Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Today is French-born American Violinist Arnaud Sussmann’s 32nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born American violinist Arnaud Sussmann's 32nd birthday. A graduate of the Conservatoire de Paris and The Juilliard School, where he studied with Boris...

Russian Violinist Toscha Seidel Died On This Day in 1962 – Aged 62 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violinist Toscha Seidel died on this day in 1962 – aged 62. A protégé of Leopold Auer, Mr Seidel is remembered as one of...

VC WEB BLOG | Anne Rodda – ‘Hosting a Fair International Violin Comp’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Michael Hill International Violin Competition Executive Director, Ms Anne Rodda. In a VC-exclusive blog, Anne talks us through the essential elements...

American Composer Samuel Barber Died On This Day in 1981, 36 Years Ago – Aged 70 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Samuel Barber died on this day in 1981, 36 years ago – aged 70. His signature works include 'Adagio for Strings' and his...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Michael Daugherty – 3-Time Grammy Winning ‘Tales of Hemingway’ [CONGRATS]

American cellist Zuill Bailey performing Michael Daugherty's 3-time Grammy award winning 'Tales of Hemingway' for Solo Cello and Orchestra. Premiered in April 2015 with conductor Giancarlo...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Sadly Died On This Day in 1978 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev sadly died on this day in 1978 – aged 52. A recognised child prodigy, he made his international debut aged...

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...

Sibelius Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47 premiered on this day in 1905. The first performance was given by Czech violinist Karel Halíř –...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Was Born On This Day in 1926 – 91 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926 – 91 years ago. Plagued by the war years and the death of...

Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Died On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre died on this day in 1987 from Multiple Sclerosis – aged 42. Despite being forced to retire from the...

Today is Conductor & Composer Esa-Pekka Salonen’s 59th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen's 59th birthday! Maestro Salonen has served Principal Conducting positions with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Swedish...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artists’ Attacca Quartet’s 6-Year Franz Joseph Haydn Dream [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC 'Artist' Andrew Yee - cellist with the New York-based Attacca Quartet.   In a VC-exclusive blog, Andrew talks us through the ensemble's ambitious...

VC WEB BLOG | D’Addario’s Craig Harbauer: The New Ascenté Violin Strings [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with D’Addario Orchestral Strings‘ Director, Mr Craig Harbauer. In a VC-exclusive blog, Craig guides us through the development of...

Today is American Composer Philip Glass’ 80th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American composer Philip Glass' 80th birthday! Described as a composer of "music with repetitive structures", Mr Glass is widely regarded as one of...

American Violinist Albert Spalding Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Albert Spalding died on this day in 1953 - aged 64. He served distinguished teaching positions at Boston University and Florida State...

German conductor Rudolf Kempe was Born On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German conductor Rudolf Kempe was born on this day in 1910 – 107 years ago. Dying in 1976, Maestro Kempe served principal conducting positions...

Today is German-Korean Violinist Christian Kim’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Korean violinist Christian Kim's 30th birthday! A graduate of the Kalrsruhe University of Music and Yale University, Christian is a former prize winner...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Jenő Hubay Born in 1858 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and composer Jenő Hubay was born in 1858. He is remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of all time...

MEET THE PROS | English Violinist, Tasmin Little – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with English concert violinist, Tasmin Little – jury member at the 2016 Menuhin Competition. We sat her down for...

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...

Debussy’s Violin Sonata Premiered On This Day in 1917 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Claude Debussy's Violin Sonata in G Minor premiered on this day in 1917 – 100 years ago. The first performance was given by violinist Gaston...

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 VOX POP | “Are You Ok Being Filmed on a Cell Phone During a Performance?” [Q&A]

"Are you ok with audience members using their cell phones to record you during a performance?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the...

Today is Dutch Violinist and Conductor Jaap van Zweden’s 56th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violinist and conductor Jaap van Zweden's 56th birthday. A student of Dorothy DeLay, he was awarded the Concertmaster's position of the Royal...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist, Eric Silberger – ‘Selecting a New Bow’ [VIDEO BLOG]

NEWTON UPPER FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS ― Presented by Carriage House Violins and the second installment of a new video project “The Bow Series”, American violinist Eric Silberger...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artists Timothy Chooi & Luke Hsu – 2017 Verbier Festival [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with VC Young Artists Timothy Chooi and Luke Hsu - at the 2017 Verbier Festival, in Verbier, Switzerland. In a...

Today is American Violinist Alexander Kerr’s 47th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Alexander Kerr’s 47th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he currently serves as Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra – and holds...

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 INTERVIEW | Jason Price, Founder, Tarisio Fine Instruments and Bows – The 15th Anniversary

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Tarisio Fine Instruments and Bows Founder Jason Price, in London – on the 15th anniversary of the...

VC WEB BLOG | D’Addario’s Fan-Chia Tao: ‘Understanding String Tension’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with D’Addario Orchestral Strings' respected Research & Development Director, Mr Fan-Chia Tao. In a VC-exclusive blog, Fan guides us through...

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...

Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1910. The first performance was given by Fritz Kreisler - with...

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