Monday, March 30, 2020

Hungarian Composer Béla Bartók Was Born On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók was born on this day in 1881. Remembered as one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century,...

French Composer Claude Debussy Died On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French impressionist composer Claude Debussy died on this day in 1918 – aged 55. He passed away, amidst an aerial and artillery bombardment of Paris...

American Violin Pedagogue Dorothy DeLay Died On This Day in 2002 [ON THIS DAY]

Famed American violin teacher Dorothy DeLay died on this day in 2002 - aged 84. She is remembered as one of the most respected violin...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Steven Isserlis – ‘The Role of Music in Times of Crisis’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed British cellist, Steven Isserlis. In a VC-exclusive blog, Steven discusses his thoughts on the role of music in...

American Violinist Joseph Silverstein Was Born On This Day in 1932 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist and conductor Joseph Silverstein was born on this day in 1932. Mr Silverstein was a former prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth and...

French Cello Pedagogue Paul Tortelier Was Born on This Day in 1914 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French cellist Paul Tortelier was born on this day in 1914. A student of Louis Feuillard and Gérard Hekking at the Paris Conservatoire, he is remembered...

Belgian Violinist Arthur Grumiaux Was Born On This Day on 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux was born on this day in 1921. Dying in 1986, aged just 65, he is remembered as one of the finest violin...

Violin Maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume Died On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume died on this day in 1875. Widely regarded as one of the eminent instrument makers of all time, Vuillaume's violins have...

Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B Minor Premiered On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 premiered on this day in 1896. The first performance was given by English cellist Leo...

Today is Japanese Viola Virtuoso Nobuko Imai’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese viola virtuoso and pedagogue Nobuko Imai's birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and Geneva...

American Violinist Joan Field Died On This Day in 1988 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Joan Field died on this day in 1988 – aged 73. A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu, Ms Field...

American Violinist Aaron Rosand Was Born On This Day in 1927 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist and pedagogue Aaron Rosand was born on this day in 1927. A student of Leon Sametini and Efrem Zimbalist, he has served a...

Violinist Elizabeth Gilels Died On This Day in 2008 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-born violinist and pedagogue Elizabeth Gilels died on this day in 2008 - aged 88. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Ms Gilels was a former prize winner at...

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor Premiered On This Day in 1845 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 premiered on this day in 1845. The first performance was given by German violinist Ferdinand David,...

Violinist & Conductor Yehudi Menuhin Died On This Day in 1999 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born British violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin died on this day in 1999 - aged 82. A protege of Louis Persinger, George Enescu and Adolf Busch, Lord...

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