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American Violinist Berl Senofsky was Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Berl Senofsky was born on this day in 1926. A student of Louis Persinger and Ivan Galamian, Mr Senofsky was a former...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | American Vaudeville Violinist Wilbur Francis Hall [WHAT]

American vaudeville violinist Wilbur Francis Hall's frantically athletic rendition of Pop Goes the Weasel ... Taken from the 1930 classic film: The King of Jazz.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meuNWgl2ko8 WILBUR HALL...

VC ARTIST | Igor Pikayzen – Szeryng, Wronski & Viña Del Mar Competition Major Prizes

Russian-American violin virtuoso Igor Pikayzen is building an international reputation as one of today’s most exciting and gifted young concert soloists. A graduate of the...

Violinist Tasmin Little Awarded BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Personality of the Year’

It has been announced this week that British violinist Tasmin Little has been awarded BBC Music Magazine's 2019 Personality of the Year accolade -...

VERY SAD NEWS | North-Carolina Based Violinist & Violist Xi Yang has Died – Aged 56 [RIP]

Chinese-born violinist and violist Xi Yang has passed away from colon cancer - aged just 56. A graduate of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music,...

Legendary Violin Pedagogue Ivan Galamian Died On This Day in 1981 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Iranian-born Armenian violinist Ivan Galamian died on this day in 1981 – 38 years ago. A student of French pedagogue Lucien Capet, he is remembered...

SAD NEWS | Prominent LA Violinist Pavel Farkas Has Died – Aged 77

Czechoslovakian-born Los Angeles-based violinist Pavel Farkas has passed away - aged 77. Throughout his six decade performing career, Mr Farkas served as a member of...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Chloë Hanslip – ‘Life Lessons You Can Only Learn on Stage’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violinist Chloë Hanslip. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the international virtuoso shares her thoughts on the life...

Chicago’s 2019 Luminarts Cultural Foundation Grants Awarded

The Luminarts Cultural Foundation, in Chicago, has this week announced 18-year-old American violinist Joshua Brown as a recipient of 1 of 5 2019 Luminarts...

TRAGIC NEWS | Texas Orchestra Violinist Has Died Suddenly On Stage Mid-Concert 

Symphony of Southeast Texas Orchestra’ 1st violinist, Yu Zhao Gu has died suddenly, from a suspected heart attack, during a performance on stage on...

Prizes Awarded at New York’s Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition

22-year-old violinist Ashley Park from the United States has been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition - in Poughkeepsie,...

Russian-Born Violin Virtuoso Mischa Elman Died On This Day in 1967 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American virtuoso Mischa Elman died on this day in 1967 – aged 76. Mr Elman is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

Today is VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s 35th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian-German VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s 35th birthday! A graduate of the Istituto Mascagni and The Juilliard School, he is a former 1st prize...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Ida Kavafian – ‘Making Scales More Enjoyable’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Vincenzo Sandi, from Milan was keen to know: 'Are there any tricks or techniques to make practicing scales more enjoyable?' We threw...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Violinist Francesca Dego – Live from Florence’s Teatro Verdi

VC recently caught up with Italian violinist Francesca Dego for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover — direct from the Teatro Verdi in Florence, Italy.     View this post...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Federico Agostini – ‘Why Is Slow Practice So Important?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Eastman School of Music faculty member, Violin Professor Federico Agostini. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the Italian-born violinist...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Christian Li – Dvorak ‘Sonatina’, 11-Years-Old [2019]

2018 Junior Menuhin Competition 1st prize winner, 11-year-old violinist VC Rising Star Christian Li performing Dvorak’s 'Sonatina' in G Major - with pianist Laurence...

OUT NOW | Violinist Henry Raudales’ New CD: ‘Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’ [LISTEN]

BR Klassik Records has announced the release of Guatemala-born violinist Henry Raudales' new album: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Recorded with the Munich Radio Orchestra, the disc...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Henning Kraggerud – ‘Winter’ from Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ [CHILLY]

Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud performing Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons - with the Arctic Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. Recorded in Winter 2019 outdoors at the Fjellheisen...

Violinist & Composer Henryk Wieniawski Died on This Day in 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violinist and composer Henryk Wieniawski died on this day in 1880 - aged just 44. Remembered as one of the greatest violin virtuosi of...

Hungarian Violinist Jelly d’Arányi Died On This Day in 1966 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso Jelly d'Arányi died on this day in 1966 - aged 72. The grand-niece of virtuoso Joseph Joachim, she premiered a number of important...

American Violin Virtuoso Erick Friedman Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Erick Friedman passed away, from cancer, on this day in 2004 – aged 64. A student of Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein and Jascha Heifetz, he is remembered...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | VC Rising Star Christian Li – ‘Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso’ [2019]

11-year-old wunderkind, VC Rising Star Christian Li performing Saint Saens' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso - with conductor Benjamin Northey and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Recorded...

Today is Russian-American Violin Virtuoso Philippe Quint’s 45th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-American violin virtuoso Philippe Quint's 45th birthday! A protege of Andrei Korsakov and Dorothy DeLay, Philippe is widely recognised as one of today's...

Czech Violinist & Pedagogue Otakar Ševčík Born On This Day in 1852 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and pedagogue Otakar Ševčík was born on this day in 1852. He served teaching positions at the Prague Conservatory, Russian Music Society and the Vienna...

American Violinist Joseph Silverstein Was Born On This Day in 1932 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist and conductor Joseph Silverstein was born on this day in 1932. Mr Silverstein was a former prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth and...

Belgian Violinist Arthur Grumiaux Was Born On This Day on 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux was born on this day in 1921 – 98 years ago. Dying in 1986, aged just 65, he is remembered as one...

VC ARTIST | Angelo Xiang Yu – Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Prize

Chinese violin virtuoso Angelo Xiang Yu is quickly building an international reputation as one of today's most exciting and gifted young concert artists –...

American Violinist Joan Field Died On This Day in 1988 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Joan Field died on this day in 1988 – aged 73. A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu, Ms Field...

Soviet Violinist Elizabeth Gilels Died On This Day in 2008 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-born violinist and pedagogue Elizabeth Gilels died on this day in 2008 - aged 88. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Ms Gilels was a former prize winner at...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Jenő Hubay Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso, composer and pedagogue Jenő Hubay died on this day in 1937 - aged 78. He is remembered as one of the most...

Violinist and Conductor Eugene Ormandy Died On This Day in 1985 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-born violinist and conductor Eugene Ormandy died on this day in 1985 – aged 85. Maestro Ormandy is remembered as one of the finest conductors...

American Violinist David Nadien was Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist David Nadien was born on this day in 1926. A student of Adolfo Betti, Ivan Galamian and Adolph Busch, Mr Nadien was a...

Violinist and Conductor Yehudi Menuhin Died On This Day in 1999 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born British violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin died on this day in 1999 – 20 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger, George Enescu and Adolf Busch,...

VC ARTIST | Dami Kim – Hannover & Paganini International Competition Top Prizes

South Korean violin virtuoso Dami Kim has, in recent years, firmly established herself as one of the eminent young, rising stars of the international concert...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Himari Yoshimura – Grumiaux Junior Comp Grand Prize, 7-Years-Old [2019]

7-year-old violinist Himari Yoshimura from Japan's Grand Prize winning performance in the Junior Category Final of the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists –...

Violinist and Composer Antonio Bazzini Was Born On This Day in 1818 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Antonio Bazzini was born on this day in 1818. Remembered as one of the celebrated violin virtuosi of the 19th Century,...

BREAKING | Prizes Awarded at Brussel’s Grumiaux International Violin Competition

21-year-old Ayaka Uchio from Japan has today been awarded 1st prize in the Senior Category of the 2019 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists –...

BREAKING | 7-Year-Old Wunderkind Awarded Grand Prize at Grumiaux Junior Competition

7-year-old Japanese violinist Himari Yoshimura has today been awarded the Grand Prize in the Junior 10 years and under category of the 2019 Grumiaux...

Today is VC Young Artist Diana Adamyan’s 19th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Diana Adamyan’s 19th birthday! A graduate of the Tchaikovsky School of Music where she studied with Petros Haykazyan, and current student of Ana Chumachenco at the Munich University...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Emma Gibout – Grumiaux Violin Competition 1st Prize [2018]

20-year-old Emma Gibout’s 1st prize winning performance in the Senior Category Final of the 2018 International Grumiaux Competition for Young Violinists. The 70 candidates for...

Australian Violin Virtuoso Alma Moodie Died On This Day in 1943 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Australian violin virtuoso Alma Moodie died on this day in 1943 – aged just 44. Widely regarded as one of Europe's foremost soloists during the...

Conductor Lorin Maazel Was Born On This Day in 1930 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American conductor, violinist and composer Maestro Lorin Maazel was born on this day in 1930 - 89 years ago. A recognized child prodigy, he made...

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,...

Today is Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita’s 27th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita’s 27th birthday. A graduate of the Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Paris, where he studied with Svetlin Roussev, Tatsuki...

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...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jascha Brodsky Died On This Day in 1997 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Jascha Brodsky died on this day in 1997 – aged 89. A student of Lucien Capet, Eugène Ysaÿe and Efrem...

Belgian Violin Virtuoso Mathieu Crickboom Was Born On This Day in 1871 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violin virtuoso Mathieu Crickboom was born on this day in 1871. Dying in 1947, he is remembered in history as the dedicatee of Eugene...

Austrian Violin Pedagogue Jakob Dont Was Born on This Day in 1815 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Jakob Dont was born on this day in 1815. Dying in 1888, Dont is remembered in history as one of the most...

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...