Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Russian Violinist Andrei Korsakov Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Russian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Andrei Korsakov was born on this day in 1946. A protégé of Boris Belenky and Leonid Kogan, Mr Korsakov was...

American VC 'Artist' Stefan Jackiw Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is VC 'Artist' American violinist Stefan Jackiw's 31st birthday! Stefan has, in recent years, firmly established himself as one of the new generation top tier virtuosi. A...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Tatsuki Narita Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Japanese VC ‘Young Artist’ Tatsuki Narita’s 24th birthday! A graduate of the Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Paris, where he studied with Svetlin Roussev,...

English Violist Lionel Tertis Died On This Day in 1975 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis died on this day in 1975 – aged 98. He is remembered as one of the most eminent violists of all time. A...

Remembering Louis Persinger – Born On This Day 129 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

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American violinist and pianist Louis Persinger was born on this day in 1887 - 129 years ago. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and Jacques Thibaud,...

Remembering Pianist Arthur Rubinstein – Born On This Day 129 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Preeminent Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein was born on this day in 1887 – 129 years ago. Passing away in 1982, aged 95, he is remembered as...

W.A. Mozart Was Born on This Day - 260 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this day in 1756 – 260 years ago. Mozart is remembered in history as one of the...

Canadian Violin Virtuoso James Ehnes Born on This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Canadian violin virtuoso James Ehnes' 40th birthday. A graduate The Juilliard School where he studied with Ms Sally Thomas, James is widely regarded...

January 27th - Remembering the Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today, January 27th, is the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. The day marks the anniversary of the 1945...

Remembering Stephane Grappelli – Born On This Day 108 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Legendary French jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli was born on this day in 1908 – 108 years ago. Dying in 1997, aged 89, Mr Grappelli is...

Remembering Jacqueline du Pré - Born On This Day 71 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Pre-eminent British cellist Jacqueline du Pré was born on this day in 1945 – 71 years ago. Passing away in 1987 aged just 42, after a crippling...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Uto Ughi Born On This Day! [BORN-ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Uto Ughi’s 72nd birthday. A student of Georges Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin, he is recognised as one of the world's finest...

American Virtuoso Michael Rabin Died On This Day in 1972 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin died on this day in 1972, 44 years ago – aged just 35. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered...

British Violinist/Model Charlie Siem Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is British violinist and fashion model Charlie Siem's 30th birthday. A student of Ithzak Rashkovsky and Shlomo Mintz, Charlie’s recent debuts include performances with the...

Remembering Violinist Vasco Abadjiev - Born on this Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926 - 90 years ago. A recognised child prodigy, he made his international debut aged...

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