Italian Daniele Gatti Announced as New Concertgebouw Chief Conductor

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The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has today announced Italian conductor Daniele Gatti as their new Chief Conductor, from 2016. He will replace Maestro Mariss Jansons, who...

MEET THE PROS | Samuel Zygmuntowicz, Acclaimed Stringed Instrument Maker – 'VC 20 Questions' [VIDEO]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed stringed instrument maker Samuel Zygmuntowicz – at the 2014 Violin Society of America Competition and Convention,...

VC Thomastik-Infeld Spirit! Violin String Set Giveaway Winners Announced!

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And the winners are in! The following 15 lucky VC members will each be receiving a full set of newly-released Thomastik-Infeld Spirit! violin strings. Designed for...

London Mozart Players Chamber Orchestra Announces New Joint-Leader

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British violinist Simon Blendis has today been announced as the new joint-Leader of the London Mozart Players. A former member of the acclaimed Schubert Ensemble,...

Air Canada to Allow Violas Onboard Following Social Media Furor

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An Air Canada Official has today released the following statement, via The Violin Channel website, indicating the airline will update their musical instrument transportation...

Air Canada Makes Public Declaration of No Violas in the Cabin

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Air Canada has published a detailed explanation of its musical instrument transportation policy – declaring violins and cellos are permitted to be taken within...

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Extension to Welser-Möst’s Music Directorship

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The Cleveland Orchestra has today announced the extension of Austrian conductor Franz Welser-Möst’s contract, as Music Director until 2022 “I am delighted that Franz will...

MEET THE PROS | Tessa Lark, Indianapolis Competition Silver Medalist – VC ’20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Young Artist' and 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis silver medalist, Tessa Lark. We sat the 25 year old...

Elusive Mozart Piano Sonata Manuscript Found in Hungarian Library Archives

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The priceless, original score to Mozart's celebrated Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, including fragments of the famed 'Rondo alla Turca' final movement, has...

Joshua Bell Does Washington Subway Station Performance Do-Over

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Violinist Joshua Bell has today returned to perform at Washington's Union Station, as he famously did in 2007 - but this time, the 46 year...

Chetham's Professor Wen Zhou Li Charged with Student Rape Offences

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Chetham's School of Music Violin Professor, Wen Zhou Li has been charged, by  Greater Manchester Police with 1 count of rape and two charges of indecent...

English Conductor Christopher Hogwood Has Died After a Long Illness - Aged 73

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English conductor, harpsichordist and musicologist Christopher Hogwood has passed away – aged 73. A graduate of Cambridge University, Maestro Hogwood was the founder of the Academy...

MEET THE PROS | JinJoo Cho, Indianapolis Competition 1st Prize - VC '20 Questions' [VIDEO]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Gold Medalist, violinist JinJoo Cho. We sat the 26 year old South Korean-born virtuoso...

Jury and Special Prizes Awarded at the 2014 Indianapolis International Violin Competition

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The 10 Jury and Special Prizes have just minutes ago been awarded at the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Closing Ceremony. The 'Best Performance...

JinJoo Cho from South Korea Awarded 1st Prize at Indianapolis International Violin Competition

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26 year old JinJoo Cho, from the South Korea has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2014 9th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. 2nd Prize was...

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