Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Today is British Violinist Daniel Hope’s 45th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Daniel Hope’s 45th birthday! A student of Zakhar Bron, Daniel served for six seasons with The Beaux Arts Trio – and today performs and...

VC INTERVIEW | Violinist Chee-Yun – ‘Career Turning Points and Critical Moments’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Southern Methodist University Artist-in-Residence, South Korean-born violinist Chee-Yun. We sat her down to discuss the turning points and...

American Violinist Albert Spalding 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...

Conductor Georges Prêtre 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...

Austrian Conductor Karl Böhm Died On This Day in 1981 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Karl Böhm died on this day in 1981 – aged 86. Remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of all time, Maestro...

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 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...

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

French composer Jules Massenet died on this day in 1912 – 106 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...

Today is American Violinist Alexander Kerr’s 48th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Alexander Kerr’s 48th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he currently serves as Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra – and holds...

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...

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

French virtuoso violinist Ginette Neveu was born on this day in 1919 – 99 years ago. A student of Jules Boucherit, George Enescu and Carl Flesch, Ms Neveu achieved worldwide fame...

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...

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

Russian composer Alexander Glazunov was born on this day in 1865 - 153 years ago. Dying in 1936, Glazunov’s signature works include ballets The Seasons and...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Donald Weilerstein – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with New England Conservatory and The Juilliard School violin pedagogue, Mr Donald Weilerstein – for a fun game of VC Desert...

Hungarian Conductor Ferenc Fricsay Born On This Day in 1914 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian conductor Ferenc Fricsay was born on this day in 1914 – 104 years ago. A protégé of Bela Bartok, Zoltán Kodály, Ernst von Dohnanyi...

Russian Composer and Piano Virtuoso 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 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...

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

Czech violin virtuoso Josef Suk Jr was born on this day in 1929 – 89 years ago. Passing away in 2011, Maestro Suk is remembered...

ASK THE PROS | PUBLIQuartet – ‘Adjusting Your Playing to the Performance Venue’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Sarah Johnson from the United States was keen to know: “As an ensemble, how important is it for you to adjust...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Bravo! Vail Music Festival – Live from Vail, Colorado [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Bravo! Vail Music Festival for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Vail, Colorado, United States, with industry...

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...

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

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

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 Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber was born on this day in 1890 – 128 years ago. Dying in 1956, he served prominent conducting positions with the...

Today is VC Rising Star Johan Dalene’s 18th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Swedish violinist, VC Rising Star Johan Dalene’s 18th birthday. A student of Per Enoksson at the Royal College of Music, in Stockholm, Johan...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Grand Teton Music Festival – Live from Jackson Hole, Wyoming [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Grand Teton Music Festival for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States, with conductor...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Dimitri Murrath – ‘My Advice to All Graduating Students’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Phil Bateman from the United States was keen to know: “What advice should I give to all my graduating students?” We threw Phil’s...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Richard Tognetti’s 53rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti’s 53rd birthday! For the past 28 years, Richard has served as the Artistic Director and Leader of the Australian...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Joshua Bell, ‘The Red Violin’ Panel Discussion [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with superstar violinist Joshua Bell, composer John Corigliano, producer Niv Fichman and conductor Michael Stern – for a fun Facebook...

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...

Today is Avant-Garde Violinist Hahn-Bin’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American avant-garde violin virtuoso Hahn-Bin's 30th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Hahn-Bin (aka Amadéus Leopold) made his international debut at the 42nd Annual...

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 INSTA TAKEOVER | Festival Napa Valley – Live from Napa Valley, California [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Festival Napa Valley for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Napa Valley, California, with superstar violinist...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra 2 – Live from Carnegie Hall [INSIDER]

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

ASK THE PROS | VC Artists Calidore Quartet – ‘How Does the Way You Play a Piece Change As You Bring it On Tour?’...

The Violin Channel member Sally Frankel from the United States was keen to know: “How does the way you play a piece change as you bring...

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...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artists Notos Quartett – ‘Winning Schoenfeld Comp Most Certainly Boosted Our Career’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition coming to a climax this week in Harbin, China, The Violin Channel recently caught up with...

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 |...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Ji Won Song – ‘Schoenfeld Comp Was One of a Kind’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International Violin Competition reaching its final stages in Harbin, China, this week, VC recently caught up with a number of former...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Christoph Croisé – ‘Schoenfeld Comp Was a Huge Opportunity For Me’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International Cello Competition reaching its final stages in in Harbin, China, this week, VC recently caught up with a number...

American Cellist Leonard Rose 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...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang’s 23rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang's 23rd birthday! A full scholarship student of Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory, InMo is...

Violin Virtuoso Gioconda de Vito Born On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-British violin virtuoso 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 remembered as...

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