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THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – 2015 Munetsugu Angel Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

1st prize winning performance of the then 24 year old VC Artist Francisco Fullana - in the Final of the 2015 Munetsugu Angel International Violin Competition in Nagoya,...

Today is VC Rising Star Johan Dalene’s 17th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Swedish violinist, VC Rising Star Johan Dalene’s 17th birthday. A student of Per Enoksson at the Royal College of Music, in Stockholm, Johan...

Former Camerata Bern Concertmaster Thomas Furi Has Died – Aged 70

Swiss violinist Thomas Furi has passed away - aged 70. A student of Max Rostal and Ivan Galamian, he served as Director and Leader of...

Qantas Airways Refuse 1766 Guadagnini Violin in Cabin [PLEASE SHARE]

Qantas Airways has yesterday refused an international violinist from bringing his 1766 Guadagnini violin into the cabin on a flight from Santiago, Chile to...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Uto Ughi & Pianist Tullio Macoggi – 1968 Recital [VIDEO]

Incredible 1968 full recital by Italian violin virtuoso Uto Ughi and pianist Tullio Macoggi. Recorded live at Studio RAI in Milano, Italy - and featuring celebrated works by...

VC Rising Star Johan Dalene Awarded 1st Prize at America’s Cooper International Violin Comp

16 year old VC Rising Star Johan Dalene from Sweden has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Thomas & Evon Cooper International Violin...

STOLEN VIOLIN ALERT | 1699 Rogeri Violin, Freiburg, Germany [PLEASE SHARE]

An international alert has been issued today for a 1699 Giovanni Battista Rogeri violin - stolen from the Brandensteinstrasse district in Freiburg, Germany on...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Anne Maria Wehrmeyer – Tonali Violin Comp 2nd Prize [VIDEO]

16 year old Anne Maria Wehrmeyer from Germany’s 2nd prize and audience prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Tonali Violin Competition, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor – Tonali Violin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

17 year old VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor from Germany’s 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2017 Tonali Violin Competition, in...

Street in Austria Named in Honour of Violinist Gidon Kremer

It has been announced today that a street, ‘Gidon Kremer Allee’, has been named in honour of Latvian-born violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer - in...

Violinist Tasmin Little Awarded Birmingham City University Honorary Doctorate

It has been announced today that British violinist Tasmin Little has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from the Birmingham City University, in the United...

VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor Awarded 1st Prize at Germany’s Tonali Violin Comp

17 year old German VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Tonali Violin Competition - in Hamburg, Germany. A...

Ohio’s Columbus Symphony Orchestra Announce New Concertmaster

The Columbus Symphony has today announced the appointment of American violinist Joanna Frankel as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where she...

Today is VC Young Artist Richard Lin’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American VC Young Artist Richard Lin’s 26th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the The Juilliard School, Richard is a...

VC WEB BLOG | Pirastro’s Ed Mingo – “Picking Your Perfect Violin E String” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Pirastro USA's Marketing Manager, Mr Ed Mingo. In a VC-exclusive blog, Ed talks us through the considerations for choosing your violin's perfect...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Violinist Guy Braunstein – Original New Arrangement of Kreisler’s ‘Liebesfreud’ [WOW]

Former Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Guy Braunstein has this week unveiled his own new, original, quirky virtuosic solo violin arrangement of Kreisler’s ‘Liebesfreud’ ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFWDSTuF6wc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 GUY BRAUNSTEIN...

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

Italian luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini was born on this day in 1711- 306 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest stringed instrument...

SAD NEWS | Eminent American New Music Violinist Paul Zukofsky Has Died

American violinist, conductor and pedagogue Paul Zukofsky has passed away from non-Hodgkin lymphoma - aged 73. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Stefan Jackiw – Prokofiev 2nd Violin Concerto, 2017 [VIDEO]

American VC Artist Stefan Jackiw performing Prokofiev’s 2nd Violin Concerto in G Minor - with conductor Andrew Litton and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia. Recorded...

SAD NEWS | Former Chicago Symphony Veteran Violinist Fred Spector has Died

American violinist Fred Spector has passed away - aged 92. A student of John Weicher, Leon Sametini, Paul Stassevitch and Henry Sopkin, he served as...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed Kirill & Alexandra Troussov ‘Emotions’ CDs [ENTER]

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhseNSwan-Q&showinfo=0&autohide=1 To help celebrate the international release of Kirill & Alexandra Troussov’s new ‘Emotions’ CDs, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press...

Violinist Isabelle Faust Joins Opus 3 Artists Management Roster

It has been announced today that German violin virtuoso Isabelle Faust has joined the management roster of Opus 3 Artists. A former 1st prize winner...

Knoxville Symphony Announce New 24 Year Old Concertmaster

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 24 year old American violinist William Shaub as their new Concertmaster - effective immediately....

London Philharmonic Announce New 24 Year Old Co-Leader

The London Philharmonic Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 24 year old American violinist Kevin Lin as their new Co-Leader - effective from...

Violinist Nicola Benedetti Awarded 2016 Queen’s Medal for Music

It has been announced today that Scottish violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti has been awarded the 2016 Queens Medal for Music - presented to an outstanding British...

Violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan Died On This Day [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...

Former Oregon Symphony Concertmaster Hugh Ewart Has Died – Aged 93

Scottish-American violinist Hugh Ewart has passed away - aged 93. A graduate of the University of Illinois and the Juilliard School, Mr Ewart served as...

Controversial String Instrument Collector Herbert Axelrod Has Died

Controversial New York-based string instrument collector, entrepreneur, tropical fish expert and philanthropist Herbert Richard Axelrod has passed away in Switzerland - aged 89. Axelrod rose...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu – 2012 Menuhin Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

Incredible archival footage of the then 11 year old VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu's Junior 1st prize winning performance - in the Final of the...

1720 Goffriller Violin Stolen in London Last July Found & Returned [HOORAY]

A 1720 Matteo Goffriller violin, stolen on July 26th last year from the Brixton Underground railway station in London, has been found and returned...

Prizes Awarded at Moscow’s Yampolsky International Violin Competition

30 year old Hiroko Ninagawa from Japan has been awarded 1st prize at the 2017 VII Yampolsky International Violin Competition, in Moscow, Russia. A student...
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