Candidates Announced for France's Mirecourt International Violin Competition

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The opening round of the Mirecourt International Violin Competition, in Lorraine, France will commence today. This year's 28 candidates are: Pierre-Jose Alvarez, Anne Bella, Yoan Brakha,...

'Lipinski' Stradivarius Robbery Mastermind Sentenced to 7 Years Imprisonment

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Milwaukee-man Salah Jones, 42 has today been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for the theft of the 1715 'Lipinski' Stradivarius - from Milwaukee Symphony...

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Agrees to New Labour Deal – Lockout Over

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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has today announced the end of a two-month lockout after reaching a deal that would give its musicians a 6%...

Luke Hsu Awarded 1st Prize at Korea's Isangyun International Violin Competition

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American violinist Luke Hsu has been awarded 1st prize at the 2014 Isangyun International Violin Competition, in Tongyeong City, South Korea. 2nd prize was awarded to...

Six 1st Prizes Awarded at Young Concert Artists Auditions – Including VC 'Rising Star' Soo-Been Lee

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Six 1st prizes have been awarded, just minutes ago, at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, in New York – including VC 'Rising Star', 14...

Finalists Announced at Korea's Isangyun International Violin Competition

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The 4 finalists have today been announced at the Isangyun International Violin Competition, in Tongyeong City, South Korea – including VC 'Young Artist' Hrachya...

Joshua Bell Book Wins Coveted Canadian Children's Literary Prize

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It has been announced today that children's book 'The Man with the Violin', based on the Washington Post experiment in which violinist Joshua Bell...

VC Menuhin-type 'Professional' Violin/Viola Shield Mute Winners Announced!

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And the winners are in! The following 10 x lucky VC members will each be receiving a newly-released Menuhin-type 'Professional' violin/viola shield mute – courtesy...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Signed London Symphony String Ensemble CDs – 5 Chances to Win!

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To help celebrate the international release, The Violin Channel in conjunction with LSO Live, is this week giving away 5 personally autographed London Symphony Orchestra...

Finalists Announced at New York Young Concert Artists International Auditions - Including 2 VC 'Young Artists'

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The 11 finalists have today been announced for the 2014 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, in New York – including 18 year old VC...

Comprehensive Study Finds Listening to Sad Music Improves Your Mood

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A new study, conducted by scientists at the Free University of Berlin, has concluded that listening to sad music, when feeling down, actually improves...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major – Arranged for 7 Cellos

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Newly released performance footage of Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled, from the Peabody Conservatory performing Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major – as...

Violinist Lisa Batiashvili Awarded Musical America's 'Instrumentalist of the Year'

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35 year old Georgian violin virtuoso Lisa Batiashvili has today been announced as Musical America's coveted 'Instrumentalist of the Year'. The 'Artist of the Year' accolade...

Applications Open for 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition

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Applications are now open for the 2015 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, in Belgium – to be held in Brussels from the 4th to...

Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas Marries Partner of 38 Years, Manager Joshua Robison

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The San Francisco Gate is today reporting Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas has married his partner of 38 years, Joshua Robison in a private ceremony yesterday, in...

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