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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:...

AUDITION | Helsinki Symphony, Finland – ‘Principal 2nd Violin’ Position [APPLY]

The Helsinki Symphony Orchestra, in Helsinki, Finland is currently accepting applications for the ‘Principal 2nd Violin’ position. Applications to be received by February 28th, 2019. For further...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Dmytro Udovychenko, 19 – Heifetz, Postacchini & Joachim Competition Prize Winner

19-year-old Ukrainian violinist Dmytro Udovychenko is firmly establishing himself as a rising young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Boris Garlitsky at the Folkwang University...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – Mendelssohn Violin Concerto [2018]

Berlin Philharmonic 1st Concertmaster, VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley performing Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor – with conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Berlin Philharmonic Karajan-Academy Orchestra. Recorded live on...

Celebrated Italian Violin Maker Carlo Bergonzi Died On This Day in 1747 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi died on this day in 1747. He is remembered as one of Antonio Stradivari's greatest pupils – later inheriting Stradivari's repair...

AUDITION | Seattle Symphony, United States – ‘Associate & Assistant Concertmaster’ Positions [APPLY]

The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, in Seattle, United States is currently accepting applications for the ‘Associate Concertmaster' and 'Assistant Concertmaster’ positions. Applications to be received by February...

Polish-American Violinist Piotr Janowski Born On This Day in 1951 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violinist Piotr Janowski was born on this day in 1951 – 68 years ago. A student of Ivan Galamian, Zino Francescatti, Henryk Szeryng and Jascha Heifetz, Mr Janowski was a former...

London’s Trinity Laban Conservatory Gold Medalist Announced

26-year-old violinist Elena Abad, from Spain, has this week been awarded the 2019 Trinity Laban Gold Medal — at the Southbank Centre, in London. The college accolade is awarded annually...

Today is VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist, VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot’s 25th birthday! A graduate of the Colburn School, where he studied with Robert Lipsett, Blake is a...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Young Artist InMo Yang – Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3 [2019]

24-year-old South Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang performing Saint-Saens’ Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor – with conductor Neeme Jarvi and the Orchestre National de France. Recorded live on...

AUDITION | Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra, Stockholm, Sweden – ‘Associate Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Royal Swedish Opera, in Stockholm, Sweden, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Associate Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by February 12th, 2019. For further details,...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Simon Fischer – ‘Five Things You Can Do Today to Improve Your Rhythm’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected Australian-British violinist and educator, Professor Simon Fischer. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the Guildhall School of Music and Royal...

AUDITION | Finnish Radio Symphony, Helsinki, Finland – ‘Tutti 1st Violin’ Positions [APPLY]

The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, in Helsinki, Finland is currently accepting applications for 3 ‘Tutti 1st Violin’ positions. Applications to be received by March 13th, 2019. For...

British Violinist Tasmin Little Announces Upcoming Retirement From Performing

British violinist Tasmin Little has today announced her intension to retire from performing — effective from 2020. A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School and...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Jennifer Pike – 2002 BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ [VIDEO]

The then 12-year-old British VC Artist Jennifer Pike’s 1st prize winning performance - in the Grand Final of the 2002 BBC ‘Young Musician of the...

Fundraiser Launched for Revolutionary New Portable Music Stand

A online crowdfunding campaign has this week been launched for a new revolutionary portable music stand - constructed to stick to almost any wall...

Iranian-Born Armenian Violin Pedagogue Ivan Galamian Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Iranian-born Armenian violinist Ivan Galamian was born on this day in 1903 – 116 years ago. A student of French pedagogue Lucien Capet, he is remembered as...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Katharina Rosenberger – ‘Folds’ for Solo Violin & Electronics [PREMIERE]

New York-based violinist Miranda Cuckson performing the world premiere performance of intermedia artist Katharina Rosenberger and projection designer John Burnett’s Folds for Solo Violin and Electronics. "John and...

AUDITION | Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney, Australia – ‘Associate Concertmaster’ Position [APPLY]

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, in Sydney, Australia, is currently accepting applications for the ‘Associate Concertmaster’ position. Applications to be received by February 21, 2019. For further details,...

AUDITION | The Halle Orchestra, Manchester, UK – ‘Orchestra Leader’ Position [APPLY]

The Halle Orchestra, in Manchester, United Kingdom is currently accepting applications for the ‘Leader of the Orchestra’ position. Applications to be received by January 31, 2019. For...

Today is Violinist VC Artist Tobias Feldmann’s 28th Birthday [ON THIS DAY]

Today is German violinist, VC Artist Tobias Feldmann’s 28th birthday. A graduate of the Hanns Eisler Conservatory of Music in Berlin, where he studied with Professor...

Russian-American Violin Pedagogue Josef Gingold Died On This Day in 1995 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Josef Gingold died on this day in 1995 – aged 85. A student of Eugene Ysaye, he is remembered as one...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Suyoen Kim – Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition [2009]

The then 21-year-old Korean-German violinist Suyoen Kim’s 4th prize winning performance in the Final of the 2009 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition - in...

Britain’s Brodsky String Quartet Announces New Violinist

The British-based Brodsky String Quartet has today announced the appointment of violinist Gina McCormack to the ensemble - effective from May 2019. A graduate of...

Austrian-Born Violin Virtuoso Erika Morini Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violin virtuoso Erika Morini was born on this day in 1904 – 115 years ago. Tragically her 1727 ‘Davidoff’ Stradivarius and a number of...

Camille Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 Premiered On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Camille Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1881 - 138 years ago. The first performance was...

Polish Violin Virtuoso Josef Hassid Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violin virtuoso Josef Hassid was born on this day in 1923 – 95 years ago. A prodigious student of Carl Flesch, he was destined...

British Violinist Hugh Bean Died On This Day in 2003 – Aged 74 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist Hugh Bean died on this day in 2003 – aged 74. A student of Albert Sammons and André Gertler, Maestro Bean served as...