Friday, June 23, 2017

Italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi Was Born On This Day in 1683 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi was born on this day in 1683. He is remembered as one of Antonio Stradivari's greatest pupils – later inheriting Stradivari's...

MEET THE PROS | Russian Violinist Alena Baeva – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian violinist and 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition jury member, Alena Baeva. We sat her down for a fun...

Soviet-born American Virtuoso Nathan Milstein Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-born American virtuoso Nathan Milstein died on this day in 1992 – aged 88. A protégé of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, Maestro...

VC WEB BLOG | PartPlay – ‘The Ultimate Chamber Music Practice Companion’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinists, and PartPlay founders Philip Aird and Steve Bingham to discuss their revolutionary new chamber music companion. In a VC-exclusive...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Judith Ingolfsson – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Icelandic violinist and former Indianapolis International Violin Competition 1st prize winner, Judith Ingolfsson. We sat her down for a...

Violinist Ivan Galamian Died On This Day in 1981 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Iranian-born Armenian violinist Ivan Galamian died on this day in 1981 – 36 years ago. A student of French pedagogue Lucien Capet, he is remembered as one...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Cellist Alisa Weilerstein [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist Alisa Weilerstein at the 92nd Street Y in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with her fans.

Today is Violinist Igor Oistrakh’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-Ukrainian violinist Igor Oistrakh’s 86th birthday! The son of virtuoso David Oistrakh, he has served a distinguished teaching position at the Royal Conservatory...

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was born on this day in 1908 – 109 years ago. Dying in 1989, Maestro von Karajan is remembered as...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers & Pianist Akira Eguchi [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and pianist Akira Eguchi at the 92nd Street Y in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A...

Today is Canadian Violinist Corey Cerovsek’s 45th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist Corey Cerovsek’s 45th birthday! A recognised child prodigy, he made his professional debut aged just 9 - and graduated from Indiana...

Russian Violinist & Pedagogue Efrem Zimbalist Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist was born on this day in 1890. A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as one of the...

French Composer Édouard Lalo Died On This Day in 1892 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Édouard Lalo died on this day in 1892. Lalo's signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto in D Minor – and...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Andres Cardenes – “Preparing for the Premiere of a New Work” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Cuban-born violinist Andres Cardenes - who last month premiered a new violin concerto written for him by Venezuelan-born composer...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream – Time for Three (Feat. Joshua Bell) [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught the genre-crossing string trio, Time for Three at Joe's Pub, in New York City - for a downtown early evening set. Performance includes...

Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 1 premiered on this day in 1987 - in New York City. The first performance was given by American soloist Paul...

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze’s 21st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze's 21st birthday! A student of Professor Ana Chumachenko at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Veriko is a former 1st prize...

Russian-born American Virtuoso Mischa Elman Died On This Day in 1967 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American virtuoso Mischa Elman died on this day in 1967 – aged 76. Mr Elman is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

Maurice Ravel’s “Tzigane” Premiered On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Maurice Ravel’s showpiece "Tzigane" premiered on this day in 1924 - 93 years ago. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Jelly d'Arányi, in...

Composer Jean-Baptiste Accolay Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violinist and composer Jean-Baptiste Accolay was born on this day in 1833 – 184 years ago. Accolay’s signature work is his student Violin Concerto in...

VC WEB BLOG | Brinton Averil Smith – ‘Reviving the Lost Castelnuovo-Tedesco Cello Concerto’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Houston Symphony Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith – who will later this week give only the 2nd performance in...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Fashion Model, Filip Pogady – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Slovakian-born violin virtuoso and fashion model Filip Pogády. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions...

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

American violin virtuoso Berl Senofsky was born on this day in 1926. A student of Louis Persinger and Ivan Galamian, Mr Senofsky was a former...

Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1936 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Alban Berg's Violin Concerto premiered on this day in Barcelona in 1936. The first performance was given by Ukrainian-American virtuoso Louis Krasner – with Hermann...

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber’s 65th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 65th birthday! A student of Pierre Fournier, Mr Lloyd Webber has premiered a number of important works including Cello...

Russian Cello Virtuoso Mstislav Rostropovich Died On This Day in 2007 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian cello virtuoso Mstislav Rostropovich died on this day in 2007 - aged 80. A strong advocate of new music, he premiered over 100...

Today is VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li’s 21st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Chinese VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li's 21st birthday! A student of Aaron Rosand and Ida Kavafian at the Curtis Institute of Music, Victor is...

Austrian Violinist Willi Boskovsky Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist and conductor Willi Boskovsky died on this day in 1991 – aged 81. Maestro Boskovsky served as Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra...

VC WEB BLOG | Infinitus Trio – “Mission to Make Instruments & Music Accessible” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Canadian beatboxing string trio Infinitus. In a VC-exclusive blog, Infinitus talks us through their background and their goal to...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Alisa Weilerstein – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American cello virtuoso, Alisa Weilerstein. We sat her down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions -...

VC WEB BLOG | Youtube Sensation – ‘The Shirtless Violinist’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist Matthew Olsen - aka Youtube's 'Shirtless Violinist'. In a VC-exclusive blog, the svelte fiddler talks us through his...

Polish Violinist Josef Hassid Died On This Day in 1950 – Aged Just 26 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violinist Josef Hassid died on this day in 1950 – aged just 26. Battling schizophrenia for much of his adult life, Mr Hassid...

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