Friday, July 3, 2020

Conductor Pierre Monteux Died On This Day in 1964 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French-American conductor Pierre Monteux died on this day in 1964. He served principal conducting positions with The Metropolitan Opera, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,...

Today is Conductor & Composer Esa-Pekka Salonen’s 62nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Finnish conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen's 62nd birthday! Esa-Pekka has served Principal Conducting positions with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Swedish...

Italian Violinist & Pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi Died On This Day in 1978 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated Italian violinist and pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi died on this day in 1978 - aged 76. A student of Eugene Ysaye, throughout his six decade...

Czech Conductor Rafael Kubelík Was Born On This Day in 1914 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech conductor Rafael Kubelík was born on this day in 1914. Dying in 1996, Maestro Kubelik is remembered as one of the most eminent conductors...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter's birthday!  A student of Erna Honigberger and Aida Stucki, Ms Mutter is widely regarded as one of the most...

Conductor Sergiu Celibidache Was Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Luminary Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache was born on this day in 1912. Dying in 1996, Maestro Celibidache is celebrated as one of the pre-eminent conductors of...

Violinist Joseph Joachim Was Born On This Day in 1931 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Joseph Joachim was born on this day in 1831. Dying in 1907, Joachim is remembered as one of the most...

Today is Violinist Elmar Oliveira’s 70th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Portuguese-American violinist Elmar Oliveira's 70th birthday! A student of Ariana Bronne and Raphael Bronstein, he is a former 1st Prize winner at the Tchaikovsky...

Conductor Claudio Abbado Was Born On This Day in 1933 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Acclaimed Italian conductor Claudio Abbado was born on this day in 1933. Maestro Abbado is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent conductors of the...

Today is Violist VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout’s 25th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout's 25th birthday. A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, and a current student of Nobuko Imai at the Kronberg Academy,...

French Cellist Pierre Fournier Was Born On This Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French cello virtuoso Pierre Fournier was born on this day in 1906. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is remembered as one of...

Italian Luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Was Born On This Day in 1711 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini was born on this day in 1711. He is remembered as one of the finest stringed instrument craftsmen of all...

Today is Australian VC Artist Suyeon Kang’s 31st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian VC Artist Suyeon Kang’s 31st birthday! A graduate of the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, Suyeon is a former prize...

Violinist & Vega Bow Inventor Emil Telmanyi Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and inventor Emil Telmanyi was born on this day in 1892. Dying in 1988, he is remembered in history for having invented the experimental...

Today is French Violinist & Pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 71st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist and pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 71st birthday! A student of Jascha Heifetz, Mr Amoyal is a former prize winner at the Paganini and...

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