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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 –...

Violinist & Composer Pablo de Sarasate Was Born On This Day in 1844 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo de Sarasate was born on this day in 1844 – 175 years ago. Remembered as one of the most...

BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Brussel’s Grumiaux International Violin Competition

The category finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists – in Brussels, Belgium. Open to international candidates aged...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Mimi Zweig – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up Indiana University Jacobs School of Music violin pedagogue, Professor Mimi Zweig. We sat her down for a fun game of VC...

AUDITION | Strasbourg Philharmonic, Strasbourg, France – ‘Tutti 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, in Strasbourg, France is currently accepting applications for a Tutti 2nd Violin position. Applications to be received by March 13th, 2019. For further details,...

Today is Australian VC Artist Ray Chen’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian violin virtuoso, VC Artist Ray Chen's 30th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand,...

American Violin Virtuoso Eugene Fodor Born On This Day in 1950 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor was born on this day in 1950. A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, he was a...

Violin Virtuoso Henryk Szeryng Died on This Day in 1988 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born Mexican violin virtuoso Henryk Szeryng died on this day in 1988. A student of Maurice Frenkel, Carl Flesch and Jacques Thibaud, he is...

SAD NEWS | Former Eastman School Violin Professor Abram Loft Has Died – Aged 97 [RIP]

American violin and viola pedagogue Abram Loft has passed away - aged 97. A Ph.D graduate from Columbia University, he performed as 2nd violinist with...

AUDITION | Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Orebro, Sweden – ‘Tutti 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, in Orebro, Sweden, is currently accepting applications for a Tutti 2nd Violin position. Applications to be received by May 1st, 2019. For further details,...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist VC Artist Ray Chen – Tartini ‘Devil’s Trill’ Sonata [2019]

Superstar violinist, VC Artist Ray Chen performing Tartini’s Devil’s Trill Sonata - arranged for solo violin and chamber orchestra. Recorded live on the 17th of February,...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Catherine Cho – ‘Finding the Right Music Teacher’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Camille Downey, from San Diego was keen to know: "What is the best process students should go through to find...

American Violin Virtuoso Eugene Fodor Died On This Day in 2011 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor died on this day in 2011. A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, he was a former...

English Violinist Albert Sammons was Born on This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English violin virtuoso Albert Sammons was born on this day in 1886 – 133 years ago. Largely a self-taught violinist, he is remembered particularly for...

Russian-Born Violinist Zvi Zeitlin Was Born On This Day in 1922 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violinist and pedagogue Zvi Zeitlin was born on this day in 1922. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Ivan Galamian, Mr Zeitlin...

Candidates Announced for Augsburg’s 2019 Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition

The 30 candidates have this week been announced for the 2019 Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition – to be held in Augsburg, Germany from the 31st of...

Today is Latvian Violin Virtuoso Baiba Skride’s 38th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Latvian violin virtuoso Baiba Skride's 38th birthday! A graduate of the Rostock Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Petru Munteanu, Baiba was awarded 1st...

Today is Russian Violin Virtuoso Alena Baeva’s 34th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violin virtuoso Alena Baeva's 34th birthday. A student of Eduard Grach at the Moscow Central School of Music, Tchaikovsky Conservatoire and the Moscow...

American Violinist & Teacher Fredell Lack was Born on this Day in 1922 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American concert violinist and pedagogue Fredell Lack was born on this day - in 1922. A student of Ivan Galamian, Ms Lack was a former...

Violin Virtuoso Joseph Szigeti Died On This Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso Joseph Szigeti died on this day in 1973 – aged 80. A protégée of Jeno Hubay, Mr Szigeti is remembered as one of the...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Camillo Sivori Died On This Day in 1894 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and composer Camillo Sivori died on this day in 1894 - 125 years ago. He is remembered in history as Niccolo Paganini's only...

AUDITION | Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Sweden – ‘Principal 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Swedish Chamber Orchestra, in Orebro, Sweden, is currently accepting applications for the Principal 2nd Violin position. Applications to be received by March 15th, 2019. For Further Details, Visit:...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Olivier Charlier’s 58th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Olivier Charlier's 58th birthday. A student of Yehudi Menuhin and Henryk Szeryng, he is a former 1st prize winner at...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Was Born on this Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violinist Henri Vieuxtemps was born on this day in 1820. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as one of...

AUDITION | BBC National Orchestra of Wales – ‘Principal 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, in Cardiff, United Kingdom, is currently accepting applications for the Principal 2nd Violin position. Applications to be received by March 24th, 2019. For...

Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto in A Minor Op. 82 premiered on this day in 1905 – 114 years ago. The first performance was given by...

AUDITION | Netherlands Philharmonic – ‘Tutti 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, in Amsterdam, is currently accepting applications for a Tutti 2nd Violin position. Applications to be received by February 24th, 2019. For further details, visit:...