Thursday, April 27, 2017

French Violinist Jacques Thibaud Born On This Day In 1880 – 136 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist Jacques Thibaud was born on this day in 1880 – 136 years ago. He is remembered as one of the pre-eminent soloists...

MEET THE PROS | Norwegian VC ‘Artist’ Vilde Frang – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Norwegian VC ‘Artist’, violinist Vilde Frang. We sat her down for a game of 'VC 20 Questions' - to...

Austrian Composer Alban Berg Born On This Day in 1885 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Alban Berg was born on this day in 1885 – 132 years ago. Berg is remembered as one of the most important composers...

American Violin Virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci was born on this day in 1918 – 96 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger and Georg Kulenkampff, he...

Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1922 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Karol Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1 premiered on this day in 1922 – 94 years ago. The first performance was given by Polish virtuoso Józef...

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

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

German Violinist August Wilhelmj Born On This Day in 1845 – 171 years ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist August Wilhelmj was born on this day in 1845 – 171 years ago. A student of Ferdinand David, Wilhelmj was widely regarded as...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley – ‘My Klezmer Violin Concerto’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American VC ‘Artist’ Noah Bendix-Balgley – 1st Concertmaster of the renowned Berlin Philharmonic. In a VC-exclusive blog,...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist William Hagen – “Verbier: Inspiring to be Amongst All That Talent” [BLOG]

VERBIER, SWITZERLAND – With the world renowned Verbier Festival currently in full swing in the Swiss Alps, The Violin Channel recently caught up with a number...

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...

Today is Venezuelan Conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s 36th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel's 36th birthday! Maestro Dudamel currently serves as the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and the Los...

MEET THE PROS | Austrian Violinist, Benjamin Schmid – VC ’20 Questions’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with renowned international soloist, Benjamin Schmid - jury member of the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, in New...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Nikita Boriso-Glebsky – ‘Sibelius Comp – People Look Like You’re a Sportsman’

With the 2015 Jean Sibelius International Violin Competition entering its final stages in Helsinki, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners, to...

Violinist & Pedagogue Josef Gingold Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Josef Gingold died on this day in 1995 – aged 85. A student of Eugene Ysaye, he is remembered as...

VC INTERVIEW | Stephen Tavani – New Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up 24 year old American violinist Stephen Tavani – the newly appointed Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM5EZNZHI3c&showinfo=0&autohide=1 STEPHEN TAVANI & JUHANI LAGERSPATZ...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | Angela Sin Ying Chan – “I Try to Treat Violin Competitions Like Vacations” [BLOG]

WEIMAR, GERMANY ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with 19 year old violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan – who was last week awarded 1st prize in the...

American Violin Virtuoso Oscar Shumsky Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American virtuoso, pedagogue and conductor Oscar Shumsky died on this day in 2000 – aged 83. Mr Shumsky served distinguished teaching positions at the Curtis...

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...

American Violinist Pamela Frank Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Pamela Frank's birthday! Ms Frank, a former recipient of the distinguished Avery Fisher Prize, currently holds teaching positions at the Peabody Institute,...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Alexander Buzlov – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian cello virtuoso, Alexander Buzlov. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

German Virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff was Born On This Day in 1898 – 119 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff was born on this day in 1898 – 119 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists...

Today is VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 28th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 28th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Nikki is a former 1st...

MEET THE PROS | Chinese Violinist, Ning Feng – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Chinese violin virtuoso, Ning Feng – jury member at the 2016 Menuhin Competition. We sat him down for...

Erich Wolfgang Korngold Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Erich Wolfgang Korngold Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35 premiered on this day in 1945. The first performance was given by Jascha Heifetz with...

American Composer John Cage Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer, music theorist, writer and artist John Cage died on this day in 1992 – aged 79. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic...

Hungarian Violinist Jelly d’Arányi Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist Jelly d'Arányi died on this day in 1966 - aged 72. The grand-niece of virtuoso Joseph Joachim, she premiered a number of important works...

Today is Canadian Violinist and Conductor Peter Oundjian’s 61st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist and conductor Peter Oundjian's 61st birthday! Maestro Oundjian served as 1st violinist with the Tokyo String Quartet for 14 years -...

Violinist & Composer Ole Bull Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian violinist and composer Ole Bull died on this day in 1880 – aged 70. Bull is remembered as one of the preeminent virtuosi of...

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

  Violinist and conductor Isaac Stern was born on this day in 1920 – 96 years ago. Dying in 2001, he is remembered as one of...

VC WEB BLOG | American Violinist Ida Levin – In Memoriam (1963-2016) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American cellist Marcy Rosen, longtime colleague with violinist Ida Levin - who passed away last month, aged just 53. In...

VC WEB BLOG | Marc Bouchkov – ‘Montreal Comp : I Immediately Felt at Home’ [BLOG]

  With the 2016 Montreal international Violin Competition reaching its final stages, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to get...

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