VC INSIGHT | "As a Jury Member, What Are You Really Looking For?"

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Each member of the jury uses his or her criteria, in addition to the competition regulation's, to judge the candidates for the Menuhin Competition.  Although...

VC INSIGHT | "What Does the Jury Look For at the Menuhin Competition"

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"It is always hard to judge a competition because music and arts in general, are not like sports — as in, where somebody runs...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Charles Castleman - 'What Are the Hardest Things to Teach?' [BLOG]

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In a VC-exclusive guest blog, respected American violinist and pedagogue, Mr Charles Castleman shares his thoughts on what he feels are the hardest things...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Kristóf Baráti – 'Inside the Queen Elisabeth Comp Alcatraz' [BLOG]

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As we have come to know, it is a long established mandatory condition of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for all 12 finalists to spend...

VC INSIGHT | "How Should a Competition Competitor Handle Rejection?"

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"In this question, there is certainly the issue of age. If a 30-year-old violinist has participated yet again at another competition where he or...

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 INSIGHT | Violin Pedagogue Ole Bohn – '5 Common Technical Problems & How to Fix Them' [LEARN]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with Sydney Conservatorium of Music Violin Professor, Norwegian violinist Ole Bohn. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Ole discusses the 5 most common technical problems...

VC INSIGHT | Violin Virtuoso Sarah Chang - 'What Motivates You to Practice?' [BLOG]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Korean-American violin virtuoso Sarah Chang. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Sarah shares with us her motivations for practicing whilst growing...

VC INSIGHT | VC Artist Suyeon Kang — "My Menuhin Competition Experience"

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"I'm trying to think back to 2010, and realizing that that's over a decade ago. How time flies, how opinions have changed in between,...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Svetlin Roussev – "Tips & Advice for Rock Solid Memorization" [INSIGHT]

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with Bulgarian violinist Svetlin Roussev. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the former major prize winner at the Indianapolis and...

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...

VC INSIGHT | VC Young Artist Marc Bouchkov – ‘Montreal Comp: The Greatest Musical Moment of My Life' [BLOG]

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With the 2019 Concours Musical International de Montréal reaching its final stages in Montreal, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to...

VC INSIGHT | Tasmin Little — "My Menuhin Competition Experience"

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"I took part in the very first Menuhin competition in 1983! It was a really joyful experience as well as exciting to get the...

VC INSIGHT | Richmond is Ready For the 2021 Menuhin Competition

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The Violin Channel talked exclusively with the 2021 Menuhin Competition Richmond team, welcoming in the first-ever virtual competition!   When Richmond was selected as the 2020...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Ann Setzer - 'The Importance of Understanding Historical Context' [BLOG]

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In a VC-exclusive blog, American violin pedagogue Ann Setzer shares her insight on the importance of understanding a composer's historical context - and its...

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