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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...

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...

Barber Violin Concerto Op. 14 Premiered On This Day in 1941 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Samuel Barber Violin Concerto Op. 14 premiered on this day in 1941 – 78 years ago. The first performance was given by violinist Albert Spalding with...

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...

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 – 151 years ago. The first performance was...

Brahms Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1879 – 140 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major Op.77 premiered on this day in 1879 - 140 years ago. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso...

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...

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 – 137 years ago. The first performance was given by Russian...

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...

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 – 96 years ago. The first performance was given by Polish virtuoso Józef...

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 virtuoso Joseph...

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 – 205 years ago. Although known primarily as an operatic composer, Gretry holds a notable place in the violin...

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]

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on this day in 1840 – 178 years ago. The first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, Tchaikovsky's signature works include...

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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Tianyou Ma – Menuhin Competition, Senior 4th Prize [2018]

17-year-old Chinese violinist Tianyou Ma's 4th prize-winning performance in the senior final of the 2018 Menuhin Competition. Recorded live on the 21st of April at Victoria...

Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 1 premiered on this day in 1987 - in New York City. The first performance was given by American soloist Paul...

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 – 78 years ago. The first performance was given by Spanish...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Donghyun Kim – Seoul International Violin Competition, 1st Prize [2018]

1st prize-winning performance of 18 year old South Korean violinist Donghyun Kim at the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – in Seoul, South Korea. https://youtu.be/vVZNsI9WB1c?t=3m16s DONGHYUN KIM | SIBELIUS VIOLIN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Youjin Lee – Seoul International Violin Competition, 2nd Prize [2018]

2nd prize-winning performance of 22 year old South Korean violinist Youjin Lee at the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – in Seoul, South Korea. https://youtu.be/lC62ZpVhmdQ?t=3m25s YOUJIN LEE | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Jeein Kim – Seoul International Violin Competition, 3rd Prize [2018]

3rd prize-winning performance of 22 year old South Korean violinist Jeein Kim at the 2018 Seoul International Violin Competition – in Seoul, South Korea. https://youtu.be/tSeWnRFSut4?t=3m11s JEEIN KIM | SIBELIUS VIOLIN...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Canadian Virtuoso Corey Cerovsek – Elgar Violin Concerto [2018]

Canadian violin virtuoso Corey Cerovsek performing the Elgar Violin Concerto - with conductor Theodore Kuchar and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Recorded live on 7th...

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

Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 premiered on this day in 1845 – 173 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 - 106 years ago. The first performance was given by Danish violinist Peder...