Friday, June 23, 2017

French Violinist & Pedagogue Pierre Amoyal Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist and pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 68th birthday! A student of Jascha Heifetz, Mr Amoyal is a former prize winner at the Paganini and...

Virtuoso Violinist Louis Krasner Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Ukrainian-born American virtuoso Louis Krasner was born on this day in 1903 - 114 years ago. A student of Lucien Capet, Otakar Sevcik and Carl Flesch,...

Russian Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov died on this day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov died on this day in 1908 – aged 64. A member of 'The Five', Rimsky-Korsakov is remembered in history as one...

American Violin Virtuoso Berl Senofsky Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Berl Senofsky died on this day in 2002. A student of Louis Persinger and Ivan Galamian, Mr Senofsky is the only American...

VC VOX POP | “If You Could Commission a Concerto from a Dead Composer, Who Would it Be?” [Q&A]

“If you could commission a concerto from a dead composer, who would it be?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top...

American Violinist Pamela Frank Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Pamela Frank's 50th birthday! Ms Frank, a former recipient of the distinguished Avery Fisher Prize, currently holds teaching positions at the Peabody...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Herman Krebbers’ 94th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violin virtuoso Herman Krebbers’ 94th birthday. Maestro Krebbers served as Concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - and held a distinguished teaching...

French Virtuoso Christian Ferras was Born on this Day in 1933 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French virtuoso Christian Ferras was born on this day in 1933 – 84 years ago. A student of Marcel Chailley and George Enescu, he is...

Violinist & Conductor Willi Boskovsky Born On This Day in 1909 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist and conductor Willi Boskovsky was born on this day in 1909 – aged 81. Maestro Boskovsky served as Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic...

Violinist Bronislaw Huberman Died On This Day in 1947 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman died on this day in 1947 – aged 64. A student of Joseph Joachim, Mr Huberman is remembered as one...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer’s 34th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Julia Fischer's 34th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin Competition, Julia is widely regarded as one of today’s...

Today is Cello Virtuoso Johannes Moser’s 38th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Canadian cello virtuoso Johannes Moser’s 38th birthday! A student of Professor David Geringas, Johannes is a former 1st prize winner at the Tchaikovsky...

German conductor Rudolf Kempe was Born On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German conductor Rudolf Kempe was born on this day in 1910 – 107 years ago. Dying in 1976, Maestro Kempe served principal conducting positions...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Mayuko Kamio – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Japanese violin virtuoso Mayuko Kamio. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

Violinist & Inventor Emil Telmanyi Died On This Day in 1988 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and inventor Emil Telmanyi died on this day in 1988 – aged 95. He is remembered in history for having invented the...

Violinist Mayuko Kamio Born On This Day in 1986 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese virtuoso Mayuko Kamio’s 31st birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay and Professor Zakhar Bron, Mayuko is a former 1st prize winner at the...

Composer Gyorgy Ligeti Died On This Day in 2006 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian-born Austrian contemporary composer Gyorgy Ligeti died on this day in 2006 – aged 83. A composer who refused to play by the rules, his major...

Composer Richard Strauss Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Richard Strauss died on this day in 1949 – aged 85. Strauss' signature works include operas 'Der Rosenkavalier' and 'Salome' and orchestral masterworks...

VC LIVE | 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition [LIVESTREAM]

Exclusive Facebook Live webcast of the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Final Round. Featuring finalists Luke Hsu from the United States performing Sibelius Violin Concerto, Ioana...

Composer Ernest Chausson Died On This Day in 1899 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French Romantic composer Ernest Chausson died on this day in 1899 – aged just 44. Chausson died from a freak accident - after losing control...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu – ‘Michael Hill Comp: A Mixture of Joy and Sadness’

With the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition entering its final stage in Auckland this evening, VC recently caught up with a number of former...

Schumann Cello Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1860 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor premiered on this day in 1860 - four years after the composer’s death. The first performance was given by...

Today is Polish-American Pianist Emanuel Ax’s 68th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Polish-American pianist Emanuel Ax’s 68th birthday! Mr Ax is a former 1st prize winner of the Rubinstein International Piano Competition - and former...

Violinist & Composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst was born on this day in 1812 - 205 years ago. Ernst is remembered in history as one...

VC LIVE | 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Semi-Finals [LIVE]

Exclusive Facebook Live webcast of the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Semi-Final Round. Featuring competitors Sumina Studer from Switzerland, Ionana Cristina Goicea from Romania, Olga...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Meet the 2017 Michael Hill Comp Semi-Finalists [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition Semi-Finalists, Ioana Cristina Goicea, Luke Hsu,Olga Sroubkov, Sumina Studer, Kunwha Lee, and Benjamin Baker – for a...

VC WEB BLOG | Michael Hill Violin Competition’s New ‘Ad Libitum’ Component [BLOG]

With the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition currently underway in Auckland, New Zealand, VC recently caught up with Executive Director Ms Anna Rodda...

Violinist & Conductor Iona Brown Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist and conductor Iona Brown passed away on this day in 2004 – 13 years ago. Ms Brown is the former Concertmaster and Music...

Today is Argentine Pianist Martha Argerich’s 76th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Argentine pianist Martha Argerich's 76th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva, Chopin and Perruccio Busoni International Piano Competitions, Ms Argerich...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Josef Spacek – ‘Michael Hill Comp Opened My Career Path’

With the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition currently underway in Queenstown and Auckland, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners, to get...

Today is VC Artist Cellist Kian Soltani’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso Kian Soltani's 25th birthday! Praised as one of the most prodigious young concert artists to emerge in recent years,...

Today is Russian Violin Virtuoso Ilya Kaler’s 54th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violin virtuoso Ilya Kaler’s 54th birthday! A student of Leonid Kogan and Viktor Tretiakov, Mr Kaler is a former 1st prize winner...

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