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NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Lara St. John & Matt Herskowitz – ‘Canada 151 Proof’ [2018]

Canadian violinist Lara St. John and pianist Matt Herskowitz present Canada 151 Proof - 17 original genre variations and theme on Canada's national anthem, O...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Rachmaninoff – ‘Rhapsody On a Theme of Paganini’ for Solo Violin & Piano [NEW-ARRANGEMENT]

Violinist Joo Young Oh and pianist Carlos Avila performing their own original arrangement for solo violin and piano of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of...

Today is Curtis Institute Piano Teacher Eleanor Sokoloff’s 104th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American pianist and piano pedagogue Eleanor Sokoloff’s 104th birthday! A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music,...

SAD NEWS | Legendary American Accompanist Irwin Gage Has Died – Aged 78

American-born pianist Irwin Gage has passed away in Zurich - aged 78. A graduate of Michigan University, Yale University and the Vienna Conservatory, he will...

OUT NOW | British Cellist Laura van der Heijden’s Debut Album: ‘1948’ [LISTEN]

Champs Hill Records has announced the release of 20-year-old British cellist, Laura van der Heijden’s debut album 1948 – featuring Prokofiev's Cello Sonata in C Major, plus...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Pianist Sean Chen – Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 3 (Arr. Piano) [2018]

American pianist Sean Chen performing his own solo piano arrangement of the Largo from Bach's Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Major. Recorded live on the...

OUT NOW | Paul Neubauer & Margo Garrett’s New CD: ‘Ernest Bloch: Music for Viola and Piano” [LISTEN]

Delos Records has this month announced the launch of violist Paul Neubauer and pianist Margo Garrett’s new album: ‘Ernest Bloch: Music for Viola and Piano’. The...

OUT NOW | Violinist Sean Lee & Pianist Peter Dugan’s New ‘Great Melodies’ CD: ‘Songbook’ [LISTEN]

American violinist Sean Lee and pianist Peter Dugan have today announced the release of their new independent album: ‘Songbook’. The new disc, an 'ode to great...

OUT NOW | VC Artist Kian Soltani’s Deutsche Grammophon Debut Album: ‘Home’ [LISTEN]

Deutsche Grammophon has this week announced the release of VC Artist, cellist Kian Soltani’s debut album ‘Home’.  Recorded with Austrian pianist Aaron Pilsan, the newly-released album features recital...

Polish-American Pianist Arthur Rubinstein Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein died on this day in 1982 – aged 95. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the...

Russian-American Classical Pianist Vladimir Horowitz Died On This Day in 1989 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-American classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz died on this day in 1989 - aged 86. He is remembered as one of the greatest piano virtuosi of...

New Shostakovich Viola & Piano Work Discovered in Moscow Archives

It has been announced that a previously unknown short work for viola and piano, composed by Dmitri Shostakovich in 1931, has been discovered in...

Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould Born On This Day in 1932 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was born on this day in 1932 – 85 years ago. Dying in 1982, aged just 50, he is widely regarded...

VC BUZZ | Pianist & Vocalist Lorelai Mosnegutu – ‘True Talent Knows No Boundaries’ [INSPIRATIONAL]

Romanian pianist and vocalist Lorelai Mosnegutu leaves the judges and audience in total disbelief - after last months’ live audition for TV talent-quest ‘Romania’s...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | The New ‘Six-Bach’ Abs Workout for Pianists [WTF]

Forget crossfit, Swiss-Chinese pianist Louis Schwizgebel steps us through his new workout regime for achieving those perfect 'Six-Bach' abs ...    

Birmingham Conservatoire to Host All-Night Piano-Party Marathon

The Birmingham Conservatoire, in Britain has announced their audacious plans to host an upcoming all-night 12-hour piano-athon concert on March 3rd. Inspired by the jazz all-nighters...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer John Kameel Farah – ‘Ah Ya Zayn’ for Violin & Piano, 2016 [NEW]

Violinist Lara St John with pianist Matt Herskowitz performing Canadian-Palestinian composer John Kameel Farah's newly-premiered arrangement of Levantine folk song 'Ah Ya Zayn' for violin and...

Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould died, from a stroke, on this day in 1982 – aged just 50. Despite having stopped giving concerts at the age...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed New Martha Argerich & Itzhak Perlman CDs

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Warner Classics is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed CD copies of Martha...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Illan Eshkeri – 2016 Burberry Fashion Show [VIDEO]

LONDON – British composer Illian Eshkeri's thrilling new chamber ensemble work "Reliquary (For Burberry)". The hypnotic, pulsing work, premiered by the London Metropolitan Orchestra, was commissioned by...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Charles Yang – Arr. Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change is Gonna Come’, 2016 [VIDEO]

VC Artist Charles Yang and pianist Peter Dugan performing an original violin, piano and vocal arrangement of Sam Cooke's legendary 'A Change is Gonna Come'. Recorded...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Chengqian Xue – ‘Song of Praise’ for Violin & Piano [VIDEO]

26 year old VC Young Artist Bomsori Kim performing Chinese composer, Chengqian Xue’s newly-premiered work ‘Song of Praise’ for Violin and Piano. Commissioned for the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | US Swim Coach & Swimmer – Bach Double Concerto [VIDEO]

2016 USA Olympic Swim Team Coach, Bob Bowman and three-time Olympian swimmer, Elizabeth Beisel performing an arrangement of Bach's Double Violin Concerto - amidst preparation for...

Candidates Announced for George Enescu International Competition

The 54 violin and 53 cello candidates have today been announced for the 2016 George Enescu International Music Competition - to be held in Bucharest, Romania...

MANIC MONDAY | Piano CATcerto for Cat and Orchestra [WTF]

Introducing, Nora the Piano Cat … performing Lithuanian composer, Mindaugas Piecaitis’ CATcerto for Piano and Orchestra … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omn7Qhku_sQ&showinfo=0&autohide=1 NORA THE PIANO CAT | MINDAUGAS PIECAITIS...

MANIC MONDAY | Piano Comedy Legend Victor Borge, 1968 [OMG-ROFL]

Danish comedian, conductor and pianist Victor Borge doing what he did best. Recorded live on the NBC Dean Martin Variety Show in 1968. PIANIST, COMEDIAN VICTOR BORGE | THE...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Lara St John & Matt Herskowitz – ‘Hava Nagila’ [VIDEO]

Pianist Matt Herskowitz’s ‘Hava Nagila’ - composed and arranged for violin & piano. Recorded with violinist Lara St John - as part of the newly-released...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Noe Inui & Mario Haring Violin & Piano ‘IDENTITY’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed Noe Inui & Mario Harin ‘IDENTITY’ CDs. Recorded...

Acclaimed Czech Pianist Ivan Moravec Has Died – Aged 84 [VIDEO]

Acclaimed Czech concert pianist Ivan Moravec has passed away from pneumonia – aged 84. A graduate of the Prague Conservatory, during his 65+ year performance...

VC BUZZ | Young Girl Performs Piano Whilst Sleep Walking [MUST SEE]

An incredible viral video, receiving more than 200,000 YouTube views in its first few days, has surfaced of a child performing piano whilst apparently...

VC GIVEAWAY | Enter to Win 1 of 5 Signed VC ‘Artist’ Itamar Zorman ‘Portrait’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release of VC 'Artist' Itamar Zorman's debut album 'Portrait', The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 personally...

Respected American Pianist Claude Frank Has Passed Away from Dementia – Aged 89

German-born American pianist Claude Frank has passed away from the complications of dementia at his home, in New York – aged 89. A student of...

ARD International Music Competition, Germany

62nd ARD International Music Competition Munich Disciplines: Violin, Viola, Bassoon, Piano Trio From: 2nd September - 20th September 2013 Application Deadline: 31/03-2013 Prizes: First prize € 10,000; Second prize €...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Henning Kraggerud World Premiere ‘Grieg Violin Concerti’ CDs

To help celebrate the world premiere release, The Violin Channel, in conjunction with Naxos, is this week giving away 3 x autographed copies of...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Autographed Tasmin Little Britten Violin Concerto CDs

To help celebrate the international release of Chandos Records' new 'Britten' album, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 3 x autographed CD...

VC REVIEWS | Britten Piano & Violin Concertos – Howard Shelley/Tasmin Little, Edward Gardner & BBC Philharmonic

Artists: Howard Shelley (Piano), Tasmin Little (Violin), BBC Philharmonic/Edward Gardner Composer: Benjamin Britten Label: Chandos ASIN: B00C30ZA64 Release: 28th May, 2013 The music of Britten, played by good British...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 The Piano Guy’s New Album ‘2’ – Courtesy of Sony Masterworks

To help celebrate the international release of The Piano Guys’ newest album ‘2’, The Violin Channel, in conjunction with Sony Masterworks, is this week...