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Today is Russian Conductor Valery Gergiev’s 66th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian conductor Valery Gergiev’s 66th birthday! Maestro Gergiev has served principal conducting positions with the Mariinsky Theatre, Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC...

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra – ‘Tutti 1st & 2nd Violin’ Positions [APPLY]

The London Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for 'Tutti First and Second Violin’ positions. Applications to be received by April 19th, 2019. For further details,...

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra – ‘Principal Cello’ Position [APPLY]

The London Symphony Orchestra in London, is currently accepting applications for the Principal Cello position. Applications to be received by April 5th, 2019. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2FApz4o

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Isabelle Faust & Kristian Bezuidenhout – Mendelssohn Double Concerto [2019]

Violinist Isabelle Faust and pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout performing Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Strings in D Minor. Recorded live at London’s Barbican Hall on the...

Architectural Design Unveiled for New £288M London Concert Hall

Design plans have this week been unveiled in London for a proposed new 2,000-seat 'Centre of Music' concert hall - set upon completion to become...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Janine Jansen – Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 [2018]

Dutch violin virtuoso Janine Jansen performing Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1 - with conductor Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on the 28th...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Erick Friedman – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto [1966]

Never-before-uploaded 1966 archival audio performance of American violinist Erick Friedman performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Seiji Ozawa and the London Symphony Orchestra.   https://youtu.be/nwka5ydoS1Q?t=8 ERICK FRIEDMAN...

OUT NOW | Violinist Roman Simovic’s New CD: ‘Paganini 24 Caprices’ [LISTEN]

LSO Live has announced the release of London Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Ukrainian violin virtuoso Roman Simovic’s new album: Paganini 24 Caprices. The disc features all 24 of Paganini's...

Veteran London Symphony Orchestra Violinist Lennox Mackenzie Has Retired

It has been announced today that London Symphony Orchestra Sub Leader, British violinist Lennox Mackenzie has retired - after more than 38 years performing with...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 Signed Roman Simovic ‘Paganini 24 Caprices’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of London Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Roman Simovic's debut solo album: Paganini 24 Caprices, The Violin Channel is this week giving...

Candidates Announced for London Symphony’s Donatella Flick Emerging Conductors’ Competition

The 20 young conductors have this week been announced for the London Symphony Orchestra's 2018 Donatella Flick Conducting Competition - to be held in London...

VC Artist Ray Chen Called to Replace Sick Janine Jansen with London Symphony

It has been announced today that Australian violinist, VC Artist Ray Chen will replace Janine Jansen for an upcoming performance with the London Symphony...

London Symphony Orchestra Announces Appointment of Two New Violists

The London Symphony Orchestra has this week announced the appointment of violists Steve Doman and Carol Ella to its viola section - effective from the commencement of the...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Signed Nikolaj Znaider ‘Mozart Concertos’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed Nikolaj Znaider ‘Mozart Violin Concertos No. 4...

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra, United Kingdom – ‘Principal Second Violin’ [APPLY]

The London Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the 'Principal Second Violin’ position. Applications to be received by 23rd of March, 2018. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2FApz4o

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra, United Kingdom – ‘Tutti Cello’ [APPLY]

The London Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for 'Tutti Cello’ positions. Applications to be received by March 23rd, 2018. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2FApz4o

SAD NEWS | Australian Cellist and Pedagogue Nelson Cooke Has Died – Aged 98

Respected Australian cellist and pedagogue Nelson Cooke has passed - aged 98. A student of Pablo Casals, Mr Cooke held principal positions with the London Symphony Orchestra and...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Jacqueline du Pré – Dvorak Cello Concerto, Barenboim, 1968 [NEVER-BEFORE-RELEASED]

Incredible recently rediscovered 1968 video recording of legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pré performing the Dvorak Cello Concerto - with conductor Daniel Barenboim and...

Architects Appointed for London Symphony Orchestra’s New Concert Hall

It has been announced this week that New York-based architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been chosen to design London’s new £250 Million...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | 2Cellos – ‘Love Theme’ from ‘The Godfather’ Soundtrack [NEW VIDEO]

Youtube sensations Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser from 2Cellos performing Nani Poljanec’s ‘Love Theme’ from the 1972 ‘The Godfather’ movie soundtrack. Recorded with the...

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra, United Kingdom – ‘Tutti Violin’ [APPLY]

The London Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for 'Tutti First and Second Violin’ positions. Applications to be received by May 19th, 2017. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2poXerW

London Symphony Violinist Lennox Mackenzie Awarded Orchestral Team Cheer

London Symphony Orchestra Sub-Leader Lennox Mackenzie has today been announced as the Royal Philharmonic Society/Association of British Orchestras' 2017 ‘Salomon Prize’ recipient. Established in 2011, the...

London Symphony Announce New Principal Guest Conductor

The London Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of 45 year old French conductor François-Xavier Roth as their new Principal Guest Conductor - effective...

London Symphony Orchestra Violinist Awarded OBE Queen’s Honour

It has been announced that London Symphony Orchestra sub-leader, violinist Lennox Mackenzie has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) - for his...

London Symphony Appoints New 26 Year Old Assistant Conductor

26 year old German conductor Niklas Benjamin Hoffmann has been awarded 1st prize at the 14th Donatella Flick London Symphony Orchestra Conducting Competition - at...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Henryk Szeryng – Schumann Violin Concerto, 1964 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded 1964 audio recording of virutoso, Henryk Szeryng performing Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D Minor - with conductor Antal Dorati and the London Symphony Orchestra. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiYYsRH_hD0&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released London Symphony String Ensemble CDs

To help celebrate the international release of the London Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble’s new CD, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5...

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra, United Kingdom – ‘Co-Leader’ Position

The London Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Co-Leader’ position. Applications to be received by March 31st, 2016. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/1Dzj5uB

London Symphony Orchestra Announce New 2016-17 Conductor Line-Up

The London Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of conductors Gianandrea Noseda and Daniel Harding to the position of ‘Principal Guest Conductor’, Michael Tilson...

MEET THE PROS | LSO ‘Queen of Bling’ Maxine Kwok-Adams – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the London Symphony Orchestra’s resident ‘Queen of Bling’, 1st Violinist Maxine Kwok-Adams - in New York City. We sat...

London Symphony Orchestra Principal Violist to Step Down

The London Symphony Orchestra has today announced that Principal violist, Paul Silverthorne is set to step down in October of this year - to relocate to...

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra, United Kingdom – ‘Principal 2nd Violin’ Position

The London Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal 2nd Violin’ position. Applications to be received by July 29th, 2015. For further details,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Sir Simon Rattle – Vision for the London Symphony Orchestra [VIDEO]

Sir Simon Rattle, this week announced as the new Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra discusses his vision for the ensemble and his important...

Sir Simon Rattle Announced as New London Symphony Music Director

It has been announced today that conductor Sir Simon Rattle is set to join the London Symphony Orchestra, as ther new Music Director from...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Roman Simovic, London Symphony Concertmaster – Ravel, ‘Tzigane’ [VIDEO]

London Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Roman Simovic performing Ravel's 'Tzigane', live in solo recital. Recorded live at Kolarac Hall, in Belgrade - with pianist Simon Trpceski...

London Symphony String Ensemble CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 x lucky VC members will each be receiving a personally-signed, newly-released London Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble CD...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed London Symphony String Ensemble CDs – 5 Chances to Win!

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with LSO Live, is this week giving away 5 personally autographed London Symphony Orchestra...

Drug and Alcohol Addicts Set to Join London Symphony for TV Documentary

10 classical musicians, in various stages of recovery from drug and alcohol addictions, are to be the subject of a new British TV documentary...

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra , United Kingdom – ‘Principal Second Violin’ Position

The  London Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the 'Principal Second Violin' position. Applications to be received by August 1st. For further details, visit:...

British Conductor Michael Francis Named as Florida Orchestra’s New Music Director

The Florida Orchestra has announced 37 year old British conductor Michael Francis as their new Music Director. Francis, who currently serves as Chief Conductor of...

The London Symphony has Announced an 18 Year Old Principal Trombonist

The London Symphony Orchestra has today announced 18 year old Peter Moore as their new Co-Principal Trombone – the orchestra's youngest member in history. Peter...

SAD NEWS | Former LSO Principal Cellist Douglas Cummings has Died – Aged 67

British cellist Douglas Cummings has passed away – aged 67. A student of Gregor Piatigorski, he served as Principal cellist with the London Symphony Orchestra...