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Today is VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout’s 23rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout's 23rd birthday. A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, and a current student of Nobuko Imai at the Kronberg Academy,...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violist Hae-Sue Lee – Hoffmeister Viola Concerto, 10-Years-Old [2010]

Incredible 2010 archival footage of the then 10-year-old Hae-Sue Lee performing Hoffmeister's Viola Concerto in D - with conductor Yoon Jae Lee and the Ensemble 212. 18-year-old...

Today is Russian VC Artist Sergey Malov’s 35th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violin, viola and violoncello da Spalla virtuoso, VC Artist Sergey Malov’s 35th birthday. A graduate of the Mozarteum University Salzburg and the...

Atlanta Symphony Principal Violist & Cellist to Stand Down – After 39 Seasons

It has been announced today that Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Principal Violist, Reid Harris and Principal Cellist Christopher Rex will both stand down from the ensemble in upcoming months. A...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Masumi Per Rostad – ‘Inside the Viola’s Cornerstone Solo Repertoire’ [GUIDE]

With the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition currently underway at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, VC recently caught up with Eastman School of...

OUT NOW | Violinist-Violist Peter Sheppard Skaerved’s New Album: ‘Henze: Violin & Viola Works’ [LISTEN]

Naxos Records has today announced the release of British violinist and violist Peter Sheppard Skaerved‘s new album: Henze: Violin & Viola Works. Recorded with pianist Roderick Chadwick, the disc...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Timothy Ridout, 22 – Lionel Tertis International Viola Comp 1st Prize

22-year-old British violist, Timothy Ridout is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's most outstanding young string virtuosi. A graduate of London’s Royal Academy...

OUT NOW | Violist David Aaron Carpenter’s New Album: ‘Motherland’ [LISTEN]

Warner Classics has this month announced the release of American violist David Aaron Carpenter's new double disc set: Motherland. Recorded with conductors Kazushi Ono, Vladimir Jurowski and David Parry and the London...

OUT NOW | Violist Helen Callus’ New Album: ‘British Music for Viola and Orchestra’ [LISTEN]

Naxos Records has this week announced the release of British violist Helen Callus' new album: British Music for Viola and Orchestra. Recorded with conductor Marc Taddei and the...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at USA’s 2018 Stulberg International String Competition

15-year-old violinist Charlotte Marckx from the United States has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Stulberg International String Competition – at the Western Michigan University...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at USA’s 2018 Stulberg International String Competition

The 6 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 43rd Stulberg International String Competition – at the Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt – Brahms Viola Sonata No.2 [2017]

Dover Quartet violist, VC Artist Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt and pianist Asiya Korepanova performing Brahms' Viola Sonata No. 2 in E-Flat Major. Recorded live on the 18th...

Berlin Phil Principal Violist Máté Szűcs to Join Geneva University of Music Faculty

It has been announced today that the 39-year-old Hungarian violist Máté Szűcs will join the teaching faculty of the Geneva University of Music, in Geneva, Switzerland – effective...

Semi-Finalists Announced for USA’s 2018 Stulberg International String Competition

The 12 semi-finalists have been announced for the 2018 43rd Stulberg International String Competition – to be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA from the 17th to...

Scottish Violist William Primrose Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish violist William Primrose died on this day in 1982 – aged 77. A protege of Eugène Ysaÿe, Maestro Primrose is remembered as one of...

Czech-Based Pavel Haas String Quartet Announces New Violist

The Prague-based Pavel Haas String Quartet has today announced the appointment of 34-year-old violist Jiří Kabát to the ensemble - effective immediately. A violin and...

SAD NEWS | Veteran Smetana Quartet Violist Milan Škampa Has Died – Aged 89

Czech violist and pedagogue Milan Škampa has passed away - aged 89. A student of Ladislav Černý, Mr Škampa served as violist with the famed...

AUDITION | Danish National Symphony, Denmark – ‘Principal Viola’ Position

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Viola’ position. Applications to be received by 4th of May, 2018. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2GOX5bG

AUDITION | Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘Tutti Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra is currently accepting applications for a ‘Tutti Viola’ position. Applications to be received by 5th of June, 2018. For further details,...

Violist Wins Landmark Hearing Damage Case Against London’s Royal Opera House

A British violist has today won a landmark legal case against London’s Royal Opera House - after claiming his hearing was irreparably damaged during...

AUDITION | Brussels Philharmonic, Belgium – ‘Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Brussels Philharmonic is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Viola’ position. Applications to be received by 23rd of April, 2018. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2FZ1pVh

AUDITION | Chicago Symphony Orchestra, United States – ‘Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Viola’ position. Applications to be received by 9th of April, 2018. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2pCsBy9

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Eunbin Lee – Rebecca Clark Viola Sonata, 15 Years Old [2018]

15 year old South Korean VC Rising Star Eunbin Lee performing the Rebecca Clarke Viola Sonata - with pianist Hyoung Eun Kang. Recorded live on the...

Candidates Announced for Düsseldorf’s 2018 Anton Rubinstein International Viola Comp

The 20 final round candidates have today been announced for the 2018 Anton Rubinstein International Viola Competition – to be held in Düsseldorf, from the 7th...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Eunbin Lee – Paganini ‘La Campanella’ (Arr. Solo Viola) [2018]

15 year old South Korean VC Rising Star Eunbin Lee performing Paganini's 'La Campanella' from the 2nd Violin Concerto - arranged for solo viola...

Today is Japanese Viola Virtuoso Nobuko Imai’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese viola virtuoso Nobuko Imai's birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and Geneva International Music...

Boston Symphony Orchestra Appoints New Section Violist

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has this week announced the appointment of 40 year old American violist Kathryn Sievers to their viola section. A graduate of...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | Israeli-born American Violist Rami Solomonow – In Memoriam (1949-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violist Eszter Kaganovskiy, former student of DePaul University School of Music's viola pedagogue, Rami Solomonow - who passed away from leukemia on...

Berlin Philharmonic Appoint New Section Violist

The Berlin Philharmonic has announced the appointment of 27 year old South-Korean born violist Kyoungmin Park to their viola section. A graduate of the Vienna...

Applications Open for Germany’s 2018 ARD International Viola & Piano Trio Competitions [APPLY]

Applications are now open for the 2018 ARD International Music Competition - to be held in Munich, Germany from the 3rd to the 21st...

English Viola Virtuoso Lionel Tertis Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis died on this day in 1975 – aged 98. He is remembered as one of the most eminent violists of...

VC Artist Violinist & Violist Sergey Malov to Join Weigold & Böhm Management Roster

It has been announced today that Russian VC Artist Sergey Malov will join the roster of the German-based Weigold & Böhm International Artists -...

Prizes Awarded at Russia’s Yuri Bashmet International Viola Competition

24 year old Karolina Errera from Russia-Germany has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Yuri Bashmet International Viola Competition - in Moscow, Russia. A graduate of the...

OUT NOW | New Thomastik-Infeld ALPHAYUE Viola & Cello String Sets [NEW]

Thomastik-Infeld has this week announced at the 2018 NAMM Show in Los Angeles the international launch of the new Thomastik ALPHAYUE viola and cello string...

OUT NOW | New GEWA Strings 100% Ultra-Light Double Violin-Viola Case [NEW]

GEWA Strings has this week announced at the 2018 NAMM Show in Los Angeles the launch of the new 100% carbon fiber double violin-viola...

Much-Anticipated Pirastro Viola KorfkerRest Winner Announced!

And the winner is in! The following lucky VC member will be receiving one of the much-anticipated first-in-the-world Pirastro viola KorfkerRests - courtesy of our...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Garth Knox – ‘Viola Spaces – Viola Technique Books’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violist and technique book author, Mr Garth Knox. In a VC-exclusive blog, Garth discusses the inspiration behind his viola technique...

VC GIVEAWAY | Be One of the First to Own a New Pirastro Viola KorfkerRest [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of the much-anticipated Pirastro viola KorfkerRest, The Violin Channel is this week giving away one of the first...

SAD NEWS | Italian Violist Luigi Alberto Bianchi Has Died – Aged 72

Italian violist and violinist Luigi Alberto Bianchi has passed away - aged 72. Mr Bianchi previously served as principal violist with the Rome RAI National...

AUDITION | Milwaukee Symphony, USA – ‘Section Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Milwaukee Symphony is currently accepting applications for a ‘Section Viola’ position. Applications to be received by March 5th, 2018. For further details, visit: http://bit.ly/2qOc12h

British Viola Virtuoso Lionel Tertis Born On This Day in 1876 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis was born on this day in 1876 – 141 years ago. Dying in 1975, he is remembered as one of the...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | T-Rex Violist Performs the “Theme from Jurassic Park” [WILD]

Meet T-Rex violist Aaron Hilsinger .... performing John William's "Theme from Jurassic Park" ... of course ...

VC RISING STAR | Eunbin Lee, 14 – 2017 Brahms International Viola Comp 1st Prize Winner

14 year old South Korean violist Eunbin Lee is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A student of Hanna Lee at...

ASK THE PROS | Juilliard’s Hsin-Yun Huang – ‘Advantages and Considerations of Team Teaching’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member, Jeremy Fay from the United States was keen to know: “What are the advantages and considerations when teaching a student as...

Violist Swoops 1st Prize at New Zealand’s Gisborne International Music Competition

22 year old New Zealand violist Alexander McFarlane has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Gisborne International Music Competition, in New Zealand. A student...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at England’s Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition

18 year old Emma Wernig, from the United States, has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Cecil Aronowitz International Viola...