Friday, June 23, 2017

Virtuoso Violinist Louis Krasner Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Ukrainian-born American virtuoso Louis Krasner was born on this day in 1903 - 114 years ago. A student of Lucien Capet, Otakar Sevcik and Carl Flesch,...

Russian Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov died on this day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov died on this day in 1908 – aged 64. A member of 'The Five', Rimsky-Korsakov is remembered in history as one...

American Violin Virtuoso Berl Senofsky Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Berl Senofsky died on this day in 2002. A student of Louis Persinger and Ivan Galamian, Mr Senofsky is the only American...

American Violinist Pamela Frank Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Pamela Frank's 50th birthday! Ms Frank, a former recipient of the distinguished Avery Fisher Prize, currently holds teaching positions at the Peabody...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Herman Krebbers’ 94th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violin virtuoso Herman Krebbers’ 94th birthday. Maestro Krebbers served as Concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - and held a distinguished teaching...

French Virtuoso Christian Ferras was Born on this Day in 1933 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French virtuoso Christian Ferras was born on this day in 1933 – 84 years ago. A student of Marcel Chailley and George Enescu, he is...

Violinist & Conductor Willi Boskovsky Born On This Day in 1909 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist and conductor Willi Boskovsky was born on this day in 1909 – aged 81. Maestro Boskovsky served as Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic...

Violinist Bronislaw Huberman Died On This Day in 1947 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman died on this day in 1947 – aged 64. A student of Joseph Joachim, Mr Huberman is remembered as one...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer’s 34th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Julia Fischer's 34th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin Competition, Julia is widely regarded as one of today’s...

Today is Cello Virtuoso Johannes Moser’s 38th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Canadian cello virtuoso Johannes Moser’s 38th birthday! A student of Professor David Geringas, Johannes is a former 1st prize winner at the Tchaikovsky...

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...

Violinist & Inventor Emil Telmanyi Died On This Day in 1988 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and inventor Emil Telmanyi died on this day in 1988 – aged 95. He is remembered in history for having invented the...

Violinist Mayuko Kamio Born On This Day in 1986 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese virtuoso Mayuko Kamio’s 31st birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay and Professor Zakhar Bron, Mayuko is a former 1st prize winner at the...

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...

Composer Richard Strauss Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Richard Strauss died on this day in 1949 – aged 85. Strauss' signature works include operas 'Der Rosenkavalier' and 'Salome' and orchestral masterworks...

Composer Ernest Chausson Died On This Day in 1899 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French Romantic composer Ernest Chausson died on this day in 1899 – aged just 44. Chausson died from a freak accident - after losing control...

Schumann Cello Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1860 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor premiered on this day in 1860 - four years after the composer’s death. The first performance was given by...

Today is Polish-American Pianist Emanuel Ax’s 68th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Polish-American pianist Emanuel Ax’s 68th birthday! Mr Ax is a former 1st prize winner of the Rubinstein International Piano Competition - and former...

Violinist & Composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst was born on this day in 1812 - 205 years ago. Ernst is remembered in history as one...

Violinist & Conductor Iona Brown Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist and conductor Iona Brown passed away on this day in 2004 – 13 years ago. Ms Brown is the former Concertmaster and Music...

Today is Argentine Pianist Martha Argerich’s 76th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Argentine pianist Martha Argerich's 76th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva, Chopin and Perruccio Busoni International Piano Competitions, Ms Argerich...

Today is VC Artist Cellist Kian Soltani’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso Kian Soltani's 25th birthday! Praised as one of the most prodigious young concert artists to emerge in recent years,...

Today is Russian Violin Virtuoso Ilya Kaler’s 54th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violin virtuoso Ilya Kaler’s 54th birthday! A student of Leonid Kogan and Viktor Tretiakov, Mr Kaler is a former 1st prize winner...

Today is Dutch Conductor Edo de Waart’s 76th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch conductor Edo de Waart’s 76th birthday! Recognised as one of today’s eminent conductors, Maestro de Waart has served Principal conducting positions with...

Violinist Szymon Goldberg Born On This Day in 1909 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American violinist and conductor Szymon Goldberg was on this day in 1909 – 108 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch, he served as Concertmaster...

Violinist & Composer Niccolo Paganini Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Niccolo Paganini died on this day in 1840 – 177 years ago. Paganini is remembered as one of the most celebrated...

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...

Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata Premiered On This Day in 1803 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9, commonly known as the 'Kreutzer Sonata', was premiered on this day in 1803 – 214 years ago. The first performance...

Today is Violin Virtuoso & Male Model Filip Pogady’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Slovakian violin virtuoso and male model Filip Pogady's 30th birthday! A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Pinchas Zukerman,...

Today is Violinist and Pedagogue Charles Castleman’s 76th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and pedagogue Charles Castleman's 76th birthday! A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold, Henryk Szeryng and David Oistrakh, Mr Castleman is...

Violinist and Composer Emile Sauret Born On This Day in 1852 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin virtuoso and composer Émile Sauret was born on this day in 1852 – 165 years ago. A protege of Charles de Beriot and...

Today is French Violinist Gilles Apap’s 54th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist Gilles Apap's 54th birthday! One of the world's most versatile soloists, Mr Apap is a former 1st prize winner the Menuhin Competition...

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