ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu!

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Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu’s 20th birthday. A student of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin at The Juilliard School, he currently performs on the 1722 ‘Ex-Lord Wandsworth’ Stradivarius,...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Philippe Hirschhorn Died On This Day in 1996, Aged Just 50

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Latvian-born violin virtuoso Philippe Hirschhorn died on this day in 1996, from a brain tumor, aged just 50. His famed students included Janine Jansen, Philippe...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Double Bass Virtuoso Edgar Meyer!

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A musician of great diversity, his collaborations have spanned a wide range of musical styles and talents, including projects with Joshua Bell, Yo-Yo Ma,...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Henri Temianka Was Born On This Day in 1906

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Scottish-born violin virtuoso Henri Temianka was born on this day in 1906.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-1zzmLlMsU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 HENRI TEMIANKA & JOANNA GRAUDAN | WIENIAWSKI | POLONAISE NO. 2 IN A...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist & Pedagogue Jakob Dont Died On This Day in 1888

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Austrian violinist and pedagogue Jakob Dont died on this day in 1888. Dont is remembered in history as one of the greatest violin teachers of all...

ON THIS DAY | Khachaturian Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1940

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Aram Khachaturian Violin Concerto in D minor premiered on this day in 1940. The first performance was given by violinist David Oistrakh, in Moscow.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFAmOkBtK2I&showinfo=0&autohide=1 HAIK KAZAZYAN...

ON THIS DAY | Cellist Leonard Rose Died On This Day in 1984

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Celebrated American cellist and pedagogue Leonard Rose died on this day in 1984 from leukemia – aged 66. His famed students included: Yo-Yo Ma,...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY | Happy Birthday, Daniel Barenboim!

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Today is Argentine-Israeli piano virtuoso and conductor Daniel Barenboim’s 78th birthday. He currently holds musical Directorships at La Scala, the Berlin State Opera and the...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Toscha Seidel Died On This Day in 1962

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

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Leonid Kogan Was Born On This Day in 1924

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Soviet violinist Leonid Kogan was born on this day in 1924. For much of his performance career he concertized on the 1733 ‘ex-Burmester’ Guarneri del Gesu.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1hpE0ttUzE LEONID...

ON THIS DAY | Elgar Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1910

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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 Elgar...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist & Pedagogue Felix Galimir Died On This Day in 1999

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Austrian-born American violinist and pedagogue, Felix Galimir died on this day in 1999 – aged 89. A student of Adolf Bak, Simon Pullman and Carl...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Artist Jennifer Pike!

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Today is British violinist, VC Artist Jennifer Pike’s 31st birthday!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p59w0qbJC8A VC ARTIST JENNIFER PIKE & PETR LIMONOV | SZYMANOWSKI VIOLIN SONATA IN D MINOR  |...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Artist William Hagen!

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Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist William Hagen’s 28th birthday!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdRmnjzpKT4&t=1007s VC YOUNG ARTIST WILLIAM HAGEN | KORNGOLD VIOLIN CONCERTO | CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH & FRANKFURT...

ON THIS DAY | Brahms' 1st Violin Sonata Premiered On This Day in 1879

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Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major Op. 78 premiered on this day in 1879 - in Bonn. A much loved standard in today's...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Kerson Leong, 23 – Menuhin Competition 1st Prize Winner

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An Associated Artist at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, where he was mentored by Augustin Dumay, Kerson is a former Junior 1st...

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