Sunday, February 11, 2018

Today is VC Artist Ivan Karizna’s 26th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belarusian cellist, VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna’s 26th birthday. A student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy, Ivan is a former major...

Barber Violin Concerto Op. 14 Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Samuel Barber Violin Concerto Op. 14 premiered on this day in 1941 – 77 years ago. The first performance was given by Albert Spalding with...

Violinist & Composer Ole Bull Born On This Day in 1810 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian violinist and composer Ole Bull was born on this day in 1810 - 208 years ago. Bull is remembered as one of the preeminent virtuosi of...

Polish-American Violinist Piotr Janowski Born On This Day in 1951 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violinist Piotr Janowski was born on this day in 1951 – 67 years ago. A student of Ivan Galamian, Zino Francescatti, Henryk Szeryng and Jascha Heifetz, Mr Janowski was a former...

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American conductor Erich Leinsdorf was born on this day in 1912 – 106 years ago. Dying in 1993, Maestro Leinsdorf served prestigious conducting positions...

Violin Virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova died on this day in 2010 – aged 81. A student of Lillia Kossodo and Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Shkolnikova was...

Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Born On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler was born on this day in 1875 – 143 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the...

Violinist Jascha Heifetz Born On This Day 117 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz was born on this day in 1901 – 117 years ago. A protégé of Leopold Auer, he is remembered in history as one of...

Today is Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 29th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Nikki is a former...

Today is VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot’s 24th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot’s 24th birthday! A graduate student of Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School, Blake is a former 1st prize winner of the...

Austrian Composer Franz Schubert Born On This Day in 1797 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Franz Schubert was born on this day in 1797. Despite dying aged just 31, he was tremendously prolific - outputting 9 symphonies, more than...

Today Is American Cellist Lynn Harrell’s 74th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist Lynn Harrell's 74th birthday! A protege of Leonard Rose and Orlando Cole, Mr Harrell is widely respected as one of the...

Today Is Romanian Violinist Silvia Marcovici’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born violin virtuoso, Silvia Marcovici's birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Long-Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu International Violin Competitions, she is...

Polish-American Violinist Bronislav Gimpel Was Born On This Day in 1911 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violin virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel was born on this day in 1911 – 107 years ago. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered...

Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Died On This Day in 1962 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-American violin virtuoso & composer Fritz Kreisler died on this day in 1962, from a heart condition - aged 86. He is widely regarded as...

Today Is Taiwanese-American Violinist Cho-Liang Lin’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Cho-Liang Lin's 58th birthday! A protege of Dorothy DeLay, Jimmy has made appearances with virtually every major orchestra in the world...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Renaud Capuçon’s 42nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Renaud Capuçon’s 42nd birthday! A protégé of Gérard Poulet, he is widely regarded as one of today’s finest violin soloists and chamber...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Born On This Day in 1756 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this day in 1756 – 262 years ago. Mozart is remembered in history as one of the most prolific and...

Today is German VC Young Artist Sarah Christian’s 28th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German VC Young Artist Sarah Christian’s 28th birthday. A student of Professor Igor Ozim and Antje Weithass, Sarah is a former major prize...

Today is Canadian Violinist James Ehnes’ 42nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist James Ehnes’ 42nd birthday. A protégé of Sally Thomas and The Juilliard School, James is widely regarded as one of today’s foremost virtuosi –...

Today is Venezuelan Conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s 37th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s 37th birthday! Maestro Dudamel currently serves as the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and the Los Angeles...

Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Born On This Day in 1945 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre was born on this day in 1945 – 73 years ago. Passing away in 1987, aged just 42, she is remembered...

Today is Soviet-born Violin Virtuoso Boris Belkin’s 70th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born violin virtuoso Boris Belkin’s 70th birthday. A protégé of Yuri Yankelevich, Felix Andrievsky and Isaac Stern, Mr Belkin is widely respected as one of the finest...

Today is Russian Violist Yuri Bashmet’s 65th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violist Yuri Bashmet’s 65th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost violists – performing regularly with the world’s finest...

American Composer Samuel Barber Died On This Day in 1981 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Samuel Barber died on this day in 1981, 37 years ago – aged 70. His signature works include ‘Adagio for Strings’ and his Violin Concerto...

German Virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff Born On This Day in 1898 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff was born on this day in 1898 – 120 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists...

Iranian-born Armenian Violinist Ivan Galamian Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Iranian-born Armenian violinist Ivan Galamian was born on this day in 1903 – 115 years ago. A student of French pedagogue Lucien Capet, he is remembered as...

German Violinist August Wilhelmj Died On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist August Wilhelmj died on this day in 1908, 110 years ago – aged 62. Wilhelmj was regarded as one of the most celebrated...

Today is Spanish Tenor & Conductor Plácido Domingo’s 77th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Spanish tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo’s 77th birthday. Maestro Domingo is widely regarded as one of the finest and most versatile musicians of the...

Today is Italian Violin Virtuoso Uto Ughi’s 74th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Uto Ughi’s 74th birthday. A student of Georges Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin, he is recognised as one of the finest violinists of the last century –...

Today is Hungarian Conductor Iván Fischer’s 67th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer’s 67th birthday. Maestro Fischer has held prestigious conducting positions with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic...

French Romantic Composer Ernest Chausson Born On This Day in 1855 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French romantic composer Ernest Chausson was born on this day in 1855 – 163 years ago. His signature works include a symphony, two symphonic poems,...

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