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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Zeyu Victor Li, 19 – Schadt, Sendai & Montreal Competition Prize Winner

19 year old Chinese violinist, Zeyu Victor Li is quickly building an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously gifted young concert soloists to...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, 20 – Brahms, Kreisler & Sibelius Comp Prize Winner

20 year old Armenian-Austrian violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian is quickly building an impressive reputation as a rising young virtuoso of enormous potential. A student of Professor Gerhard...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Yu-Chien Benny Tseng, 22 – Sarasate, Tchaikovsky & Singapore Comp Winner

22 year old Taiwanese violinist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng is explosively building an international reputation as an emerging young soloist of enormous promise – praised for...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Legendary Violinist Mischa Elman – ‘The Mellifluous Tone’

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of Russian-born American violin virtuoso Mischa Elman. A celebrated child prodigy of famed pedagogue Leopold Auer, Maestro...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Russian-Ukrainian Violin Virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky 

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of thwarted Russian-Ukrainian violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky. A student of eminent Soviet teacher Abram Yampolsky, Maestro Sitkovetsky is remembered...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Suyeon Kang, 26 – 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition 1st Prize

26 year old South-Korean-born Australian violinist, VC 'Young Artist' Suyeon Kang is firmly establishing herself as one of the new rising stars of the international...

ASK THE PROS | James Ehnes – ‘Mid-Performance String Breaks’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Jason Tong was keen to know: 'What is the most professional way to handle a broken string during a performance?' We...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | William Hagen, 23 – Kreisler & Queen Elisabeth Comp Prizes

23 year old American VC 'Young Artist' William Hagen is quickly building an international reputation as a captivating young concert artist of outstanding potential – praised for...

ASK THE PROS | Anne Akiko Meyers – ‘Fourth Finger Swing’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member James Dong, from Sydney, was keen to know: 'How can I get better amplitude on my 4th finger vibrato?' VC threw...

VC ARTIST | Ray Chen – Menuhin & Queen Elisabeth Comp Grand Prizes

Australian VC 'Artist', violinist Ray Chen has in recent years firmly established himself as one of the new generation's most sought-after international concert artists. A graduate of...

ASK THE PROS | Sarah Chang – Help Me With ‘Running Passage Articulation’

The Violin Channel member Hannah Buckley, from Sydney, was desperate to know: 'Why when I'm playing rapid, slurring semiquavers do the notes sometimes seem...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | American Violin Virtuoso Michael Rabin [VIDEO]

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of the late, great American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin. MICHAEL RABIN | KREISLER | TAMBOURIN CHINOIS | BELL...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Nigel Kennedy – Mendelssohn Concerto, 1982, 25 Years Old [VIDEO]

Amazing 1982 archival footage of a then 25 year old Nigel Kennedy performing the 1st movement of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor with...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Itzhak Perlman – 1980, Sesame Street [VIDEO]

1980 archival television footage of Itzhak Perlman performing Beethoven's 'Minuet in G' with Telly. Where else? But, Sesame Street  ITZHAK PERLMAN | BEETHOVEN | MINUET IN...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Unassuming American Violin Virtuoso, David Nadien

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of unassuming American violin virtuoso David Nadien. DAVID NADIEN | TCHAIKOVSKY | 'PAS DE DEUX' FROM SWAN...

MEET THE PROS | Cho-Liang Lin, Juilliard School & Rice University – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed violinist Cho-Liang Lin – jury member of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. We sat the Taiwanese-born...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Richard Lin, 22 – 2013 Sendai International Violin Competition 1st Prize Winner

22 year old Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Richard Lin is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's most promising and gifted young...

VC ARTIST | Charles Yang – ‘Classical violin with the charisma of a rock star’

The Juilliard School graduate, Charles Yang is very quickly building an impressive online following - and explosive, international classical-pop violin/vocal career. CHARLES YANG | GARNLS BARKLEY...

VC MASTERCLASS | Julian Rachlin, ‘Optimum Bow Hand, Wrist and Elbow Positions’

In this 3-part VC exclusive mini-masterclass series, Lithuanian-born violin virtuoso Julian Rachlin strips his bow arm back to basics – sharing his pedagogical thoughts on the...

Henri Marteau International Violin Competition, Germany

5th Henri-Marteau International Violin Compeition Discipline: Violin From: 28th April - 10th May 2014

Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, Austin, USA

Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists Discipline: Violin Dates: 21st February - 2nd March 2014 Application Deadline: 7th October 2013 Age Range: <21 Years Old

VC GIVEAWAY | Beat the Freeze – Win 1 of 10 D’Addario Bowed Winter Survival Packs

Enter now for a chance to win 1 of 10 D'Addario Bowed Winter Survival packs – each containing 2 x sets of Zyex Violin Strings,...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Jiafeng Chen, 26 – Sibelius, Wieniawski, Indianapolis, Menuhin & Queen Elisabeth Prizes

26 year old Chinese violin virtuoso Jiafeng Chen is firmly establishing himself as one of the new generation's most gifted young concert soloists. A student...

VC MASTERCLASS | Tasmin Little – ‘Stage Nerves and Performance Anxiety’

English concert violinist Tasmin Little discusses tips and techniques for overcoming concert stage nerves and performance anxiety. TASMIN LITTLE | 'STAGE NERVES AND PERFORMANCE ANXIETY' "During...

2013 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, New York

2013 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, New York Preliminary Auditions: 6-27th September, 2013 Semi Finals Auditions: 5th-7th November, 2013 Final Auditions: 9th November, 2013

Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, Germany

Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, Germany Discipline: Violin From: 28th October - 8th November 2013 Application Deadline: 15th July 2013 Age Range: 9-20 Years Old

Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, Norway

Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition Disciplines: Chamber Music, String Quartet From: 24th September - 29th September 2013 Deadline: 1st April 2013 Prizes: First Prize 15 000€ Second Prize 10 000€ Third Prize 5...

David Oistrakh International Violin Competition, Russia

Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition Discipline: Violin From: 21st September - 30th September 3013 Application Deadline: 31st May 2013 Age Range: 10-28 Years Old

Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition, Italy

32nd Premio Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition Discipline: Violin From: 7th September - 15th September 2013

Beethovenfest Bonn, Germany

Internationale Beethovenfeste Bonn gGmbH From: 5th September - 5th October 2013

VC WHERE ARE THEY NOW | James Ehnes, 37 – May 2013

We know the legends, we own the recordings, we’ve seen the historical footage – but what can we expect from a live concert experience...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Signed Kristof Barati ‘Ysaye Solo Sonatas’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release of Hungarian violin virtuoso's Kristof Barati's new 'Ysaye Solo Sonatas' CD, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 3...

11th Banff International String Quartet Competition, Canada

11th Banff International String Quartet Competition Discipline: String Quartet From: 26th August - 1st September 2013 Application Deadline: 1st March 2013 Prizes: $25,000 - 1st prize $12,000 - 2nd prize $8,000...

Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition, Germany

Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition, Germany Discipline: Violin From: 22nd August - 2nd September 2013 Application Deadline: 15th June 2013 Age Range: 15-21 Years Old

VC Young Artist William Hagen Awarded Aspen Dorothy DeLay Fellowship

20 year old American violinist William Hagen has been announced as the recipient of the 2014 Dorothy DeLay Memorial Fellowship Awarded annually at the Aspen...

NEW APPOINTMENT | Aussie Dale Barltrop Appointed Melbourne Symphony Concertmaster

33 year old Australian violinist Dale Barltrop has been announced as the new Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra A graduate of the University of...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 5, Eschenbach, Concertgeouw

After successful performances in Germany and Austria, the Australian Youth Orchestra has now moved on to the iconic Concertgebouw, in Amsterdam – with violin...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Jennifer Higdon World Premiere String Chamber Music Recordings

To help celebrate the world premiere release of American composer Jennifer Higdon's new Early Chamber Music works recording, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Naxos, is this week...

McDonald’s Serve Up Beethoven to Combat Customer Violence

A McDonald's fast food store in the UK has taken to piping classical music in an attempt to curb late night alcohol- fueled violence It's...

Virtuoso Joshua Bell to Adjudicate Miss America

The Miss America Organization has today announced violin virtuoso Joshua Bell as 1 of 7 judges for the 2014 Miss America pageant - in Atlantic City Joining Josh...

VERY SAD NEWS | Legendary Borodin Quartet Violist Dmitri Shebalin has Died – Aged 84

Russian violist Dmitri Shebalin has passed away – aged 84 Maestro Shebalin served as a member of the famed Borodin Quartet from 1953 to 1996...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Signed Josef Špaček ‘Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release of former VC 'Young Artist of the Week', Czech-virtuoso Josef Špaček's new 'Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst' album, The Violin...

BREAKING NEWS | 4th Teacher Arrest at Chetham’s

A 4th former-teacher has been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into historical-abuse allegations at the Chetham's School of Music Police have confirmed 10...

SAD NEWS | Bass Virtuoso Fernando Grillo Has Died – Aged 68

Double Bass virtuoso Fernando Grillo has sadly taken his own life  – aged 68 A student of Corrado Penta, Maestro Grillo was  a former 1st...

NEWS | Kremer, Argerich and Barenboim to Perform anti-Putin Concert

Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer has scheduled a concert, in Berlin, in support of Russian oppositionists who have been jailed or suppressed by Vladimir Putin The concert...

British Cellist and Orchestra Director Adrian Shepherd has Died – Aged 74

British cellist and conductor Adrian Shepherd has passed away – aged 74 A student of William Pleeth, Maestro Shepherd served as Principal Cellist with the...

VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley Appointed to Carnegie Mellon Faculty

It has been announced that former VC 'Young Artist of the Week,' American violin virtuoso Noah Bendix-Balgley has been appointed to the faculty of the Carnegie...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Signed Bella Hristova ‘Bella Unaccompanied’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release of former VC 'Young Artist of the Week', Bulgarian-American violin virtuoso Bella Hristova's new album 'Bella Unaccompanied', The...

17 Year Old Louise Wehr Awarded 1st Prize at Schleswig-Holstein

17 year old German violinist Louise Wehr has been awarded 1st Prize at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival International Violin Competition A student at the Musikhochschule Hannover, Louise...

Instrument Recovery – Break-Through New Lost and Found Phone App

An amazing new smartphone app has been launched in the United States allowing owners the ability to track distance to, and the whereabouts of...