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VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Noa Wildschut Debut ‘Mozart’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Warner Classics is this week giving away 5 personally-autographed fresh-off-the-press CD copies...

Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello Premiered On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto in A Minor Op. 102 for violin, cello and orchestra premiered on this day in 1887 – 130 years ago. The...

American Composer & Conductor Leonard Bernstein Died On This Day in 1990 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein died on this day in 1990 – aged 72. He is remembered as one of the most prodigiously talented...

Violinist Daniel Hope Awarded Germany’s Highest Civilian Accolade

It has been announced that British violinist Daniel Hope has been awarded a ‘Federal Cross’ Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany...

Hungarian Violinist & Pedagogue Carl Flesch Born On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Carl Flesch was born on this day in 1873 – 144 years ago. Dying in 1944, Mr Flesch's noted students...

Dutch Violinist Theo Olof Died On This Day in 2012 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dutch violinist Theo Olof died on this day in 2012 - aged 88. A student of Oskar Back, he was former prize winner at the...

French Composer Camille Saint-Saëns Was Born On This Day in 1835 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Camille Saint-Saëns was born on this day in 1835. Dying in 1921, his signature works include 'The Carnival of the Animals', 'Danse Macabre', 'Samson and Delilah', his...

Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 29th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 29th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Charles is very quickly building an impressive online following – and...

Violinist and Composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Died on this Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst died on this day in 1865. He is remembered as one of the greatest violin virtuosi of all...

Legendary Polish-born Violinist Michel Schwalbé Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Polish-born violinist Michel Schwalbé died on this day – aged 92. A student of Moritz Frenkel, George Enescu and Jules Boucherit, he served...

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...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Anne Akiko Meyers ‘Fantasia’ CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Avie Records, is this week giving away 5 personally-autographed fresh-off-the-press CD copies...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Virtuoso Violinist Midori – Bach ‘Chaconne’, 2017 [VIDEO]

Japanese virtuoso violinist Midori performing the 'Chaconne' from Bach’s Solo Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor. Recorded and produced by Accentus Music - at the Köthen Castle in...

Legendary Violinist Ivry Gitlis Honoured With Italian ‘Cremona Musica’ Award [VIDEO]

It has been announced this week that 95 year old Israeli-born violinist Ivry Gitlis has been honored with the 'Cremona Musica Award for Performance',...

OUT NOW | Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers’s New ‘Fantasia’ Album [LISTEN]

Avie Records has today announced the release of American concert violinist Anne Akiko Meyers's new album "Fantasia". Recorded with conductor Kristjan Järvi and the Philharmonia...

Germany’s Leopold Mozart Violin Comp Announce New Artistic Director

The Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition, set to be held in Augsburg, Germany from the 31st May to 8th June 2019, has today announced...

Today is British Violinist Chloe Hanslip’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Chloe Hanslip’s 30th birthday. A protege of Natasha Boyarskaya and Zakhar Bron, Chloë is a former prize winner at the Novosibirsk...

Violinist Richard Pollett Died On This Day in 2011 [ON THIS DAY]

Australian violinist Richard Pollett tragically died in a cycling accident on this day in 2011 – aged 25. A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium and the Conservatorio...

Today is Russian-Born Violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s 63rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born American violin virtuoso and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s 63rd birthday. The son of the late Julian Sitkovetsky, he has performed and recorded extensively...

French Violinist Jacques Thibaud Born On This Day In 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist Jacques Thibaud was born on this day in 1880 – 137 years ago. He is remembered as one of the pre-eminent soloists...

Today is Italian Violinist Salvatore Accardo’s 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violinist Salvatore Accardo’s 75th birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva and Paganini International Violin Competitions - Maestro Accardo is...

SAD NEWS | Madrid’s Royal Conservatory of Music Violin Professor Victor Martin Has Died

French-born Spanish violinist Victor Martin has passed away - aged 76. He served as long-term Concertmaster of the National Orchestra of Spain - and as 1st...

Composer Dmitri Shostakovich Born On This Day in 1906 [ON THIS DAY]

Soviet Russian composer and piano virtuoso Dmitri Shostakovich was born on this day in 1906. One of the prominent figures of 20th Century Music, his...

Composer Andre Gretry Died On This Day in 1813 [ON THIS DAY]

Belgian composer Andre Gretry died on this day in 1813 – 204 years ago. Although known primarily as an operatic composer, Gretry holds a notable place in the violin...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jacques Mazas Born On This Day in 1782 [ON THIS DAY]

French violinist, composer and pedagogue Jacques Mazas was born on this day in 1782 - 235 years ago. A student of Pierre Baillot, Mazas is remembered in history for his...

Violin Virtuoso Isaac Stern Died On This Day in 2001 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American virtuoso Isaac Stern died on this day in 2001 – aged 81. He is remembered as one of the eminent violinists for the...

British Violinist Hugh Bean Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist Hugh Bean was born on this day in 1929. A student of Albert Sammons and André Gertler, Maestro Bean served as Concertmaster of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the...

Violin Virtuoso Henryk Szeryng Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born Mexican violin virtuoso, diplomat, pedagogue and philanthropist Henryk Szeryng was born on this day in 1918 – 99 years ago. A student of Maurice...

Today is French-born American Violinist Arnaud Sussmann’s 33rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born American violinist Arnaud Sussmann’s 33rd birthday. A graduate of the Conservatoire de Paris and The Juilliard School, where he studied with Boris...

Canadian Violin Virtuoso Kathleen Parlow Was Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian violin virtuoso Kathleen Parlow was born on this day in 1890. Ms Parlow is remembered as one of the eminent female soloists of the...

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Valse-Scherzo’ Premiered On This Day in 1878 [ON THIS DAY]

Tchaikovsky's showpiece 'Valse-Scherzo' Op. 34 premiered on this day in 1878 – 139 years ago. The first performance was given by Polish virtuoso Stanislaw Barcewicz. The...
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