Wednesday, August 10, 2022

VC INTERVIEW | Anne Rodda on New Zealand's "Adaptation" Whakatipu Music Festival

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  The Violin Channel recently discussed the upcoming Whakatipu Music Festival with Anne Rodda, it's Executive Director. The Festival is presented by the Hill Family...

VC INTERVIEW | Domenico Mason on the “Il Piccolo Violino Magico” International Competition for Young Violinists

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  The Violin Channel recently discussed the upcoming competition with Domenico Mason, head of the competition.   Can you tell us about the 2022 edition of the...

VC INTERVIEW | Robert Lipsett and Fabiola Kim on the Sounding Point Academy

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  The Violin Channel recently discussed the upcoming academy with its co-founders and artistic directors, Robert Lipsett and Fabiola Kim — who are now both...

VC INTERVIEW | Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Carl Nielsen International Competition President

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  The 2022 Carl Nielsen International Competition invites young violinists, clarinetists, and flutists to both compete in the competition and participate in Espansiva!, a new...

ON THIS DAY | Hungarian Composer Béla Bartók Was Born in 1881

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  Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók was born on March 25, 1881, in Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary which is present-day Sânnicolau Mare, Romania. Remembered as one of...

ON THIS DAY | American Violinist Aaron Rosand was Born in 1927

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  A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Leon Sametini and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Rosand served the Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in...

VC INTERVIEW | Prof. Michael Frischenschlager on the Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition

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  The Violin Channel recently discussed the upcoming competition with Univ. Prof. DDr.h.c. Michael Frischenschlager, President of the Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition.   Tell us about...

ON THIS DAY | Composer & Bandoneon Virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla Was Born in 1921

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  Piazzolla grew up in New York, after moving there with his parents in 1925, and received his first bandoneón at age eight. After winning composing...

VC INTERVIEW | Itzhak Rashkovsky on the Keshet Eilon Music Centre and Summer Mastercourse

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with Itzhak Rashkovsky, music director of Keshet Eilon.   You have been streaming your Gala from New York on the...

VC INTERVIEW | Markus Klein on the Guadagnini Foundation

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  The Violin Channel recently sat down with Markus Klein, President of the Guadagnini Foundation.   Can you tell us a little about the Guadagnini Foundation? When...

VC INTERVIEW | VC Artist Stella Chen on her Upcoming New York Philharmonic Debut

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The Violin Channel recently had a chat with Stella, a few days before the exciting step in her career. You can purchase tickets to her...

VC VOX POP | “What are your favorite Lunar New Year dishes or snacks?”

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  To celebrate the first day of the Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival in China, The...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Died in 1962

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  Austrian-American violin virtuoso & composer Fritz Kreisler passed away from a heart condition, aged 86. He entered the Vienna Conservatory at age 7 and went...

VC 20 Questions with Violinist Pekka Kuusisto

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcP7gXPdguo   This Saturday, January 29, 2022, Kuusisto will perform with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at New York's Carnegie Hall. In the ensemble's season-opening concert, Kuusisto...

VC INTERVIEW | Violinist Ann Setzer on Choosing the Right Summer Program

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  Ann Setzer serves on the faculty of The Juilliard School's Precollege division, the Mannes College of Music, Killington Chamber Music Festival, DePaul University School...

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