Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Today is Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita’s 27th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita’s 27th birthday. A graduate of the Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Paris, where he studied with Svetlin Roussev, Tatsuki...

Today is Argentinian Pianist Martha Argerich’s 78th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich's 78th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva, Chopin and Perruccio Busoni International Piano Competitions, Ms Argerich...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Daniel Panner – “Scales, Exercises and Etudes for a Rock-Solid Left and Right Hand?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Jeremy Lo from the United States was keen to know: "What violin and viola scales, exercises, and etude books do...

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...

Polish-American Violinist Piotr Janowski Died On This Day in 2008 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violinist Piotr Janowski died on this day in 2008 – aged 57. A student of Ivan Galamian, Zino Francescatti, Henryk Szeryng and Jascha Heifetz, Mr Janowski was a former 1st...

Conductor Sergiu Celibidache Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache died on this day in 1996. Maestro Celibidache is celebrated as one of the pre-eminent conductors of the 20th Century – having served...

Eminent Soviet Teacher Yuri Yankelevich Died on this Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Eminent Soviet teacher Yuri Yankelevich died on this day in 1973 - aged 64. A student of Leopold Auer, Maestro Yankelevich served a long term...

VC WEB BLOG | Richard Tognetti – “The Reef: A Musical-Surfing Odyssey” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Australian Chamber Orchestra Artistic Director and Lead Violinist, Richard Tognetti - to discuss the ensemble's newest celebration...

Soviet Composer Alfred Schnittke Born On This Day in 1934 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke was born on this day in 1934. A prolific composer, his output included 9 symphonies, 6 concerti grossi, 3 operas, 3 ballets,...

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...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Andrei Korsakov Died On This Day in 1991 – Aged Just 44 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Andrei Korsakov died on this day in 1991 – aged just 44. A protégé of Boris Belenky and Leonid Kogan,...

American Violinist Joan Field Died On This Day in 1988 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Joan Field died on this day in 1988 – aged 73. A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu, Ms Field...

Russian Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Born on this Day in 1844 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was born on this day in 1844. A member of 'The Five', Rimsky-Korsakov is remembered in history as one of the...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Isabelle van Keulen’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violin virtuoso Isabelle van Keulen’s birthday. A graduate of Amsterdam’s Sweelinck Conservatorium, where she studied with Davina van Wely - and later...

Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor Premiered On This Day in 1919 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor Op. 85 premiered on this day in 1919. The first performance was given by Felix Salmond - with...

Composer Christoph Willibald Gluck Born Was On This Day in 1714 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Revolutionary German operatic composer Christoph Willibald Gluck was born on this day in 1714. His signature works include the operas Orfeo ed Euridice, Alceste, Iphigénie...

VC WEB BLOG | Mrs Jane Little – ‘My 71 Years With the Atlanta Symphony’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Assistant Principal Bassist, Mrs Jane Little - the Guinness Book of World Records holder...

MEET THE PROS | Taiwanese-American VC ‘Artist’ Paul Huang – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Young Concert Artists International Auditions 1st Prize winner, Taiwanese-American VC 'Artist' Paul Huang - in New York...

Composer Gyorgy Ligeti Died On This Day in 2006 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian-born Austrian contemporary composer Gyorgy Ligeti died on this day in 2006 – aged 83. A composer who refused to play by the rules, his major...

Violinist & Composer Ole Bull Died On This Day in 1880 [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 the 19th...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jascha Brodsky Was Born On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Jascha Brodsky was born on this day in 1907 - 112 years ago. A student of Lucien Capet, Eugène Ysaÿe...

Norwegian Composer Christian Sinding Was Born On This Day in 1856 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian composer Christian Sinding was born on this day in 1856 – 161 years ago. Dying in 1941, his signature works include 4 symphonies, an...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Patrice Fontanarosa’s 74th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Patrice Fontanarosa's 74th birthday. A former prize winner at the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Violin Competition, Maestro Fontanarosa served as...

Spanish Violinist And Composer Pablo de Sarasate Died On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate died on this day in 1908, from chronic bronchitis - aged 64. Remembered as one of the eminent...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Pedagogue Mauricio Fuks – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Violin Professor, Mr Mauricio Fuks. We sat him down for a fun...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Julian Schwarz: ‘The Art of Playing in a Duo’ [BLOG]

COLORADO, USA ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki - who were recently awarded 1st prize at...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Sarah Chang – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with superstar violinist Sarah Chang – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads. We sat her down...

Australian Conductor Stuart Challender Died On This Day – Aged Just 44 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Acclaimed Australian conductor Stuart Challender passed away on this day in 1991, from an AIDS-related illness - aged just 44. A graduate of the Victorian...

Russian Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was Born On This Day in 1927 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich was born on this day in 1927 – 92 years ago. Passing away in 2007, Mr Rostropovich is...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Ning Feng, Live from the China NCPA Orchestra US Tour [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Chinese violin virtuoso Ning Feng at New York's Carnegie Hall, as part of the China NCPA Orchestra's US Tour...

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...

VC INSIGHT | Violin Virtuoso Sarah Chang – ‘What Motivates You to Practice?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Korean-American violin virtuoso Sarah Chang. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Sarah shares with us her motivations for practicing whilst growing...

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...

French Composer Maurice Ravel Was Born On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Maurice Ravel was born on this day in 1875. Along with Claude Debussy, he is remembered as one of the most prominent...

VC WEB BLOG | VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen – ‘How Many Hours Does it Take to Master the Violin?’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Australian VC ‘Artist’ Ray Chen - jury member of the 2016 Menuhin Competition, in London. Author Malcolm Gladwell...

Finnish Composer Jean Sibelius Born On This Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Finnish composer Jean Sibelius was born on this day in 1865 – 153 years ago. Sibelius' signature works include 7 symphonies, Finlandia, the Karelia Suite,...

Today is VC Young Artist Ioana Cristina Goicea’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born violinist, VC Young Artist Ioana Cristina Goicea's 26th birthday! A former major prizewinner at the Brahms, Postacchini, Valsesia Musica, Fritz Kreisler and...

Hungarian Composer Béla Bartók was Born On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók was born on this day in 1881 – 138 years ago. Remembered as one of the most influential composers...

Composer and Bandoneon Virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla Was Born On This Day in 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Argentine composer and bandoneon virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla was born on this day in 1921. Dying in 1992, aged 70, he is remembered in history for...

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

French violinist Jacques Thibaud was born on this day in 1880 – 138 years ago. He is remembered as one of the pre-eminent soloists...

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...

Russian-American Violin Pedagogue Josef Gingold Died On This Day in 1995 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Lewis Kaplan – “What Are The Biggest Life Lessons Teaching Has Taught You?” [ADVICE]

VC member Joanna Huang from Taiwan was keen to know what the major life lessons that music pedagogues' teaching experiences have taught them. We threw Joanna’s...

Composer Ernest Bloch Died On This Day in 1959 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch died on this day in 1959 – aged 78. A former Musical Director of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the San...

Remembering Nathan Milstein – Died on this Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein died on this day in 1992 – aged 88. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, he is remembered as...

VC WEB BLOG | Julian Schwarz – “Schoenfeld Comp: Such an Important Part of My Career” [BLOG]

HARBIN - With the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition underway this week in Harbin, China, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to...

VC WEB BLOG | Jules Eskin – In Memoriam (October 20, 1931 – November 16, 2016) [RIP]

VC recently caught up with violinist Emanuel Borok, former Boston Symphony Orchestra colleague with cellist Jules Eskin – who passed away earlier this month, aged 85. In a VC-exclusive blog, the former...

VC WEB BLOG | New Music Advocate Fred Sherry – “Commissioning New Music Dos and Don’ts” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music cello pedagogue and new music advocate, Mr Fred Sherry. In a VC-exclusive...

Violin Virtuoso Nathan Milstein Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein died on this day in 1992 – aged 88. A protégé of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye,...

Hungarian Violinist and Conductor Tibor Varga Died On This Day In 2003 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and conductor Tibor Varga died on this day in 2003 – aged 82. A student of Carl Flesch and Jeno Hubay, Maestro Varga...

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