Rose was born on this day in 1918. He served as Principal Cellist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, The...

American Violin Virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci was born on this day in 1918 – 96 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger and Georg Kulenkampff, he...

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...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist, Francesca dePasquale: ‘Improving Your Ensemble Playing’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Annie Jones, from Canada was keen to know: ‘What are some tips in improving your ensemble playing?’ We threw Annie’s question...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue, Ida Kavafian – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up respected violin pedagogue and 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition jury member, Ms Ida Kavafian. We sat her down for a...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | That Viola Kid – ‘How to Make Money as a Musician’ [VIDEO BLOG]

That Viola Kid, The Juilliard School graduate Drew A. Forde guides us through his step by step guide to making money and building a career from classical...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist, Richard Aaron: ‘Delivering Difficult Feedback to Students’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with University of Michigan and The Juilliard School esteemed cello pedagogue, Richard Aaron. In a VC-exclusive blog, Mr Aaron talks us through his...

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...

Juilliard Announced as World’s Top University for Performing Arts

The QS World University Rankings has today announced The Juilliard School as the world’s top university for the performing arts – with a total aggregate score...

Remembering Louis Persinger – Born On This Day 129 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist and pianist Louis Persinger was born on this day in 1887 - 129 years ago. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and Jacques Thibaud,...

Juilliard School to Live-Stream New Free Student Masterclass Series

The Juilliard School has today announced the launch of a new free live-stream student masterclass series - hosted by acclaimed international conductors Harry Bicket...

SAD NEWS | Juilliard School Veteran Margaret Pardee Has Died – Aged 95

American violinist and pedagogue Margaret Pardee has passed away - aged 95. A student of Ivan Galamian, Sascha Jacobsen, Albert Spalding and Louis Persinger, she received...

Juilliard Launches New Behind-The-Scenes Smart Phone App

The Juilliard School has today announced the release of a new subscription-based smart phone and ipad app offering users a unique behind-the-scenes look into...

Julliard Quartet Cellist Joel Krosnick to Stand Down After 42 Seasons

It has been announced today that 73 year old Juilliard String Quartet cellist, Joel Krosnick is set to stand down from the ensemble at...

Detroit Symphony Announces 21 Year Old College Student as Principal Oboist

The Detroit Symphony has today announced 21 year old Alexander Kinmonth as their new principal oboist – making him one of the youngest principal...

Juilliard School to Host 5-Day Dorothy DeLay Violin Teaching Symposium

The Juilliard School has today announced the launch of the 2015 8th Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies – to take place in New York...

Cleveland Orchestra Principal Violist to Step Down After 40 Seasons

Cleveland Orchestra principal violist, Robert Vernon has announced his plans to step down at the conclusion of the 2015/2016 season - after more than...

Juilliard School Gets $5 Million to Help Prepare Students For the Real World

It has been announced that New York's Juilliard School has received a $5 Million grant from trustee Michael and Carol Marks to develop a...

Former New York Phil Concertmaster, Glenn Dicterow – 66 Today! [VIDEO]

Today is American violinist and former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster, Glenn Dicterow's 66th birthday. A prodigy of Ivan Galamian, Jascha Heifetz and Henryk Szeryng, he...

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 INTERVIEW | Itzhak Perlman – What’s Next For the Violinist Who Has Achieved It All?

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Israeli-American violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, at the Juilliard School, in New York City – as he was...