Saturday, September 19, 2020

American Violinist Maud Powell Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

  American violin virtuoso Maud Powell died on this day in 1920 - aged just 52. A student of Henry Schradieck, Charles Dancla and Joseph Joachim,...

Italian Luthier Antonio Stradivari Died On This Day in 1737 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari died on this day in 1737 – 281 years ago. A protégé of Nicolo Amati, it is estimated that Stradivari...

Today is Italian Violin Virtuoso and Conductor Uto Ughi’s 73rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Uto Ughi’s 73rd birthday. A student of Georges Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin, he is recognised as one...

Today is American Violinist Pamela Frank’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and pedagogue Pamela Frank's birthday! Pamela currently holds teaching positions on faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and the University...

ARTS ENGINES | Aaron Dworkin – With London Philharmonic Chairman Victoria Robey [EPISODE 6]

Social entrepreneur, author and artist, Aaron Dworkin has this week released the fourth episode of the new arts video series: ‘Arts Engines.’ Produced in partnership...

Remembering Pianist Arthur Rubinstein – Born On This Day 129 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Preeminent Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein was born on this day in 1887 – 129 years ago. Passing away in 1982, aged 95, he is remembered as...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Cellist David Finckel & Pianist Wu Han [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their fans - live from...

Violinist & Composer Giovanni Battista Viotti Died On This Day in 1824 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and composer Giovanni Battista Viotti died on this day in 1824. Viotti is remembered in history as the teacher of Pierre Rode,...

Tango Composer Ástor Piazzolla Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Argentine tango composer and bandoneón player Ástor Piazzolla died on this day in 1992 – aged 71. Piazzolla is remembered in history as the inventor...

VC INTERVIEW | Violinist Simon Zhu – 2019 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition 1st Prize Winner

The Violin Channel recently caught up 2019 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians Senior Category 1st Prize Winner, 18-year-old Simon Zhu from Germany. A student...

VC INTERVIEW | Violinist Isabelle Faust – ‘Beethoven Violin Sonatas’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with German violinist Isabelle Faust - ahead of this week's performance of Beethoven's 6th, 7th and 8th Violin...

VC VOX POP | “What Motivated You To Practice Growing Up … And What Motivates You Now?” [Q&A]

“What motivated you to practice growing up, and what motivates you now?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players...

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

Hungarian conductor Ferenc Fricsay was born on this day in 1914. A protégé of Bela Bartok, Zoltán Kodály, Ernst von Dohnanyi and Leo Weiner, Maestro...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream – Violinist Maxim Vengerov [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist and 2016 Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition Jury Chair, Mr Maxim Vengerov – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session...

VC ‘Artist’ Bulgarian Virtuoso Bella Hristova Born on This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC ‘Artist’ Bulgarian violin virtuoso Bella Hristova’s 30th birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Bella is a former 1st prize...

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