VC INSIGHT | "Richmond is Ready For the Menuhin Competition 2021"

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Richmond, VA might seem like an unlikely destination for an internationally renowned violin competition whose previous host cities have included the glamorous cities of...

VC WEB BLOG | Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg - 'Life After the New Century Chamber Orch’ [BLOG]

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VC recently caught up with American violin virtuoso, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg following her surprise announcement last week that she is set to step down as Music...

Today is South Korean Cellist Han-Na Chang‘s 35th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is South Korean cellist and conductor Han-Na Chang‘s 35th birthday! A protege of Mischa Maisky and Mstislav Rostropovich, she shot to international fame in...

ON THIS DAY | Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Died in 1997

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  French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli passed away on this day in 1997, aged 89. After learning keyboard instruments, Grapelli took up the violin. Throughout his formative...

VC INSIGHT | Baroque Violinist Amandine Beyer - 'Pros Cons of Gut Violin Strings' [BLOG]

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In a VC-exclusive guest blog, celebrated French baroque violinist Amandine Beyer shares her thoughts on the pros and cons of performing on gut violin...

ON THIS DAY | Spanish Conductor & Composer Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Born in 1933

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He served Principal Conducting positions with the Spanish National Orchestra, Rundfunkorchester Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra,...

ON THIS DAY | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Died On This Day in 1791

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on this day in 1791, aged just 35. Whilst many hypotheses exist, official Viennese records state “hitziges Frieselfieber” – severe military...

ASK THE PROS | Juilliard's Hsin-Yun Huang - 'Advantages and Considerations of Team Teaching' [ADVICE]

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The Violin Channel member, Jeremy Fay from the United States was keen to know: “What are the advantages and considerations when teaching a student as...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Erika Morini Died On This Day in 1995

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Austrian-born violinist Erika Morini died on this day in 1995 – aged 91. A protege of Otakar Ševčík, Ms Morini is remembered as one of...

Today is VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li's 22nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Chinese VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li's 22nd birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand and Ida Kavafian,...

ON THIS DAY | Russian Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Died in 2007

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Legendary Russian cello virtuoso was 80 years old when he passed away. Rostropovich was internationally recognized as a staunch advocate of human rights and was...

COFFEE CHATS WITH NIKKI & JO | Bassist Ranaan Meyer

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The three sit down over coffee to discuss his passion for education, his transition to becoming a charismatic, confident performer, and how he manages...

English Violinist Albert Sammons Was Born On This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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English violin virtuoso Albert Sammons was born on this day in 1886. Largely a self-taught violinist, he is remembered particularly for his association with Edward...

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 –...

Pianist, Composer & Conductor André Previn Was Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Celebrated German-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor Sir André Previn was born on this day in 1929. Throughout his eclectic seven decade career, he served...

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