Thursday, May 24, 2018

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 – 99 years ago. A student of Maurice...

Today is Bulgarian Violinist VC Artist Bella Hristova’s 32nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Bulgarian violin virtuoso Bella Hristova’s 32nd birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Bella is a former 1st prize...

American Violin Virtuoso Maud Powell Died On This Day in 1920 – Aged Just 52 [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,...

American Composer Ernest Bloch Born On This Day in 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch was born on this day in 1880 – 137 years ago. Dying in 1959, Mr Bloch was the former Musical...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Kristof Barati’s 39th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian violin virtuoso Kristof Barati's 39th birthday! A student of Eduard Wulfson, Miklós Szenthelyi and Vilmos Tátrai, Kristof is a former prize winner...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Sirena Huang – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition 1st prize winner, 22 year old VC Young Artist Sirena Huang...

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...

French Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Died On This Day in 1997 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli died on this day in 1997 – aged 89. Mr Grappelli’s lively, elegant style captivated audiences for more than half a century –...

Today is Canadian Violinist James Ehnes’ 41st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist James Ehnes' 41st birthday. A protege of Sally Thomas and the Juilliard School, James is widely regarded as one of...

LIVE WEBSTREAM | 2018 Prague Spring International Cello Competition – Final [WEBCAST]

Live and exclusive webstream - direct from the 2018 Prague Spring International Cello Competition, in Prague, Czech Republic.   Final - 4pm - 13th May, 2018...

Italian Luthier Giuseppe Guarneri Died On This Day in 1744 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giuseppe Guarneri died on this day in 1744 – 273 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the finest string instrument makers of...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream – Violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Soviet-born violin virtuoso and conductor, Dmitry Sitkovetsky – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with his fans.

VC WEB BLOG | Ariel Horowitz & Sebastian Zinca – ‘Seed for Peace: Bringing Music to Auschwitz’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Jewish-American violinist Ariel Horowitz and double bassist Sebastian Zinca to discuss their emotional upcoming performance project: 'Seed for...

Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata Premiered On This Day in 1803 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9, commonly known as the 'Kreutzer Sonata', was premiered on this day in 1803 – 214 years ago. The first performance...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Calidore String Quartet [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the acclaimed New York-based Calidore String Quartet – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their fans.

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Patrice Fontanarosa’s 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Patrice Fontanarosa’s 75th birthday. A former prize winner at the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Violin Competition, he served as Concertmaster of the Orchestre...

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

Hungarian conductor Ferenc Fricsay was born on this day in 1914 – 103 years ago. A protégé of Bela Bartok, Zoltán Kodály, Ernst von Dohnanyi...

VC WEB BLOG | Juilliard Quartet Violinist & Pedagogue Robert Mann – In Memoriam (1920-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Korean-American violinist Elly Suh, longtime student of violin pedagogue and Juilliard String Quartet founding member, Robert Mann – who passed away earlier...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts – ‘Menuhin Comp : I Still Remember the Warm Feeling’ [BLOG]

With the 2016 Menuhin Competition opening rounds set to commence this coming Friday, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners...

Prokofiev‘s ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ Cello Concerto Premiered on this Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev‘s 'Sinfonia Concertante' Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 58 premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was given by Alexander Melik-Pashayev...

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 – 109 years ago. Dying in 1974, he is widely remembered as one...

Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 29th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 29th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Charles is very quickly building an impressive online following – and...

American Violinist Isaac Stern Born On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Violinist and conductor Isaac Stern was born on this day in 1920 – 97 years ago. Dying in 2001, he is remembered as one of the greatest...

Today is Russian Violist Yuri Bashmet’s 64th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violist Yuri Bashmet's 64th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of the world's preeminent violists – performing regularly with the world's...

Thwart Polish Violin Virtuoso Josef Hassid Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violin virtuoso Josef Hassid was born on this day in 1923 – 92 years ago. A prodigious student of Carl Flesch, he was destined for...

Elgar’s ‘Serenade for Strings in E Minor’ Premiered On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar’s ‘Serenade for Strings in E Minor' Op. 20 premiered on this day in 1896. The first performance was given in Antwerp, Belgium –...

VC WEB BLOG | Julie Reed-Yeboah – ‘New York’s Contemporary Violin Makers Exhibition’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected New York City-based violin luthier and restorer, Mrs Julie Reed-Yeboah. In a VC-exclusive blog, Julie talks us through...

Violinist & Vega Bow Inventor Emil Telmanyi Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and inventor Emil Telmanyi was born on this day in 1892 - 125 years ago. Dying in 1988, he is remembered in history for...

Belgian Violin Virtuoso Mathieu Crickboom Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violin virtuoso Mathieu Crickboom was born on this day in 1871. Dying in 1947, he is remembered in history as the dedicatee of Eugene...

MEET THE PROS | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – ‘My Very Bizarre Backstage Confession’

VC 'Young Artist', Australian violinist Ray Chen discusses his rather bizarre backstage concert ritual - involving flies, countdowns and pistols. VC 'YOUNG ARTIST' RAY CHEN | 'MY...

Russian-Born Composer Igor Stravinsky Died on This Day in 1971 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American composer, pianist and conductor Igor Stravinsky died on this day in 1971 - aged 88. He is widely acknowledged as one of the...

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...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | Double Bassist Eugene Levinson – “The School of Agility” Technique [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Juilliard School double bass pedagogue and technique book author, Professor Eugene Levinson. In a VC-exclusive blog, Eugene discusses the inspiration...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Bella Hristova – ‘Michael Hill Comp – Truly a Special Experience’

With the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition entering its final stages in Auckland, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners,...

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...

American Composer Aaron Copland Born On This Day in 1900 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Aaron Copland was born on this day in 1900 – 117 years ago. Dying in 1990, his signature works include ‘Appalachian Spring’, ‘Billy...

Today is American-Canadian Violin Virtuoso Leila Josefowicz’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American-Canadian violin virtuoso Leila Josefowicz's birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Leila began her international career performing with the...

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...

FLY ON THE WALL | Australian Youth Orchestra – 2013 International Tour, Webisode 4, William Barton

After a successful opening concert at the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Australian Youth Orchestra have now moved on to Graffenegg, Austria for the 2nd stop...

Today is VC Young Artist Sirena Huang’s 24th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American VC Young Artist Sirena Huang's 24th birthday! A graduate of the Juilliard School, where she studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Itzhak Perlman and...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Itzhak Perlman – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Israeli-American violinist Mr Itzhak Perlman - at the famed The Juilliard School, in New York City. We sat the soon-to-be 70...

American Composer Charles Ives Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Charles Ives was born on this day in 1874 – 143 years ago. Dying in 1954, Mr Ives is remembered as America's first...

Spanish Cellist Pablo Casals Died On This Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish cellist Pablo Casals died on this day in 1973 – aged 96. He is remembered as one of the distinguished cello virtuosi of...

VC INTERVIEW | Violin Virtuoso Joshua Bell – “I see myself as being an eternal student”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, at his home in Manhattan – where we discussed his upcoming HBO...

VC LIVE | Zorá String Quartet – Violin Channel Takeover Live from the Bravo! Vail Festival [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … the Zorá String Quartet – for a Facebook Livestream with...

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,...

Composer & Pianist George Gershwin Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and pianist George Gershwin died on this day in 1937 – 80 years ago. Gershwin’s signature works include ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, ‘An American in Paris’...

Today is VC Artist Paul Huang’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American VC Artist Paul Huang’s 27th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Paul is a former 1st prize winner at the Sion Valais International...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee’s 17th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean wunderkind, VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee’s 17th birthday. Praised for her eloquent music making, maturity and effortless virtuosity, SooBeen is a former major...

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