Saturday, February 16, 2019

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...

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 – 110 years ago. Dying in 1989, Maestro von Karajan is remembered as...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Ida Haendel’s 90th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violin virtuoso Ida Haendel’s 90th birthday! A student of Carl Flesch and George Enescu, she is widely respected as one of the preeminent...

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...

Polish Violinist Josef Hassid Died On This Day in 1950 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violinist Josef Hassid died on this day in 1950 – aged just 26. Battling schizophrenia for much of his adult life, Mr Hassid...

Remembering Violinist Erika Morini – and Her Stolen 1727 ‘Davidoff’ Stradivarius [PLEASE SHARE]

Austrian-born violin virtuoso Erika Morini was born on this day in 1904 - 115 years ago. A protege of Otakar Ševčík, Ms Morini 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...

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...

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...

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze’s 22nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze's 22nd birthday! A student of Professor Ana Chumachenko at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Veriko is a former 1st prize...

Russian-Born 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...

Maurice Ravel’s ‘Tzigane’ Premiered On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Maurice Ravel’s showpiece 'Tzigane' premiered on this day in 1924 - 94 years ago. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Jelly d'Arányi, in London...

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...

American Violin Virtuoso Berl Senofsky Died On This Day in 2002 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Berl Senofsky died on this day in 2002 - aged 76. A student of Louis Persinger and Ivan Galamian, Mr Senofsky was a...

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...

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber’s 66th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 66th birthday! A student of Pierre Fournier, Mr Lloyd Webber has premiered a number of important works including Cello...

Russian Cello Virtuoso Mstislav Rostropovich Died On This Day in 2007 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian cello virtuoso Mstislav Rostropovich died on this day in 2007 - aged 80. A strong advocate of new music, he premiered over 100...

Today is VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li’s 22nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Chinese VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li's 22nd birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand and Ida Kavafian,...

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...

Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Born On This Day 118 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz was born on this day in 1901 – 118 years ago. A protégé of Leopold Auer, he is remembered in history as one of...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Joshua Bell’s 51st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violin virtuoso Joshua Bell's 51st birthday! A student of legendary Russian pedagogue Josef Gingold, Joshua serves as Music Director of the Academy...

Austrian-Born Violin Virtuoso Erika Morini Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violin virtuoso Erika Morini was born on this day in 1904 – 115 years ago. Tragically her 1727 ‘Davidoff’ Stradivarius and a number of...

Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Died On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre died on this day in 1987 from Multiple Sclerosis – aged 42. Despite being forced to retire from the...

American Violinist Guila Bustabo Died on This Day in 2002 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo died on this day in 2002 – aged 86. A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she is remembered as one...

Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Died On This Day in 1987 – Aged 86 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz died on this day in 1987 – aged 86. A protege of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as arguably the greatest violinist...

Today is Violinist Andrés Cárdenes’ 60th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Cuban-born violinist Andrés Cárdenes' 60th birthday! Mr Cárdenes served as Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years – and currently...

Today is American Composer John Williams’ 87th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American composer, conductor and pianist John Williams’ 87th birthday. The recipient of 3 Emmy Awards, 5 Academy Awards and 21 Grammy Awards, he...

Today is Norwegian Cellist Truls Mørk’s 57th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian cello virtuoso Truls Mørk's 57th birthday! A student of Natalia Shakhovskaya, Mr. Mørk is a former prize winner at the Tchaikovsky, Naumburg...

Today is Violinist Christian Tetzlaff’s 52nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff's 52nd birthday! A student of Uwe-Martin Haiberg and Walter Levin, he is widely respected as one of today's...

Today is Israeli-American Violin Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s 73rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli-American violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s 73rd birthday! A protégé of Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, Mr Perlman is widely regarded as one the greatest violinists of the...

Today is German-American Violinist David Garrett’s 36th Birthday [ON-THIS DAY]

Today is German-American violinist David Garrett's 36th birthday. A protege of Ida Haendel and Itzhak Perlman, David at the age of 13 became the youngest...

Violin Virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel Died on This Day in 1979 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violin virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel died on this day in 1979 – aged 67. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered as one of...

Violinist George Enescu Died On This Day in 1955 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu died on this day in 1955 – aged 73. Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues...

Today is South Korean Violin Virtuoso Dong-Suk Kang’s 64th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean violin virtuoso Dong-Suk Kang's 64th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he is a former prize winner at the...

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 - 127 years ago. Dying in 1953, Prokofiev is remembered as one of the...

Legendary Soviet Violin Virtuoso David Oistrakh Died On This Day in 1974 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet violin virtuoso David Oistrakh died on this day in 1974 – aged 66. He is widely celebrated as one of the preeminent violinists...

Today is TwoSet Violinist Brett Yang’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian funster, TwoSet Violinist's Brett Yang's 26th birthday! A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, he is a former Concertmaster of the...

Today is Russian Violin Virtuoso Victor Pikayzen’s 86th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is celebrated Russian violin virtuoso Victor Pikayzen's 86th birthday. A protege of David Oistrakh, he is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Queen...

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 – 115 years ago. Maestro Piatigorsky served as principal cellist of the...

Today Is Romanian Violinist Silvia Marcovici’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born violin virtuoso, Silvia Marcovici's birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Long-Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu International Violin Competitions, she is...

Today is Austrian Violinist & Conductor Thomas Zehetmair’s 57th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair’s 57th birthday. He is a founding member of the Zehetmair Quartet – and has served guest conducting...

Composer Johannes Brahms Born On This Day in 1833 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms was born on this day in 1833 – 185 years ago. He passed away from liver and pancreas cancer in 1897,...

Today is German-American Violinist David Garrett’s 38th Birthday [ON-THIS DAY]

Today is German-American violinist David Garrett’s 38th birthday! A protégé of Ida Haendel and Itzhak Perlman, David, at the age of 13, became the youngest artist in history to...

Violinist Leonid Kogan Was Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violinist Leonid Borisovich Kogan was born on this day in 1924 – 94 years ago. Dying in 1982, aged just 58 from a heart...

Today is Israeli-Born Violin Virtuoso Ivry Gitlis’ 96th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli violin virtuoso Ivry Gitlis’ 96th birthday! A student of Carl Flesch, George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud, Mr Gitlis is widely respsected as one of the pre-eminent virtuosi...

Today is American Violinist Frank Almond’s 55th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Frank Almond's 55th birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay, Michael Tseitlin, Felix Galimir and Joseph Silverstein, Mr Almond is...

Today is Korean-American Violin Virtuoso Sarah Chang’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American violin virtuoso Sarah Chang's birthday. A recognised child protégé of Dorothy DeLay and The Juilliard School, Sarah made her professional debut with...

Polish Violin Virtuoso Josef Hassid Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violin virtuoso Josef Hassid was born on this day in 1923 – 95 years ago. A prodigious student of Carl Flesch, he was destined...

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Premiered On This Day in 1806 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1806 – 212 years ago. The first performance was given by Austrian...

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