Wednesday, January 19, 2022

ON THIS DAY | British Viola Virtuoso Lionel Tertis was Born in 1876

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  British viola virtuoso was born on this day in 1876. A violinist studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Lionel Tertis's teacher had...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Nathan Milstein Died in 1992

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  Soviet-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein died on this day in 1992, aged 88. Praised for his interpretations of J.S. Bach's unaccompanied violin sonatas and...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Artist Timothy Chooi!

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  Today is violinist, VC Artist Timothy Chooi’s 28th birthday! Praised for his "powerful and finely nuanced interpretations, sumptuous sonorities, and a compelling stage presence," Philadelphia-native...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Violinist Zakhar Bron!

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  Today is Russian violin pedagogue, Zakhar Bron’s 74th birthday! Bron began his violin studies at Stolyarksy School in Odessa. He continued at the Gnessin Music...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Ida Haendel was Born in 1928

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A recognized child prodigy, Polish-British-Canadian violinist Ida Haendel competed against towering virtuosos David Oistrakh and Ginette Neveu. She was awarded 7th prize in the...

VC INTERVIEW | Isaac Sammis on CodaBow's Carbon Fiber Bows

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  CodaBow presents a wide range of bows for different playing levels. The Violin Channel recently caught up with Isaac Sammis, Senior Sales and Marketing...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Vasco Abadjiev Died in 1978

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  Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev sadly died on this day in 1978, aged 52. Recognized as a child prodigy at the age of six, he...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Artist Bomsori Kim!

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  In addition to the numerous competition prizes she has garnered, Bomsori Kim received the 2018 Young Artist Award from the Korean Ministry of Culture,...

VC INTERVIEW | Violinist Grace Park on Her Upcoming Naumburg Foundation Carnegie Hall Recital

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  The Violin Channel recently sat down with violinist Grace Park — a distinguished graduate of the Colburn Conservatory and New England Conservatory — on...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Violinist Sarah Chang!

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  As a soloist, Korean-American violin virtuoso Sarah Chang performs with esteemed orchestras and conductors in an international career that has spanned more than two decades. An...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Violinist Joshua Bell!

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  Today is American violin virtuoso Joshua Bell's 54th birthday! At the age of 14, Bell debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra with Riccardo Muti, and made...

VC INTERVIEW | Amy Rhodes on Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall

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  The Violin Channel recently sat down with Amy Rhodes, director of Ensemble Connect at Carnegie Hall.   Tell us about Ensemble Connect. When was it founded?...

ON THIS DAY | Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto Premiered in 1935

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Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 63 premiered in 1935. Written shortly after his return to Russia, Prokofiev's second violin concerto...

ON THIS DAY | Violin Pedagogue Ilona Fehér Was Born in 1901

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  A student of Jeno Hubay at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Legendary Hungarian-Israeli violin pedagogue Ilona Fehér performed all over Europe, particularly...

VC INTERVIEW | Amanda Schwegler Discusses Cremona's Mio Cannone Violini

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  The Violin Channel recently discussed the innovative selling platform with its Head of Operations Amanda Schwegler.   Can you tell us about the Mio Cannone Violini...

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