Monday, August 26, 2019

Today is Norwegian Violin Virtuoso Vilde Frang’s 33rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian violin virtuoso Vilde Frang’s 33rd birthday! A graduate of the Barratt Due Institute of Music, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and the...

Violinist George Enescu Was Born On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu was born on this day in 1881. Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of the 20th Century,...

Violinist & Composer Ole Bull Died On This Day in 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian violinist and composer Ole Bull died on this day in 1880 – aged 70. Bull is remembered as one of the preeminent virtuosi of the 19th...

Today is British Violinist Daniel Hope’s 46th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Daniel Hope’s 46th birthday! A student of Zakhar Bron, Daniel served for six seasons with The Beaux Arts Trio – and today performs and...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Arabella Steinbacher – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up German violin virtuoso, Arabella Steinbacher - in Brussels. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

VC VOX POP | “Who is the Most Underrated Classical Musician of All Time?” [Q&A]

“Who is the most underrated classical musician of all time?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 20+ of the world’s top string players to...

American Violinist Albert Spalding Was Born On This Day in 1888 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Albert Spalding was born on this day in 1888. He served distinguished teaching positions at Boston University and Florida State University – and is remembered in history for having...

Violinist & Pedagogue Joseph Joachim Died On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Joseph Joachim died on this day in 1907.  He is remembered as one of the most significant violinists of the 19th Century. Joachim was the dedicatee of...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | USA National Youth Orchestra – Live from Carnegie Hall [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Carnegie Hall’s USA National Youth Orchestra 2 for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Miami and...

Romanian Conductor Sergiu Celibidache Died On This Day in 1996 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache died on this day in 1996 - aged 82. Maestro Celibidache is remembered as one of the pre-eminent conductors of the...

Violin Virtuoso Erick Friedman Was Born On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Erick Friedman was born on this day in 1939. A student of Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein and Jascha Heifetz, he is remembered as one of the most gifted violinists...

Conductor Georges Prêtre Was Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French orchestral and operatic conductor Georges Prêtre was born on this day in 1924. Throughout his seven decade career, he led many of the world’s finest...

French Composer Jules Massenet Died On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Jules Massenet died on this day in 1912 – 107 years ago – aged 70. Massenet's signature works include operas Manon, Werther and Esclarmonde. His major contribution...

Czech Composer Leoš Janáček Died On This Day in 1928 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech composer Leoš Janáček died on this day in 1928 – aged 74. Janáček, Dvořák and Smetana are widely regarded as the three most influential Czech composers...

American Composer John Cage Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer, music theorist, writer and artist John Cage died on this day in 1992 – aged 79. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music and...

Today is American Violinist Alexander Kerr’s 49th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Alexander Kerr’s 49th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Alexander currently serves as Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra –...

Legendary Czech Conductor Rafael Kubelik Died On This Day in 1996 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Czech conductor Rafael Kubelik died on this day in 1996 - aged 82. The son of Bohemian violin virtuoso Jan Kubelík, Maestro Kubelik served...

French Violinist Ginette Neveu Was Born On This Day in 1919 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French virtuoso violinist Ginette Neveu was born on this day in 1919 – 100 years ago. A student of Jules Boucherit, George Enescu and Carl Flesch, Ms Neveu achieved worldwide...

Russian Composer Alexander Glazunov Was Born On This Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Alexander Glazunov was born on this day in 1865 - 154 years ago. Dying in 1936, Glazunov’s signature works include the ballets The...

Russian Composer & Pianist Dmitri Shostakovich Died On This Day in 1975 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-Russian composer and piano virtuoso Dmitri Shostakovich died on this day in 1975 – aged 68. One of the prominent figures of 20th Century Music, his...

Violin Virtuoso Zino Francescatti Was Born On This Day in 1902 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin virtuoso René-Charles “Zino” Francescatti was born on this day in 1902. Dying in 1991, Maestro Francescatti is remembered as one of the pre-eminent violinists of...

German Violinist Adolf Busch Was Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born violinist and composer Adolf Busch was born on this day in 1891 – 128 years ago. A student of Willy Hess and Bram Eldering,...

Australian Composer Peter Sculthorpe Died On This Day in 2014 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe died on this day in 2014 - aged 85. Mr Sculthorpe's signature works include 17 string quartets - and his symphonic poems...

Violinist Josef Suk Jr Was Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Josef Suk Jr was born on this day in 1929 – 90 years ago. Passing away in 2011, Maestro Suk is remembered...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Cellist Sophia Bacelar – Live from Festival Napa Valley [INSIDER]

VC recently caught up with cellist Sophia Bacelar for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover — direct from the Festival Napa Valley, in California, United States.     View...

Cellist & Composer David Popper Died On This Day in 1913 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bohemian cellist and composer David Popper died on this day in 1913 – aged 70. A student of Julius Goltermann, his signature works include 4 cello concertos, a...

German-Bohemian Music Critic Eduard Hanslick Died On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German-Bohemian music critic Eduard Hanslick died on this day in 1904. Notoriously conservative, he was an outspoken opponent of the works of both Liszt...

Austrian Violinist Max Rostal Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist and pedagogue Max Rostal died on this day in 1991 – aged 86. A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one of the...

American Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky Died On This Day in 1976 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American cellist Gregor Piatigorsky died on this day in 1976 – aged 73. A student of Alfred von Glehn and Anatoliy Brandukov, Maestro Piatigorsky...

Austrian Conductor Erich Kleiber Was Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber was born on this day in 1890 – 129 years ago. Dying in 1956, he served prominent conducting positions with the...

Today is VC Young Artist Johan Dalene’s 19th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Swedish violinist, VC Young Artist Johan Dalene’s 19th birthday. A student of Per Enoksson at the Royal College of Music, in Stockholm, Johan...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Richard Tognetti’s 54th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti’s 54th birthday! For the past 29 years, Richard has served as the Artistic Director and Leader of the...

Soviet Composer Alfred Schnittke Died On This Day in 1998 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke died on this day in 1998 – aged 64. A prolific composer, his output included 9 symphonies, 6 concerti grossi, 3...

German Composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann Born On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann was born on this day in 1905. Despite being largely overlooked in many English-speaking countries, he is often lauded as one of...

VC VOX POP | “What Piece of Music Would you Like to Walk Down the Aisle To?” [Q&A]

“What piece of music did you ... or would you like to walk down the aisle to at your wedding?” The Violin Channel recently caught...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Mauricio Fuks – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Violin Professor, Mr Mauricio Fuks. We sat him down for a fun...

Double Bass Pedagogue Franz Simandl Was Born On This Day in 1840 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born double bass virtuoso and pedagogue Franz Simandl was born on this day in 1840. Professor Simandl served a long term teaching position on faculty...

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt Died On This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Franz Liszt died on this day in 1886 – aged 74. He is remembered as one of the most important composers...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | 2019 Heifetz International Music Institute [INSIDER]

VC recently went behind-the-scenes at the 2019 Heifetz International Music Institute for an Instagram takeover — direct from Mary Baldwin University, in Staunton, Virginia,...

Conductor George Szell Died On This Day in 1970 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-born American conductor George Szell died on this day in 1970 – aged 73. Maestro Szell is remembered for his long and successful tenure as...

Conductor & Cellist Sir John Barbirolli Died On This Day in 1970 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British conductor and cellist Sir John Barbirolli died on this day in 1970 – aged 70. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century,...

German Composer Robert Schumann Died On This Day in 1856 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Robert Schumann died on this day in 1856 – aged 46. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musical exponents of...

Today is Conductor Riccardo Muti’s 78th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian-born conductor Riccardo Muti’s 78th birthday! Maestro Muti has held distinguished conducting positions with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Berlin...

Composer & Organist Johann Sebastian Bach Died On This Day in 1750 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist Johann Sebastian Bach died on this day in 1750 – aged 65.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQ_GyelRsc&autohide=1 ITZHAK PERLMAN | BACH | SOLO VIOLIN PARTITA...

Composer & Violinist Antonio Vivaldi Died On This Day in 1741 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-Baroque composer, Catholic priest and virtuoso violinist Antonio Vivaldi died on this day in 1741 – aged 63.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS-W3lfcVvY&autohide=1 JULIA FISCHER | VIVALDI | THE FOUR SEASONS |...

American Cellist Leonard Rose Was Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American cellist and pedagogue Leonard Rose was born on this day in 1918. He served as Principal Cellist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra and the New York...

Violinist Gioconda de Vito Was Born On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-British violinist Gioconda de Vito was born on this day in 1907. Ms de Vito was a former 1st prize winner at the Vienna International Violin Competition, and is...

Violin Virtuoso Váša Příhoda Died On This Day in 1960 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Váša Příhoda died on this day in 1960 - aged 59. A Paganini specialist, Mr Příhoda is remembered for his dazzling technique, finesse and...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang’s 24th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang's 24th birthday! A full scholarship student of Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory, InMo is...

American Violinist Oscar Shumsky Died On This Day in 2000 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso, pedagogue and conductor Oscar Shumsky died on this day in 2000 – aged 83. Mr Shumsky served distinguished teaching positions on faculty at the...

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