ON THIS DAY | Violinist Leonid Kogan was Born in 1924

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  At the age of 16, Kogan made his concerto debut with the Moscow Philharmonic in Moscow under Karl Eliasberg, playing the Brahms Violin Concerto....

English Composer Sir Edward Elgar Died On This Day in 1934 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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English composer Sir Edward Elgar died on this day in 1934 – 85 years ago. His signature works include the Enigma Variations, the Pomp...

ON THIS DAY | Happy 80th Birthday, Conductor Riccardo Muti!

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Italian-born conductor Riccardo Muti was born on this day 80 years ago. Well known for his interpretations of operatic and symphonic repertoire, Muti has held distinguished...

French Romantic Composer Ernest Chausson Born On This Day in 1855 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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French Romantic composer Ernest Chausson was born on this day in 1855 – 164 years ago. His signature works include a symphony, two symphonic poems,...

Polish Violin Virtuoso Josef Hassid Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Polish violin virtuoso Josef Hassid was born on this day in 1923. A prodigious student of Carl Flesch, he was destined for a career of...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Young Artist Kerson Leong!

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Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 24th birthday! He was awarded the prestigious Grand Prizes at the 2014 Canadian Stepping Stone Competition, the 2015 Radios...

ON THIS DAY| Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor Premiered in 1845

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Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 premiered on this day in 1845. The first performance was given by German violinist Ferdinand David,...

ON THIS DAY | Composer & Conductor Leonard Bernstein Was Born in 1918

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  American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein was born on this day 103 years ago. Hopefully, people remember the "many ways found throughout his lifetime...

COFFEE CHATS WITH NIKKI & JO | Violinist Dorothy Ro

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The three discuss Dorothy's journey as a chamber musician, traveling and self-care tips, importance of body awareness when performing, and advice for aspiring music...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Vadim Repin – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with superstar violinist, Vadim Repin. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions - to...

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...

MEET THE PROS | Scottish Violin Virtuoso, Nicola Benedetti – 'VC 20 Questions' [VIDEO]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti, in New York City. We sat the 27 year old virtuoso down for a...

ARTS ENGINES | Aaron Dworkin — With President of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music David Stull

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Produced in partnership with the Detroit Public Television, Ovation TV, American Public Media, and The Violin Channel, each episode highlights the perspectives of the...

French Composer Édouard Lalo was Born On This Day in 1823 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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French composer Édouard Lalo was born on this day in 1823. Lalo's signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto in D Minor...

VC INSIDER | “What Are the Common Mistakes You See When Sitting on a Conservatory Audition Panel?”

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number of esteemed international string pedagogues - to get the inside word on the common mistakes...

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