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

Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto in A Minor Op. 82 premiered on this day in 1905. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso, Leopold Auer...

Barber Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1941 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Samuel Barber Violin Concerto Op. 14 premiered on this day in 1941. The first performance was given by violinist Albert Spalding with the Philadelphia Orchestra –...

Bruch Violin Concerto in G Minor Premiered On This Day in 1868 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor Op. 26 premiered on this day in 1868. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso...

Brahms Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major Op.77 premiered on this day in 1879. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Joseph Joachim - with...

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 premiered on this day in 1881. The first performance was given by Russian virtuoso Adolph Brodsky, in...

György Ligeti Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day In 1990 [ON-THIS-DAY]

György Ligeti Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1990. The first performance was given by German-Bulgarian virtuoso, Saschko Gawriloff. The 5 movement work, representative of the composer's...

Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1922 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Karol Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 premiered on this day in 1922. The first performance was given by Polish virtuoso Józef Ozimiński - in Warsaw. Extremely...

Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47 premiered on this day in 1905. The first performance was given by Czech violinist Karel Halíř...

Dvořák Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1883 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Antonín Dvořák's Violin Concerto in A Minor Op. 53 was premiered on this day in 1883. The concerto was inspired and dedicated to Hungarian violin virtuoso...

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

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

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Samuel Adler – Violin Concerto [PREMIERE RECORDING]

Korean-American violinist Siwoo Kim performing the world-premiere recording of acclaimed American composer Samuel Adler’s Violin Concerto - with conductor Emily Freeman Brown and the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Alena Baeva – Sendai International Violin Competition 1st Prize [2007]

2007 archival footage of the then 22-year-old Russian violinist Alena Baeva's 1st prize winning performance in the Final of the Sendai International Violin Competition - in...

Benjamin Britten Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto Op. 15 was premiered on this day in 1940 – 79 years ago. The first performance was given by Spanish...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Er-Gene Kahng – Florence Price Violin Concerto No. 2 [RECENT DISCOVERY]

American violinist Er-Gene Kahng performing the world premiere recording of the recently discovered 2nd Violin Concerto of 20th Century African-American composer, Florence Price. “Florence Price was...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Violinist Aaron Rosand – Glazunov Violin Concerto [1967]

Incredible 1967 archival footage of American violin virtuoso Aaron Rosand performing Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A Minor - with conductor Reynold Giovaninetti and the...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Jiyoon Lee – Nielsen Violin Competition 1st Prize [2016]

2016 archival performance of South Korean violinist Jiyoon Lee's joint-1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition. The...

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor Premiered On This Day in 1845 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 premiered on this day in 1845 – 174 years ago. The first performance was given by...

Nielsen Violin Concerto Premiered on this Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Carl Nielsen Violin Concerto Op. 33 premiered on this day in 1912 - 107 years ago. The first performance was given by Danish violinist Peder...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Liya Petrova – Nielsen Violin Competition 1st Prize [2016]

2016 archival performance of Bulgarian violinist Liya Petrova's joint-1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition. The 24 candidates...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ [2004]

The then 16-year-old Nicola Benedetti’s 1st prize winning performance – in the Grand Final of the 2004 BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ Awards. Nicola this week...

Arnold Schönberg Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Arnold Schönberg Violin Concerto Op. 36 premiered on this day in 1940. The first performance was given by Ukrainian-born American virtuoso Louis Krasner with The Philadelphia Orchestra...

Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Died On This Day in 1893 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky died on this day in 1893 – aged just 53. The first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, Tchaikovsky's signature works include...

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...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim – Indianapolis Competition [2014]

Archival footage of the then 19-year-old South Korean VC Young Artist Ji Young Lim's prize winning performance - in the Final of the 2014 Indianapolis...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Violinist Daniel Hope – Alan Fletcher Violin Concerto, Aspen Festival [2018]

British violin virtuoso Daniel Hope leading and performing American composer Alan Fletcher’s newly-premiered Violin Concerto - with the Aspen Festival Ensemble. Recorded live on the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Mayu Kishima – Shanghai Isaac Stern Violin Comp 1st Prize [2016]

1st prize winning performance by Japanese violinist Mayu Kishima – in the Final of the 2016 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition - in Shanghai, China. The 12 Semi-Finalists...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Viktor Tretyakov – Brahms Violin Concerto [1983]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1983 archival performance of legendary Russian violinist Viktor Tretyakov performing Brahms' Violin Concerto in D Major – with conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev and the Tchaikovsky Symphony...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Alma Deutscher Violin Concerto in G Minor, 12 Years Old [2017]

The then 12-year-old English violinist and composer Alma Deutscher performing her own original full-length Violin Concerto in G minor. Recorded live in July, 2017, with conductor Joji...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Liya Petrova – Carl Nielsen International Violin Concerto, Joint-1st Prize [2016]

Archival video of Bulgarian violinist Liya Petrova's joint-1st prize winning performance in the Final of the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition, in Odense, Denmark. Applications...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Jennifer Koh – ‘Preparing For a Newly-Commissioned Work’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso Jennifer Koh - following her world premiere performance of composer Christopher Cerrone’s Violin Concerto 'Breaks and...

VC WEB BLOG | Composer Christopher Cerrone – Recently Premiered ‘Breaks and Breaks’ Violin Concerto [BLOG]

VC recently caught up with acclaimed American composer Christopher Cerrone following the successful world premiere performance of his new violin concerto 'Breaks and Breaks' – with violin...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Christopher Cerrone’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra ‘Breaks and Breaks’ [2018]

Violinist Jennifer Koh performing American composer Christopher Cerrone‘s world-premiere performance of Concerto for Violin and Orchestra 'Breaks and Breaks' - with conductor Peter Oundjian and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Recorded...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Virginie Robilliard – Beethoven Violin Concerto, 1st Mvt [LEARN]

Haute École de Musique de Lausanne violin pedagogue Virginie Robilliard works us through the first movement of the Beethoven Violin Concerto. Recorded in 6 camera high-definition...

OUT NOW | Artur Kaganovskiy’s Debut CD – ‘Brahms & Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos’ [LISTEN]

Centaur Records has this month announced the release of Russian-born American violinist Artur Kaganovskiy's debut album Brahms & Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos. Recorded with conductor Phillip Greenberg and...

OUT NOW | Jiyoon Lee’s New Album: ‘Korngold & Nielsen: Violin Concertos’ [LISTEN]

Orchid Classics has this week announced the release of Korean violinist Jiyoon Lee's new album: Korngold & Nielsen: Violin Concertos. Recorded with Estonian conductor Kristiina Poska and the Odense...

VC MASTERCLASS | Violin Pedagogue Miriam Fried – Bach’s Solo Violin Sonata No. 2, Grave [LEARN]

New England Conservatory violin pedagogue Miriam Fried works us through the 'Grave' from of Bach's Solo Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor. Recorded in 6...

OUT NOW | VC Artist Tobias Feldmann’s New Album – ‘Sibelius & Rautavaara Violin Concertos’ [LISTEN]

Alpha Classics has today announced the release of German VC Artist Tobias Feldmann's new album: Sibelius & Rautavaara Violin Concertos. Recorded with French conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Olivier Charlier – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1997]

Never-before-uploaded performance of French violinist Olivier Charlier performing Beethoven Violin Concerto - with conductor Amaury du Slosel and the Atelier Lyrique et Symphonique du...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ‘Stravinsky Violin Concerto’ … The Ballet [HUH]

Legendary Russian choreographer George Balanchine's exquisite original 1941 ballet choreography ... danced to the music of Stravinsky's Violin Concerto ... Broadcasted in 1978 - as...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Kyung Wha Chung – Brahms Violin Concerto [2018]

Violinist Kyung Wha Chung performing Brahms Violin Concerto - with conductor Steven Solane and the Bochum Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on the 30th of March,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Kyung Wha Chung – Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, 24 Years Old [1972]

Incredible 1972 archival performance of the then 24-year-old Kyung Wha Chung performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto - with conductor Albert Rosen and the RTÉ National Symphony...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Dutch Violinist Herman Krebbers – Beethoven Violin Concerto [1975]

Refined 1975 archival performance of former Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Concertmaster Herman Krebbers performing Beethoven Violin Concerto - with conductor Bernard Haitink and the Royal Concertgebouw...

Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Was Born On This Day in 1840 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on this day in 1840 – 179 years ago. The first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, Tchaikovsky's...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – Britten Violin Concerto [2018]

VC Artist Augustin Hadelich performing the Britten Violin Concerto - with conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live on the 24th of...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Jiyoon Lee – Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition [2015]

Archival footage of the then 22-year-old South Korean violinist Jiyoon Lee performing Brahms Violin Concerto - at the Final of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth...

OUT NOW | Violinist Leila Josefowicz’s New CD: ‘John Adams Violin Concerto’ [LISTEN]

Nonesuch Records has this week announced the release of American-Canadian violin virtuoso and new music advocate Leila Josefowicz's latest album: John Adams Violin Concerto. Recorded with conductor David...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Ilya Gringolts – Locatelli ‘il laberinto armonico’ Violin Concerto [2017]

Russian violin virtuoso Ilya Gringolts performing Italian baroque composer Pietro Locatelli's 'il laberinto armonico' Violin Concerto No. 12 in D Major. Recorded live with the...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Diana Adamyan – Menuhin Competition, Senior 1st Prize [2018]

18-year-old Armenian violinist Diana Adamyan's 1st prize-winning performance in the senior final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 21st of April at Victoria Hall, in...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Nathan Mierdl – Menuhin Competition, Senior 2nd Prize [2018]

20-year-old French-German violinist Nathan Mierdl's 2nd prize-winning performance in the senior final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 21st of April at Victoria...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | HyunJae Lim – Menuhin Competition, Senior 3rd Prize [2018]

20-year-old South Korean violinist HyunJae Lim's 3rd prize-winning performance in the senior final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 21st of April at Victoria...