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Man Arrested In Connection With a Stolen Violin From a London Train

A 38-year-old man, in London, has this week been arrested on suspicion of theft - following the robbery of a valuable violin on June...

VC ARTIST | Paul Huang – Avery Fisher & Lincoln Center Award Recipient

Taiwanese-American VC Artist Paul Huang is building an impressive international reputation for his eloquent music making​, distinctive sound and effortless virtuosity. ​A graduate of...

AUDITION | Vienna Symphony Orchestra – ‘1st Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Vienna Symphony Orchestra in Vienna, Austria, is currently accepting applications for the 1st Concertmaster position. Applications to be received by September 18th, 2019. For further details, visit:...

Today is VC Young Artist Johan Dalene’s 19th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Swedish violinist, VC Young Artist Johan Dalene’s 19th birthday. A student of Per Enoksson at the Royal College of Music, in Stockholm, Johan...

AUDITION | Singapore Symphony – ‘Section 1st Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Singapore Symphony Orchestra in Singapore is currently accepting applications for a Section 1st Violin position. Applications to be received by August 23rd, 2019. For further details,...

AUDITION | Milwaukee Symphony – ‘Section 1st Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in Milwaukee, United States is currently accepting applications for a Section 1st Violin position. Applications to be received by August 23rd, 2019. For further...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Ann Setzer – ‘The Importance of Understanding Historical Context’ [BLOG]

In a VC-exclusive blog, American violin pedagogue Ann Setzer shares her insight on the importance of understanding a composer's historical context - and its...

Today is Violinist VC Artist Fedor Rudin’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Fedor Rudin's 27th birthday! A graduate of the Mozarteum University of Salzburg and the Cologne High School of Music, where he studied with Pierre Amoyal...

American Violinist Robert Mann Was Born On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist, composer and conductor Robert Mann was born on this day in 1920 - 99 years ago. A student of Edouard Dethier, Mr Mann...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet the Modulin – The Modular Synthesizer & Violin [HUH]

Meet Swedish folktronica band member Martin Molin and his home-made modulin - the 1/2 modular synthesizer and 1/2 violin ...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUdWeBYe3GY&showinfo=0&autohide=1

AUDITION | Atlanta Symphony Orchestra – ‘Section Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta, United States is currently accepting applications for a rotating Section Violin position. Applications to be received by August 2nd, 2019. For further...

Italian Violinist and Pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi Died On This Day in 1978 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated Italian violinist and pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi died on this day in 1978 - aged 76. A student of Eugene Ysaye, throughout his six decade...

No 1st Prize Awarded at Japan’s Sendai International Violin Competition

27-year-old Shannon Lee from Canada has today been awarded 2nd prize at the 2019 Sendai International Violin Competition – in Sendai, Japan. A graduate of Columbia University...

Italian Luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Was Born On This Day in 1711 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini was born on this day in 1711- 308 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest stringed instrument...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Sergei Dogadin – Tchaikovsky Violin Competition Top Prize [2011]

The then 22-year-old Sergei Dogadin performing Paganini’s 21st Solo Caprice - in the Opening Round of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. Sergei was awarded...

AUDITION | Milwaukee Symphony – ‘Assistant Principal 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in Milwaukee, United States is currently accepting applications for the Assistant Principal 2nd Violin position. Applications to be received by August 23rd,...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | How to Make an Origami Paper Violin [LEARN]

A step by step instructional video on how to construct a Japanese paper origami violin. Knock yourself out!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enw_r0cOj-s

Violinist Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis Awarded Use of 1645 ‘Ex Christian Ferras’ Amati

It has been announced this week that 23-year-old violinist Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis from Latvia has been awarded the 2 year use of the 1645 Ex...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Died On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violin virtuoso Henri Vieuxtemps died on this day in 1881 - aged 61. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as...

Candidates Announced for 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal

The 24 candidates have been announced for the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal  – to be held in Montreal, Canada from the 29th of...

Violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan Was Born On This Day in 1915 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan was born on this day in 1915 - 104 years ago. A student of Otakar Sevcik and Julius Winkler, Mr...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Revolutionary Kun Voce Violin Shoulder Rests [ENTER]

The Violin Channel in conjunction with our good friends at Kun, are this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press revolutionary Kun Voce Violin Shoulder Rests. Innovative in design...

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 ...  

Violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan Died On This Day in 2002 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan died on this day in 2002 – aged 86. A student of Otakar Sevcik and Julius Winkler, Mr Schneiderhan was...

Italian Violinist and Pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi Was Born On This Day in 1902 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated Italian violinist and pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi was born on this day in 1902. A student of Eugene Ysaye, throughout his six decade career he...

American Violin Virtuoso Michael Rabin Was Born On This Day in 1936 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin was born on this day in 1936 - 83 years ago. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered as one...

OUT NOW | Violinist Rachel Podger’s New CD: ‘Bach Cello Suites (Arr. Violin)’ [LISTEN]

Channel Records has this week announced the release of acclaimed baroque violinist Rachel Podger's new CD: J.S. Bach Cello Suites' (Arr. Solo Violin). The disc...

Legendary Violin Pedagogue Ivan Galamian Died On This Day in 1981 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Iranian-born Armenian violinist Ivan Galamian died on this day in 1981 – 38 years ago. A student of French pedagogue Lucien Capet, he is remembered...

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

The Noord Nederlands Orchestra in Groningen, Netherlands is currently accepting applications for the Concertmaster position. Applications to be received by May 14th , 2019. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2K0EoUj

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Federico Agostini – ‘Why Is Slow Practice So Important?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Eastman School of Music faculty member, Violin Professor Federico Agostini. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the Italian-born violinist...

New Documentary Based on ‘Lipinski’ Stradivarius Violin Robbery to Be Released

It has been announced this week that a new feature-length documentary film, based the robbery of Milwaukee Symphony Concertmaster Frank Almond’s Stradivarius violin in...

BREAKING | VC Young Artist Johan Dalene Awarded 1st Prize at Nielsen Violin Competition

18-year-old VC Young Artist Johan Dalene from Sweden has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition...

Italian-Born British Violin Virtuoso Alfredo Campoli Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-born British violin virtuoso Alfredo Campoli died on this day in 1991 – aged 84. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

Today is Russian-Born Violinist Dora Schwarzberg’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist and pedagogue Dora Schwarzberg's birthday! A student of legendary Russian pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich, Ms. Schwarzberg currently serves a teaching position on...

Today is Korean Violin Virtuoso Kyung Wha Chung’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean violin virtuoso Kyung Wha Chung’s birthday. A student of Ivan Galamian and Joseph Szigeti, Ms Chung is widely regarded as one of...

AUDITION | London Symphony Orchestra – ‘Tutti 1st & 2nd Violin’ Positions [APPLY]

The London Symphony Orchestra is currently accepting applications for 'Tutti First and Second Violin’ positions. Applications to be received by April 19th, 2019. For further details,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Ray Chen – Menuhin Competition 1st Prize [2008]

Incredible archival footage of the then 19-year-old VC Artist Ray Chen's 1st prize winning performance in the Senior Final of the 2008 Yehudi Menuhin...

Belgian Violinist Arthur Grumiaux Was Born On This Day on 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux was born on this day in 1921 – 98 years ago. Dying in 1986, aged just 65, he is remembered as one...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1769 Nicolaus Gagliano Violin, Berlin, Germany [PLEASE SHARE]

An international stolen instrument alert has today been issued for a 1769 Nicolaus Gagliano violin  – stolen in Berlin, Germany on the 11th of...

Violin Maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume Died On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume died on this day in 1875. Widely regarded as one of the eminent instrument makers of all time, Vuillaume's violins have...

Violinist and Conductor Yehudi Menuhin Died On This Day in 1999 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born British violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin died on this day in 1999 – 20 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger, George Enescu and Adolf Busch,...

AUDITION | Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin – ‘1st Concertmaster’ Postition [APPLY]

The Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, in Germany is currently accepting applications for the 1st Concertmaster position. Applications to be received by the 15th of March, 2019. For further...

VC ARTIST | Dami Kim – Hannover & Paganini International Competition Top Prizes

South Korean violin virtuoso Dami Kim has, in recent years, firmly established herself as one of the eminent young, rising stars of the international concert...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Himari Yoshimura – Grumiaux Junior Comp Grand Prize, 7-Years-Old [2019]

7-year-old violinist Himari Yoshimura from Japan's Grand Prize winning performance in the Junior Category Final of the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists –...

AUDITION | London Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘Co-Principal 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The London Philharmonic Orchestra is currently accepting applications for the Co-Principal 2nd Violin position. Applications to be received by April 1st, 2019. For further details, visit: https://bit.ly/2dcLuQJ

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Brussel’s Grumiaux International Violin Competition

21-year-old Ayaka Uchio from Japan has today been awarded 1st prize in the Senior Category of the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists –...