Saturday, June 15, 2019

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Janine Jansen’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch superstar violinist Janine Jansen’s birthday. A protégé of Philippe Hirschhorn and Boris Belkin, Janine is widely regarded as one of today's top-tier...

Hungarian Conductor István Kertész Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Internationally acclaimed Hungarian conductor István Kertész was born on this day in 1929. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century, he served prestigious...

VC VOX POP | “What Piece of Music Would you Like to Walk Down the Aisle To?” [Q&A]

“What piece of music did you ... or would you like to walk down the aisle to at your wedding?” The Violin Channel recently caught...

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 – 98 years ago. Dying in 2001, he is remembered as one of the finest...

American Violinist & Pedagogue Louis Persinger Died On This Day in 1966 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist, pianist and pedagogue Louis Persinger died on this day in 1966 – aged 79.  A protégé of Hans Becker, Eugène Ysaÿe and Jacques Thibaud,...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with German violinist, Frank Peter Zimmermann - in New York City. We sat the celebrated virtuoso down for a...

Japanese Pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki Died On This Day in 1998 – Aged 99 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Japanese pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki died on this day in 1998 – aged 99. Mr Suzuki holds an influential place in history as the creator of...

Violinist & Pedagogue Willy Hess Born On This Day in 1859 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist Willy Hess was born on this day in 1859 – 159 years ago. A protege of Joseph Joachim, he was a former Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Ryu Goto’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese-American violin virtuoso Ryu Goto’s 30th birthday. A physics graduate from Harvard University, Ryu is widely regarded as one of today’s eminent young concert virtuosi – working and recording...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Nikki Chooi – “Inside the Infamous Queen Elisabeth Comp Chapelle”

As we standby in anticipation for Monday evening's commencement of the final round of the 2017 inaugural Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition, each of the...

MEET THE PROS | LSO ‘Queen of Bling’ Maxine Kwok-Adams – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the London Symphony Orchestra’s resident ‘Queen of Bling’, 1st Violinist Maxine Kwok-Adams - in New York City. We sat...

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...

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...

Today is Russian Violinist Igor Oistrakh’s 87th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born violinist Igor Oistrakh’s 87th birthday! The son of virtuoso David Oistrakh, he has served a distinguished teaching position on faculty at Brussel's...

British Viola Virtuoso Lionel Tertis Born On This Day in 1876 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis was born on this day in 1876 – 142 years ago. Dying in 1975, he is remembered as one of the...

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...

French Composer César Franck Born On This Day in 1822 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian-born French composer César Franck was born on this day in 1822 – 195 years ago. Dying in 1890, aged 67, Franck’s major contribution to the violin repertoire is his legendary...

Composer and Violinist Karl Goldmark Died On This Day in 1915 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and violinist Karl Goldmark died on this day in 1915 - aged 84. Largely self-taught as a composer, his signature works include the...

Today is Venezuelan Conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s 38th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Venezuelan-born conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s 38th birthday! Maestro Dudamel currently serves as the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and the Los Angeles...

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...

Composer and Violinist Karl Goldmark Born On This Day in 1830 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and violinist Karl Goldmark was born on this day in 1830. Largely self-taught as a composer, his signature works include the opera Die...

German-Czech Composer Carl Stamitz Was Born On This Day in 1745 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-Czech composer Carl Stamitz was born on this day in 1745 - 273 years ago. The son of composer Johann Stamitz, his extensive body of...

Belgian Violin Virtuoso Arthur Grumiaux Died On This Day in 1986 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violin virtuoso and pianist Arthur Grumiaux died on this day in 1986 – aged 65. A student of Alfred Dubois and George Enescu, he...

Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos Died On This Day in 1960 – Aged 64 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Greek-American conductor, pianist and composer Dimitri Mitropoulos died on this day in 1960 – aged 64. He is remembered as one of the most celebrated conductors...

VC LIVE | Time for Three – Happy Hour Set Live from New York’s Joe’s Pub [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of genre-crossing trio Time for Three performing a happy hour set – live and exclusively from Joe's Pub at The Public in New...

Cellist & Composer David Popper Born On This Day in 1843 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bohemian cellist and composer David Popper was born on this day in 1843 – 175 years ago. A student of Julius Goltermann, his signature works...

Composer Richard Strauss Born On This Day in 1864 – 154 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Richard Strauss was born on this day in 1864 - 154 years ago. Dying in 1949, his signature works include operas Der Rosenkavalier and Salome and orchestral masterworks...

American Composer Samuel Barber Was Born On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Samuel Barber was born on this day in 1910 – 109 years ago. Dying in 1981, aged 70, Barber is remembered as one...

American Composer Elliott Carter Died On This Day in 2012 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Elliott Carter died on this day in 2012 – aged 103. A two time Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr Carter's contributions to the string repertoire...

Today is Icelandic Violinist Judith Ingolfsson’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Icelandic violinist Judith Ingolfsson's birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, Judith is a former...

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 premiered on this day in 1881 – 137 years ago. The first performance was given by Russian...

Violin Virtuoso Gioconda de Vito Born On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-British violin virtuoso Gioconda de Vito was born on this day in 1907. Ms de Vito was a former 1st prize winner at the Vienna International Violin Competition, and is remembered as...

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...

ASK THE PROS | Conductor George Marriner Maull – ‘7 Things Presenters Can Do to Make Classical Music More Accessible’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Margaret Rothman from the United States was keen to know: “What are some things concert presenters can do today to make...

French Composer Édouard Lalo Born On This Day in 1823 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Édouard Lalo was born on this day in 1823 – 195 years ago. Lalo’s signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto...

Greek-American Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos Born On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Greek-American conductor, pianist and composer Dimitri Mitropoulos was born on this day in 1896 - 123 years ago. Dying in 1960, he is remembered as...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang’s 23rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang's 23rd birthday! A full scholarship student of Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory, InMo is...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Johannes Moser – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser – in New York City. We sat the international cello virtuoso down for a game...

German-Czech Composer Carl Stamitz Died On This Day in 1801 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-Czech composer Carl Stamitz died on this day in 1801. The son of composer Johann Stamitz, his extensive body of works include more than 50...

Today is American Cellist David Finckel’s 67th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist David Finckel’s 67th birthday. He served as a long-time member of the famed Emerson String Quartet from 1979 to 2013 - and currently...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20...

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...

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO| ‘The Paris Experiment’ – Rigourous Scientific Study, Old Vs Modern Violins

In the largest study of its kind, conducted in September 2012 on a darkened stage in Paris by acoustic research expert Dr. Claudia Fritz...

Celebrated Italian Violin Maker Carlo Bergonzi Died On This Day in 1747 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi died on this day in 1747. He is remembered as one of Antonio Stradivari's greatest pupils – later inheriting Stradivari's repair...

Violinist & Conductor Iona Brown Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist and conductor Iona Brown passed away on this day in 2004 from cancer – aged just 63. Ms Brown served as Concertmaster and...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Young Artist’ Kerson Leong – ‘Menuhin Comp : Most Important Musical Experiences’ [BLOG]

With the 2016 Menuhin Competition opening rounds commencing today, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to get a better...

Brahms Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1879 – 140 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major Op.77 premiered on this day in 1879 - 140 years ago. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso...

French Violinist, Composer & Pedagogue Jacques Mazas Died On This Day in 1849 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist, composer and pedagogue Jacques Mazas died on this day in 1849 – 168 years ago. A student of Pierre Baillot, Mazas is remembered in history for his...

VC WEB BLOG | Composer Christopher Cerrone – Recently Premiered ‘Breaks and Breaks’ Violin Concerto [BLOG]

VC recently caught up with acclaimed American composer Christopher Cerrone following the successful world premiere performance of his new violin concerto 'Breaks and Breaks' – with violin...

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’...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Johan Dalene, 18 – Carl Nielsen International Violin Comp 1st Prize

18-year-old Swedish violinist Johan Dalene is quickly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously talented instrumentalists to emerge in recent years. A student of Per...

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