Friday, May 29, 2020

American Violinist Albert Spalding Died On This Day in 1953 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Albert Spalding died on this day in 1953 - aged 64. He served distinguished teaching positions at Boston University and Florida State...

Today is Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim’s 57th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist David Kim’s 57th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, he is a former prize...

Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata Premiered On This Day in 1803 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9, commonly known as the Kreutzer Sonata, was premiered on this day in 1803. The first performance was given by Afro-Polish...

Today is Violinist & Fashion Model Filip Pogady’s 33rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Slovakian-born violinist and male fashion model Filip Pogady's 33rd birthday! A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Pinchas Zukerman,...

Violinist & Composer Émile Sauret Was Born On This Day in 1852 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin virtuoso and composer Émile Sauret was born on this day in 1852. A protege of Charles de Beriot and Henri Vieuxtemps, he composed over...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Charles Castleman’s 79th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and pedagogue Charles Castleman's 79th birthday! A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold, Henryk Szeryng and David Oistrakh, Mr Castleman is...

Today is French Violinist Gilles Apap’s 57th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist Gilles Apap's 57th birthday! One of the world's most versatile soloists, Gilles is a former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin...

German Pianist & Composer Clara Schumann Died On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso pianist and composer Clara Schumann died on this day in 1896. The wife of composer Robert Schumann, she is remembered as one of...

Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major Premiered On This Day in 1962 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Joseph Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major premiered on this day in 1962. The first performance was given by Czech virtuoso Miloš...

Composer & Violinist Karl Goldmark Was Born On This Day in 1830 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and violinist Karl Goldmark was born on this day in 1830. Largely self-taught as a composer, his signature works include the opera Die...

Today is VC Young Artist Sirena Huang’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Sirena Huang's 26th birthday! A graduate of the Juilliard School and Yale University, where she studied with Sylvia...

Violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan Died On This Day in 2002 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan died on this day in 2002 – aged 86. A student of Otakar Sevcik and Julius Winkler, Mr Schneiderhan served...

VC INTERVIEW | Didier Schnorhk – Geneva International Cello Competition Secretary General

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2020 Geneva International Cello Competition Secretary General, Mr Didier Schnorhk.   Tell us about the Geneva International Competition? It’s...

Today is American Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers’ Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers' birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where she studied with Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir and Masao Kawasaki, Anne...

Italian Violinist & Pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi Was Born On This Day in 1902 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated Italian violinist and pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi was born on this day in 1902. A student of Eugene Ysaye, throughout his six decade career he...

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