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Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, Austin, USA

Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists Discipline: Violin Dates: 21st February - 2nd March 2014 Application Deadline: 7th October 2013 Age Range: <21 Years Old

Olympic Gold Medalist Charlie White Trades Skates for Strings

A day after his historic gold medal, American ice dancer Charlie White has given another pressure-packed performance – this time trading his skates for...

Gisborne International Music Competition, New Zealand

Gisborne International Music Competition  Disciplines: Any Solo Orchestral Instrument From: 1st - 7th December, 2013    

Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, Germany

Louis Spohr International Violin Competition, Germany Discipline: Violin From: 28th October - 8th November 2013 Application Deadline: 15th July 2013 Age Range: 9-20 Years Old

Città di Brescia International Violin Competition, Italy

Città di Brescia International Violin Competition Discipline: Violin From: 20th October - 30th October 2013 Application Deadline: 30th June 2013    

David Oistrakh International Violin Competition, Russia

Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition Discipline: Violin From: 21st September - 30th September 3013 Application Deadline: 31st May 2013 Age Range: 10-28 Years Old

Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition, Italy

32nd Premio Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition Discipline: Violin From: 7th September - 15th September 2013

ARD International Music Competition, Germany

62nd ARD International Music Competition Munich Disciplines: Violin, Viola, Bassoon, Piano Trio From: 2nd September - 20th September 2013 Application Deadline: 31/03-2013 Prizes: First prize € 10,000; Second prize €...

Tennis Ace Swaps Racquet for Racket

17-time tennis Grand Slam winner Roger Federer has traded his racquet for a violin for a new tv commercial to help principal sponsor Credit Suisse celebrate...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Kinga Augustyn ‘Polish Violin Music’ Naxos CDs

To help celebrate the international release of virtuoso Kinga Augustyn’s new ‘Polish Violin Music’ album, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Naxos, is this week giving...

Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition, Germany

Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition, Germany Discipline: Violin From: 22nd August - 2nd September 2013 Application Deadline: 15th June 2013 Age Range: 15-21 Years Old

BREAKING NEWS | 4th Teacher Arrest at Chetham’s

A 4th former-teacher has been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into historical-abuse allegations at the Chetham's School of Music Police have confirmed 10...

220+ Year Old Violin Concerto to Premiere in Prague

This weekend in Prague will see what is thought to be the world premiere of Chevalier de Saint-George's Violin Concerto in A Minor –...

17 Year Old Louise Wehr Awarded 1st Prize at Schleswig-Holstein

17 year old German violinist Louise Wehr has been awarded 1st Prize at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival International Violin Competition A student at the Musikhochschule Hannover, Louise...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Signed Yury Revich World Premiere Release ‘Romberg Concerto’ CDs

To help celebrate the World Premiere recording of Andreas & Bernhard Romberg's Violin and Cello Concerti, The Violin Channel, in conjunction with Sony Classical, is...

NEWS | New York Violinist Arrested in Subway Station Standoff

A classically-trained violinist was handcuffed, detained and issued with a desk appearance ticket yesterday for performing Bach in a New York City subway station Matthew...

VC STORE | Now Stocking Luxitune Pavé Violin Fine Tuners

The Violin Channel Store is very exciting to now be stocking the Luxitune Pavé ball, hand-crafted violin and viola fine tuner series - constructed from genuine...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Henning Kraggerud World Premiere ‘Grieg Violin Concerti’ CDs

To help celebrate the world premiere release, The Violin Channel, in conjunction with Naxos, is this week giving away 3 x autographed copies of...

14 Year Old Emma Meinrenken Takes Out Stradivarius International

14 year old Emma Meinrenken, from Canada, has been awarded 1st prize in the Junior Division of the 2013 Stradivarius International Violin Competition, in...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Luxitune Genuine Swarovski Crystal, Rhodium and 14k Gold Plated Fine Tuners

The Violin Channel, in conjunction with Luxitune, is this week giving away 5 x Luxitune Pavé ball violin fine tuners Designed by Manhattan jewellery designer HyeJun...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | French Violin Virtuoso Ginette Neveu

This week VC explores the recordings of thwarted French virtuoso Ginette Neveu Ginette Neveu | Chausson | Poeme | Charles Munch | Prague | 1946 A...

VC WHERE ARE THEY NOW | Itzhak Perlman, 67 – September 2012

We know the legends, we own the recordings, we’ve seen the historical footage – but what can we expect from a live concert experience...

BREAKING NEWS | VC ‘Young Artist’ Nikki Chooi Awarded 1st Prize at Michael Hill International

Former VC 'Young Artist of the Week', 24 year old Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi has been awarded 1st Prize at the 2013 Michael Hill...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 3 Autographed Tasmin Little Britten Violin Concerto CDs

To help celebrate the international release of Chandos Records' new 'Britten' album, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 3 x autographed CD...

VC REVIEWS | Britten Piano & Violin Concertos – Howard Shelley/Tasmin Little, Edward Gardner & BBC Philharmonic

Artists: Howard Shelley (Piano), Tasmin Little (Violin), BBC Philharmonic/Edward Gardner Composer: Benjamin Britten Label: Chandos ASIN: B00C30ZA64 Release: 28th May, 2013 The music of Britten, played by good British...

VC BUZZ | Wells Cunningham, Passacaglia, Impossible Duet

Wonderful creativity and skill by cellist Wells Cunningham performing Handel-Halvorsen's 'Passacaglia' duet for violin and cello ... with himself Wells Cunningham | Handel-Halvorsen | Passacaglia...

VC GIVEAWAY: Win 1 of 3 Autographed Copy of Josef Spacek’s New Album ‘Prokofiev Smetana Janacek’

To help celebrate the international release of former VC 'Young Artist of the Week', Josef Špaček's new album 'Prokofiev Smetana Janacek', The Violin Channel,...