Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Today is American Violinist Aaron Rosand’s 92nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and pedagogue Aaron Rosand‘s 92nd birthday. A student of Leon Sametini and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Rosand has enjoyed a prolific recording...

Baroque Composer Georg Philipp Telemann Was Born On This Day in 1681 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann was born on this day in 1681 - 338 years ago. Almost entirely self-taught, he is remembered as one...

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor Premiered On This Day in 1845 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64 premiered on this day in 1845 – 174 years ago. The first performance was given by...

Soviet Violinist Elizabeth Gilels Died On This Day in 2008 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-born violinist and pedagogue Elizabeth Gilels died on this day in 2008 - aged 88. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Ms Gilels was a former prize winner at...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Jenő Hubay Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso, composer and pedagogue Jenő Hubay died on this day in 1937 - aged 78. He is remembered as one of the most...

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...

American Violinist David Nadien was Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist David Nadien was born on this day in 1926. A student of Adolfo Betti, Ivan Galamian and Adolph Busch, Mr Nadien was a...

Violinist and Conductor Yehudi Menuhin Died On This Day in 1999 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born British violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin died on this day in 1999 – 20 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger, George Enescu and Adolf Busch,...

Composer and Bandoneon Virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla Was Born On This Day in 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Argentine composer and bandoneon virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla was born on this day in 1921. Dying in 1992, aged 70, he is remembered in history for...

Violinist and Composer Antonio Bazzini Was Born On This Day in 1818 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Antonio Bazzini was born on this day in 1818. Remembered as one of the celebrated violin virtuosi of the 19th Century,...

Violinist & Composer Pablo de Sarasate Was Born On This Day in 1844 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo de Sarasate was born on this day in 1844 – 175 years ago. Remembered as one of the most...

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...

American Composer Samuel Barber Was Born On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Samuel Barber was born on this day in 1910 – 109 years ago. Dying in 1981, aged 70, Barber is remembered as one...

Composer Sir William Walton Died On This Day in 1983 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British composer Sir William Walton died on this day in 1983 – aged 80. His signature works include his Symphony No. 1, Facade – An...

Today is VC Young Artist Diana Adamyan’s 19th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Diana Adamyan’s 19th birthday! A graduate of the Tchaikovsky School of Music where she studied with Petros Haykazyan, and current student of Ana Chumachenco at the Munich University...

Australian Violin Virtuoso Alma Moodie Died On This Day in 1943 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Australian violin virtuoso Alma Moodie died on this day in 1943 – aged just 44. Widely regarded as one of Europe's foremost soloists during the...

French Composer Maurice Ravel Was Born On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Maurice Ravel was born on this day in 1875. Along with Claude Debussy, he is remembered as one of the most prominent...

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...

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...

Today is Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s 44th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin's 44th birthday! A protege of Maestro Carlo Maria Giulini, he has served principal conducting positions with Montreal's Orchestre Métropolitain,...

Today is Australian VC Artist Ray Chen’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian violin virtuoso, VC Artist Ray Chen's 30th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand,...

Russian Composer Sergei Prokofiev Died On This Day in 1953 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Prokofiev died on this day in 1953 – aged 61. His signature works include 5 piano concertos, 9 piano...

American Violin Virtuoso Eugene Fodor Born On This Day in 1950 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor was born on this day in 1950. A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, he was a...

Today is Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita’s 27th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita’s 27th birthday. A graduate of the Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Paris, where he studied with Svetlin Roussev, Tatsuki...

Today is TwoSet Violinist Brett Yang’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian funster, TwoSet Violinist's Brett Yang's 27th birthday! A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, he is a former Concertmaster of the...

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...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jascha Brodsky Died On This Day in 1997 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Jascha Brodsky died on this day in 1997 – aged 89. A student of Lucien Capet, Eugène Ysaÿe and Efrem...

Belgian Violin Virtuoso Mathieu Crickboom Was Born On This Day in 1871 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violin virtuoso Mathieu Crickboom was born on this day in 1871. Dying in 1947, he is remembered in history as the dedicatee of Eugene...

Today is Australian Conductor Simone Young’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is celebrated Australian conductor Simone Young’s birthday! A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and former assistant to James Conlon and Daniel Barenboim,...

Austrian Violin Pedagogue Jakob Dont Was Born on This Day in 1815 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Jakob Dont was born on this day in 1815. Dying in 1888, Dont is remembered in history as one of the most...

Greek-American Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos Born On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Greek-American conductor, pianist and composer Dimitri Mitropoulos was born on this day in 1896 - 123 years ago. Dying in 1960, he is remembered as...

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...

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...

Russian Romantic Composer Alexander Borodin Died On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist Alexander Borodin died on this day in 1887 - aged 53. A member of the 19th Century 'Russian Five',...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann’s 54th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann’s 54th birthday! A student of Valery Gradov, Saschko Gawriloff and Herman Krebber, he is widely regarded as one...

Today is Latvian-German Violin Virtuoso Gidon Kremer’s 72nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Latvian-German violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer's 72nd birthday. A student of David Oistrakh, Maestro Kremer is widely regarded as one of the most celebrated musicians...

Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 22nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 22nd birthday! A student of Augustin Dumay at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Kerson is a former Junior 1st...

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

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...

American Violinist Guila Bustabo was Born on This Day in 1916 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo was born on this day in 1916 – 103 years ago. A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she...

American Cellist David Soyer Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American cellist David Soyer died on this day in 2010 - one day after his 87th birthday. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Pablo Casals,...

Composer Franz Waxman Died On This Day in 1967 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-American composer Franz Waxman died on this day in 1967 from cancer – aged 59. A prolific composer, he left a legacy of over 150...

American Cellist David Soyer Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American cellist David Soyer was born on this day in 1923. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Pablo Casals, Mr Soyer was a founding member...

English Violinist Albert Sammons was Born on This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English violin virtuoso Albert Sammons was born on this day in 1886 – 133 years ago. Largely a self-taught violinist, he is remembered particularly for...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky Died On This Day in 1958 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky died on this day in 1958, from lung cancer - aged just 32. The father of violinist and conductor Dmitry...

English Composer Sir Edward Elgar Died On This Day in 1934 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Sir Edward Elgar died on this day in 1934 – 85 years ago. His signature works include the Enigma Variations, the Pomp...

Violinist & Pedagogue Efrem Zimbalist Died On This Day in 1985 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist died on this day in 1985 – aged 94. A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as...

English Viola Virtuoso Lionel Tertis Died On This Day in 1975 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis died on this day in 1975 – aged 98. He is remembered as one of the most eminent violists of...

Max Bruch’s ‘Scottish Fantasy’ Premiered On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Max Bruch's Scottish Fantasy in E-flat Major Op. 46 premiered on this day in 1881. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Joseph Joachim - with...

Russian-Born Violinist Zvi Zeitlin Was Born On This Day in 1922 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violinist and pedagogue Zvi Zeitlin was born on this day in 1922. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Ivan Galamian, Mr Zeitlin...

Today is Pianist and Conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 76th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-born pianist and conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 76th birthday. A protege of Herbert von Karajan and George Szell, Maestro Eschenbach is widely regarded as...

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