Saturday, August 27, 2016

Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor and pianist Wolfgang Sawallisch was born on this day in 1923. Passing away in 2013, he is remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century. He...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Shlomo Mintz – Sibelius Violin Concerto, Live, 1986 [VIDEO]

Incredible 1986 archival video footage of the then 28 year old Israeli violin virtuoso, Shlomo Mintz performing Sibelius Violin Concerto. Recorded live with conductor Esa Pekka Salonen and the SWF...

Jazz Trumpeter Gives $10 Million to Los Angeles Music School

It has been announced today that Latin-jazz trumpeter and recording industry executive, Herb Alpert has made a $10.1 Million donation to the Los Angeles City College - to...
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VC WEB BLOGS

Fan Chai Tao DAddario

VC WEB BLOG | D’Addario’s Fan-Chia Tao: ‘How to Choose the Right Strings’ [BLOG]

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with D'Addario Orchestral Strings' respected Research & Development Director, Mr Fan-Chia Tao. In a VC-exclusive blog, Fan talks us through the process for finding your...
Eric Silberger

VC WEB BLOG | Eric Silberger – ‘Introduction to the Bow Strokes’ [VIDEO BLOG]

NEWTON UPPER FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS ― Presented by Carriage House Violins and the first installment of a new video project "The Bow Series", American violinist Eric Silberger steps us through an introduction...
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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 up with a number of...
Kian Soltani

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Kian Soltani – “Verbier: A Really Special Time” [BLOG]

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – With the world renowned Verbier Festival currently in full swing in the Swiss Alps, The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of former participants to get a better...
William Hagen

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist William Hagen – “Verbier: Inspiring to be Amongst All That Talent” [BLOG]

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – With the world renowned Verbier Festival currently in full swing in the Swiss Alps, The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of former participants to get a better...
Goldmund String Quartet Shoenfeld

VC WEB BLOG | Goldmund Quartet – “Schoenfeld Comp: Really Helped Our Career” [BLOG]

HARBIN, CHINA – With the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition reaching its final stages in Harbin, China, The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to...
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VC ARTISTS

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Jonathan Roozeman, 18 – Paulo, Cassado & Tchaikovsky Cello Comp Prizes

18 year old Finnish-Dutch cellist, Jonathan Roozeman is quickly building an international reputation as a young instrumental soloist of outstanding potential. A student of Martti Rousi at the...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Minami Yoshida, 17 – Montreal & Sibelius Competition Major Prizes

17 year old Japanese violinist, Minami Yoshida is firmly establishing herself as one of the new rising stars of the international concert stage. A student of...
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VC INTERVIEWS

VC INTERVIEW | Meet the ‘The King of Waltz’ – Violinist and Entrepreneur André Rieu

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dutch violinist and Johann Strauss Orchestra founder, André Rieu, in Maastricht, Holland - as he was busily making final preparations for the broadcast of...

VC INTERVIEW | Professor Bernard Lanskey, Artistic Committee Member – Singapore International Violin Competition

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Professor Bernard Lanskey, Director of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, in Singapore and Artistic Committee member of the upcoming 2015...

VC INTERVIEW | Violin Virtuoso Joshua Bell – “I see myself as being an eternal student”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, at his home in Manhattan – where we discussed his upcoming HBO television 'Masterclass' documentary, the release...
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VC HIDDEN GEMS

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Legendary Violinist Mischa Elman – ‘The Mellifluous Tone’

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of Russian-born American violin virtuoso Mischa Elman. A celebrated child prodigy of famed pedagogue Leopold Auer, Maestro Elman is remembered for...
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VC ARTIST OF THE WEEK

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Jonathan Roozeman, 18 – Paulo, Cassado & Tchaikovsky Cello Comp Prizes

18 year old Finnish-Dutch cellist, Jonathan Roozeman is quickly building an international reputation as a young instrumental soloist of outstanding potential. A student of Martti Rousi at the...