Friday, September 20, 2019

Violinist Leopold Auer Died On This Day in 1930 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist Leopold Auer died on this day in 1930 – aged 85. He is remembered as one of the most important violin pedagogues of...

Today is VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley’s 35th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley’s 35th birthday! A graduate of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich, Noah is a former...

Violinist & Pedagogue Willy Hess Born On This Day in 1859 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist Willy Hess was born on this day in 1859 – 160 years ago. A protege of Joseph Joachim, he was a former Concertmaster of the Boston...

Composer Arnold Schoenberg Died On This Day in 1951 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg died on this day in 1951 – aged 76. Remembered as one of the most influential composers of all time – his approach,...

Composer & Pianist George Gershwin Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and pianist George Gershwin died on this day in 1937 – 82 years ago. Gershwin’s signature works include Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris...

American Conductor Arthur Fiedler Died On This Day in 1979 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American conductor Arthur Fiedler died on this day in 1979 - aged 84. Maestro Fiedler is remembered as the long-time principal conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra – a position...

Violinist & Composer Henryk Wieniawski Born On This Day in 1835 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violin virtuoso and composer Henryk Wieniawski was born on this day in 1835 – 184 years ago. Remembered as one of the greatest violin...

Composer Ottorino Respighi Was Born On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer and conductor Ottorino Respighi was born on this day in 1879 – 140 years ago. Respighi's signature works include his orchestral trilogy, Fountains...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova Was Born On This Day in 1928 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-Jewish violin virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova was born on this day in 1928 – 91 years ago. A student of Lillia Kossodo and Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Shkolnikova was a former...

Today is Israeli Violinist Hagai Shaham’s 53rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli violin virtuoso Hagai Shaham's 53rd birthday! A student of Professor Ilona Feher, Hagai performs regularly with many of world's finest orchestras and...

Violinist Max Rostal Was Born On This Day in 1905 – 114 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist Max Rostal was born on this day in 1905 – 114 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one...

Composer and Conductor Gustav Mahler Was Born On This Day in 1860 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Late-Romantic Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler was born on this day in 1860 – 159 years ago. Dying in 1911, he is remembered as...

Today is Violinist VC Artist Richard Lin’s 28th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American violinist, VC Artist Richard Lin's 28th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the The Juilliard School, Richard is...

Hungarian Cello Virtuoso Janos Starker Was Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-American cello virtuoso Janos Starker was born on this day in 1924 – 95 years ago. Maestro Starker served as a former principal cellist of...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider’s 44th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Danish violin virtuoso and conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider's 44th birthday! A student of Boris Kuschnir, Nikolaj is a former 1st prize winner at the...

Czech Violinist & Composer Jan Kubelik Was Born On This Day in 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and composer Jan Kubelik was born on this day in 1880 – 139 years ago. Dying in 1940, aged 60, he is remembered as...

Tango Composer Ástor Piazzolla Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Argentine tango composer and bandoneón player Ástor Piazzolla died on this day in 1992 – aged 71. Piazzolla is remembered in history as the inventor...

Hungarian Violinist Tibor Varga Was Born On This Day in 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and conductor Tibor Varga was born on this day in 1921 - 98 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch and Jeno Hubay, Maestro Varga is remembered...

Conductor Carlos Kleiber Was Born On This Day in 1930 – 89 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber was born on this day in 1930 – 89 years ago. The son of eminent Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber, he...

Composer Christoph Willibald Gluck Born Was On This Day in 1714 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Revolutionary German operatic composer Christoph Willibald Gluck was born on this day in 1714. His signature works include the operas Orfeo ed Euridice, Alceste, Iphigénie...

Conductor Pierre Monteux Died On This Day in 1964 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French-American conductor Pierre Monteux died on this day in 1964 – 55 years ago. He served principal conducting positions with The Metropolitan Opera, Boston Symphony...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter's birthday!  A student of Erna Honigberger and Aida Stucki, Ms Mutter is widely regarded as one of the most...

Italian Violinist and Pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi Died On This Day in 1978 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated Italian violinist and pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi died on this day in 1978 - aged 76. A student of Eugene Ysaye, throughout his six decade...

Conductor Sergiu Celibidache Was Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Luminary Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache was born on this day in 1912 - 107 years ago. Dying in 1996, Maestro Celibidache is celebrated as one of...

Violinist Joseph Joachim Was Born On This Day in 1931 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Joseph Joachim was born on this day in 1831 – 188 years ago. Dying in 1907, Joachim is remembered as...

Conductor Claudio Abbado Was Born On This Day in 1933 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Acclaimed Italian conductor Claudio Abbado was born on this day in 1933. Maestro Abbado is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent conductors of the...

Today is Violist VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout’s 24th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout's 24th birthday. A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, and a current student of Nobuko Imai at the Kronberg Academy,...

French Cellist Pierre Fournier Was Born On This Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French cello virtuoso Pierre Fournier was born on this day in 1906 – 113 years ago. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is...

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

Today is Australian VC Artist Suyeon Kang’s 30th birthday! A graduate of the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, Suyeon is a former prize...

Italian Luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Was Born On This Day in 1711 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini was born on this day in 1711- 308 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest stringed instrument...

Today is French Violinist & Pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 70th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist and pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 70th birthday! A student of Jascha Heifetz, Mr Amoyal is a former prize winner at the Paganini and...

Today is American Violinist Pamela Frank’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and pedagogue Pamela Frank's birthday! Pamela currently holds teaching positions on faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and the University...

Violinist & Composer Ferdinand David Was Born On This Day in 1810 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso and composer Ferdinand David was born on this day in 1810 – 209 years ago. A student of Louis Spohr, he served...

Dutch Violinist Herman Krebbers Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dutch violinist Herman Krebbers was born on this day in 1923. Passing away in 2018, aged 94, Mr Krebbers served as long-term Concertmaster of the...

Composer, Pianist & Conductor Igor Stravinsky Was Born On This Day in 1882 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American composer, pianist and conductor Igor Stravinsky was born on this day in 1882. He is widely acknowledged as one of the most important...

French Virtuoso Christian Ferras Was Born On This Day In 1933 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French virtuoso Christian Ferras was born on this day in 1933 – 86 years ago. A student of Marcel Chailley and George Enescu, he is...

Cellist & Composer David Popper Born On This Day in 1843 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bohemian cellist and composer David Popper was born on this day in 1843 – 176 years ago. A student of Julius Goltermann, his signature works...

Violinist & Conductor Willi Boskovsky Born On This Day in 1909 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist and conductor Willi Boskovsky was born on this day in 1909. He served as Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra from 1936 until...

Violinist Bronislaw Huberman Died On This Day in 1947 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman died on this day in 1947 – aged 64. A student of Joseph Joachim, he is remembered as one of the...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer’s 36th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Julia Fischer's 36th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin Competition, Julia is widely regarded as one of...

Today is German-Canadian Cellist Johannes Moser’s 40th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Canadian cello virtuoso Johannes Moser’s 40th birthday! A student of cellist David Geringas, Johannes is a former 1st prize winner at the Tchaikovsky...

Schumann Cello Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1860 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor premiered on this day in 1860 - four years after the composer’s death. The first performance was given by...

Austrian-Born Dutch Violinist Oskar Back Born On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born Dutch violinist Oskar Back was born on this day in 1879 - 140 years ago. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and César Thomson, he...

German-Swiss Violinist Adolf Busch Died On This Day in 1952 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-Swiss violinist, conductor and composer Adolf Busch died on this day in 1952 - aged 60. A student of Willy Hess and Bram Eldering, he...

German Composer Robert Schumann Born On This Day in 1810 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Robert Schumann was born on this day in 1810 - 209 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the...

Legendary Violin Pedagogue Leopold Auer Born On This Day in 1845 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist Leopold Auer was born on this day in 1845. Dying in 1930, he is remembered as one of the most important violin pedagogues...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Jaime Laredo’s 78th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Bolivian-American violinist, pedagogue and conductor Jaime Laredo's 78th birthday! A student of Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, Mr Laredo is a former 1st...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Died On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violin virtuoso Henri Vieuxtemps died on this day in 1881 - aged 61. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jascha Brodsky Was Born On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Jascha Brodsky was born on this day in 1907 - 112 years ago. A student of Lucien Capet, Eugène Ysaÿe...

Today is Argentinian Pianist Martha Argerich’s 78th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich's 78th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva, Chopin and Perruccio Busoni International Piano Competitions, Ms Argerich...

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