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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...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Kyung-Wha Chung – Bach Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major [1997]

Never-before-uploaded 1997 archival footage of luminary South Korean violin virtuoso Kyung-Wha Chung - leading a performance of Bach’s Second Violin Concerto in E Major. Recorded in...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist James Ehnes – ‘Practicing Without Annoying Your Neighbours’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Benjamin Chung, from the United States was keen to know: 'What are some essential tips for practicing at home without...

VC ARTIST | Bomsori Kim – Wieniawski, Hannover & Tchaikovsky Competition Major Prizes

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

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Violinist VC Artist Stefan Jackiw – Live from NYC’s Crypt Sessions

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist, VC Artist Stefan Jackiw for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from The Crypt Sessions, in Harlem,...

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...

French Violinist and Composer Pierre Rode was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist and composer Pierre Rode was born on this day in 1774 – 245 years ago. A student of Giovanni Battista Viotti, Rode...

Comedian & Violinist Jack Benny Was Born On This Day in 1894 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American comedian, vaudevillian and violinist Jack Benny was born on this day in 1894 – 125 years ago. Dying in 1974, he is widely regarded...

MEET THE PROS | LGT Young Soloists Artistic Director, Violinist Alexander Gilman [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with LGT Young Soloists Artistic Director, violinist Alexander Gilman. Founded by Alexander and pianist Marina Seltenreich in collaboration with the LGT Private Bank, in Switzerland, the...

Today is VC Young Artist Ji-Young Lim’s 24th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South-Korean VC Young Artist Ji-Young Lim’s 24th birthday. A graduate of the Korean National University of Arts where she studied with Nam-Yun Kim, and current student of...

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...

Violinist and Pianist Louis Persinger Born On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist, pianist and pedagogue Louis Persinger was born on this day in 1887 – 132 years ago. His famed students included Yehudi Menuhin, Ruggiero Ricci,...

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...

Violinist & Composer Antonio Bazzini Died On This Day in 1897 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Antonio Bazzini died on this day in 1897 – 122 years ago. Bazzini is remembered as one of the finest concert...

American Violinist Louis Kaufman Died On This Day in 1994 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Louis Kaufman died on this day in 1994 – aged 88. It is estimated he is possibly the most recorded musical artist in...

Violinist & Composer Ole Bull Born On This Day in 1810 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian violinist and composer Ole Bull was born on this day in 1810 - 209 years ago. Bull is remembered as one of the preeminent virtuosi of...

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...

Violin Virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova died on this day in 2010 – aged 81. A student of Lillia Kossodo and Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Shkolnikova was...

Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Born On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler was born on this day in 1875 – 144 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Artist Bomsori Kim – Joachim International Violin Competition, Hannover [2012]

Archival performance of the then 22 year old VC Artist Bomsori Kim - in the Final of the 2012 Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, in...

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 Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 30th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Nikki is a former...

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...

Today is Japanese Violinist Sayaka Shoji’s 36th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese violin virtuoso Sayaka Shoji's 36th birthday! A protege of Zakhar Bron, Sayaka shot to international fame at age 16 – after winning...

Today Is Romanian Violinist Silvia Marcovici’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born violin virtuoso, Silvia Marcovici's birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Long-Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu International Violin Competitions, she is...

Polish-American Violinist Bronislav Gimpel Was Born On This Day in 1911 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violin virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel was born on this day in 1911 – 108 years ago. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered...

Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Died On This Day in 1962 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-American violin virtuoso & composer Fritz Kreisler died on this day in 1962, from a heart condition - aged 86. He is widely regarded as...

Today Is Taiwanese-American Violinist Cho-Liang Lin’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Cho-Liang Lin's 59th birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay, Cho-Liang has made appearances with virtually every major orchestra in the world,...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Renaud Capucon’s 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Renaud Capucon's 43rd birthday! A protege of Gérard Poulet, he is widely regarded as one of today's eminent violin...

Today is VC Young Artist Sarah Christian’s 29th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso, VC Artist Sarah Christian’s 29th birthday. A graduate of the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler and University of Mozarteum Salzburg, where she studied...

Today is Canadian Violinist James Ehnes’ 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist James Ehnes’ 43rd birthday. A protégé of Sally Thomas and The Juilliard School, James is widely regarded as one of today’s foremost virtuosi –...

Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Born On This Day in 1908 – 111 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary French jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli was born on this day in 1908 – 111 years ago. Dying in 1997, aged 89, Mr Grappelli is remembered for...

Today is Soviet-Born Violinist Boris Belkin’s 71st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born violin virtuoso Boris Belkin’s 71st birthday. A protégé of Yuri Yankelevich, Felix Andrievsky and Isaac Stern, Mr Belkin is widely respected as one of the finest...

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...

German Violin Virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff Born On This Day in 1898 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff was born on this day in 1898 – 121 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest...

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...

German Violinist August Wilhelmj Died On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso August Wilhelmj died on this day in 1908, 111 years ago – aged 62. Wilhelmj was regarded as one of the most celebrated...

Today is Italian Violin Virtuoso Uto Ughi’s 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Uto Ughi’s 75th birthday. A student of Georges Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin, he is recognised as one of the finest violinists of the last century –...

Russian-Born American Violin Virtuoso Mischa Elman Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violin virtuoso Mischa Elman was born on this day in 1891 – 128 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the finest violinists...

American Violin Virtuoso Michael Rabin Died On This Day in 1972 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin died on this day in 1972, 47 years ago – aged just 35. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered as one...

Czech Violinist & Pedagogue Otakar Ševčík Died On This Day in 1934 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and pedagogue Otakar Ševčík died on this day in 1934. He served teaching positions at the Prague Conservatory, Russian Music Society and the Vienna Music...

Today is German Violinist Ulf Hoelscher’s 77th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violinist Ulf Hoelscher’s 77th birthday! A student of Max Rostal, Josef Gingold, Paul Makanowitzky and Ivan Galamian, Professor Hoelscher currently serves distinguished...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Rodolfo Lipizer Born On This Day in 1895 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Rodolfo Lipizer was born on this day in 1895. Dying in 1974, the Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition, held annually...

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...

Today is German Violinist Kolja Blacher’s 55th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violinist Kolja Blacher's 55th birthday. A student of Dorothy DeLay and Sandor Vegh, he is a former Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Arnaud Sussmann – Chausson Concerto in D Major [2018]

French violinist Arnaud Sussmann performing Chausson’s Concerto in D Major Op. 21 for Solo Violin, Piano and String Quartet. Recorded live in September, 2018 at the Parlance...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926 – 93 years ago. Plagued by the war years and the death of his beloved...

Today is British Violinist & Model Charlie Siem’s 33rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist and fashion model Charlie Siem’s 33rd birthday. A student of Ithzak Rashkovsky and Shlomo Mintz, Charlie’s recent debuts include performances with the Moscow Philharmonic, Oslo...