ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu!

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Today is Chinese violinist, VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu’s 32nd birthday! A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Angelo is a former prize winner...

ON THIS DAY | Legendary Concertmaster Michel Schwalbé Was Born On This Day in 1919

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Polish-born violinist Michel Schwalbé was born on this day in 1919. Mr Schwalbé passed away in 2012 - aged 92.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJs9ugSEjls&showinfo=0&autohide=1 STRAUSS | EIN HELDENLEBEN | HERBERT...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist & Composer Niccolò Paganini Was Born On This Day in 1782

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Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini was born on this day in 1782.   https://youtu.be/1iQpYK-YlEI?t=59 VC YOUNG ARTIST KEVIN ZHU | PAGANINI VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 IN...

ON THIS DAY | Italian Violinist Camillo Sivori Was Born On This Day in 1815

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Italian violin virtuoso and composer Camillo Sivori was born on this day in 1815.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuV4E_06B28&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MAURO TORTORELLI & ANGELA MELUSO | CAMILLO SIVORI | NEL COR...

ON THIS DAY | Today is Violinist Midori’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Japanese-born American violin virtuoso Midori’s birthday. Today Midori performs and records regularly with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors - and...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist David Oistrakh Died On This Day in 1974

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Legendary Soviet violin virtuoso David Oistrakh died on this day in 1974 – aged 66. He is widely celebrated as one of the preeminent violinists...

ON THIS DAY | Stravinsky Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1931

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Igor Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto in D premiered on this day in 1931. The first performance was given by Samuel Dushkin - with Stravinsky conducting the...

ON THIS DAY | American Violinist Paul Zukofsky Was Born On This Day in 1943

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American violinist, conductor and pedagogue Paul Zukofsky was born on this day in 1943. A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Ivan...

ON THIS DAY | Spanish Cellist Pablo Casals Died On This Day in 1973

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Spanish cellist Pablo Casals died on this day in 1973 – aged 96.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX1YtvFZOj0 PABLO CASALS | BACH | SOLO CELLO SUITE NO. 1 IN G...

ON THIS DAY | Conductor Sir Georg Solti Born Was On This Day in 1912

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Hungarian-British conductor Sir Georg Solti was born on this day in 1912. Maestro Solti is remembered as one of the finest conductors of all time. His 1000th performance...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Leila Josefowicz!

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Today is American-Canadian violinist Leila Josefowicz's birthday! A strong advocate of new music, in recent years she has premiered a number of important new compositions...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Alfredo Campoli Was Born On This Day in 1906

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Italian-born British violin virtuoso Alfredo Campoli was born on this day in 1906.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPF5fh6dy4w ALFREDO CAMPOLI | BACH | SOLO PARTITA NO. 2 IN D MINOR | CHACONNE 

ON THIS DAY | Sibelius' Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1905

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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,...

ON THIS DAY | Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Died On This Day in 1987

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

ON THIS DAY | Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1923

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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, conducted...

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An Associated Artist at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, where he was mentored by Augustin Dumay, Kerson is a former Junior 1st...

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