Thursday, April 27, 2017

Today is Canadian Violinist Corey Cerovsek’s 45th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist Corey Cerovsek’s 45th birthday! A recognised child prodigy, he made his professional debut aged just 9 - and graduated from Indiana...

Today is Violinist Christian Tetzlaff’s 51st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff's 51st birthday! A student of Uwe-Martin Haiberg and Walter Levin, he is widely respected as one of today's...

Composer Sergei Prokofiev Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Prokofiev was born on this day in 1891 - 126 years ago. Dying in 1953, Prokofiev is remembered as one of the...

French Composer Édouard Lalo Died On This Day in 1892 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Édouard Lalo died on this day in 1892. Lalo's signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto in D Minor – and...

Lord Yehudi Menuhin Born On This Day 101 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lord Yehudi Menuhin was born on this day 101 years ago. A student of Louis Persinger, Georges Enescu and Adolf Busch, he is remembered as one of...

Russian Violinist & Pedagogue Efrem Zimbalist Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist was born on this day in 1890. A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as one of the...

Austrian Violinist Willi Boskovsky Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist and conductor Willi Boskovsky died on this day in 1991 – aged 81. Maestro Boskovsky served as Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra...

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze’s 21st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze's 21st birthday! A student of Professor Ana Chumachenko at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Veriko is a former 1st prize...

Today is VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li’s 21st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Chinese VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li's 21st birthday! A student of Aaron Rosand and Ida Kavafian at the Curtis Institute of Music, Victor is...

Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1936 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Alban Berg's Violin Concerto premiered on this day in Barcelona in 1936. The first performance was given by Ukrainian-American virtuoso Louis Krasner – with Hermann...

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

American violin virtuoso Berl Senofsky was born on this day in 1926. A student of Louis Persinger and Ivan Galamian, Mr Senofsky was a former...

Composer Jean-Baptiste Accolay Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violinist and composer Jean-Baptiste Accolay was born on this day in 1833 – 184 years ago. Accolay’s signature work is his student Violin Concerto in...

Cello Virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American cello virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky was born on this day in 1903 – 114 years ago. Maestro Piatigorsky served as principal cellist of the...

Violinist Ivan Galamian Died On This Day in 1981 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Iranian-born Armenian violinist Ivan Galamian died on this day in 1981 – 36 years ago. A student of French pedagogue Lucien Capet, he is remembered as one...

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber’s 65th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 65th birthday! A student of Pierre Fournier, Mr Lloyd Webber has premiered a number of important works including Cello...

Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 1 premiered on this day in 1987 - in New York City. The first performance was given by American soloist Paul...

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was born on this day in 1908 – 109 years ago. Dying in 1989, Maestro von Karajan is remembered as...

Russian-born American Virtuoso Mischa Elman Died On This Day in 1967 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American virtuoso Mischa Elman died on this day in 1967 – aged 76. Mr Elman is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

Today is VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s 33rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian-German VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s 33rd birthday! A graduate of the Istituto Mascagni and the Juilliard School, he is a former 1st prize...

Composer Johannes Brahms Died On This Day in 1897 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms died on this day in 1897 – 120 years ago. He passed away from liver/pancreas cancer - aged 63. He...

American Violin Pedagogue Dorothy DeLay Was Born On This day in 1917 [ON THIS DAY]

Famed American violin teacher Dorothy DeLay was born on this day in 1917. She is remembered as one of the most respected violin pedagogues of...

Austrian Composer Joseph Haydn was Born on This Day in 1732 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Joseph Haydn was born on this day in 1732 - 285 years ago. Often referred to as the 'Father of the Symphony' and...

Dvořák’s Four ‘Romantic Pieces’ Op. 75 Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Antonín Dvořák's four 'Romantic Pieces' Op. 75 premiered on this day in 1887 – 130 years ago. The first performance was given by Czech violinist...

Hungarian Violinist Jelly d’Arányi Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist Jelly d'Arányi died on this day in 1966 - aged 72. The grand-niece of virtuoso Joseph Joachim, she premiered a number of important works...

American Violin Virtuoso Erick Friedman Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Erick Friedman passed away, from cancer, on this day in 2004 – aged 64. A student of Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein and Jascha Heifetz, he is remembered...

Benjamin Britten Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto Op. 15 was premiered on this day in 1940 – 77 years ago. The first performance was given by Spanish...

English Composer Sir William Walton was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Sir William Walton was born on this day in 1902 – 115 years ago. His signature works include ‘Façade’, the cantata ‘Belshazzar's Feast’,...

Russian Composer Modest Mussorgsky Died On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky died on this day in 1881 – 136 years ago. One of 'The Five', his signature works include the opera 'Boris...

Polish Composer and Pianist Karol Szymanowski Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and pianist Karol Szymanowski died on this day in 1937 – aged 66. Remembered as one of the eminent Polish composers of the...

Russian Composer, Pianist and Conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff Died On This Day in 1943 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff died on this day in 1943. He is remembered as one of the finest pianist of all time...

Today is Russian-Born Violinist Dora Schwarzberg’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violin virtuoso Dora Schwarzberg's birthday. A student of legendary Russian pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Schwarzberg currently serves a distinguished teaching position...

Italian-born British Violin Virtuoso Alfredo Campoli Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-born British violin virtuoso Alfredo Campoli died on this day in 1991 – aged 84. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

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