Sunday, May 19, 2019

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...

Today is Violinist Daniel Hope’s 43rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Daniel Hope's 43rd birthday! A student of Professor Zakhar Bron, Daniel served for six seasons with The Beaux Arts Trio –...

Violinist & Composer Ole Bull Died On This Day [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...

American Violinist Albert Spalding Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Albert Spalding was born on this day in 1888. He served distinguished teaching positions at Boston University and Florida State University – and...

Violinist & Pedagogue Joseph Joachim Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue, Joseph Joachim died on this day in 1907.  He is remembered as one of the most significant violinists of the 19th Century. Joachim was...

Conductor Sergiu Celibidache Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache died on this day in 1996. Maestro Celibidache is celebrated as one of the pre-eminent conductors of the 20th Century – having served...

Violin Virtuoso Erick Friedman Born On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Erick Friedman was born on this day in 1939. A student of Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein and Jascha Heifetz, he is remembered as one of the most gifted...

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...

French Virtuoso Ginette Neveu Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

French virtuoso violinist Ginette Neveu was born on this day in 1919 - 97 years ago. A student of Jules Boucherit, George Enescu and Carl Flesch,...

Violin Virtuoso Zino Francescatti Born On This Day [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...

Cellist & Composer David Popper Died On This Day in 1913 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bohemian cellist and composer David Popper was died on this day in 1913 – aged 70. A student of Julius Goltermann, his signature works include 4...

Violinist Max Rostal Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist Max Rostal died on this day in 1991 – aged 86. A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one of the eminent...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Richard Tognetti’s 51st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti's 51st birthday! For the past 23 years, Richard has served as the Artistic Director and Leader of...

Today is Violinist Hahn-Bin’s 28th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American violin virtuoso Hahn-Bin’s 28th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Hahn-Bin (aka Amadéus Leopold) made his international debut at the 42nd...

Today is Violinist Liana Isakadze’s 70th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Georgian violin virtuoso Liana Isakadze's 70th birthday! A protege of David Oistrakh, Ms Isakadze is a former prize winner at the Margaret Long...

Today is Conductor Riccardo Muti’s 75th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian conductor Riccardo Muti's 75th birthday! Maestro Muti has held distinguished conducting positions with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, The Philadelphia Orchestra,...

Today is Violinist/Violist Mikhail Bezverkhny’s 69th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violinist and violist Mikhail Bezverkhny's 69th birthday! A student of Yuri Yankelevich, Mr Bezverkhny is a former prize winner at the Queen...

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...

Violinist Vasa Prihoda Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Vasa Prihoda died on this day in 1960. A Paganini specialist, Mr Prihoda is remembered for his dazzling technique, finesse and beauty...

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...

American Violin Virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci was born on this day in 1918 – 96 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger and Georg Kulenkampff, he...

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...

American Violinist Isaac Stern Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

  Violinist and conductor Isaac Stern was born on this day in 1920 – 96 years ago. Dying in 2001, he is remembered as one of...

Today is Violinist Nicola Benedetti’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Scottish violin virtuoso, Nicola Benedetti's 29th birthday! A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she studied with Lord Menuhin and Natasha Boyarskaya, Nicola is...

Violinist Szymon Goldberg Died On This Day in 1993 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American violinist and conductor Szymon Goldberg died on this day in 1993 – aged 84. A student of Carl Flesch, he served as Concertmaster...

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...

German Conductor Kurt Masur Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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

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...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American-Dutch VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts's 20th birthday! A student of Aaron Rosand, at the Curtis Institute of Music, Stephen is a former prize...

Violin Virtuoso Ryu Goto Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese-American violin virtuoso Ryu Goto's 28th birthday. A Physics graduate from Harvard University, Ryu is widely regarded as one of today's eminent young concert virtuosi...

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...

George Gershwin Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and pianist George Gershwin died on this day in 1937 – 75 years ago. Gershwin’s signature works include ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, ‘An American in...

Violinist Nelli Shkolnikova Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-Jewish violinist Nelli Shkolnikova was born on this day in 1928 – 88 years ago. A student of Lillia Kossodo and Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Shkolnikova...

Today is VC ‘Young Artist’ Richard Lin’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American VC 'Young Artist' Richard Lin's 25th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the The Juilliard School, Richard is...

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