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VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Jaap van Zweden & New York Philharmonic – ‘Beethoven Symphonies’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate this week’s New York Philharmonic season opening and Jaap van Zweden’s inaugural season as Music Director, The Violin Channel is giving...

Two New York Philharmonic Principal Players Fired For Misconduct

It has been announced this week that two principal players with the New York Philharmonic have been dismissed from the orchestra - due to...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Bravo! Vail Music Festival – Live from Vail, Colorado [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Bravo! Vail Music Festival for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Vail, Colorado, United States, with industry...

New York Philharmonic Considering Allowing Its Female Musicians to Wear Pants On Stage

It has been announced this week that the New York Philharmonic's senior management team are in discussions to reassess the concert attire dress code...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Glenn Dicterow – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster, Glenn Dicterow - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat...

SAD NEWS | New York Phil Veteran Violinist Newton Mansfield Has Died – Aged 88 [RIP]

Polish-born American violinist Newton Mansfield has passed away - aged 88. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory, he served positions in the Baltimore, Houston and...

OUT NOW | Jaap van Zweden & New York Phil – Beethoven Symphonies 5 & 7 [LISTEN]

Decca Gold has this week announced the release of ‘Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7’  conducted by Jaap van Zweden with the New York Philharmonic...

New York Phil Announce New $5 Concert Series for the City’s ‘Noble Doers’

The New York Philharmonic has this week announced a new upcoming concert series initiative, entitled 'Phil the Hall' - offering special $5 performances for...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Glenn Dicterow – “What We Look For On Orchestral and College Audition Panels” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Stephanie Chen from Singapore was keen to know: "As part of an orchestral or college audition panel, what do you...

Alan Gilbert Appointed New Guest Conductor of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony

The Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony has this week announced the appointment of American conductor Alan Gilbert as their new Guest Conductor - effective from April...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nathan Milstein – Goldmark Violin Concerto, 1942, Live [HISTORICAL AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded live 1942 audio recording of Russian-American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein performing Karl Goldmark's Violin Concerto - with conductor Bruno Walter and the New York...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Frank Huang – Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5, 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival [VIDEO]

Short excerpt of the New York Philharmonic Concertmaster, Frank Huang performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major - with conductor Alan Gilbert and...

AUDITION | New York Philharmonic – ‘Rotating Section Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The New York Philharmonic is currently accepting applications for a ‘Rotating Section Viola’ position. Applications to be received by August 31st, 2017. For further details, visit:...

AUDITION | New York Philharmonic – ‘Assistant Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The New York Philharmonic is currently accepting applications for the ‘Assistant Principal Viola’ position. Applications to be received by August 31st, 2017. For further details,...

New York Philharmonic Announce New President and CEO

The New York Philharmonic has today announced the appointment of Deborah Borda as their new President and Chief Executive Officer - effective from September 15th,...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Newly Premiered – Lera Auerbach Violin Concerto No. 4, 2017 [FIRST]

Violinist Leonidas Kavakos performing the world premiere performance of Russian-born American composer Lera Auerbach’s 'NYx: Fractured Dreams' Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 4. Commissioned and premiered by the...

New York Philharmonic President to Step Down in May 2017

The New York Philharmonic has today announced that Orchestra President Matthew VanBesien is set to step down from the top position - on May...

AUDITION | New York Philharmonic, United States – ‘Principal 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The New York Philharmonic is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal 2nd Violin’ position. Applications to be received by January 15th, 2017. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/1uk08Zx

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Sarah Chang – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 1995, 14 Years Old [WOW]

Amazing 1995 archival footage of the then 14 year old Korean-American violinist Sarah Chang performing Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto - with conductor Kurt Masur and...

New York Philharmonic Awards $200,000 New Music Prize

Dutch composer Louis Andriessen has been announced as the winner of the 2016 New York Philharmonic Marie-Josée Kravis New Music Prize. The 77 year old...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Julia Adolphe – ‘Unearth, Release’ Viola Concerto [VIDEO]

Set to be premiered on November 17th in New York City, violist Cynthia Phelps, conductor Jaap van Zweden and The New York Philharmonic, will present acclaimed...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | George Enescu & Yehudi Menuhin – Bach Double Violin Concerto, 1937 [AUDIO]

Never-before-uploaded 1937 audio of legendary violinists George Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin performing Bach's 'Double Violin Concerto in D Minor'. Recorded live with the New York Philharmonic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-6VUOZOJiI&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GEORGE...

Veteran New York Philharmonic Violist Irene Breslaw To Retire

The New York Philharmonic Assistant Principal Violist Irene Breslaw is set to retire from the Orchestra - after 40 seasons with the ensemble. A graduate of The...

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...

Today is Violinist Nicola Benedetti’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Scottish violin virtuoso, Nicola Benedetti's 29th birthday! A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she studied with Lord Menuhin and Natasha Boyarskaya, Nicola is...

German Conductor Kurt Masur Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Kurt Masur was born on this day in 1927. Widely respected as one of the most eminent conductors of all time, Maestro Masur...

BREAKING | Jaap van Zweden Announced as New York Philharmonic Music Director

The New York Philharmonic has today announced Dutch conductor, Jaap van Zweden as their new Music Director - effective from the commencement of the 2018/19...

NY Times Names Two Leading Contenders For New York Phil Top Job

The New York Times has named conductors Jaap van Zweden and Manfred Honeck as the two ‘leading contenders’ to replace Alan Gilbert, as Music Director...

New York Phil Adds Young Pianist Daniil Trifonov to Board of Directors

The New York Philharmonic has today announced Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov as their newest addition to the orchestra’s Board of Directors. The 24 year old virtuoso will...

AUDITION | New York Philharmonic, USA – ‘Associate Principal Double Bass’ Position

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Associate Principal Double Bass’ position. Applications to be received by March 20th, 2016. For...

AUDITION | New York Philharmonic, USA – ‘Section Double Bass’ Position

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Section Double Bass’ position. Applications to be received by March 20th, 2016. For further...

Former New York Phil Violinist Leaves $4M Unclaimed Estate

The Manhattan Public Administrator has today announced they are seeking relatives of former New York Philharmonic violinist, Eugene Bergen – who passed away aged...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Glenn Dicterow – Bruch Concerto, Live, New York Phil, 2014 [AUDIO]

Former New York Philharmonic Concertmaster, Glenn Dicterow performing the 3rd movement from Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. Recorded live in concert at...

AUDITION | New York Philharmonic, United States – ‘Section Violin’ Position

The New York Philharmonic is currently accepting applications for a ‘Section Violin’ position. Applications to be received by September 20th, 2015. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/1uk08Zx

New York Phil Announces Partnership with Houston’s Shepherd School of Music

The New York Philharmonic has today announced a new 'Global Academy' partnership with Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. The new partnership will see musicians...

New York Phil Concertmaster, Frank Huang Completes Best Week of His Life

Frank Huang, the newly appointed Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic has yesterday wed girlfriend, violinist Sarah Ludwig – in a private ceremony in...

BREAKING NEWS | New York Philharmonic Announces New Concertmaster

The New York Philharmonic has just minutes ago announced Chinese-born American violinist, Frank Huang as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Juilliard School,...

New York Phil Names 29 year old Joshua Gersen as New Assistant Conductor

The New York Philharmonic has today announced 29 year old American conductor Joshua Gersen as their new Assistant Conductor – to commence in September...

Alan Gilbert to Step Down from New York Philharmonic Post 2017

It has been announced today that Alan Gilbert is set to step down from his post as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic,...

Esa-Pekka Salonen Appointed New York Philharmonic Composer-In-Residence

Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen has been announced as the new Composer-In-Residence for the New York Philharmonic. Salonen, 55 will commence his 3 year...

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...

Former New York Phil Principal Cellist Laszlo Varga Has Died – Aged 90

Hungarian-American cellist Laszlo Varga has passed away, at his home in Florida – aged 90. Mr Varga held the position of Principal Cellist with the New...

Detroit Symphony Announces New York Phil’s Wei Yu as New Principal Cellist

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of Chinese-born Wei Yu as their new Principal Cellist. The 34 year old, who has served...

Frank Huang Announced as 2nd Trial Candidate for New York Phil Concertmaster

The New York Philharmonic has today announced 36 year old Chinese-born American violinist Frank Huang as the second candidate to be invited to officially...

AUDITION | New York Philharmonic, United States – 5 x ‘Rotating Tutti Violin’ Positions

The New York Philharmonic is currently accepting applications for 5 x ‘Rotating Tutti Violin’ positions. Applications to be received by July 11th. For further...

Nicola Benedetti to Replace Janine Jansen for New York Phil Debut

It has been announced today that British violinist Nicola Benedetti is set to make her New York Philharmonic subscription debut - after being flown in...

Met Opera’s Timothy Cobb Announced as New York Phil Principal Bassist

The New York Philharmonic has today announced 50 year old Timothy Cobb as their new Principal Double Bassist. Mr Cobb has served as Principal Double...

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...