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Today is Norwegian Violinist, VC Artist Vilde Frang’s 31st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian violinist, VC Artist Vilde Frang’s 31st birthday! A graduate of the Barratt Due Institute of Music, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg...

Violinist George Enescu Born On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu was born on this day in 1881. Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of the 20th Century,...

Canadian Violin Virtuoso Kathleen Parlow Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian violin virtuoso Kathleen Parlow died on this day in 1963 – aged 72. Ms Parlow is remembered as one of the eminent female soloists of the...

Today is Violinist Daniel Hope’s 44th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Daniel Hope’s 44th birthday! A student of Zakhar Bron, Daniel served for six seasons with The Beaux Arts Trio – and today performs and...

Violinist & Composer Ole Bull Died On This Day in 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian violinist and composer Ole Bull died on this day in 1880 – aged 70. Bull is remembered as one of the preeminent virtuosi of the 19th...

Violinist & Pedagogue Joseph Joachim Died On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Joseph Joachim died on this day in 1907.  He is remembered as one of the most significant violinists of the 19th Century. Joachim was the dedicatee of...

American Violinist Albert Spalding Born On This Day in 1888 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Albert Spalding was born on this day in 1888. He served distinguished teaching positions at Boston University and Florida State University – and is remembered in history for having...

MEET THE PROS | Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, David Kim – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, Mr David Kim – at the 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival in Vail, Colorado, USA. We sat...

Today is American Violinist and Conductor Anshel Brusilow’s 89th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and conductor Anshel Brusilow’s 89th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Maestro Brusilow is a former prize winner at...

Violin Virtuoso Erick Friedman Born On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Erick Friedman was born on this day in 1939. A student of Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein and Jascha Heifetz, he is remembered as one of the most gifted violinists...

Today is American Violinist Alexander Kerr’s 47th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Alexander Kerr’s 47th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he currently serves as Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra – and holds...

French Virtuoso Ginette Neveu Born On This Day in 1919 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French virtuoso violinist Ginette Neveu was born on this day in 1919 – 98 years ago. A student of Jules Boucherit, George Enescu and Carl Flesch, Ms Neveu achieved worldwide fame...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | VC Artist Francisco Fullana – 2015 Munetsugu Angel Comp 1st Prize [VIDEO]

1st prize winning performance of the then 24 year old VC Artist Francisco Fullana - in the Final of the 2015 Munetsugu Angel International Violin Competition in Nagoya,...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Richard Lin, 26 – Major Prizes Hannover, Singapore, Sendai and Michael Hill Comps

26 year old Taiwanese-American VC Young Artist Richard Lin is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's most promising and gifted...

Today is VC Young Artist Francisco Fullana’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Francisco Fullana's 27th birthday! A graduate of the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California, Francisco is a former 1st...

Violin Virtuoso Zino Francescatti Born On This Day in 1902 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin virtuoso René-Charles “Zino” Francescatti was born on this day in 1902. Dying in 1991, Maestro Francescatti is remembered as one of the pre-eminent violinists of...

Romanian-Belgian Violin Virtuoso Lola Bobesco Born On This Day in 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian-Belgian violin virtuoso Lola Bobesco was born on this day in 1921. A celebrated protege of Marcel Chailley, George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud, Ms Bobesco was the...

German Violinist & Composer Adolf Busch Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born violinist and composer Adolf Busch was born on this day in 1891 – 126 years ago. A student of Willy Hess and Bram Eldering,...

Violinist Josef Suk Jr Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Josef Suk Jr was born on this day in 1929 – 88 years ago. Passing away in 2011, Maestro Suk is remembered...

Violinist Max Rostal Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist Max Rostal died on this day in 1991 – aged 86. A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one of the eminent virtuosi of...

Today is VC Rising Star Johan Dalene’s 17th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Swedish violinist, VC Rising Star Johan Dalene’s 17th birthday. A student of Per Enoksson at the Royal College of Music, in Stockholm, Johan...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Richard Tognetti’s 52nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti’s 52nd birthday! For the past 27 years, Richard has served as the Artistic Director and Leader of the Australian...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Violinist Ruggiero Ricci – 1982 Wigmore Hall Solo Recital [NEW VIDEO]

Incredible never-before-uploaded 1982 solo recital by legendary American violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci. Recorded live at London's Wigmore Hall – and featuring solo violin repertoire by...

Today is Avant-Garde Violinist Hahn-Bin’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American avant-garde violin virtuoso Hahn-Bin's 29th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Hahn-Bin (aka Amadéus Leopold) made his international debut at the 42nd Annual...

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. A...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky – “How Are Music Teachers Influenced by Their Teachers?” [ADVICE]

VC member Marley Jones from Australia was keen to know how music pedagogues' teaching methods and styles are generally influenced by their former teachers. We threw Marley’s question over to...

Composer & Organist Johann Sebastian Bach Died On This Day in 1750 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist Johann Sebastian Bach died on this day in 1750 – aged 65. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQ_GyelRsc&autohide=1 ITZHAK PERLMAN | BACH | SOLO PARTITA IN...

Composer & Violinist Antonio Vivaldi Died On This Day in 1741 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-Baroque composer, Catholic priest and virtuoso violinist Antonio Vivaldi died on this day in 1741 – aged 63. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS-W3lfcVvY&autohide=1 JULIA FISCHER | VIVALDI | THE FOUR SEASONS |...

Today is Violinist & Violist Mikhail Bezverkhny’s 70th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violinist and violist Mikhail Bezverkhny's 70th birthday! A student of Yuri Yankelevich, Mr Bezverkhny is a former prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth, Wieniawski...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist In Mo Yang’s 22nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean VC Young Artist In Mo Yang's 22nd birthday! A full scholarship student of Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory, In...

London’s Hattori Foundation 2017 Career-Support Bursary Winners Announced

The London-based Hattori Foundation for Music and the Arts has today announced the 2017 Hattori Foundation Senior Award bursary recipients - including 5 UK-based...

Violin Virtuoso Gioconda de Vito Born On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-British violin virtuoso Gioconda de Vito was born on this day in 1907. Ms de Vito was a former 1st prize winner at the Vienna International Violin Competition, and is remembered as...
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