Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Norwegian violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing and Chinese conductor Tan Dun for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from this...

Austrian Composer Anton Bruckner Died On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Anton Bruckner died on this day in 1896. Bruckner's signature works include 9 symphonies, a string quartet, a string quintet - and a...

Today is American Violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s birthday. Rachel is a former prize winner at the Bach, Szigeti, Kreisler, Montreal, Paganini and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competitions. Her...

Today is Russian Pianist Evgeny Kissin’s 47th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin’s 47th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of today's foremost virtuosi musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0U73NRSIkw&autohide=1 EVGENY...

Italian Romantic Composer Giuseppe Verdi Born On This Day in 1813 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi was born on this day 1813 – 205 years ago. Verdi is remembered as one of the most influential composers of...

Dutch Violinist Theo Olof Died On This Day in 2012 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dutch violinist Theo Olof died on this day in 2012 - aged 88. A student of Oskar Back, Mr Olof was former prize winner at...

French Composer Camille Saint-Saëns Was Born On This Day in 1835 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Camille Saint-Saëns was born on this day in 1835. Dying in 1921, his signature works include The Carnival of the Animals, Danse Macabre, Samson and Delilah, his...

Violinist and Composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Died on this Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst died on this day in 1865. He is remembered as one of the greatest violin virtuosi of all...

Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violinist, VC Artist Charles Yang’s 30th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Charles is very quickly building an impressive online following –...

Violin Maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume Was Born on This Day in 1798 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume was born on this day in 1798. Widely regarded as one of the eminent stringed instrument makers of all time, Vuillaume's...

Today is Chinese-American Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s 63rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma's 63rd birthday! He is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent virtuosi string soloists of all time.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN184Ytzmpc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 YO-YO MA...

Hungarian Violinist & Composer Zoltán Székely Died On This Day in 2001 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and composer Zoltán Székely died on this day in 2001 – aged 97. He is remembered for having given the world premiere of...

German Violin Virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff Died On This Day in 1948 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff sadly died on this day in 1948 – aged 50 from encephalitis. He gave the premiere performance of the Robert...

Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould died, from a stroke, on this day in 1982 – aged just 50. Despite having stopped giving concerts at the age...

Polish Composer & Pianist Karol Szymanowski Born On This Day in 1882 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and pianist Karol Szymanowski was born on this day in 1882. Remembered as one of the eminent Polish composers of the 20th Century,...

German Composer Max Bruch Died On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Max Bruch died on this day in 1920 – aged 82. Despite his 1st Violin Concerto being one of the most frequently performed...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Rudolf Koelman’s 59th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violin virtuoso Rudolf Koelman’s 59th birthday. A student of Jan Bor, Herman Krebbers and Jascha Heifetz, Rudolf is a former Concertmaster of...

Russian-American Classical Pianist Vladimir Horowitz Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-American classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz was born on this day in 1903 - 115 years ago. Dying in 1989, he is remembered as one of...

Today is Cello Pedagogue Aldo Parisot’s 100th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Brazilian-born American cellist and pedagogue Aldo Parisot's 100th Birthday! A graduate of Yale University, Mr Parisot joined the music school teaching faculty in 1958...

Violin Virtuoso David Oistrakh Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso David Oistrakh was born on this day in 1908 – 110 years ago. Dying in 1974, he is widely remembered as one...

Soviet Violinist Elizabeth Gilels Born On This Day in 1919 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violinist Elizabeth Gilels was born on this day in 1919. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Ms Gilels was a former prize winner at the Ysaye International Violin...

French Violinist Jacques Thibaud Born On This Day In 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist Jacques Thibaud was born on this day in 1880 – 138 years ago. He is remembered as one of the pre-eminent soloists...

Australian Violinist Richard Pollett Died On This Day in 2011 [ON THIS DAY]

Australian violinist Richard Pollett tragically died in a cycling accident on this day in 2011 – aged 25. A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium and the Conservatorio...

Today is Russian-Born Violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s 64th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born American violin virtuoso and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s 64th birthday. The son of the late Julian Sitkovetsky, he has performed and recorded extensively...

Hungarian Composer Béla Bartók Died On This Day in 1945 [ON THIS DAY]

Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók died on this day in 1945 – aged 64. Remembered as one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century, Bartok made...

Composer & Pianist George Gershwin Born On This Day [ON THIS DAY]

American composer and pianist George Gershwin was born on this day in 1898 – 120 years ago. Dying in 1937, aged just 38, Gershwin's signature works include Rhapsody in Blue,...

Today is Italian Violinist Salvatore Accardo’s 76th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violinist Salvatore Accardo’s 76th birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva and Paganini International Violin Competitions - Maestro Accardo is...

Composer Dmitri Shostakovich Born On This Day in 1906 [ON THIS DAY]

Soviet Russian composer and piano virtuoso Dmitri Shostakovich was born on this day in 1906. One of the prominent figures of 20th Century Music, his...

Today Is Dutch Cellist Pieter Wispelwey’s 56th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is internationally renowned Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey’s 56th birthday! A student of Paul Katz and William Pleeth, he is widely regarded as one of...

Composer Andre Gretry Died On This Day in 1813 [ON THIS DAY]

Belgian composer Andre Gretry died on this day in 1813 – 205 years ago. Although known primarily as an operatic composer, Gretry holds a notable place in the violin...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jacques Mazas Born On This Day in 1782 [ON THIS DAY]

French violinist, composer and pedagogue Jacques Mazas was born on this day in 1782 - 236 years ago. A student of Pierre Baillot, Mazas is remembered in history for his...

Eminent Soviet Teacher Yuri Yankelevich Died on this Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Eminent Soviet teacher Yuri Yankelevich died on this day in 1973 - aged 64. A student of Leopold Auer, Maestro Yankelevich served a long term...

Violin Virtuoso Isaac Stern Died On This Day in 2001 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American virtuoso Isaac Stern died on this day in 2001 – aged 81. He is remembered as one of the eminent violinists for the...

Violin Virtuoso Henryk Szeryng Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born Mexican violin virtuoso, diplomat, pedagogue and philanthropist Henryk Szeryng was born on this day in 1918 – 100 years ago. A student of Maurice...

German Violinist August Wilhelmj Born On This Day in 1845 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist August Wilhelmj was born on this day in 1845 – 173 years ago. A student of Ferdinand David, Wilhelmj was widely regarded as...

Today is French-born American Violinist Arnaud Sussmann’s 34th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born American violinist Arnaud Sussmann’s 34th birthday. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire and The Juilliard School, where he studied with Boris Garlitsky and...

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Valse-Scherzo’ Premiered On This Day in 1878 [ON THIS DAY]

Tchaikovsky's violin showpiece, Valse-Scherzo Op. 34 premiered on this day in 1878 – 140 years ago. The first performance was given by Polish violin virtuoso, Stanislaw Barcewicz. The Valse-Scherzo is...

Canadian Violin Virtuoso Kathleen Parlow Was Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian violin virtuoso Kathleen Parlow was born on this day in 1890. Ms Parlow is remembered as one of the eminent female soloists of the...

Spanish Violinist And Composer Pablo de Sarasate Died On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate died on this day in 1908, from chronic bronchitis - aged 64. Remembered as one of the eminent...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – Live from the Edinburgh Festival [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Nicola Benedetti for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from this year's Edinburgh Festival.     View this post...

German Conductor Kurt Sanderling Was Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Kurt Sanderling was born on this day in 1912 – 106 years ago. Dying in 2011, Maestro Sanderling served principal conducting positions...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee’s 18th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean violin virtuoso VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee’s 18th birthday. Praised for her eloquent music making, maturity and effortless virtuosity, SooBeen is a former...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – ‘Indianapolis Comp: A Huge Breakthrough For Me’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis drawing to a dramatic climax this weekend, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners,...

French Violinist Zino Francescatti Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist Zino Francescatti died on this day in 1991 – aged 89. Maestro Francescatti is remembered as one of the finest violin virtuosi of...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Jenő Hubay Born in 1858 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and composer Jenő Hubay was born in 1858. He is remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of all time...

Spanish Conductor & Composer Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Born On This Day in 1933 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish conductor and composer Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos was born on this day in 1933. He served Principal Conducting positions with the Spanish National Orchestra,...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Ole Bøhn’s 73rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Ole Bøhn's 73rd birthday! A student of Louise Behrend, Ernst Glaser, Henry Holst and Max Rostal, Professor Bohn...

Austrian Composer Arnold Schoenberg Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg was born on this day in 1874 – 144 years ago. Dying in 1951, Schoenberg is credited with pioneering the 12-tone technique –...

Today is VC Young Artist Moné Hattori’s 19th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Moné Hattori’s 19th birthday! A student of Zakhar Bron at the Bron Academy, Moné is a former 1st prize winner...

French Violinist Christian Ferras Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist Christian Ferras died on this day in 1982 – aged just 49. A student of Charles Bistesi and George Enescu, he is remembered a one...

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