French Composer César Franck Born On This Day in 1822 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Belgian-born French composer César Franck was born on this day in 1822 – 195 years ago. Dying in 1890, aged 67, Franck’s major contribution to the violin repertoire is his legendary...

Today is Spanish Tenor & Conductor Plácido Domingo’s 78th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Spanish tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo’s 78th birthday. Maestro Domingo is widely regarded as one of the finest and most versatile musicians of the...

ON THIS DAY | Cellist Aldo Parisot Was Born in 1918

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  Brazilian-born American cellist Aldo Parisot was born on this day in 1918. A graduate of Yale University, Mr. Parisot served long-term teaching positions at Yale University,...

VC WEB BLOG | Double Bassist Eugene Levinson - "The School of Agility" Technique [BLOG]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Juilliard School double bass pedagogue and technique book author, Professor Eugene Levinson. In a VC-exclusive blog, Eugene discusses the inspiration...

VC WEB BLOG | VC 'Artist' Josef Spacek - 'Why My Vuillaume Violin was Seized in Russia'

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As reported, VC 'Artist' Josef Spacek last week had his Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin seized by Russian airport officers - as he was leaving the country, following a...

ON THIS DAY | American Violinist Maud Powell Was Born in 1867

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  American violin virtuoso Maud Powell was born on this day 154 years ago. A student of Henry Schradieck, Charles Dancla, and Joseph Joachim, she toured the United States...

ON THIS DAY | Composer Jean Sibelius Was Born On This Day in 1865

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmDVH2rWinM VC ARTIST RAY CHEN | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MINOR | KENT NAGANO & GOTHENBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 2015  

György Ligeti Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day In 1990 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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György Ligeti Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1990. The first performance was given by German-Bulgarian virtuoso, Saschko Gawriloff. The 5 movement work, representative of the composer's...

ON THIS DAY | Composer & Conductor Gustav Mahler Was Born in 1860

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Bohemian-born Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler was born on this day in 1860. He wrote 10 symphonies that draw together many threads of late...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Simone Lamsma – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dutch violin virtuoso, Simone Lamsma. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

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...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream - The Dover Quartet [LIVE]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Philadelphia-based Dover Quartet – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their fans.

Composer Jean-Baptiste Accolay Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Belgian violinist and composer Jean-Baptiste Accolay died on this day in 1900 – aged 77. Accolay's signature work is his student Violin Concerto in...

Composer & Virtuoso Pianist Frédéric Chopin Died On This Day in 1849 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frédéric Chopin died on this day in 1849. Dying at only age 39, Chopin is remembered as one of the great...

Today is Canadian Violinist Corey Cerovsek’s 45th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Canadian violinist Corey Cerovsek’s 45th birthday! A recognised child prodigy, he made his professional debut aged just 9 - and graduated from Indiana...

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