ON THIS DAY | American Cellist David Soyer Died in 2010

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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  |...

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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...

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