Sunday, November 17, 2019

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...

Austrian Composer Anton Bruckner Died On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Anton Bruckner died on this day in 1896. Bruckner's signature works include 9 symphonies, a string quartet, a string quintet - and a...

Today is American Violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s birthday. Rachel is a former prize winner at the Bach, Szigeti, Kreisler, Montreal, Paganini and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competitions. Her...

Italian Romantic Composer Giuseppe Verdi Was Born On This Day in 1813 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi was born on this day 1813. Verdi is remembered as one of the most influential composers of the 19th Century. His vocal...

Dutch Violinist Theo Olof Died On This Day in 2012 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dutch violinist Theo Olof died on this day in 2012 - aged 88. A student of Oskar Back, Mr Olof was former prize winner at...

French Composer Camille Saint-Saëns Was Born On This Day in 1835 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Camille Saint-Saëns was born on this day in 1835. Dying in 1921, his signature works include The Carnival of the Animals, Danse Macabre, Samson and Delilah, his...

Polish-Born Violinist Michel Schwalbé Died On This Day in 2012 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born violinist Michel Schwalbé died on this day in 2012 – aged 92. A student of Moritz Frenkel, George Enescu and Jules Boucherit, he...

Today is Violinist, VC Artist Charles Yang’s 31st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violinist, VC Artist Charles Yang’s 31st birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Charles is very quickly building an impressive online following –...

Violin Maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume Was Born on This Day in 1798 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume was born on this day in 1798. Widely regarded as one of the eminent stringed instrument makers of all time, Vuillaume's...

Today is Chinese-American Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s 64th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma's 64th birthday! He is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent virtuosi string soloists of all time.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN184Ytzmpc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 YO-YO MA...

Hungarian Violinist & Composer Zoltán Székely Died On This Day in 2001 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and composer Zoltán Székely died on this day in 2001 – aged 97. He is remembered for having given the world premiere of...

German Violin Virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff Died On This Day in 1948 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff sadly died on this day in 1948 – aged 50 from encephalitis. He gave the premiere performance of the Robert...

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

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

German Composer Max Bruch Died On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Max Bruch died on this day in 1920 – aged 82. Despite his 1st Violin Concerto being one of the most frequently performed...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Rudolf Koelman’s 60th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violin virtuoso Rudolf Koelman’s 60th birthday. A student of Herman Krebbers and Jascha Heifetz, Rudolf is a former 1st Concertmaster of the Royal...

Soviet Violinist Elizabeth Gilels Was Born On This Day in 1919 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-born violinist Elizabeth Gilels was born on this day in 1919. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Ms Gilels was a former prize winner at the Ysaye International...

Luminary Cello Pedagogue Aldo Parisot Was Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Brazilian-born American cellist and pedagogue Aldo Parisot was born on this day in 1918. A graduate of Yale University, Mr Parisot joined the music school teaching...

Violin Virtuoso David Oistrakh Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-born violin virtuoso David Oistrakh was born on this day in 1908. Dying in 1974, he is widely remembered as one of the foremost violinists...

Today is British Violinist Chloe Hanslip’s 32nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Chloe Hanslip’s 32nd birthday. A protege of Natasha Boyarskaya and Zakhar Bron, Chloë is a former prize winner at the Novosibirsk...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s 65th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born American violinist and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s 65th birthday. The son of the late Julian Sitkovetsky, he has performed and recorded extensively with...

Composer & Pianist George Gershwin Was Born On This Day in 1898 [ON THIS DAY]

American composer and pianist George Gershwin was born on this day in 1898. Dying in 1937, aged just 38, Gershwin's signature works include Rhapsody in Blue, An American in...

Hungarian Composer Béla Bartók Died On This Day in 1945 [ON THIS DAY]

Hungarian composer and pianist Béla Bartók died on this day in 1945 – aged 64. Remembered as one of the most influential composers of the 20th Century,...

Today is Italian Violin Virtuoso Salvatore Accardo’s 78th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violin virtuoso Salvatore Accardo’s 78th birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva and Paganini International Violin Competitions - Maestro Accardo...

Today Is Dutch Cellist Pieter Wispelwey’s 57th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey’s 57th birthday! A student of Paul Katz and William Pleeth, he is widely regarded as one of today's leading...

Belgian Composer Andre Gretry Died On This Day in 1813 [ON THIS DAY]

Belgian composer Andre Gretry died on this day in 1813. Although known primarily as an operatic composer, Gretry holds a notable place in the violin repertoire -...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jacques Mazas Was Born On This Day in 1782 [ON THIS DAY]

French violinist, composer and pedagogue Jacques Mazas was born on this day in 1782. A student of Pierre Baillot, Mazas is remembered in history for his technique-building studies, etudes...

Violin Virtuoso Henryk Szeryng Was Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born Mexican violin virtuoso, diplomat, pedagogue and philanthropist Henryk Szeryng was born on this day in 1918. A student of Maurice Frenkel, Carl Flesch and...

Eminent Soviet Teacher Yuri Yankelevich Died on this Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Eminent Soviet teacher Yuri Yankelevich died on this day in 1973 - aged 64. A student of Leopold Auer, Maestro Yankelevich served a long term...

Violinist Isaac Stern Died On This Day in 2001 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American violinist Isaac Stern died on this day in 2001 – aged 81. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists for the...

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Valse-Scherzo’ Premiered On This Day in 1878 [ON THIS DAY]

Tchaikovsky's violin showpiece, Valse-Scherzo Op. 34 premiered on this day in 1878 – 140 years ago. The first performance was given by Polish violin virtuoso, Stanislaw Barcewicz. The Valse-Scherzo is...

Canadian Violin Virtuoso Kathleen Parlow Was Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian violin virtuoso Kathleen Parlow was born on this day in 1890. Ms Parlow is remembered as one of the eminent female soloists of the...

Spanish Violinist & Composer Pablo de Sarasate Died On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate died on this day in 1908, from chronic bronchitis - aged 64. Remembered as one of the eminent...

German Conductor Kurt Sanderling Was Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Kurt Sanderling was born on this day in 1912. Dying in 2011, Maestro Sanderling served principal conducting positions with the Moscow Radio...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee’s 19th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean violin virtuoso VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee’s 19th birthday. Praised for her eloquent music making, maturity and effortless virtuosity, SooBeen is a former...

Italian Luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Died On This Day in 1786 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini died on this day in 1786. Guadagnini is widely regarded as one of the finest string instrument craftsmen of all...

French Violinist Zino Francescatti Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist Rene-Charles 'Zino' Francescatti died on this day in 1991 – aged 89. Maestro Francescatti is remembered as one of the finest violin virtuosi...

American-Born Greek Soprano Maria Callas Died On This Day in 1977 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born Greek soprano Maria Callas died on this day in 1977. She is remembered as one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Ole Bøhn’s 74th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Ole Bøhn's 74th birthday! A student of Louise Behrend, Ernst Glaser, Henry Holst and Max Rostal, Professor Bohn...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Jenő Hubay Was Born in 1858 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and composer Jenő Hubay was born in 1858. He is remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of all time...

Today is VC Young Artist Moné Hattori’s 20th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Moné Hattori’s 20th birthday! A student of Zakhar Bron at the Bron Academy, Moné is a former 1st prize winner...

French Violinist Christian Ferras Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist Christian Ferras died on this day in 1982 – aged just 49. A student of Charles Bistesi and George Enescu, he is remembered a one...

German Pianist & Composer Clara Schumann Was Born On This Day in 1819 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso pianist and composer Clara Schumann was born in this day in 1819. The wife of composer Robert Schumann, she is remembered as one...

Austrian Composer Arnold Schoenberg Was Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg was born on this day in 1874. Dying in 1951, Schoenberg is credited with pioneering the 12-tone technique – one of the major...

Today is Russian Conductor & Violinist Vladimir Spivakov’s 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov’s 75th birthday. A student of Yuri Yankelevich, Maestro Spivakov is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Montreal...

Austrian-Born American Conductor Erich Leinsdorf Died On This Day in 1993 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American conductor Erich Leinsdorf died on this day in 1993 – aged 81. Maestro Leinsdorf served distinguished conducting positions with The Metropolitan Opera, The Cleveland Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, New York...

Legendary German-Bohemian Music Critic Eduard Hanslick Born On This Day in 1825 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German-Bohemian music critic Eduard Hanslick was born on this day in 1825. Notoriously conservative, he was an outspoken opponent of the works of both...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Mihaela Martin’s 60th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born violinist and respected pedagogue Mihaela Martin's 60th birthday! A student of Stefan Gheorghiu, Mihaela is a former major prize winner at the...

Today is VC Young Artist Simone Porter’s 23rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Simone Porter’s 23rd birthday! A student of Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School, Simone is a recent recipient of a...

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