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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 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...

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...

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 - 113 years ago. A protege of Otakar Ševčík, Ms Morini is remembered as one of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

American Violinist Joan Field Was Born On This Day in 1915 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Joan Field was born on this day in 1915 – 103 years ago. A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu,...

Composer Johannes Brahms Died On This Day in 1897 – Aged 63 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms died on this day in 1897 – 121 years ago. Brahms passed away from liver and pancreas cancer, aged...

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...

Italian Violinist and Composer Niccolò Paganini Born On This Day in 1782 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini was born on this day in 1782. Dying in 1840, Paganini is remembered as one of the most celebrated...

Russian Violinist Toscha Seidel Died On This Day in 1962 – Aged 62 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violinist Toscha Seidel died on this day in 1962 – aged 62. A protégé of Leopold Auer, Mr Seidel is remembered as one of...

Today is Chinese-American Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s 63rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma's 63rd birthday! He is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent virtuosi string soloists of all time.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN184Ytzmpc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 YO-YO MA...

Violin Virtuoso Henryk Szeryng Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born Mexican violin virtuoso, diplomat, pedagogue and philanthropist Henryk Szeryng was born on this day in 1918 – 100 years ago. A student of Maurice...

American Violin Virtuoso Michael Rabin Born On This Day in 1936 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin was born on this day in 1936 - 82 years ago. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered as one of...

Today is Italian Violinist Salvatore Accardo’s 76th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violinist Salvatore Accardo’s 76th birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva and Paganini International Violin Competitions - Maestro Accardo is...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Nikolaj Znaider’s 43rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Danish violin virtuoso and conductor Nikolaj Znaider's 43rd birthday! A student of Boris Kuschnir, Nikolaj is a former 1st prize winner at the...

Violin Virtuoso Louis Krasner Died On This Day in 1995 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Ukrainian-born American virtuoso Louis Krasner died on this day in 1995 – aged 91. A student of Lucien Capet, Otakar Sevcik and Carl Flesch, Mr...

Today is Israeli Violinist Shlomo Mintz’s 61st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born Israeli violinist Shlomo Mintz's 61st birthday. A prodigy of Ilona Fehér and Dorothy DeLay, he made his solo debut with the Israel Philharmonic...

Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violinist, VC Artist Charles Yang’s 30th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Charles is very quickly building an impressive online following –...

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