VC INTERVIEW | Composer Alexey Shor on Collaborating with a Competition

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  The Classic Strings International Competition just recently announced the winners for its Violin and Cello editions: violinist Dumitru Pocitari and cellist Michał Balas received...

VC INTERVIEW | Fjodor Elesin on the WorldVision Music Contest

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  Presented by [email protected], the competition was open to international violinists, violists, cellists, double bassists, pianists, and harpists. After the final round, the total score will...

VC INTERVIEW | Aleksey Igudesman's Upcoming IDAGIO Course — "The Musician’s Guide to Absolutely Everything"

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  The four classes will cover "Composition and Arrangements" (May 29th,) "Improvisation & Creativity" (June 5th,) "Confidence & Humor on Stage" (June 12th,) and "The...

VC INTERVIEW | Miguel Negri on Piccoli Virtuosi

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  The Violin Channel recently caught up with Miguel Negri, artistic director of Piccoli Virtuosi.   Can you tell us about Piccoli Virtuosi. When was it founded...

VC INTERVIEW | Paul Roczek on the Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians

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  The Violin Channel recently had a chat with Paul Roczek, chairman of the violin jury.   Tell us about the Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young...

VC INTERVIEW | Kara Kane on the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

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  The Violin Channel recently discussed the upcoming competition with its executive director, Kara Kane.   Tell us about the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. When was...

VC INTERVIEW | Composer Georgia Shreve on Her Upcoming Premiere

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  Your career is incredibly eclectic, having written multiple large and small scale musical works, poetry, short stories, fictional books, and theater pieces. Can you...

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...

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