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Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Miriam Fried’s 72nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born Israeli violinist and pedagogue Miriam Fried's 72nd birthday! A protege of Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, Ms Fried is a former 1st prize...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang’s 23rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang's 23rd birthday! A full scholarship student of Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory, InMo is...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Cellist Rainer Crosett – Tchaikovsky ‘Rococo Variations’ [2015]

2015 archival footage of American cellist Rainer Crosett performing Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme - with conductor Hugo Wolff and the New England Conservatory Philharmonia. The...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist In Mo Yang – Bernstein ‘Serenade’ [2018]

22-year-old Korean violin virtuoso, VC Young Artist In Mo Yang performing Leonard Bernstein's Serenade for Violin and Orchestra - with conductor Hugo Wolff and the NEC Philharmonia. Recorded...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Miriam Fried – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’ [LISTEN]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with New England Conservatory violin pedagogue, Ms Miriam Fried – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat her...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | New England Conservatory Faculty – Mozart’s Trio Divertimento [2017]

New England Conservatory string faculty members, violinist Soovin Kim, violist Marcus Thompson and cellist Laurence Lesser performing Mozart's Trio Divertimento in E Flat for violin,...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Nancy Zhou, 25 – 2018 Harbin International Violin Competition 1st Prize

25 year old American violinist Nancy Zhou is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young soloist of outstanding potential.  A graduate of Harvard...

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...

VC MASTERCLASS | Cellist Yo-Yo Ma – Barber Cello Concerto Masterclass [LEARN]

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma works us through a cello masterclass on the first movement of the Barber Cello Concerto in A Minor. Recorded at the New England Conservatory on the...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Brannon Cho, 23 – Queen Elisabeth, Naumburg and Cassadó International Cello Comp Prizes

23 year old American cellist Brannon Cho is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of Northwestern University's...

VC ARTISTS | Verona Quartet – Top Prizes at Wigmore Hall, Osaka, Melbourne, Fischoff & M-Prize Comps

The Boston-based Verona Quartet has firmly established themselves as one of the most compelling young chamber music ensembles to emerge in recent years -...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Minami Yoshida, 19 – Montreal & Sibelius Competition Major Prizes

19 year old Japanese violinist, Minami Yoshida is firmly establishing herself as one of the new rising stars of the international concert stage. A student of Koichiro...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | SooBeen Lee, 17 – Oistrakh & Menuhin Competition Major Prizes

17 year old Korean wunderkind SooBeen Lee is quickly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously talented instrumentalists to emerge in recent...

Today is South Korean VC Young Artist Yoojin Jang’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean VC Young Artist Yoojin Jang’s 27th birthday! A Doctoral student of Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory, Yoojin is a...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Paul Katz – “Once the Notes Have Been Mastered, What are the Next Steps?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Andrea Rengevich from the United States was keen to know: "Once the notes have been mastered, what should be the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – ‘Rococo’, 2013, 14 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 2013 archival footage of the then 14 year old VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung performing Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' - with conductor...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Alexi Kenney, 23 – 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipient

23 year old American violinist Alexi Kenney is building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A current Artist Diploma student at the...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Zlatomir Fung, 17 – Enescu International Cello Comp 1st Prize Winner

17 year old American cellist Zlatomir Fung is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential – praised for...

Korean Cellist Taeguk Mun Awarded $25,000 Janos Starker Bursary

22 year old South Korean cellist Taeguk Mun has been awarded the US $25,000 2016 Janos Starker Foundation career-development prize. A student of Laurence Lesser at...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Yoojin Jang, 25 – Munetsugu Angel & Sendai Competition 1st Prizes

25 year old Korean violinist Yoojin Jang is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's brightest young string virtuosi – praised for...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Laurence Lesser – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with veteran New England Conservatory cello pedagogue, Mr Laurence Lesser - at the 2016 Verbier Festival, in Switzerland. We sat him...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist, Laurence Lesser – ‘Warming Up for a Lesson or Performance” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Matthew Bournea, from the United States was keen to know: ‘What is the best way to warm up before a lesson...

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...

American VC ‘Artist’ Stefan Jackiw Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC 'Artist' American violinist Stefan Jackiw's 31st birthday! Stefan has, in recent years, firmly established himself as one of the new generation top tier virtuosi. A...

Boston’s New England Conservatory Gifted 1714 ‘Joachim’ Stradivarius

It has been announced today that the New England Conservatory of Music, in Boston has been generously gifted the 1714 ‘Joachim-Ma’ Stradivari violin -...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist, Paul Katz – “The Apprehension of Flying with an Instrument” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Cleveland String Quartet cellist and New England Conservatory faculty member, Paul Katz. In a VC-exclusive blog, the veteran cellist shares his...

VC ARTIST | Stefan Jackiw – ‘Itzhak Perlman or an Isaac Stern in their early years’

American violinist Stefan Jackiw has, in recent years, firmly established himself as one of the new generation top tier virtuosi. A graduate of Harvard University and the New...

VC ARTIST | Angelo Xiang Yu – Menuhin, Michael Hill and Wieniawski International Prizes

Chinese violin virtuoso Angelo Xiang Yu is quickly building an international reputation as one of today's most exciting and gifted young concert artists –...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC ‘Young Artist’ In Mo Yang – Paganini Concerto, Live, 2015 [VIDEO]

20 year old VC ‘Young Artist’ In Mo Yang, from South Korea performing Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major. Recorded live on December...

VC ‘Young Artist’ InMo Yang Awarded 1st Prize at Paganini International Competition

19 year old VC 'Young Artist' InMo Yang, from South Korea has today been awarded 1st Prize at the 2015 Paganini International Violin 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...

MEET THE PROS | Miriam Fried, New England Conservatory – VC ’20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Romanian-born Israeli violin virtuoso and pedagogue Ms Miriam Fried - jury member of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. We sat...

SAD NEWS | Atlanta Symphony Double Bassist Douglas Sommer has Died – Aged 54

Atlanta Symphony double bassist Douglas Sommer has passed away from cancer – aged 54. A graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory and the New England...

Dr Leonidas Kavakos Awarded New England Conservatory Honorary Doctorate

It's been announced that 46 year old Greek violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos has this week been awarded a prestigious honorary Doctorate from the New England Conservatory, in...