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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...

Free Australian Youth Orchestra, Joshua Bell & Christoph Eschenbach Web-Cast

A free web-cast of the Australian Youth Orchestra, with virtuoso Joshua Bell and Maestro Christoph Eschenbach, will commence this evening Saturday 3rd of August 8pm Sydney Time (11am...

SAD NEWS | American Cellist Toby Saks has passed away

American cellist Toby Saks has passed away – aged 71 A student of Leonard Rose, Ms Saks was a former prize winner at the Casals...

NEW APPOINTMENT | Canadian Jean-Sébastien Roy Appointed Columbus Symphony Concertmaster

The Columbus Symphony has today announced Canadian violinist Jean-Sébastien Roy as their new Concertmaster “He is a remarkable musician I have known and respected for many years,” Music Director Jean-Marie...

SAD NEWS | Distinguished Russian Professor Igor Frolov Has Died – Aged 76

Russian violin virtuoso and composer Igor Frolov has passed away - aged 76 A student of Boris Belenky, Abram Yampolsky and David Oistrakh, Maestro Frolov was a former prize winner George Enescu and Marguerite...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 2, Maestro Eschenbach

The acclaimed Australian Youth Orchestra are currently in final preparations in Sydney, before embarking on an International tour of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and The Netherlands next week –...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Signed Yury Revich World Premiere Release ‘Romberg Concerto’ CDs

To help celebrate the World Premiere recording of Andreas & Bernhard Romberg's Violin and Cello Concerti, The Violin Channel, in conjunction with Sony Classical, is...

VC STORE | Now Stocking Luxitune Pavé Violin Fine Tuners

The Violin Channel Store is very exciting to now be stocking the Luxitune Pavé ball, hand-crafted violin and viola fine tuner series - constructed from genuine...

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...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Jascha Heifetz – 1952, LIFE Magazine

Captured in 1952 for LIFE magazine, Albanian-American photographer Gion Mili attached a light to Jascha Heifetz’s bow and had him play in a darkened...

VC MASTERCLASS | Ole Bohn, Sydney Conservatorium of Music – ‘Building Beautiful Effective Vibrato’

In this Exclusive VC 4-Part Masterclass Series, Professor Ole Bohn dissects the process behind beautiful, strong, even and varying arm, wrist and finger vibrato A student...

VC WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Ivry Gitlis, 90 – June 2012

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

ASK THE PROS | Philippe Quint – ‘The Perfect Up Bow Staccato’

The Violin Channel member Vlad Bourceanu, from London, was keen to know: 'What is the secret to perfect up bow staccato?' VC threw Vlad's plea...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Luxitune Genuine Swarovski Crystal, Rhodium and 14k Gold Plated Fine Tuners

The Violin Channel, in conjunction with Luxitune, is this week giving away 5 x Luxitune Pavé ball violin fine tuners Designed by Manhattan jewellery designer HyeJun...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Boson Mo, 22 – Montreal & Michael Hill Prize Winner

22 year old violinist Boson Mo, from Canada, is quickly establishing himself as one of the new generation's most promising young concert soloists Boson Mo...

VC WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Kyung-wha Chung, 63 – January 2012

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

The Aspen Music Festival & School, USA

The Aspen Music Festival & School, USA Dates: 27th June - 18th August, 2013  

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Copies of The Emerson String Quartet’s New Release ‘Journeys’

To help celebrate the international release of the 9 time Grammy Award winning Emerson String Quartet’s new album ‘Journeys’, The Violin Channel in conjunction...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | French Violin Virtuoso Ginette Neveu

This week VC explores the recordings of thwarted French virtuoso Ginette Neveu Ginette Neveu | Chausson | Poeme | Charles Munch | Prague | 1946 A...

FLY ON THE WALL | Ray Chen – Giorgio Armani, 2013 Milan Men’s Fashion Week

Amazing fly on the wall footage of Australian virtuoso Ray Chen performing Paganini's 21st Caprice back stage at Milan's 2013 Men's Fashion Week -...

VC WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Itzhak Perlman, 67 – September 2012

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 5 Things4Strings’ Beginner Bow Hold Packs

The Violin Channel, in conjunction with string pedagogy specialist Things 4 Strings, is this week giving away 5 x beginner bow hold packs –...

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 GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 ‘Playing Less Hurt: And Injury Prevention Guide for Musicians’ Books

The Violin Channel is excited to this week be giving way 3 x autographed copies of author Janet Horvath's 'Playing Less Hurt: An Injury...

VC FLY ON THE WALL | Noé Inui, Japanese Tour, Video Web Blog, October 2012

Exclusive VC 19-Part Web Series The Violin Channel follows Japanese-Greek violinist Noé Inui around the globe on a 3 week recital and performance tour of Japan...

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...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Signed Copies of Frank Almond’s New Solo Album ‘A Violin’s Life: Music for the Lipinski Stradivari’

To help celebrate the international released of The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Frank Almond's new solo album 'A Violin's Life: Music for the Lipinski...

VC BUZZ | Wells Cunningham, Passacaglia, Impossible Duet

Wonderful creativity and skill by cellist Wells Cunningham performing Handel-Halvorsen's 'Passacaglia' duet for violin and cello ... with himself Wells Cunningham | Handel-Halvorsen | Passacaglia...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Signed Copies of Virtuoso Tianwa Yang’s New CD ‘Mendelssohn’ – Courtesy of Naxos

To help celebrate the international release of Chinese violin virtuoso Tianwa Yang’s new album ‘Mendelssohn’, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Naxos, is today...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Erzhan Kulibaev, 26 – Lisbon, Hindemith, Buenos Aires, Wieniawski Prize Winner

26 year old Kazakhstan-born violinist Erzhan Kulibaev is firmly establishing himself as one of the new generation's most dynamic and gifted young soloists A protege...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Signed Copies of Augustin Hadelich’s New CD ‘Histoire Du Tango’

To help celebrate the international release of German virtuoso Augustin Hadelich's new album 'Histoire Du Tango', The Violin Channel is this week giving away...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Thwart Polish virtuoso Josef Hassid

This week VC explores the recordings of thwart Polish virtuoso Josef Hassid | A prodigious student of Carl Flesch, Hassid was destined for a...

VC GIVEAWAY: Win 1 of 3 Autographed Copy of Josef Spacek’s New Album ‘Prokofiev Smetana Janacek’

To help celebrate the international release of former VC 'Young Artist of the Week', Josef Špaček's new album 'Prokofiev Smetana Janacek', The Violin Channel,...

VC GIVEAWAY: Win 1 of 3 Signed Copies of Daniel Hope’s New Album ‘Spheres’

To help celebrate the international release of British violin virtuoso Daniel Hope's new album 'Spheres', The Violin Channel is this week giving away 3...

VC RISING STAR | Grace Clifford, 15 – Menuhin Competition Prize Winner

15 year old Australian violinist Grace Clifford is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young artist of great potential - praised for...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Harriet Krijgh, 21 – Princess Christina, Janigro, Fidelio Cello Prize Winner

21 year old Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh is quickly building an impressive reputation as one of Europe's most formidable and engaging young concert artists Harriet...

VC REVIEWS | Histoire du Tango – Augustin Hadelich & Pablo Sainz Villegas

Artists: Augustin Hadelich (Violin), Pablo Sanz Villegas (Guitar) Composer: Piazzola, Falla, Paganini & Sarasate Label: Avie ASIN:  BOOB671UQO Release: March 5th, 2013 This is the fifth CD by Hadelich I have heard AND enjoyed,...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Alexandra Conunova-Dumortier, 24 – 2012 Joachim Competition 1st Prize

24 year old Moldavian violinist Alexandra Conunova-Dumortier is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's most captivating young concert soloists Alexandra...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Yury Revich, 21 – ‘Virtuosi of the 21st Century’, Oistrakh & Kloster-Schontal Prizes

21 year old Russian virtuoso Yury Revich is quickly building an impressive international reputation as one of the new generation's most compelling young concert...

VC ARTIST | Tessa Lark – Naumburg 1st Prize “The most prestigious of them all”

American violinist Tessa Lark is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's most compelling young concert artists Tessa Lark | Walton...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Igor Pikayzen, 25 – Tadeusz Wroński, Kloster-Schontal and Lipizer Prizes

25 year old Russian-American violinist Igor Pikayzen is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation’s brightest young string virtuosi Igor Pikayzen...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Dami Kim, 23 – Joachim, Paganini, Sendai, Michael Hill & Queen Elisabeth Prizes

23 year old Korean violinist Dami Kim is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation outstanding young concert artists Dami Kim...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Tatsuki Narita, 20 – Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition Prize Winner

20 year old Japanese virtuoso Tatsuki Narita is quickly building a reputation as one of classical music's brightest young rising stars Tatsuki Narita |...

VC ARTIST | Itamar Zorman, 26 – Tchaikovsky & Young Concert Artists Prizes

26 year old Israeli virtuoso Itamar Zorman is quickly establishing himself as one of today's brightest young concert artists Itamar Zorman | Tchaikovsky Violin...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Clara-Jumi Kang, 24 – Tibor Varga, Hannover, Seoul, Sendai & Indianapolis Prizes

24 year old German-born Korean virtuoso Clara-Jumi Kang is quickly establishing herself as one of this generation's brightest young concert artists Clara-Jumi Kang |...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Chad Hoopes, 19 – “The most extraordinary young musician with whom I’ve ever come in contact”

19 year old American violin virtuoso Chad Hoopes is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting young concert artists to emerge in recent years...

VC ARTIST | Vilde Frang, 25 – ECHO Klassik, Edison Klassik & Classic BRIT Awards

25 year old Norwegian violinist Vilde Frang is very quickly building a reputation as one of the new generation top-tier virtuosi Vilde Frang |...

VC ARTIST | Noah Bendix-Balgley – Queen Elisabeth, Long-Thibaud Prize Winner

27 year old American Noah Bendix-Balgley is very quickly building a reputation as one of the new generation virtuosi A graduate of Indiana University and...