Friday, March 24, 2017

Belgian Violinist Arthur Grumiaux Was born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux was born on this day in 1921 – 96 years ago. Dying in 1986, aged just 65, he is remembered as...

French Cello Pedagogue, Paul Tortelier Was Born on This Day in 1914 [VIDEO]

French cellist Paul Tortelier was born on this day in 1914 - 103 years ago. A student of  Louis Feuillard and Gérard Hekking at the Paris Conservatoire,...

Violin Maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume Died on This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume died on this day in 1875. Widely regarded as one of the eminent instrument makers of all time, Vuillaume's violins have...

American Violinist Joan Field Died On This Day in 1988 – Aged 73 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Joan Field died on this day in 1988 – aged 73. A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu, Ms Field...

Today is Japanese Viola Virtuoso Nobuko Imai’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese viola virtuoso Nobuko Imai's birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and Geneva International Music...

American Violin Virtuoso Aaron Rosand Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violin virtuoso and pedagogue Aaron Rosand‘s 90th birthday. A student of Leon Sametini and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Rosand has enjoyed a prolific...

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 premiered on this day in 1845 – 172 years ago. The first performance was given by...

American Violinist David Nadien was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist David Nadien was born on this day in 1926. A student of Adolfo Betti, Ivan Galamian and Adolph Busch, Mr Nadien is a...

Violinist and Conductor Eugene Ormandy Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-born violinist and conductor Eugene Ormandy died on this day in 1985 – 32 years ago – aged 85. Maestro Ormandy is remembered as one...

Violinist and Conductor Yehudi Menuhin Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born British violin virtuoso and conductor Yehudi Menuhin died on this day in 1999 – 18 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger, George Enescu and Adolf...

Violinist and Composer Antonio Bazzini Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Antonio Bazzini was born on this day in 1818. Remembered as one of the celebrated violin virtuosi of the 19th Century,...

Composer and Bandoneon Virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Argentine composer and bandoneon virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla was born on this day in 1921. Dying in 1992, aged 70, he is remembered in history for...

Violinist & Composer Pablo de Sarasate Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo de Sarasate was born on this day in 1844 – 173 years ago. Remembered as one of the most...

American Composer Samuel Barber Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Samuel Barber was born on this day in 1910 – 107 years ago. Dying in 1981, aged 70, Barber is remembered as one...

Lithuanian Theremin Virtuoso Clara Rockmore Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lithuanian theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore was born on this day in 1911 – 106 years ago. A violin child prodigy, she studied with acclaimed pedagogue...

Composer Sir William Walton Died On This Day in 1983 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British composer Sir William Walton died on this day in 1983 – aged 80. His signature works include his Symphony No. 1, 'Facade – An...

Australian Violin Virtuoso Alma Moodie Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Australian violin virtuoso Alma Moodie died on this day in 1943 – aged just 44. Widely regarded as one of Europe's foremost soloists during the...

Today is Australian VC Artist Ray Chen’s 28th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian violin virtuoso, VC Artist Ray Chen's 28th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand,...

Today is Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s 42nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin's 42nd birthday! A protege of Maestro Carlo Maria Giulini, he has served principal conducting positions with the Orchestre...

Conductor Lorin Maazel Was Born On This Day in 1930 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American conductor, violinist and composer Maestro Lorin Maazel was born on this day in 1930. A child prodigy, he made his conducting debut at 8...

Today is Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita’s 25th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita’s 25th birthday. A graduate of the Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Paris, where he studied with Svetlin Roussev, Tatsuki...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jascha Brodsky Died On This Day in 1997 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Jascha Brodsky died on this day in 1997 – 20 years ago – aged 89. A student of Lucien Capet,...

Proms Founder Sir Henry Joseph Wood was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

English conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood was born on this day in 1869. Dying in 1944, he is remembered in history as the founder...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Giovanni Battista Viotti Died on This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and composer Giovanni Battista Viotti died on this day in 1824. Viotti is remembered in history as the teacher of Pierre Rode,...

Belgian Virtuoso Mathieu Crickboom Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian virtuoso Mathieu Crickboom was born on this day in 1871. Dying in 1947, he is remembered in history as the dedicatee of Eugene Ysaye’s...

Today is Latvian-German Violinist Gidon Kremer’s 70th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Latvian-German violinist Gidon Kremer's 70th birthday. A student of David Oistrakh, Maestro Kremer is widely regarded as one of the most celebrated musicians...

Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 20th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 20th birthday! A student of Augustin Dumay at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Kerson is a former Junior 1st...

American Violin Virtuoso Eugene Fodor Died On This Day in 2011 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor died on this day in 2011. A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, he was a former...

American Violinist Guila Bustabo was Born on This Day in 1916 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo was born on this day in 1916 – 101 years ago. A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she...

American Cellist David Soyer Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American cellist David Soyer died on this day in 2010 - one day after his 87th birthday. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Pablo Casals,...

Composer Franz Waxman Died On This Day in 1967 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-American composer Franz Waxman died on this day in 1967 from cancer – aged 59. A prolific composer, he left a legacy of over 150...

English Violinist Albert Sammons was Born on This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English violin virtuoso Albert Sammons was born on this day in 1886 – 131 years ago. Largely a self-taught violinist, he is remembered particularly for...

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