ON THIS DAY | Violinist Louis Kaufman Was Born in 1905

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American violin virtuoso Louis Kaufman was born on this day in 1905. He also premiered a number of important pieces including works by Aaron Copland,...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Young Artist Santiago Cañón–Valencia!

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Today is cellist, VC Young Artist Santiago Cañón–Valencia’s 26th birthday!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1IStM-hIv0 VC YOUNG ARTIST SANTIAGO CAÑÓN-VALENCIA | ELGAR CELLO CONCERTO IN E MINOR | MUHAI TANG...

ON THIS DAY | Composer Carl Stamitz Was Born in 1745

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German-Czech composer Carl Stamitz was born on this day in 1745. Dying in 1801, he is remembered in history as the first known composer to...

ON THIS DAY | Composer Johannes Brahms Was Born in 1833

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German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms was born on this day in 1833.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C_U7eUbVd8&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ITZHAK PERLMAN | BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR | LAWRENCE FOSTER &...

ON THIS DAY | Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Was Born in 1840

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Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on this day in 1840, 181 years ago. He died in 1893 from cholera - just 9 days after the premiere of...

ON THIS DAY | Debussy's Violin Sonata in G Minor Premiered in 1917

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Claude Debussy's Violin Sonata in G Minor premiered on this day in 1917. The first performance was given by violinist Gaston Poulet - with Debussy...

ON THIS DAY | Dutch Violinist Theo Olof Was Born in 1924

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German-born Dutch violinist Theo Olof was born on this day in 1924. He passed away in October 2012 – aged 88.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_DAOYG-M8k&showinfo=0&autohide=1 THEO OLOF & DANIEL WAYENBERG |...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Louis Krasner Died in 1995

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Ukrainian-born American virtuoso Louis Krasner died on this day in 1995, aged 91. He served long term teaching positions at Syracuse University and the New...

ON THIS DAY | Violin Virtuoso Michael Rabin Was Born in 1936

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A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered as one of the eminent violinists of the 20th Century – praised by legendary pedagogue Ivan Galamian, as...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Bronislav Gimpel Died in 1979

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Polish-American violin virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel died on this day in 1979, aged 67.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w0NgAe32vU&showinfo=0&autohide=1 BRONISLAV GIMPEL | MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO IN E MINOR | 1ST MVT...

ON THIS DAY | Violist William Primrose Died in 1982

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Scottish violist William Primrose died on this day in 1982, aged 77. He gave the premiere performance of Bartók's Viola Concerto and Benjamin Britten's Lachrymae,...

ON THIS DAY | Legendary Soviet Pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky Died in 1944

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Legendary Soviet violin pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky died on this day in 1944, aged 72. He is remembered in history as the founder of The Odessa School and...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Conductor Zubin Mehta!

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Widely respected as one of the eminent conductors of all time, Maestro Mehta previously served as Music Director of the Montreal Symphony, LA Philharmonic,...

ON THIS DAY | American Violinist Joan Field Was Born in 1915

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She made the first recording of Charles Ives' 1st Violin Sonata and gave the American premiere of Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Sonata. Ms Field died in...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Violinist Dong-Suk Kang!

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A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with legendary pedagogue Ivan Galamian, Mr Kang is a former major prize winner...

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