Monday, August 21, 2017

Today is Violinist Daniel Hope’s 44th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Daniel Hope’s 44th birthday! A student of Zakhar Bron, Daniel served for six seasons with The Beaux Arts Trio – and today performs and...

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...

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...

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...

MEET THE PROS | Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, David Kim – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, Mr David Kim – at the 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival in Vail, Colorado, USA. We sat...

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

Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache died on this day in 1996. Maestro Celibidache is remembered as one of the pre-eminent conductors of the 20th Century. He served...

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...

Today is American Violinist and Conductor Anshel Brusilow’s 89th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and conductor Anshel Brusilow’s 89th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Maestro Brusilow is a former prize winner at...

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...

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...

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

French composer Jules Massenet died on this day in 1912 – 105 years ago – aged 70. Massenet's signature works include operas 'Manon', 'Werther' and 'Esclarmonde'. His major...

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

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 of...

Today is American Violinist Alexander Kerr’s 47th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Alexander Kerr’s 47th 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 – 98 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. The son of Bohemian violin virtuoso Jan Kubelík, Maestro Kubelik served distinguished conducting positions...

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

Russian composer Alexander Glazunov was born on this day in 1865 - 152 years ago. Dying in 1936, Glazunov’s signature works include ballets ‘The Seasons’...

Today is VC Young Artist Francisco Fullana’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Francisco Fullana's 27th birthday! A graduate of the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California, Francisco is a former 1st...

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...

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...

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

Hungarian conductor Ferenc Fricsay was born on this day in 1914 – 103 years ago. A protégé of Bela Bartok, Zoltán Kodály, Ernst von Dohnanyi...

Romanian-Belgian Violin Virtuoso Lola Bobesco Born On This Day in 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian-Belgian violin virtuoso Lola Bobesco was born on this day in 1921. A celebrated protege of Marcel Chailley, George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud, Ms Bobesco was the...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artists Timothy Chooi & Luke Hsu – 2017 Verbier Festival [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC Young Artists Timothy Chooi and Luke Hsu - at the 2017 Verbier Festival, in Verbier, Switzerland. In a...

VC WEB BLOG | D’Addario’s Craig Harbauer: The New Ascenté Violin Strings [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with D’Addario Orchestral Strings‘ Director, Mr Craig Harbauer. In a VC-exclusive blog, Craig guides us through the development of...

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...

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

German-born violinist and composer Adolf Busch was born on this day in 1891 – 126 years ago. A student of Willy Hess and Bram Eldering,...

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 – 88 years ago. Passing away in 2011, Maestro Suk is remembered...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Rising Star Johan Dalene – 1st Prize, 2017 Cooper International Violin Comp [BLOG]

The Violin Channel this week caught up with 17 year old Swedish violinist, VC Rising Star Johan Dalene – who was recently awarded 1st prize...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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