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AUDITION | Berlin Philharmonic – ‘1st Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, in Berlin, Germany, is currently accepting applications for a ‘1st Principal Viola’ position. Applications to be received by April 30th, 2020. For further...

AUDITION | Vienna Symphony Orchestra – ‘Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Vienna Symphony Orchestra in Vienna, Austria, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Viola’ position. Applications to be received by November 27, 2019. For further details,...

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

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Chicago, United States, is currently accepting applications for the Principal Viola position. Applications to be received by September 6th, 2019. For further details,...

AUDITION | Helsinki Philharmonic, Finland – ‘Tutti Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in Helsinki, Finland is currently accepting applications for a Tutti Viola position. Applications to be received by November 1st, 2019. For further details, visit:...

AUDITION | Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – ‘Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in Pittsburgh, United States is currently accepting applications for the Principal Viola position. Applications to be received by July 8th, 2019. For further details,...

Today is Violist VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout’s 24th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout's 24th birthday. A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, and a current student of Nobuko Imai at the Kronberg Academy,...

Vancouver’s University of British Columbia Announces Violist Marina Thibeault To Its Faculty

University of British Columbia School of Music, in Vancouver, Canada has this week announced the appointment of Canadian violist Marina Thibeault to its teaching...

AUDITION | Melbourne Symphony – ‘Associate Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Melbourne, Australia is currently accepting applications for the Associate Principal Viola position. Applications to be received by July 15th, 2019. For further details,...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Clarice Assad – ‘Metamorfose’ for Viola & Piano [PREMIERE]

Violist, VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman and pianist Henry Kramer performing the world premiere performance of Brazilian-American composer Clarice Assad’s Metamorfose for Viola and Piano. “Matthew Lipman,...

MANIC MONDAY | VC Artist Sergey Malov – Mendelssohn Octet (Arr. For One Man) [WOW]

VC Artist violinist, violist and violoncello da spallist Sergey Malov ... performing the Mendelssohn Octet ... all by himself ...  

London Philharmonic Announces Appointment of New No. 4 Violist

The London Philharmonic, in London, has announced the appointment of Taiwanese-born violist Ting-Ru Lai as its new No. 4 violist. A graduate of the Guildhall...

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...

AUDITION | Shanghai Symphony, China – ‘Section Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in Shanghai, China, is currently accepting applications for a Section Viola position. Applications to be received by June 7th, 2019. For further details, visit:...

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

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

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violist Yuri Bashmet – Berlioz ‘Harold in Italy’ [1985 ARCHIVES]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1985 archival footage of Russian viola virtuoso Yuri Bashmet performing Berlioz’s Harold in Italy – with conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev and the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p__u-kFDoEo YURI...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Diyang Mei, 24 – ARD International Viola Competition 1st Prize Winner

24-year-old Chinese violist Diyang Mei is firmly establishing himself as a rising young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Hariolf Schlichtig at the Munich University...

AUDITION | Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Switzerland – ‘Tutti Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, in Switzerland, is currently accepting applications for a Tutti Viola position. Applications to be received by April 24th, 2019. For Further Details, Visit: https://bit.ly/2GBSQyU...

SAD NEWS | Former Chicago-Based Fine Arts Quartet Violist Jerry Horner Has Died [RIP]

American violist and pedagogue Jerry Horner has passed away. A graduate of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he studied with David Dawson, William...

AUDITION | Noord Nederlands Orchestra, Groningen, Netherlands – ‘Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Noord Nederlands Orchestra, in Groningen, Netherlands is currently accepting applications for the Principal Viola position. Applications to be received by February 28th, 2019. For further details,...

English Viola Virtuoso Lionel Tertis Died On This Day in 1975 [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...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman – ‘From The Top’ 16-Years Old [2008]

Incredible 2008 archival performance of the then 16-year-old violist, VC Young Artist Matthew Lipman performing Paganini's La Campanella - with pianist Christopher O'Riley on the...

AUDITION | Halle Orchestra, Manchester, UK – ‘Tutti Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Halle Orchestra, in Manchester, United Kingdom is currently accepting applications for a Tutti Viola position. Applications to be received by February 18th, 2019. For further details,...

OUT NOW | Violist Tabea Zimmermann’s New CD: ‘Berlioz: Harold en Italie & Les Nuits d’été’ [LISTEN]

Harmonia Mundi Records has announced the release of German violist Tabea Zimmermann's new album: Berlioz: Harold en Italie & Les Nuits d'été. Recorded with conductor François-Xavier...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Matthew Lipman, 27 – Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipient

27-year-old American violist Matthew Lipman is firmly establishing himself as one of the new generation’s outstanding young concert artists. A graduate of The Juilliard School and the Kronberg Academy, where...

AUDITION | Oslo Philharmonic, Oslo, Norway – ‘Co-Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Oslo Philharmonic, in Oslo, Norway, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Co-Principal Viola' position. Applications to be received by March 15th, 2019. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2sO6d72

AUDITION | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London – ‘Co-Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in London, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Co-Principal’ Viola position. Applications to be received by February 21st, 2019. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2FUerTG

Today is Russian Violist Yuri Bashmet’s 66th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violist Yuri Bashmet’s 66th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost violists – performing regularly with the world’s finest...

Fundraiser Launched for Revolutionary New Portable Music Stand

A online crowdfunding campaign has this week been launched for a new revolutionary portable music stand - constructed to stick to almost any wall...

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 – 142 years ago. Dying in 1975, he is remembered as one of the...

Violin & Viola Candidates Announced for Berlin’s 2019 Max Rostal Competition

The 17 violin and 17 viola candidates have this week been announced for the 2019 Max Rostal International Competition - to be held at...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Signed Kim Kashkashian ‘Solo Bach’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of Armenian-American violist Kim Kashkashian’s new CD ‘J.S. Bach Six Suites for Solo Viola’, The Violin Channel in...

OUT NOW | Violist Kim Kashkashian’s New CD: ‘J.S. Bach Six Suites for Viola Solo’ [LISTEN]

ECM Records has this week announced the release of Armenian-American viola virtuoso Kim Kashkashian‘s new album: J.S. Bach Six Suites for Viola Solo. The disc features J.S....

VERY SAD NEWS | Brazilian Violist Diemerson Sena Has Died – Aged 33

Brazilian violist Diemerson Sena has passed away - aged just 33. A graduate of the Escola Estudal de Música de São Paulo, he served as...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | ThatViolaKid – ‘Duality’ Debut Viola/Rap Music Video [2018]

Instagram sensation, Drew A. Forde (aka That Viola Kid) performing his new official debut music video ... 'Duality'.  The Juilliard School graduate has shot to internet...

BREAKING | 2nd Round Candidates Announced at Munich’s ARD International Viola Competition

The 19 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2018 ARD International Viola Competition have today been announced – in Munich, Germany. The 2018 2nd round...

AUDITION | BBC National Orchestra of Wales – ‘Sub Principal No. 3 Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, in the United Kingdom, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Sub Principal No. 3 Viola’ position. Applications to be received...

OUT NOW | Violist Hartmut Rohde’s New CD: ‘Tal: Works for Viola’ [LISTEN]

Avi Music has announced the release of German violist Hartmut Rohde‘s new album: Tal: Works for Viola. Recorded with pianist Christian Seibert, the disc features the...

AUDITION | Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Amsterdam – ‘Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Amsterdam, Netherlands, is currently accepting applications for a ‘Principal Viola’ position. Applications to be received by March 28th, 2019. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2NXwQzV

AUDITION | Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Amsterdam – ‘Principal Viola’ Position [APPLY]

The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, in Amsterdam is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal Viola’ position. Applications to be received by March 29th, 2019. For further details,...

SAD NEWS | Veteran San Francisco Symphony Violist Detlev Olshausen Has Died – Aged 100 [RIP]

American violist Detlev Olshausen has passed away - aged 100. Mr Olshausen performed as sub-principal or co-principal viola with the San Francisco Symphony from 1940 until...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violist Masumi Per Rostad – Rebecca Clarke Viola Sonata [2018]

Eastman School of Music Viola Professor Masumi Per Rostad and pianist Alan Chow performing Rebecca Clarke's Sonata for Viola and Piano. Recorded live at Kilbourn Hall, in Rochester, New...

VC INSIGHT | Violist Helen Callus – ‘Preparing for a Recording is Like Preparing For a Marathon’ [LEARN]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Bienen School of Music Viola Professor, Helen Callus. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Helen talks us through the trials and tribulations...

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...