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Teenage Girl Jailed for Pouring Acid into a Classmate’s Viola Case

A teenage girl has been jailed in Edinburgh, Scotland for 21 months after pouring sulphuric acid into the viola case of a high school...

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...

SAD NEWS | Austrian Violist, Conductor and Composer Paul Angerer Has Died

Austrian violist, conductor and composer Paul Angerer has passed away - age 90. He served as a section violist with the Vienna Symphony, Tonhalle Orchestra...

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...

Violist to Leave London’s Piatti Quartet Due to Ongoing Injury

The London-based Piatti String Quartet has today announced violist David Wigram will leave the ensemble - due a persistent injury. “We must bid farewell to...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Karen Dreyfus – ‘Improving Your Sight-Reading Skills’ [ADVICE]

VC member Sebastian Wren from South Africa was keen to know how to improve his sight-reading skills. We threw Sebastian’s question over to esteemed American viola pedagogue, Ms Karen...

Today is VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout’s 22nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout's 22nd birthday. A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, he is a former 1st prize winner...

Scottish Violist William Primrose Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish violist William Primrose died on this day in 1982 – aged 77. A protege of Eugène Ysaÿe, Maestro Primrose is remembered as one of...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

Pacifica Quartet Violist Masumi Per Rostad to Join Eastman’s Teaching Faculty

The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has today announced the appointment of Japanese-Norwegian violist Masumi Per Rostad to their string teaching faculty. A...

Johann-Sebastian Bach Was Born On This Day in 1685 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist Johann-Sebastian Bach was born on this day in 1685. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zvRWFD_1_M&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ISAAC STERN | BACH | SOLO VIOLIN PARTITA NO.2...

Violist Dimitri Murrath to Join San Francisco Conservatory Teaching Faculty

The San Francisco Conservatory has today announced the appointment of violist Dimitri Murrath to their full-time teaching faculty - effective from September 2017. A graduate...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | William Primrose – Paganini Caprice No. 5 (Arr. Viola) [AUDIO]

Legendary Scottish virtuoso violist William Primrose performing his own viola transcription of Paganini's Solo Caprice No. 5. Recorded live on May 5th, 1934 - in London. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCb9QAiBiAM&showinfo=0&autohide=1 WILLIAM...

English Viola Virtuoso Lionel Tertis Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis died on this day in 1975 – aged 98. He is remembered as one of the most eminent violists of...

Today is Russian Violist Yuri Bashmet’s 64th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violist Yuri Bashmet's 64th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of the world's preeminent violists – performing regularly with the world's...

Vienna Symphony Violist Left with Broken Finger after Subway Altercation

It has been reported today that a Vienna Symphony Orchestra violist has been viciously assaulted on a subway platform - leaving him with a...

SAD NEWS | American Violist Bernard Zaslav Has Died – Aged 90

American violist Bernard Zaslav has passed away - aged 90. A graduate of the Juilliard School where he studied with Sascha Jacobsen and Misha Mischakoff,...

Viola Pedagogue Carol Rodland Appointed to Juilliard School Faculty

It has been announced today that American violist Carol Rodland has been appointed to the teaching faculty of The Juilliard School, in New York...

VERY SAD NEWS | Australian Violist & Teacher has Tragically Drowned – Aged 48

Australian violist Paul Leggett has died in a tragic swimming accident - aged just 48. Local media reports have suggested the musician was swimming in...

Vienna Philharmonic Promotes New Principal Violist From Within

The Vienna Philharmonic has today announced the appointment of 32 year old Viennese violist Gerhard Marschner as their new Principal Viola - effective from...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Helen Callus – ‘Looking Beyond Just Scales & Etude Books’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Northwestern University Bienen School of Music Viola Professor, Ms Helen Callus. In a VC-exclusive blog, Helen talks us through the importance...

Scottish Violist William Primrose Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish violist William Primrose was born on this day in 1904 – 112 years ago. Dying in 1982, he is remembered as one of...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout – “Verbier: Unforgettable Experience” [BLOG]

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – With the world renowned Verbier Festival coming to a dramatic climax this weekend in the Swiss Alps, The Violin Channel recently caught...

Today is Violinist/Violist Mikhail Bezverkhny’s 69th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violinist and violist Mikhail Bezverkhny's 69th birthday! A student of Yuri Yankelevich, Mr Bezverkhny is a former prize winner at the Queen...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Timothy Ridout, 21 – Lionel Tertis International Viola Comp 1st Prize

21 year old British violist, Timothy Ridout is quickly building an international reputation as a young string instrumentalist of outstanding potential. A graduate of London's Royal...

Cleveland Orchestra Announce New Principal Violist

The Cleveland Orchestra has today announced the appointment of 31 year old violist, Wesley Collins as their new Principal Viola - effective from September...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | That Viola Kid – ‘Stuff Violists are Tired of Hearing …’ [LOL]

Juilliard student, 'That Viola Kid' Drew Alexander Forde gives us the lowdown on 'stuff violists are tired of hearing...'   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If6eIHHlyGo&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THAT VIOLA KID | STUFF VIOLISTS ARE...

Professional Violist Suing London’s Royal Opera House Over Hearing Loss

It has been revealed today that a professional violist, in Britain is locked in a landmark legal battle with the Royal Opera House -...

Missing Persons’ Alert Issued for Athens Camerata Violist [PLEASE SHARE]

Greek Police have today issued an alert over the disappearance of Athens Camerata violist, Elisabeth Schaefer. It is understood the German-born musician, who has served...

Prizes Awarded at Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition

20 year old British violist, Timothy Ridout has been awarded 1st prize at the 12th Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition – on the Isle of...

Pavel Hass Quartet Loses Violist Due to Family Illness

The Czech-based Pavel Hass Quartet has today announced violist Pavel Nikl will stand down from the ensemble, effective immediately - due to a serious...

English Violist Lionel Tertis Died On This Day in 1975 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis died on this day in 1975 – aged 98. He is remembered as one of the most eminent violists of all time. A...
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