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OUT NOW | Violinist Nicola Benedetti’s New CD: ‘Wynton Marsalis Violin Concerto’ [LISTEN]

Decca Records has this week announced the release of Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti's new album: Wynton Marsalis Violin Concerto'. Recorded with conductor Cristian Măcelaru and...

Today is Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim’s 56th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist David Kim’s 56th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, he is a former prize...

Philadelphia Orchestra Announces New Assistant Conductor

The Philadelphia Orchestra has this week announced the appointment of 32-year-old German-born Japanese conductor Erina Yashima as its new Assistant Conductor - effective from...

SAD NEWS | Longtime Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist & Conductor Luis Biava Has Died [RIP]

South American-born violinist and conductor Luis Biava Sosa has passed away. A graduate of Manhattan School of Music and the Santa Cecilia Academy, Mr Biava...

VC INTERVIEW | Composer Peng-Peng Gong – ‘Peking Fantasy’ World Premiere

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 26-year-old Chinese-born composer Peng-Peng Gong, in Philadelphia - on the eve of the world premiere performance of...

VC INTERVIEW | Conductors Kensho Watanabe & Zhang Liang – ‘Philadelphia’s Cross-Cultural Celebration’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Conductor Maestro Kensho Watanabe and Shanghai Philharmonic Resident Conductor Maestro Zhang Liang - in...

SAD NEWS | American Violinist & Conductor Anshel Brusilow Has Died – Aged 89 [RIP]

Acclaimed American violinist, conductor and pedagogue, Mr Anshel Brusilow has passed away - aged 89. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr Brusilow was a former...

MEET THE PROS | Romanian Conductor Cristian Măcelaru – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Music Director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, conductor Cristian Măcelaru. We sat him down for a fun...

Philadelphia Orchestra Announce New Section Violin Appointments

The Philadelphia Orchestra has today announced the appointment of Taiwanese-born violinist Yu-Ting Chen and South Korean-born violinist Jeoung-Yin Kim to their Second Violin Section. “It...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | James Ehnes – Tchaikovsky Concerto, 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival [VIDEO]

Short excerpt of Canadian violin virtuoso James Ehnes performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Stephane Deneve and The Philadelphia Orchestra. Recorded live on July 7th, 2017...

AUDITION | Philadelphia Orchestra, United States – ‘Section 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Philadelphia Orchestra is currently accepting applications for a ‘Section 2nd Violin’ position. Applications to be received by February 24th, 2017. For further details, visit:...

Philadelphia Orchestra Launches New On-Demand Concert Streaming Service

The Philadelphia Orchestra has this week announced the launch of a new classical music digital portal, called ‘Orchestra on Demand’ - offering unprecedented access...

Veteran Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist Retires After 56 Years

The Philadelphia Orchestra has today announced long-serving violinist Herbert Light has stepped down from the ensemble after 56 years. A graduate of the Philadelphia Musical...

SAD NEWS | Philadelphia Orchestra Veteran Bassist Emilio Gravagno Has Died

American double bassist Emilio “Lee” Gravagno has passed away, aged 82 - following a lengthy battle with lymphoma. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of...

Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor and pianist Wolfgang Sawallisch was born on this day in 1923. Passing away in 2013, he is remembered as one of the finest conductors...

SAD NEWS | Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist, Marcel Farago Has Died

Romanian-born cellist and composer, Marcel Farago has passed away from cancer - aged 92. A student of Gaspar Cassado, Pierre Fournier and Paul Tortelier, he...

SAD NEWS | Philadelphia Double Bassist Neil Courtney Has Died – Aged 82

American double bassist Neil Courtney has passed away from heart disease – aged 82. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he served as...

Philadelphia Orchestra Cellist William Stokking Has Died – Aged 81

American cellist William Stokking has passed away aged 81. A student of Gregor Piatigorsky, Felix Salmond and Leonard Rose, Mr Stokking served as Principal Cellist...

AUDITION | The Philadelphia Orchestra, USA – ‘Bass Substitute Pool’ Position

The Philadelphia Orchestra is currently accepting applications from 'Bass Substitute Pool' musicians. Applications to be received by December 2nd, 2013. For further details, visit:...

Chinese-born Ying Fu announced as new Philly Associate Concertmaster

The Philadelphia Orchestra has today announced Chinese-born Ying Fu as their new Associate Concertmaster He joins the orchestra after 2 seasons as a rank and...