Monday, July 22, 2019

Polish-American Violinist Piotr Janowski Born On This Day in 1951 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violinist Piotr Janowski was born on this day in 1951 – 68 years ago. A student of Ivan Galamian, Zino Francescatti, Henryk Szeryng and Jascha Heifetz, Mr Janowski was a former...

Today is Japanese-Born Violin Virtuoso Midori’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese-born American violin virtuoso Midori’s birthday. A recognized child prodigy, she made her professional solo debut with the New York Philharmonic aged just...

Violinist & Composer Émile Sauret Died On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin virtuoso and composer Émile Sauret died on this day in 1920, 99 years ago – aged 67. A protégé of Charles de Beriot and Henri Vieuxtemps, he...

French Cello Pedagogue Paul Tortelier Was Born on This Day in 1914 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French cellist Paul Tortelier was born on this day in 1914 - 105 years ago. A student of  Louis Feuillard and Gérard Hekking at the Paris...

Today is American Conductor Marin Alsop’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American conductor Marin Alsop’s birthday. Maestro Alsop holds the honour of the first woman in history to be appointed the Music Director of...

Today is Violinist VC Artist Fedor Rudin’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Fedor Rudin's 27th birthday! A graduate of the Mozarteum University of Salzburg and the Cologne High School of Music, where he studied with Pierre Amoyal...

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...

Russian Composer & Pianist Alexander Scriabin Born On This Day in 1872 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer and pianist Alexander Scriabin was born on this day in 1872 - 146 years ago. Remembered as one of the most innovative and...

Today is VC Artist Paul Huang’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American VC Artist Paul Huang's 26th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Paul is a former 1st prize winner at the Sion...

Austro-Hungarian Composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold Died On This Day in 1957 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austro-Hungarian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold died on this day in 1957 – aged 62. Remembered as one of the founders of film music, he was...

German-American Composer Paul Hindemith Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-American composer Paul Hindemith died on this day in 1963. A prolific composer, his contributions to the string repertoire include 6 violin sonatas, a violin...

Today is French Violinist Gilles Apap’s 56th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist Gilles Apap's 56th birthday! One of the world's most versatile soloists, Gilles is a former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin...

Violinist & Composer Pablo de Sarasate Was Born On This Day in 1844 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo de Sarasate was born on this day in 1844 – 175 years ago. Remembered as one of the most...

Today is Soviet-born Virtuoso Boris Belkin’s 69th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born virtuoso Boris Belkin’s 69th birthday. A protege of Yuri Yankelevich, Felix Andrievsky and Isaac Stern, Mr Belkin is widely respected as one...

Violin Virtuoso Leonid Kogan Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan died on this day in 1982 - aged just 58. A former 1st prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth International...

American Composer John Cage Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer, music theorist, writer and artist John Cage died on this day in 1992 – aged 79. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music and...

Today is Italian Violin Virtuoso and Conductor Uto Ughi’s 73rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Uto Ughi’s 73rd birthday. A student of Georges Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin, he is recognised as one...

Today is Russian-American Violin Virtuoso Philippe Quint’s 45th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-American violin virtuoso Philippe Quint's 45th birthday! A protege of Andrei Korsakov and Dorothy DeLay, Philippe is widely recognised as one of today's...

Russian Violinist Andrei Korsakov Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Andrei Korsakov was born on this day in 1946. A protégé of Boris Belenky and Leonid Kogan, Mr Korsakov was...

French Violinist Jacques Thibaud Died On This Day in 1953 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist and pedagogue Jacques Thibaud died on this day in 1953, in a plane crash – aged 73. The dedicatee of Ysaye’s 2nd Solo Sonata, his famed...

Violinist & Composer Ole Bull Died On This Day in 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian violinist and composer Ole Bull died on this day in 1880 – aged 70. Bull is remembered as one of the preeminent virtuosi of the 19th...

Dutch Violinist Theo Olof Died On This Day in 2012 – Aged 88 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dutch violinist Theo Olof died on this day in 2012 - aged 88. A student of Oskar Back, he was former prize winner at the...

Conductor Lorin Maazel Was Born On This Day in 1930 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American conductor, violinist and composer Maestro Lorin Maazel was born on this day in 1930 - 89 years ago. A recognized child prodigy, he made...

Italian Luthier Giuseppe Guarneri Died On This Day in 1744 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giuseppe Guarneri died on this day in 1744 – 273 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the finest string instrument makers of...

Australian Composer Peter Sculthorpe Died On This Day in 2014 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe died on this day in 2014 - aged 85. Mr Sculthorpe's signature works include 17 string quartets - and his symphonic poems...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Isabelle van Keulen’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violin virtuoso Isabelle van Keulen’s birthday. A graduate of Amsterdam’s Sweelinck Conservatorium, where she studied with Davina van Wely - and later...

Russian Composer Modest Mussorgsky Died On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky died on this day in 1881 – 137 years ago. One of 'The Five', his signature works include the opera Boris...

Russian-Born Violinist Zvi Zeitlin Was Born On This Day in 1922 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violinist and pedagogue Zvi Zeitlin was born on this day in 1922. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Ivan Galamian, Mr Zeitlin...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was Born On This Day in 1756 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this day in 1756 – 261 years ago. Mozart is remembered in history as one of the most prolific...

Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor and pianist Wolfgang Sawallisch was born on this day in 1923. Passing away in 2013, he is remembered as one of the finest conductors of the...

Today is Australian Conductor Simone Young’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is celebrated Australian conductor Simone Young’s birthday! A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and former assistant to James Conlon and Daniel Barenboim,...

Austrian Composer Johann Strauss II Born On This Day in 1825 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Johann Strauss II was born on this day in 1825. The son of Johann Strauss Sr, Strauss Jr composed over 500 waltzes, polkas,...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann’s 54th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann’s 54th birthday! A student of Valery Gradov, Saschko Gawriloff and Herman Krebber, he is widely regarded as one...

Today is Dutch Violinist, Conductor & Composer André Rieu’s 68th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violinist, conductor and composer André Rieu's 68th birthday! A graduate of the Conservatoire Royal in Liège, Music Academy in Brussels and the...

American Violin Virtuoso Oscar Shumsky Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American virtuoso, pedagogue and conductor Oscar Shumsky died on this day in 2000 – aged 83. Mr Shumsky served distinguished teaching positions at the Curtis...

Soviet Violinist Elizabeth Gilels Born On This Day in 1919 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violinist Elizabeth Gilels was born on this day in 1919. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Ms Gilels was a former prize winner at the Ysaye International Violin...

French Composer Maurice Ravel Was Born On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Maurice Ravel was born on this day in 1875. Along with Claude Debussy, he is remembered as one of the most prominent...

Camille Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 Premiered On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Camille Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1881 - 138 years ago. The first performance was...

Johann-Sebastian Bach Was Born On This Day in 1685 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist Johann-Sebastian Bach was born on this day in 1685. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zvRWFD_1_M&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ISAAC STERN | BACH | SOLO VIOLIN PARTITA NO.2...

Russian-Born Violin 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...

Italian Composer & Double Bassist Giovanni Bottesini Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian romantic composer, conductor and double bass virtuoso Giovanni Bottesini was born on this day in 1821 - 196 years ago. Dying in 1889, he was widely...

German-Czech Composer Carl Stamitz Died On This Day in 1801 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-Czech composer Carl Stamitz died on this day in 1801. The son of composer Johann Stamitz, his extensive body of works include more than 50...

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...

Today is Bulgarian Violinist VC Artist Bella Hristova’s 32nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Bulgarian violin virtuoso Bella Hristova’s 32nd birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Bella is a former 1st prize...

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...

Today is Polish-American Pianist Emanuel Ax’s 68th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Polish-American pianist Emanuel Ax’s 68th birthday! Mr Ax is a former 1st prize winner of the Rubinstein International Piano Competition - and former...

Today is Korean-American Violin Virtuoso Soovin Kim’s 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American violinist Soovin Kim’s 43rd birthday. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied...

VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley's 32nd birthday! A graduate of Indiana University and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich, Noah currently serves as...

Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1922 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Karol Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1 premiered on this day in 1922 – 96 years ago. The first performance was given by Polish virtuoso Józef...

Today is Violinist VC Artist Tobias Feldmann’s 28th Birthday [ON THIS DAY]

Today is German violinist, VC Artist Tobias Feldmann’s 28th birthday. A graduate of the Hanns Eisler Conservatory of Music in Berlin, where he studied with Professor...

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