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ASK THE PROS | Violinist & Violist Lily Francis – ‘What do Violinists Stand to Learn from Playing Mozart?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Eliza Jordan from the United States was keen to know: “What is so special about the music of Mozart? And what...

Polish-American Violinist Piotr Janowski Died On This Day in 2008 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violinist Piotr Janowski died on this day in 2008 – aged 57. A student of Ivan Galamian, Zino Francescatti, Henryk Szeryng and Jascha Heifetz, Mr Janowski was a former 1st...

Czech Violinist & Composer Jan Kubelik Died On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and composer Jan Kubelik died on this day in 1940 – aged 60. A student of Otakar Sevcik, Kubelik is remembered as one of the pre-eminent...

MEET THE PROS | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Spanish violin virtuoso, VC Artist Francisco Fullana.  We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Lina Bahn – ‘Advice for Students Auditioning for Music Schools this Year’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Jason Wang from the United States was keen to know: “What advice would you give to students auditioning for music schools...

French Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Died On This Day in 1997 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli died on this day in 1997 – aged 89. Mr Grappelli’s lively, elegant style captivated audiences for more than half a century –...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Pinchas Zukerman – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violin and viola virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat him down...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ayana Tsuji, 19 – Montreal International Violin Competition 1st Prize

19 year old Japanese violinist, VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji is quickly building an international reputation as a one of the finest young virtuosi to...

Violinist & Composer Gaetano Pugnani Born On This Day in 1731 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Gaetano Pugnani was born on this day in 1731. He is remembered in history, as violin virtuoso Fritz Kreisler borrowed his name to publish a...

Today is Russian-Born Violin Virtuoso Viktoria Mullova’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born British violin virtuoso Viktoria Mullova’s birthday. A protégé of Soviet legend Leonid Kogan, Ms Mullova is a former Grand Prize winner at...

Today is American Violinist VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu’s 17th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu’s 17th birthday. Kevin shot to international fame in 2012 after claiming 1st prize in the Junior Division...

Latvian-Born Violin Virtuoso Philippe Hirschhorn Died On This Day in 1996 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Latvian-born violin virtuoso Philippe Hirschhorn died on this day in 1996, from a brain tumor – aged just 50. A former Grand Prize winner at...

Today is American VC Artist Benjamin Beilman’s 28th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Artist Benjamin Beilman’s 28th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Kronberg Academy, where he studied...

French Violinist & Composer Pierre Rode Died On This Day in 1830 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist and composer Pierre Rode died on this day in 1830 – 187 years ago. A student of Giovanni Battista Viotti, Rode is remembered as one of...

Hungarian Violist, Violinist & Composer Tibor Serly Born On This Day in 1901 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violist, violinist and composer Tibor Serly was born on this day in 1901 – 116 years ago. Dying in 1978, he is remembered in...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Lara St. John – ‘Highwire’ Bach Violin Concerto, 2000 [VIDEO]

2000 archival footage of Canadian violinist Lara St. John performing Bach's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor with a 'Highwire' gymnast. VC recently conducted a Facebook Live...

Today is Austrian Violinist & Conductor Thomas Zehetmair’s 56th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair’s 56th birthday. He is a founding member of the Zehetmair Quartet – and has served guest conducting...

Mexico City National Symphony Announce New American Concertmaster

The Mexico City National Symphony has today announced the appointment of 33 year old American violinist William Harvey as their new Concertmaster. A graduate of...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ji Won Song, 25 – Leopold Mozart, China, Schoenfeld & IsangYun Comp 1st Prizes

25 year old South Korean violinist Ji Won Song is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Signed Miriam Fried Solo Bach CDs [ENTER]

To help celebrate the international release of violinist Miriam Fried’s new album ‘J.S. Bach: Sonatas & Partitas’, The Violin Channel in conjunction with Nimbus...

VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin ‘Reflets’ Signed CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a newly-released personally-autographed CD copy of VC Young Artist Fedor...

Italian Violinist Franco Gulli Died On This Day in 2001 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist Franco Gulli died on this day in 2001. A student of Arrigo Serato and Joseph Szigeti, Maestro Gulli served a long-term teaching Professorship at Indiana...

Scottish-Born Violin Virtuoso Henri Temianka Born on this Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish-born violin virtuoso Henri Temianka was born on this day in 1906. A student of Jules Boucherit and Carl Flesch, he was awarded 3rd prize...

Austrian Violin Virtuoso & Pedagogue Jakob Dont Died On This Day in 1888 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Jakob Dont died on this day in 1888 – 129 years ago. Dont is remembered in history as one of the greatest...

Russian Violinist Toscha Seidel Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violinist Toscha Seidel was born on this day in 1890. A protégé of Leopold Auer, Mr Seidel is remembered as one of the finest...

Today is VC Artist Igor Pikayzen’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Igor Pikayzen’s 30th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, Igor is a major prize winner at the Tadeusz Wronski,...

Today is VC Artist Alexandra Conunova’s 28th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist, violinist Alexandra Conunova’s 28th birthday! A graduate of the Hannover University of Music and the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, Alexandra is a...

OUT NOW | Violinist, VC Young Artist Marc Bouchkov’s New ‘Harmonia Nova #2’ Album [LISTEN]

Harmonia Mundi has today announced the release of VC Young Artist, violinist Marc Bouchkov’s new album ‘Harmonia Nova #2’ - a homage to the...

Today is Violinist Arabella Steinbacher’s 36th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Japanese concert violinist Arabella Steinbacher’s 36th birthday! A student of Ana Chumachenco, Dorothy DeLay and Anne-Sophie Mutter, Arabella is a former 1st prize winner at the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition,...

Violinist Leonid Kogan Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violinist Leonid Borisovich Kogan was born on this day in 1924 – 93 years ago. Dying in 1982, aged just 58 from a heart attack, he...

VC RISING STAR | María Dueñas, 14 – Zhuhai, Kogan & Telemann International Violin Comp Top Prizes

14 year old Spanish violinist María Dueñas is quickly building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Boris...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee – Young Concert Artists NY Debut [2016]

Impressive flashback performance by the then 16 year old VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee - at her 2016 Young Concert Artists New York City debut recital at...