Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Today is American-Canadian Violin Virtuoso Leila Josefowicz’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American-Canadian violin virtuoso Leila Josefowicz's birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Leila began her international career performing with the...

Composer & Virtuoso Pianist Frederic Chopin was Born On This Day in 1810 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frederic Chopin was born on this day in 1810 – 209 years ago. Dying at only age 39, Chopin is...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Was Born on this Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violinist Henri Vieuxtemps was born on this day in 1820. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as one of...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer’s 35th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Julia Fischer's 35th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin Competition, Julia is widely regarded as one of today’s...

Violinist and Conductor Eugene Ormandy Died On This Day in 1985 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-born violinist and conductor Eugene Ormandy died on this day in 1985 – aged 85. Maestro Ormandy is remembered as one of the finest conductors...

Remembering Violinist Vasco Abadjiev – Born on this Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926 - 90 years ago. A recognised child prodigy, he made his international debut aged...

Eminent Soviet Violin Pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich was Born on this Day in 1909 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Eminent Soviet violin pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich was born on this day in 1909. A student of Leopold Auer, Professor Yankelevich served a long term teaching position...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Was Born on this Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violinist Henri Vieuxtemps was born on this day in 1820. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as one of...

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...

American Violinist Maud Powell Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Maud Powell was born on this day in 1868 - 148 years ago. A student of Henry Schradieck, Charles Dancla and Joseph Joachim,...

Today is Belgium Violinist Yossif Ivanov’s 32nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belgium violin virtuoso Yossif Ivanov's 32nd birthday. A student of Zakhar Bron and Igor & Valery Oistrakh, Yossif is a former prize winner at the...

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 German-Korean Violinist Christian Kim’s 31st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Korean violinist Christian Kim’s 31st birthday! A graduate of the Kalrsruhe University of Music and Yale University, Christian is a former prize winner...

German Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler was Born On This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler was born on this day in 1886. Remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th Century,...

Composer and Violinist Karl Goldmark Born On This Day in 1830 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and violinist Karl Goldmark was born on this day in 1830. Largely self-taught as a composer, his signature works include the opera Die...

French Composer Claude Debussy Born On This Day in 1862 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Claude Debussy was born on this day in 1862 – 156 years ago. He is remembered as one of the most important French...

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...

Violin Virtuoso Louis Kaufman Born On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Louis Kaufman was born on this day in 1905 – 113 years ago. Dying in 1994, he is remembered as arguably the most...

Today is VC Young Artist Yury Revich’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist, Russian-born violin virtuoso Yury Revich's 25th birthday! A protege of Alexander Revich, Galina Turchaninova, Victor Pikayzen and Pavel Vernikov, Yury is...

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...

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...

Composer Gyorgy Ligeti Died On This Day in 2006 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian-born Austrian contemporary composer Gyorgy Ligeti died on this day in 2006 – aged 83. A composer who refused to play by the rules, his major...

Italian Romantic Composer Giuseppe Verdi Born On This Day in 1813 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi was born on this day 1813 – 205 years ago. Verdi is remembered as one of the most influential composers of...

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Died On This Day in 1989 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan died on this day in 1989. Maestro von Karajan is remembered as one of the greatest conductors of all time. He served as Principal Conductor of...

Violin Virtuoso Joseph Szigeti Died On This Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso Joseph Szigeti died on this day in 1973 – aged 80. A protégée of Jeno Hubay, Mr Szigeti is remembered as one of the...

Russian-American Classical Pianist Vladimir Horowitz Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-American classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz was born on this day in 1903 - 115 years ago. Dying in 1989, he is remembered as one of...

Composer & Pianist George Gershwin Born On This Day [ON THIS DAY]

American composer and pianist George Gershwin was born on this day in 1898 – 120 years ago. Dying in 1937, aged just 38, Gershwin's signature works include Rhapsody in Blue,...

Italian-Born British Violin Virtuoso Alfredo Campoli Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-born British violin virtuoso Alfredo Campoli died on this day in 1991 – aged 84. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

Romanian-Belgian Violin Virtuoso Lola Bobesco Born On This Day in 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian-Belgian violin virtuoso Lola Bobesco was born on this day in 1921. A celebrated protege of Marcel Chailley, George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud, Ms Bobesco was the...

Conductor & Cellist Sir John Barbirolli Died On This Day in 1970 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British conductor and cellist Sir John Barbirolli died on this day in 1970 – aged 70. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century,...

Erich Wolfgang Korngold Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1945 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Erich Wolfgang Korngold Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35 premiered on this day in 1945. The first performance was given by Jascha Heifetz with...

Violin Virtuoso Henryk Szeryng Died on This Day in 1988 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born Mexican violin virtuoso Henryk Szeryng died on this day in 1988. A student of Maurice Frenkel, Carl Flesch and Jacques Thibaud, he is...

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...

Violin Virtuoso Gioconda de Vito Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-British violin virtuoso Gioconda de Vito was born on this day in 1907. Ms de Vito was a former 1st prize winner at the Vienna...

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...

Composer Ástor Piazzolla Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Argentine tango composer and bandoneón player Ástor Piazzolla died on this day in 1992 – aged 71. Piazzolla is remembered in history as the inventor...

Violin Virtuoso Zino Francescatti Born On This Day in 1902 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin virtuoso René-Charles “Zino” Francescatti was born on this day in 1902. Dying in 1991, Maestro Francescatti is remembered as one of the pre-eminent violinists of...

Today is Piano Virtuoso & Conductor Daniel Barenboim’s 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Argentine-Israeli piano virtuoso and conductor Daniel Barenboim’s 75th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of the foremost musicians of the 20th and...

Scottish Violist William Primrose Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish violist William Primrose was born on this day in 1904 – 114 years ago. Dying in 1982, he is remembered as one of the preeminent violists...

Lithuanian Theremin Virtuoso Clara Rockmore Was Born On This Day in 1911 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lithuanian theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore was born on this day in 1911 – 108 years ago. A violin child prodigy, she studied with acclaimed pedagogue...

Today is British Violinist Daniel Hope’s 45th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Daniel Hope’s 45th birthday! A student of Zakhar Bron, Daniel served for six seasons with The Beaux Arts Trio – and today performs and...

Nielsen Violin Concerto Premiered on this Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Carl Nielsen Violin Concerto Op. 33 premiered on this day in 1912 - 107 years ago. The first performance was given by Danish violinist Peder...

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...

Scottish-Born Violin Virtuoso Henri Temianka Born on this Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish-born violin virtuoso Henri Temianka was born on this day in 1906. A student of Jules Boucherit and Carl Flesch, he was awarded 3rd prize...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Camillo Sivori Died On This Day in 1894 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and composer Camillo Sivori died on this day in 1894 - 125 years ago. He is remembered in history as Niccolo Paganini's only...

Remembering Louis Persinger – Born On This Day 129 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist and pianist Louis Persinger was born on this day in 1887 - 129 years ago. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and Jacques Thibaud,...

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...

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 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...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Arabella Steinbacher’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Japanese concert violinist Arabella Steinbacher’s birthday! A student of Ana Chumachenco, Dorothy DeLay and Anne-Sophie Mutter, Arabella is a former 1st prize winner at the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition, Hannover. She...

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