Saturday, February 16, 2019

American Violinist David Nadien was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist David Nadien was born on this day in 1926. A student of Adolfo Betti, Ivan Galamian and Adolph Busch, Mr Nadien was a...

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...

Violinist & Composer Ferdinand David Was Born On This Day in 1810 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso and composer Ferdinand David was born on this day in 1810 – 208 years ago. A student of Louis Spohr, he served...

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto in E Minor Premiered On This Day in 1938 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 58 premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was given by Alexander Melik-Pashayev with the...

Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D Minor Premiered On This Day in 1934 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dmitri Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D Minor Op. 40 premiered on this day in 1934. The first performance was given by Soviet cellist Viktor Kubatsky...

Czech Composer Leoš Janáček Died On This Day in 1928 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech composer Leoš Janáček died on this day in 1928 – aged 74. Janáček, Dvořák and Smetana are widely regarded as the three most influential Czech composers...

Today is VC Young Artist Yury Revich’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violin virtuoso, VC Young Artist Yury Revich’s 27th birthday! A protégé of Alexander Revich, Galina Turchaninova, Victor Pikayzen and Pavel Vernikov, Yury is a...

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...

Canadian Violin Virtuoso Kathleen Parlow Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian violin virtuoso Kathleen Parlow died on this day in 1963 – aged 72. Ms Parlow is remembered as one of the eminent female soloists of the...

Greek-American Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos Born On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Greek-American conductor, pianist and composer Dimitri Mitropoulos was born on this day in 1896 - 122 years ago. Dying in 1960, he is remembered as one...

Today is English Violinist Tasmin Little’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is English violinist Tasmin Little's birthday! A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music, Tasmin is one of Britain's eminent...

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...

Spanish Cello Virtuoso Pablo Casals Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish cello virtuoso Pablo Casals was born on this day in 1876 – 139 years ago. Maestro Casals is remembered as one of the finest...

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...

Today is South Korean Cellist Han-Na Chang‘s 35th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean cellist and conductor Han-Na Chang‘s 35th birthday! A protege of Mischa Maisky and Mstislav Rostropovich, she shot to international fame in...

Today is Russian Violist Yuri Bashmet’s 66th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violist Yuri Bashmet’s 66th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost violists – performing regularly with the world’s finest...

Violinist & Composer Antonio Bazzini Died On This Day in 1897 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Antonio Bazzini died on this day in 1897 – 122 years ago. Bazzini is remembered as one of the finest concert...

Austrian Composer Arnold Schoenberg Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg was born on this day in 1874 – 144 years ago. Dying in 1951, Schoenberg is credited with pioneering the 12-tone technique –...

Austrian Composer Anton Webern Died On This Day in 1945 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer and conductor Anton Webern died on this day in 1945 – aged 61. A protégé of Arnold Schoenberg, Webern is remembered for his...

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

Soviet violinist Leonid Borisovich Kogan was born on this day in 1924 – 93 years ago. Dying in 1982, aged just 58 from a heart attack, he...

Today is Russian Violinist Eduard Schmieder’s 70th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist and conductor Eduard Schmieder’s 70th birthday. A graduate of the Gnessin Music Academy, where he studied with Felix Andrievsky, Mark Lubotsky...

Schumann Violin Concerto in D Minor Premiered On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Robert Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D Minor premiered on this day in 1937 – 80 years after the composer's death. The first performance was given...

Today is French Cellist Gautier Capuçon’s 37th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French cellist Gautier Capuçon's 37th birthday! A protégé of Annie Cochet-Zakine, Philippe Muller and Heinrich Schiff, Gautier today performs regularly as a soloist with...

German Conductor Kurt Masur Born On This Day in 1927 – 91 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Kurt Masur was born on this day in 1927 - 91 years ago. Widely respected as one of the most eminent conductors of all time,...

Russian Romantic Composer Alexander Borodin Born On This Day in 1833 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist Alexander Borodin was born on this day in 1833. A member of 'The Five', his signature works include 3...

Today is American Violinist Sean Lee’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violin virtuoso Sean Lee's 30th birthday! A student of Robert Lipsett, Ruggiero Ricci and Itzhak Perlman, he is a former prize winner...

British Violinist Hugh Bean Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist Hugh Bean was born on this day in 1929. A student of Albert Sammons and André Gertler, Maestro Bean served as Concertmaster of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the...

Violin Maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume Died On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume died on this day in 1875. Widely regarded as one of the eminent instrument makers of all time, Vuillaume's violins have...

Today is Chinese-American Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s 61st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma's 61st birthday! He is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent virtuosi string soloists of all time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qrKjywjo7Q&showinfo=0&autohide=1 YO- YO...

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...

Polish-American Violinist Piotr Janowski Died On This Day in 2008 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violinist Piotr Janowski died on this day in 2008 – aged 57. A student of Ivan Galamian, Zino Francescatti, Henryk Szeryng and Jascha Heifetz, Mr Janowski was a former 1st...

Today is American Violinist and Conductor Anshel Brusilow’s 89th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and conductor Anshel Brusilow’s 89th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Maestro Brusilow is a former prize winner at...

Austrian-Born American Conductor Erich Leinsdorf Died On This Day in 1993 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American conductor Erich Leinsdorf died on this day in 1993 – aged 81. Maestro Leinsdorf served distinguished conducting positions with The Metropolitan Opera, The Cleveland Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, New York...

American Cellist Leonard Rose Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American cellist and pedagogue Leonard Rose was born on this day in 1918. He served as Principal Cellist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, The...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Eugène Ysaÿe Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violin virtuoso, composer and conductor Eugène Ysaÿe died on this day in 1931 – 87 years ago. Legendary pedagogue Carl Flesch once described him...

Legendary Soviet Cellist Daniil Shafran Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet cellist Daniil Shafran was born on this day in 1923 – 96 years ago. Dying in 1997, Maestro Shafran is remembered as one of the...

American Composer & Conductor Leonard Bernstein Died On This Day in 1990 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein died on this day in 1990 – aged 72. He is remembered as one of the most prodigiously talented...

Violinist & Composer Niccolo Paganini Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Niccolo Paganini died on this day in 1840 – 178 years ago. Paganini is remembered as one of the most celebrated...

Conductor Carlos Kleiber Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber died on this day in 2004 – aged 74. Despite the paucity of his appearances, Maestro Kleiber is remembered as one of...

Today is Canadian Violinist James Ehnes’ 41st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist James Ehnes' 41st birthday. A protege of Sally Thomas and the Juilliard School, James is widely regarded as one of...

Italian Violinist Franco Gulli Died On This Day in 2001 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist Franco Gulli died on this day in 2001 - aged 75. A student of Arrigo Serato and Joseph Szigeti, Maestro Gulli served a long-term...

Polish Composer Witold Lutoslawski Was Born On This Day in 1913 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski was born on this day in 1913 – 104 years ago. Dying in 1994, Lutoslawski is remembered as one of...

American Violinist Robert Mann Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, composer and conductor Robert Mann’s 96th birthday. A student of Edouard Dethier, Mr Mann was a founding member and first violinist...

Czech Violinist & Pedagogue Otakar Ševčík Born On This Day in 1852 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and pedagogue Otakar Ševčík was born on this day in 1852. He served teaching positions at the Prague Conservatory, Russian Music Society and the Vienna...

Violinist and Composer Antonio Bazzini Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Antonio Bazzini was born on this day in 1818. Remembered as one of the celebrated violin virtuosi of the 19th Century,...

Soviet Composer Alfred Schnittke Born On This Day in 1934 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke was born on this day in 1934. A prolific composer, his output included 9 symphonies, 6 concerti grossi, 3 operas, 3 ballets,...

Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No 1 Premiered On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No 1 in A Minor Op. 33 premiered on this day in 1873 – 146 years ago. The first performance was...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Ryu Goto’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese-American violin virtuoso Ryu Goto’s 30th birthday. A physics graduate from Harvard University, Ryu is widely regarded as one of today’s eminent young concert virtuosi – working and recording...

Violinist Bronislaw Huberman Born On This Day in 1882 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-Polish violinist Bronisław Huberman was born on this day in 1882. Dying in 1947, he is remembered as one of the eminent violinists of the...

Hungarian Conductor Ferenc Fricsay Born On This Day in 1914 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian conductor Ferenc Fricsay was born on this day in 1914 – 104 years ago. A protégé of Bela Bartok, Zoltán Kodály, Ernst von Dohnanyi...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Dmytro Udovychenko, 19 – Heifetz, Postacchini & Joachim Competition Prize Winner

19-year-old Ukrainian violinist Dmytro Udovychenko is firmly establishing himself as a rising young concert artist of outstanding potential. A student of Boris Garlitsky at the Folkwang University...

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