Wednesday, February 20, 2019

German Composer Ludwig van Beethoven Was Born On This Day in 1770 – 246 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven was born on this day in 1770 – 246 years ago. Dying in 1827, Beethoven is remembered...

American Composer Elliott Carter Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Elliott Carter was born on this day in 1908 – 108 years ago. A two time Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr Carter's contributions to...

William Walton Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1939 – 77 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

William Walton Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 77 years ago. The first performance was given by Jascha Heifetz with the Cleveland...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Died On This Day in 1791 – Aged Just 35 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on this day in 1791 – aged just 35. Mozart's exact cause of death is not known, however reports indicate he...

Czech Violinist and Composer Jan Kubelik Died On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and composer Jan Kubelik died on this day in 1940 – aged 60. A student of Otakar Sevcik, Kubelik is remembered as one...

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 premiered on this day in 1881– 135 years ago. The first performance was given by Russian virtuoso...

French Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Died On This Day in 1997 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli died on this day in 1997 – aged 89. Mr Grappelli's lively, elegant style captivated audiences for more than half...

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Rococo Variations’ Premiered on this Day in 1877 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' Op. 33 for Cello and Orchestra premiered on this day in 1877. The first performance was given by German...

German Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler died on this day in 1954. Remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th Century, he...

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto 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...

Today is VC Artist Alexandra Conunova’s 27th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist, violinist Alexandra Conunova’s 27th birthday. A graduate of the Hannover University of Music and the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, Alexandra...

Today is VC Artist Igor Pikayzen’s 29th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Igor Pikayzen’s 29th birthday. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, Igor is a major prize winner...

American Cellist and Pedagogue Leonard Rose Died On This Day in 1984 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American cellist and pedagogue Leonard Rose died on this day in 1984 from leukemia – aged 66. He served as Principal Cellist of the...

Hungarian Conductor Fritz Reiner Died On This Day in 1963 – Aged 74 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian conductor Fritz Reiner died on this day in 1963 – aged 74. Widely regarded as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century,...

Aram Khachaturian Violin Concerto in D minor Premiered On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Aram Khachaturian Violin Concerto in D minor premiered on this day in 1940 – 76 years ago. The first performance was given by Soviet virtuoso...

Today is Violinist Arabella Steinbacher’s 35th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Japanese concert violinist Arabella Steinbacher's 35th birthday! A student of Ana Chumachenco, Dorothy DeLay and Anne-Sophie Mutter, Arabella is a former 1st prize...

Sibelius Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47 premiered on this day in 1905. The first performance was given by Czech violinist Karel Halíř –...

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major premiered on this day in 1923 – 93 years ago. The first performance was given by...

Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello Premiered On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Johannes Brahms' Double Concerto in A minor Op. 102 for violin, cello and orchestra premiered on this day in 1887 – 128 years ago. The...

Belgian Violin Virtuoso Arthur Grumiaux Died On This Day in 1986 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violin virtuoso and pianist Arthur Grumiaux died on this day in 1986 – aged 65. A student of Alfred Dubois and George Enescu, he...

Legendary Polish-born Violinist Michel Schwalbé Died On This Day– Aged 92 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Polish-born violinist Michel Schwalbé died on this day– aged 92. A student of Moritz Frenkel, George Enescu and Jules Boucherit, he served as...

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...

Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 28th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 28th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Charles is very quickly building an impressive online following – and...

Violinist and Composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Died on this Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst died on this day in 1865. He is remembered as one of the greatest violin virtuosi of all...

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...

Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould died, from a stroke, on this day in 1982 – aged just 50. Despite having stopped giving concerts at the age...

William Walton’s Viola Concerto Premiered On This Day In 1929 – 87 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

William Walton's Viola Concerto premiered on this day in 1929 – 87 years ago. The first performance was given by violist Paul Hindemith - with...

Today is VC Young Artist Simone Porter’s 20th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American VC Young Artist Simone Porter's 20th birthday. A student of Robert Lipsett, at the Colburn School, Simone is a recent recipient...

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...

Romanian-Belgian Violin Virtuoso Lola Bobesco Died On This Day in 2003 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian-Belgian violin virtuoso Lola Bobesco died on this day in 2003 – aged 82. A celebrated protege of Marcel Chailley, George Enescu and Jacques...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Patrice Fontanarosa’s 74th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Patrice Fontanarosa's 74th birthday. A former prize winner at the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Violin Competition, Maestro Fontanarosa served as...

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...

Hungarian Violinist and Conductor Tibor Varga Died On This Day In 2003 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and conductor Tibor Varga died on this day in 2003 – aged 82. A student of Carl Flesch and Jeno Hubay, Maestro Varga...

Baroque Composer Johann Pachelbel Was Born On This Day in 1653 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German Baroque composer and organist Johann Pachelbel was born on this day in 1653. Pachelbel composed a large body of sacred and secular works, his...

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...

Today is Belgian-Russian Virtuoso Vadim Repin’s 45th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belgian-Russian virtuoso Vadim Repin's 45th birthday. A protege of Professor Zakhar Bron, he is a former 1st prize winner at the Wienaiwski...

Today is Israeli-American Violin Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli-American violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s 71st birthday. A protege of Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, Maestro Perlman is widely regarded as one...

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...

Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Born On This Day [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...

Today is Israeli Virtuoso Ivry Gitlis’ 94th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli violin virtuoso Ivry Gitlis' 94th birthday! A student of Carl Flesch, George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud, Mr Gitlis is one of the...

Today is VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng’s 22nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese violinist, VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng's 22nd birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand...

British Violinist Albert Sammons Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist Albert Sammons died on this day in 1957 – aged 71. Largely self taught, Mr Sammons is remembered in history for his...

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

Scottish violist William Primrose was born on this day in 1904 – 112 years ago. Dying in 1982, he is remembered as one of...

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,...

Violin Virtuoso Vasa Prihoda Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Vasa Prihoda was born on this day in 1900. A Paganini specialist, Mr Prihoda is remembered for his dazzling technique, finesse and beauty of...

Violinist Maxim Vengerov Born On This Day [ON THIS DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist, violist and conductor Maxim Vengerov's 42nd birthday. A protege of Professor Zakhar Bron, Maxim is a former 1st prize winner at...

Armenian-American violist Kim Kashkashian Born On This Day [ON THIS DAY]

Today is Armenian-American violist Kim Kashkashian’s birthday. A student of Karen Tuttle, Ms Kashkashian is a former prize winner at the Lionel Tertis and...

Canadian Violin Virtuoso Kathleen Parlow Died On This Day [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...

Composer Jean-Baptiste Accolay Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violinist and composer Jean-Baptiste Accolay died on this day in 1900 – aged 77. Accolay's signature work is his student Violin Concerto in...

Violinist George Enescu Born On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu was born on this day in 1881. Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of the 20th...

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