ON THIS DAY | Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Was Born in 1901

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Legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz was born on this day in 1901. Heifetz commissioned and premiered a number of new works - including violin concertos by William Walton,...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Artist Nikki Chooi!

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Today is Canadian violinist, VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 32nd birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Nikki is a...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Artist Blake Pouliot!

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Today is Canadian violinist, VC Artist Blake Pouliot’s 27th birthday! He currently performs on a 1729 Guarneri del Gesù, on generous loan from the Canada...

ON THIS DAY | Cellist Lynn Harrell Was Born in 1944

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American cellist Lynn Harrell was born on this day in 1944. Passing away in April of 2020, aged 76, he served teaching positions on faculty...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Cho-Liang Lin!

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Today is Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Cho-Liang Lin's 61st birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay, Cho-Liang has made appearances with virtually every major orchestra in the world,...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Renaud Capuçon!

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Today is French violin virtuoso Renaud Capuçon's 45th birthday! He currently performs on the 1737 Panette Guarneri del Gesu violin. previously owned by Isaac Stern.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbsCX6n-E8U   RENAUD...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, James Ehnes!

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Today is Canadian violinist James Ehnes’ 45th birthday. He currently concertizes on the 1715 Ex Marsick Stradivarius.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cRCVieLESQ JAMES EHNES | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MINOR | YOAV...

ON THIS DAY | Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Was Born in 1908

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Legendary French jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli, was born on this day in 1908. Yehudi Menuhin once described him as "like one of those jugglers who send...

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...

ON THIS DAY | Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Was Born in 1945

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Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre was born on this day in 1945, 76 years ago. Mstislav Rostropovich once declared Ms du Pre as "the only cellist...

ON THIS DAY | Composer Samuel Barber Died in 1981

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American composer Samuel Barber died on this day in 1981, aged 70. His signature works include Adagio for Strings and his Violin Concerto Op. 14 -...

ON THIS DAY | German Violin Virtuoso August Wilhelmj Died in 1908

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German violin virtuoso August Wilhelmj died on this day in 1908, aged 62. He is particularly remembered in history for his popular violin arrangement of the...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday Violinist Uto Ughi!

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Today is Italian violinist and conductor Uto Ughi’s 77th birthday. Mr Ughi is the former Music Director of the l’Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and...

ON THIS DAY | Russian Violinist Andrei Korsakov Died in 1991

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Russian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Andrei Korsakov died on this day in 1991, aged just 44. He served as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the...

ON THIS DAY | American Violinist Michael Rabin Died in 1972

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American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin died on this day in 1972, aged just 35. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered as one of the eminent...

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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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