ON THIS DAY | American Cellist David Soyer Died in 2010

American cellist David Soyer died on this day in 2010, aged 87. He served long term teaching positions on faculty at the Curtis Institute of...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Efrem Zimbalist Died in 1985

Russian-born violinist, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist died on this day in 1985, aged 94. A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as one of...

ON THIS DAY | Violist Lionel Tertis Died in 1975

English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis died on this day in 1975, aged 98.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwXpg0l2VtE&showinfo=0&autohide=1 LIONEL TERTIS & HARRIET COHEN | BRAHMS | VIOLA SONATA NO. 1...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Zvi Zeitlin Was Born in 1922

Russian-born American violinist and pedagogue Zvi Zeitlin was born on this day in 1922. He passed away in 2012 - aged 90.

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Joseph Szigeti Died in 1973

Hungarian violinist Joseph Szigeti died on this day in 1973, aged 80. A protégée of Jeno Hubay, he is remembered as one of the eminent violinists...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Violinist Gil Shaham!

Today is Israeli-American violin soloist Gil Shaham’s 50th birthday. Gil currently performs on the 1699 Comtesse de Polignac Stradivarius.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uvvDk5mfhs GIL SHAHAM | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D...

ON THIS DAY | Glazunov Violin Concerto Premiered in 1905

Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto in A Minor Op. 82 premiered on this day in 1905. The 20-minute, continuous work is a much loved standard in...

ON THIS DAY | Composer & Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Was Born in 1820

Belgian composer and violinist Henri Vieuxtemps was born on this day in 1820. His major contributions to the string repertoire include 7 violin concertos, 2...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Composer John Corigliano!

Today is Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Corigliano's 83rd birthday. A graduate of Columbia University and the Manhattan School of Music, he currently holds a...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Violinist Victor Pikayzen!

Professor Pikayzen served a long term teaching position on faculty at the Moscow Conservatory, with his famed students including VC Artists Igor Pikayzen and...

ON THIS DAY | Comedian & Violinist Jack Benny Was Born in 1894

American comedian, vaudevillian and violinist Jack Benny was born on this day in 1894.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EofKXc-EOo&showinfo=0&autohide=1 JACK BENNY & ISAAC STERN | BACH | DOUBLE VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MINOR...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Émile Sauret Died in 1920

French violin virtuoso and composer Émile Sauret died on this day in 1920, aged 67.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_xiGP7QQ-4&showinfo=0&autohide=1 VC YOUNG ARTIST TATSUKI NARITA | PAGANINI VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 IN D...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Louis Persinger Was Born in 1887

American violinist, pianist and pedagogue Louis Persinger was born on this day in 1887.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCGNomI7RJM&t=6s LOUIS PERSINGER | MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO IN E MINOR | MASTERCLASS    

ON THIS DAY | Barber Violin Concerto Premiered in 1941

Samuel Barber Violin Concerto Op. 14 premiered on this day in 1941. It is a much loved and performed staple in today's violin concert...

ON THIS DAY | American Violinist Louis Kaufman Died in 1994

American violinist Louis Kaufman died on this day in 1994 – aged 88. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJK7LxvHbmQ LOUIS KAUFMAN | SAINT-SAENS VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 3 IN B MINOR  |...



VC YOUNG ARTIST | Veriko Tchumburidze, 24 — Wieniawski Competition 1st Prize

A student of Professor Ana Chumachenko at Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Veriko is a former 1st prize winner at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young...