Thursday, June 4, 2020

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...

Italian-Born British Violin Virtuoso Alfredo Campoli Born On This Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-born British violin virtuoso Alfredo Campoli was born on this day in 1906. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists of the 20th Century –...

Jean 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...

Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Died On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre died on this day in 1987 from Multiple Sclerosis – aged 42. Despite being forced to retire from the...

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

Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major premiered on this day in 1923. The first performance was given by violinist Marcel Darrieux with...

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. The first performance was given...

Japanese Pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki Was Born On This Day in 1898 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Japanese pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki was born on this day in 1898. Mr Suzuki holds an influential place in history as the creator of the Suzuki...

Today Is VC Artist Josef Spacek’s 33rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violinist, VC Artist Josef Spacek’s 33rd birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, where he studied with Ida Kavafian, Jaime Laredo...

Today is American Conductor Marin Alsop’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American conductor Marin Alsop’s birthday. Maestra Alsop holds the honour of being the first woman in history to be appointed the Music Director...

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 is remembered as...

Violin Virtuoso Gioconda de Vito Died On This Day in 1994 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-British violin virtuoso Gioconda de Vito died on this day in 1994. Ms de Vito was a former 1st prize winner at the Vienna International Violin Competition, and is remembered...

Dvořák Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1883 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Antonín Dvořák's Violin Concerto in A Minor Op. 53 was premiered on this day in 1883. The concerto was inspired and dedicated to Hungarian violin virtuoso...

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...

Italian Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti Was Born On This Day in 1935 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti was born on this day in 1935. Maestro Pavarotti is remembered as one of the finest tenors of all time. He passed...

English Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams Was Born On This Day in 1872 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams was born on this day in 1872. He is remembered as one of Britain's most influential composers of all time – with...

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