Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Russian-born American Violin Virtuoso Nathan Milstein Was Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein was born on this day in 1904. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, he...

Today is Israeli Violin Virtuoso and Pedagogue Shmuel Ashkenasi’s 76th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli violin virtuoso and pedagogue Shmuel Ashkenasi's 76th birthday. A student of Ilona Feher and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Ashkenasi is a former...

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 Polish-Australian Virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska’s 88th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Polish-Australian virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska's 88th birthday. A protege of Ede Zathureczki, Tadeusz Wroński and Henryk Szeryng, Ms Wilkomirska is a former prize winner...

Russian-American Pedagogue Josef Gingold Died On This Day in 1995 – Aged 85 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-American violin virtuoso and pedagogue Josef Gingold died on this day in 1995 – aged 85. He is remembered as one of the most influential...

Today is Italian-Born American Virtuoso Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian-born American virtuoso Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg's birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Ms Salerno-Sonnenberg is a former...

Today is Soviet-Israeli Cellist Mischa Maisky’s 69th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-Israeli cellist Mischa Maisky’s 69th birthday. A student of Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky, he is widely regarded as one of the finest...

Famed French Cellist Pierre Fournier Died On This Day in 1986 – Aged 79 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Famed French cellist Pierre Fournier died on this day in 1986 – aged 79. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is remembered...

Revolutionary French Violin Pedagogue and Composer Lucien Capet Was Born On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Revolutionary French violin pedagogue and composer Lucien Capet was born on this day in 1873. He served a long-term teaching position at the Société Sainte-Cécile de Bordeaux – during...

British Violinist and Conductor Iona Brown Was Born On This Day in 1941 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist and conductor Iona Brown was born on this day in 1941 - 76 years ago. Ms Brown was the former Music Director of...

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...

Composer Max Bruch Was Born On This Day In 1838 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Max Bruch was born on this day in 1838 – 179 years ago. Dying in 1920, Bruch composed over 200 works - including 3 symphonies, 3 violin concerti, 'Scottish...

Remembering Violinist Erika Morini – and Her Stolen 1727 ‘Davidoff’ Stradivarius [PLEASE SHARE]

Austrian-born violin virtuoso Erika Morini was born on this day in 1904 - 113 years ago. A protege of Otakar Ševčík, Ms Morini is remembered as one of...

Austrian-born Violin Virtuoso Erika Morini Was Born On This Day in 1904 – 113 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violin virtuoso Erika Morini was born on this day in 1904 – 113 years ago. Tragically her 1727 ‘Davidoff’ Stradivarius and a number of...

Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 1 Premiered On This Day in 1868 – 149 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor Op. 26 premiered on this day in 1868 – 148 years ago. The first performance was...

Today is Hungarian Cellist Miklós Perényi’s 68th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian cellist Miklós Perényi’s 68th birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Pablo Casals International Cello Competition, Professor Perenyi has served a...

Composer & Violinist Josef Suk Sr Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech composer and violinist Josef Suk Sr was born on this day in 1874 – 143 years ago. Dying in 1935, Maestro Suk composed a...

Today is VC Young Artist, Cellist Benedict Kloeckner’s 28th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist, cellist Benedict Kloeckner's 28th birthday. A student of Frans Helmerson and Gary Hoffman at the Kronberg Academy, Benedict is a former...

Hungarian Composer and Violinist Karl Goldmark Died On This Day in 1915 – Aged 84 [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...

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

British viola virtuoso, Lionel Tertis was born on this day in 1876 – 140 years ago. Dying in 1975, he is remembered as one of...

Spanish Cello Virtuoso Pablo Casals Was Born On This Day in 1876 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish cello virtuoso Pablo Casals was born on this day in 1876 – 140 years ago. Maestro Casals is remembered as one of the finest...

German-American Composer Paul Hindemith Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-American composer Paul Hindemith died on this day in 1963. A prolific composer, his contributions to the string repertoire include 6 violin sonatas, a violin...

French Composer Maurice Ravel Died On This Day in 1937 – Aged 62 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Maurice Ravel died on this day in 1937 - aged 62. Along with Claude Debussy, he is remembered as one of the most...

Today is Bulgarian Violinist VC Artist Bella Hristova’s 31st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Bulgarian violin virtuoso Bella Hristova’s 31st birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Bella is a former 1st prize...

Polish Violin Virtuoso Josef Hassid Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violin virtuoso Josef Hassid was born on this day in 1923 – 93 years ago. A prodigious student of Carl Flesch, he was destined...

American Comedian and Violinist Jack Benny Died On This Day in 1974 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American comedian, vaudevillian, actor and violinist Jack Benny died on this day in 1974 – aged 80. He is remembered as one of America’s leading...

British Violinist Hugh Bean Died On This Day in 2003 – Aged 74 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist Hugh Bean died on this day in 2003 – aged 74. A student of Albert Sammons and André Gertler, Maestro Bean served as...

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Premiered On This Day in 1806 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1806 – 210 years ago. The first performance was given by Austrian...

Today is American Violinist Glenn Dicterow’s 68th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Glenn Dicterow's 68th birthday. A student of Ivan Galamian, Jascha Heifetz and Henryk Szeryng, Mr Dicterow served as Concertmaster of the...

Today is South Korean Cellist Han-Na Chang‘s 34th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean cellist and conductor Han-Na Chang‘s 34th birthday! A protege of Mischa Maisky and Mstislav Rostropovich, she shot to international fame in...

Today is Korean’s VC Young Artist Yoojin Jang’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean VC Young Artist Yoojin Jang’s 26th birthday! A Doctoral student of Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory, Yoojin is a former...

Italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi Was Born On This Day in 1683 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Carlo Bergonzi was born on this day in 1683. He is remembered as one of Antonio Stradivari's greatest pupils – later inheriting Stradivari's...

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