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New Australian String Quartet LineUp Announced

The Australian String Quartet has today announced Australian violinist Dale Barltrop as their new 1st violinist.

Brisbane-born, Dale currently serves as …


Take the Grade 1 Challenge with Making Music

Making Music, the UK membership body for amateur and voluntary music, is challenging people around the country to take up a new instrument and reach …

United Kingdom

8 incredible fist-pump moments in classical music

Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 finale

After the struggle, darkness and drama of the famous C minor opening, the second movement and the darkly menacing …

Classical Music

51 thoughts every musician has before playing a concert

1. Ah, the dressing room. Where the magic happens. Warm-ups, tension, nerves, the possibility of a perfect performance. It all starts here!

2. OH MY …


The next Web standard could be music notation

The role of the music score is an important one, as a lingua franca – it puts musical information in a format a lot of people can read. And it does …

World Wide Web Consortium

The Rifleman Who Fiddled For Truman, Churchill And Stalin

Seventy years ago, shortly after defeating Nazi Germany, three victorious leaders met in Potsdam, just outside Berlin. President Harry Truman was there with British and Soviet leaders Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin. Stuart Canin was also there — he was a 19-year-old GI from New York City who …

Joseph Stalin

Violinist Nikki Chooi joins string trio Time for Three, replacing Zach DePue

Classically trained, multi-genre spanning string trio Time for Three is to replace violinist Zach DePue with Nikki Chooi. DePue, who has performed …


MEET THE PROS | Taiwanese-American VC 'Artist' Paul Huang – ‘VC 20 Questions’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Young Concert Artists International Auditions 1st Prize winner, Taiwanese-American VC ‘Artist’ Paul Huang – …


18 things musicians have never said

"Thank you, faithful page-turner. You have acknowledged my cues, and you have done me proud." - No pianist ever

Original compositions and ten iconic classical pieces, watch the Ten Pieces Proms on Sunday 9.30am, CBBC. http://t.co/vuybl6xxgt

Applications Open for Finland's Sibelius International Violin Competition

Applications are now open for the 2015 Sibelius International Violin Competition, to be held in Helsinki, Finland from November 23rd to December 3rd, …


Timeline Photos

“For those of you who thinks being a celebrity is all about doing shows and flirting with girls: You're very wrong. Most of the time we're…”

BBC Radio 3 - In Tune, In Tune Sessions Proms Special - Alina Ibragimova

Time for Three Trio Welcomes Newest Member, VC 'Young Artist' Nikki Chooi

It's been announced that the classicaly-trained string trio, Time for Three, will welcome its newest member: VC "Young Artist" Nikki Chooi. The …

Classical Music

Teen plays at the Opera House

NAMBUCCA Heads teen and violin virtuoso Jonah Spriggs has been chosen along with 19 other talented violinists from across regional New South Wales to …


Freeing Your Expressive Capabilities; and Chamber Coachings with Larry Dutton and Daniel Heifetz

Written by Laurie Niles
Published: July 29, 2015 at 5:06 AM [UTC]

We violinists and string players can be a high-strung bunch, shaped as we are by the …


Studio Class with Ilya Kaler

Written by Laurie Niles
Published: July 31, 2015 at 3:10 AM [UTC]

Today I had the privilege of watching the accomplished violinist and DePaul University …


Sometimes It Pays Just To Show Up

By Kate Little: Choteau, Montana, a town of about 500, and an agricultural county of about 5000, lies on the rolling plans east of the rocky fortress …

Glacier National Park

Violin Lessons and Drama Classes

Written by Laurie Niles
Published: July 30, 2015 at 4:26 AM [UTC]

A violin lesson and a drama-improvisation class seem like two very different animals. …


Hannah Lash: Adjoining

The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face (cover by DSharp and Ali Brustofski)

NYO-USA: Cello Trio Pop Medley

Damien Escobar - Unplugged Music Series 2015 (Music Video Only)

Vengerov On Passion In Sibelius's Violin Concerto In D Minor

Anne-Sophie Mutter / The Club Album: "Making Of" #2

#TCH15 - Violin Round 2 II: Yoo Jin Jang

#TCH15 - Violin Round 2 II: Bomsori Kim