Saturday, June 16, 2018

Today is German-Canadian Cellist Johannes Moser’s 39th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Canadian cello virtuoso Johannes Moser’s 39th birthday! A student of respected cello pedagogue David Geringas, Johannes is a former 1st prize winner at the...

Today is Japanese Violinist Mayuko Kamio’s 32nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese virtuoso Mayuko Kamio’s 32nd birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay and Zakhar Bron, Mayuko is a former 1st prize winner at the Tchaikovsky...

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 Born On This Day in 1864 – 154 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Richard Strauss was born on this day in 1864 - 154 years ago. Dying in 1949, his signature works include operas Der Rosenkavalier and Salome and orchestral masterworks...

French 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...

German-Swiss Violinist Adolf Busch Died On This Day in 1952 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-Swiss violinist, conductor and composer Adolf Busch died on this day in 1952 - aged 60. A student of Willy Hess and Bram Eldering, he...

Austrian-Born Dutch Violinist & Pedagogue Oskar Back Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born Dutch violinist Oskar Back was born on this day in 1879. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and César Thomson, he served a 42 year...

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...

German Composer Robert Schumann Born On This Day in 1810 – 208 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Robert Schumann was born on this day in 1810 - 208 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musical...

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 - 206 years ago. Ernst is remembered in history as one...

Legendary Violin Pedagogue Leopold Auer Born On This Day in 1845 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist Leopold Auer was born on this day in 1845. Dying in 1930, he is remembered as one of the most important violin pedagogues...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Jaime Laredo’s 77th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Bolivian-American violinist, pedagogue and conductor Jaime Laredo's 77th birthday! A student of Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, Mr Laredo is a former 1st...

Today is American Violinist VC Young Artist Chad Hoopes’ 24th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Chad Hoopes’ 24th birthday! A graduate of the Kronberg Academy, where he studied with Ana Chumachenco, Chad is...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Died On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violin virtuoso Henri Vieuxtemps died on this day in 1881 - aged 61. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jascha Brodsky Was Born On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Jascha Brodsky was born on this day in 1907 - 111 years ago. A student of Lucien Capet, Eugène Ysaÿe and...

Today is Violinist VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer’s 18th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Nathan Meltzer‘s 18th birthday! A student of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin at The Juilliard School, Nathan was awarded 1st prize at the 2017 Windsor Festival International...

Today is Argentinian Pianist Martha Argerich’s 77th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich's 77th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva, Chopin and Perruccio Busoni International Piano Competitions, Ms Argerich...

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 from cancer – aged just 63. Ms Brown was the former Concertmaster...

Conductor & Composer Serge Koussevitzky Died On This Day in 1951 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born conductor, composer and double-bassist Serge Koussevitzky died on this day in 1951 - aged 76. Maestro Koussevitsky served as Music Director of the Boston...

Romanian Violinist & Composer Georges Boulanger Died On This Day in 1958 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violin virtuoso, conductor and composer Georges Boulanger died on this day in 1958 - aged 65. A student of Leopold Auer, and contemporary of Jascha Heifetz,...

Today is Cellist VC Artist Kian Soltani’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso, VC Artist Kian Soltani's 26th birthday! Praised as one of the most prodigious young concert artists to emerge in recent years, Kian...

English Composer Sir Edward Elgar Was Born On This Day in 1857 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Sir Edward Elgar was born on this day in 1857 - 161 years ago. Dying in 1934, his signature works include The Enigma...

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

Polish-born American violinist and conductor Szymon Goldberg was born on this day in 1909 – 109 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch, he served as...

Today is Dutch Conductor Edo de Waart’s 77th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch conductor Edo de Waart’s 77th birthday! Recognised as one of the eminent conductors of the 20th and 21st Centuries, Maestro de Waart...

Austrian Composer Joseph Haydn Died On This Day in 1809 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Joseph Haydn died on this day in 1809 - 209 years ago. Often referred to as the 'Father of the Symphony' and the...

Hungarian Violinist Jelly d’Arányi Born On This Day in 1893 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist Jelly d'Arányi was born on this day in 1893. The grand-niece of virtuoso Joseph Joachim, she premiered a number of important works – including...

Czech Composer & Violinist Josef Suk Sr Died On This Day in 1935 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech composer and violinist Josef Suk Sr died on this day in 1935 – aged 61. Suk Sr composed a large body of piano, chamber...

Austro-Hungarian Composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold Was Born On This Day in 1897 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austro-Hungarian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold was born on this day in 1897. Remembered as one of the founders of film music, he was awarded the...

Composer Görgy Ligeti Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-Austrian contemporary composer Görgy Ligeti was born on this day in 1923 - 95 years ago. A composer who refused to play by the rules,...

Violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan Was Born On This Day in 1915 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan was born on this day in 1915 - 103 years ago. A student of Otakar Sevcik and Julius Winkler, Mr...

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

Italian violinist and composer Niccolo Paganini died on this day in 1840 – 178 years ago. Paganini is remembered as one of the most celebrated...

American Violinist Albert Spalding Died On This Day in 1953 [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...

Today is Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim’s 55th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist David Kim’s 55th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, he is a former prize...

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 – 215 years ago. The first performance...

Today is Violin Virtuoso & Fashion Model Filip Pogady’s 31st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Slovakian violin virtuoso and male fashion model Filip Pogady's 31st birthday! A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Pinchas...

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

French violin virtuoso and composer Émile Sauret was born on this day in 1852 – 166 years ago. A protege of Charles de Beriot and...

Today is Violinist and Pedagogue Charles Castleman’s 77th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and pedagogue Charles Castleman's 77th birthday! A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold, Henryk Szeryng and David Oistrakh, Mr Castleman is...

Today is German Violinist Friedemann Eichhorn’s 47th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violinist Dr Friedemann Eichhorn’s 47th birthday! A graduate of the Mannheim University of Music, Menuhin Music Academy, The Juilliard School and the Johannes...

Today is French Violinist Gilles Apap’s 55th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist Gilles Apap's 55th birthday! One of the world's most versatile soloists, Gilles is a former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin Competition...

German Virtuoso Pianist & Composer Clara Schumann Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso pianist and composer Clara Schumann died on this day in 1896. The wife of composer Robert Schumann, she is remembered as one of...

American Composer Charles Ives Died On This Day in 1954 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Charles Ives died on this day in 1954 - aged 79. He is remembered as America's first composer of international renown – credited...

Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major Premiered On This Day in 1962 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Joseph Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major premiered on this day in 1962. The first performance was given by Czech virtuoso Miloš...

Composer and Conductor Gustav Mahler Died On This Day in 1911 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Late-Romantic Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler died on this day in 1911 – 107 years ago. He is remembered as one of the most...

Composer and Violinist Karl Goldmark Born On This Day in 1830 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and violinist Karl Goldmark was born on this day in 1830. Largely self-taught as a composer, his signature works include the opera Die...

Violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan Died On This Day in 2002 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan died on this day in 2002 – aged 86. A student of Otakar Sevcik and Julius Winkler, Mr Schneiderhan was...

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

Today is American VC Young Artist Sirena Huang's 24th birthday! A graduate of the Juilliard School, where she studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Itzhak Perlman and...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Kristof Barati’s 39th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian violin virtuoso Kristof Barati's 39th birthday! A student of Eduard Wulfson, Miklós Szenthelyi and Vilmos Tátrai, Kristof is a former prize winner...

Today is American Concert Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers’ Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American concert violinist Anne Akiko Meyers' birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where she studied with Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir and Masao Kawasaki,...

Italian Violinist and Pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated Italian violinist and pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi was born on this day in 1902 - 116 years ago. A student of Eugene Ysaye, throughout his...

Conductor Otto Klemperer Born On This Day in 1885 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Otto Klemperer was born on this day in 1885. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century, Maestro Klemperer served principal...

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