ON THIS DAY | Violinist Zvi Zeitlin Was Born in 1922

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Russian-born American violinist and pedagogue Zvi Zeitlin was born on this day in 1922. He passed away in 2012 - aged 90.

ON THIS DAY | French Violinist Zino Francescatti Died in 1991

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Maestro Francescatti is remembered as one of the finest violin virtuosi of the 20th Century. For much of his career he performed on the 1727...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Itzhak Perlman!

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A protégé of Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, Mr Perlman is widely regarded as one the greatest violinists of the 20th and 21st centuries. He currently performs on...

French Violinist and Composer Pierre Rode was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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French violinist and composer Pierre Rode was born on this day in 1774 – 245 years ago. A student of Giovanni Battista Viotti, Rode...

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

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American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin was born on this day in 1936. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered as one of the eminent violinists...

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

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German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms was born on this day in 1833. He passed away from liver and pancreas cancer in 1897, aged 63...

Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B Minor Premiered On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 premiered on this day in 1896. The first performance was given by English cellist Leo...

American Violin Virtuoso Eugene Fodor Died On This Day in 2011 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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American violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor died on this day in 2011. A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, he was a former...

ON THIS DAY | Japanese Pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki Died in 1998

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Japanese music pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki died on this day in 1998, aged 99. Many of today’s top soloists and orchestral musicians began their musical education...

Conductor Georges Prêtre Was Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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French orchestral and operatic conductor Georges Prêtre was born on this day in 1924. Throughout his seven decade career, he led many of the world’s finest...

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

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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,...

Today is VC Young Artist Richard Lin’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Taiwanese-American VC Young Artist Richard Lin’s 29th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the The Juilliard School, Richard is a...

Today is Belgium Violinist Yossif Ivanov's 34th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Belgium violin virtuoso Yossif Ivanov's 34th birthday. A student of Zakhar Bron and Igor & Valery Oistrakh, Yossif is a former major prize winner at...

Composer Richard Strauss Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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German composer Richard Strauss died on this day in 1949 – aged 85. Strauss' signature works include operas 'Der Rosenkavalier' and 'Salome' and orchestral masterworks...

Violinist Gioconda de Vito Was Born On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Italian-British violinist Gioconda de Vito was born on this day in 1907. Ms de Vito was a former 1st prize winner at the Vienna International Violin Competition, and is...

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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Veriko Tchumburidze, 24 — Wieniawski Competition 1st Prize

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A student of Professor Ana Chumachenko at Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Veriko is a former 1st prize winner at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young...

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