Saturday, September 19, 2020

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Young Artist Moné Hattori!

A student of Akiko Tatsumi at the Toho Gakuen School of Music and Zakhar Bron at the Bron Academy, Moné Hattori is a former 1st prize winner at the Lipinski &...

ON THIS DAY | French Violinist Christian Ferras Died On This Day in 1982

French violinist Christian Ferras died on this day in 1982 – aged just 49. A student of Charles Bistesi and George Enescu, he is remembered a one...

ON THIS DAY | Pianist & Composer Clara Schumann Born On This Day

The wife of composer Robert Schumann, she is remembered as one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era - credited with changing...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday Violinist & Conductor Vladimir Spivakov!

A student of Yuri Yankelevich, Vladimir Spivakov is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Montreal and Tchaikovsky International Violin Competitions. He is best known...

ON THIS DAY | Australian Violinist Alma Moodie Was Born On This Day in 1898

Dying in 1943, aged 44, during an air-raid on Germany, she was a student of Carl Flesch and had established an excellent reputation as...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Mihaela Martin!

A student of Stefan Gheorghiu, Mihaela is a former major prize winner at the Indianapolis, Tchaikovsky, Montreal, Queen Elisabeth and Sion International Violin Competitions. She...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Miriam Fried!

A protege of Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, Ms Fried is a former 1st prize winner at the Paganini and Queen Elisabeth International Violin...

ON THIS DAY | Italian Tenor Luciano Pavarotti Died in 2007

Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti died on this day in 2007. Maestro Pavarotti is remembered as one of the finest tenors of all time. He passed away...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Artist Paul Huang!

A graduate of The Juilliard School, Paul is a former 1st prize winner at the Sion Valais International Violin Competition and the Young Concert Artists...

ON THIS DAY | American Composer John Cage Was Born in 1912

American composer, music theorist, writer and artist John Cage was born on this day in 1912. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music and non-standard use...

ON THIS DAY | Hungarian Violin Virtuoso Joseph Szigeti Was Born in 1892

Hungarian violin virtuoso Joseph Szigeti was born on this day in 1892. A strong advocate of new music, he was the dedicatee of a number...

Happy Birthday, Violinist Patrice Fontanarosa! [ON-THIS-DAY]

A former prize winner at the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Violin Competition, Patrice Fontanarosa served as Concertmaster of the Orchestre National de France and Music Director...

Happy Birthday, Gautier Capuçon! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French cellist Gautier Capuçon's 39th birthday! A protégé of Annie Cochet-Zakine, Philippe Muller and Heinrich Schiff, Gautier today performs regularly as a soloist with...

ON THIS DAY | Czech Conductor & Violinist Václav Neumann Died in 1995

He held principal conducting positions with the Komische Oper Berlin, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and the Czech Philharmonic – and is particularly remembered as a champion...

ON THIS DAY | Today is Violin Virtuoso Vadim Repin’s 49th Birthday!

Today is Belgian-Russian violin virtuoso Vadim Repin’s 49th birthday! A protégé of Zakhar Bron, he is a former 1st prize winner at the Wienaiwski and Queen Elisabeth International Violin...

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Comprising highly gifted young international string soloists, aged 14 to 25, the 28 young members individually hold over 80 national and international competition prizes...

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