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ASK THE PROS | Jazz Violinist Christian Garrick – “Is it Possible to Teach Someone How to Improvise?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Francesco Bruno from Italy was keen to know: "Is it possible to teach someone how to improvise? If so, what...

Violinist James Ehnes to Join London’s Royal Academy of Music Faculty

London’s Royal Academy of Music has announced the appointment of violinist James Ehnes to the role of 'Visiting Professor of Violin' - effective from...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Steven Isserlis – Dvorak Cello Concerto, 1991 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1991 archival footage of British cellist Steven Isserlis performing Dvorak's Cello Concerto - with the late David Shallon and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Steven was...

Cellist Steven Isserlis Appointed to London’s Royal Academy of Music Faculty

London’s Royal Academy of Music has today announced the appointment of cellist Steven Isserlis to the position of ‘Marquis de Corberon Visiting Professor of...

Violinist Maxim Vengerov Born On This Day [ON THIS DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist, violist and conductor Maxim Vengerov's 42nd birthday. A protege of Professor Zakhar Bron, Maxim is a former 1st prize winner at...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Timothy Ridout, 21 – Lionel Tertis International Viola Comp 1st Prize

21 year old British violist, Timothy Ridout is quickly building an international reputation as a young string instrumentalist of outstanding potential. A graduate of London's Royal...

Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason Awarded BBC Young Musician of the Year

17 year old British cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason has been awarded 1st prize at the 2016 BBC 'Young Musician of the Year' awards - at...

Prizes Awarded at Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition

20 year old British violist, Timothy Ridout has been awarded 1st prize at the 12th Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition – on the Isle of...

Royal Philharmonic Concertmaster to Stand Down After 14 Seasons

It has been announced today that Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Concertmaster, Clio Gould has stood down from the ensemble – to focus more time on her teaching...

City of Birmingham Symphony Announces New Principal 2nd Violinist

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of Australian-born violinist, Kate Suthers to the position of ‘2nd Violin Section Leader’ –...

SAD NEWS | British Cellist and Pedagogue Penelope Lynex Has Died

British cellist, teacher and author Penelope Lynex has died – aged 78. A student of Douglas Cameron, Pablo Casals and Paul Tortelier, Ms Lynex served...

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...

Baroque violinist Rachel Podger Awarded London’s Royal Academy Bach Prize

Eminent baroque violinist Rachel Podger has been announced as the 2015 recipient of the Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize. Awarded annually to an individual...

SAD NEWS | British violinist Lydia Mordkovitch Has Passed Away – Aged 70

Russian-born British violinist Lydia Mordkovitch has passed away from cancer – aged 70. A student and assistant to David Oistrakh, she was a former 1st prize...

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...

VERY SAD NEWS | Menuhin School & Competition Co-Founder Robert Masters has Died – Aged 97

Robert Masters, the co-founder alongside Yehudi Menuhin of the Menuhin School, in Great Britain and the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, had died in Sydney...

SAD NEWS | British Violist John White has Died – Aged 75

British violist John White has died – aged 75 He was a founding member of the Alberni Quartet and served a longtime Professorship at London's...