American Violin Virtuoso Oscar Shumsky Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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American virtuoso, pedagogue and conductor Oscar Shumsky died on this day in 2000 – aged 83. Mr Shumsky served distinguished teaching positions at the Curtis...

American Violinist Isaac Stern Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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  Violinist and conductor Isaac Stern was born on this day in 1920 – 96 years ago. Dying in 2001, he is remembered as one of...

Violinist Szymon Goldberg Died On This Day in 1993 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Polish-born American violinist and conductor Szymon Goldberg died on this day in 1993 – aged 84. A student of Carl Flesch, he served as Concertmaster...

VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is American VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley's 32nd birthday! A graduate of Indiana University and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich, Noah currently serves as...

VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is American-Dutch VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts's 20th birthday! A student of Aaron Rosand, at the Curtis Institute of Music, Stephen is a former prize...

Violin Virtuoso Ryu Goto Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Japanese-American violin virtuoso Ryu Goto's 28th birthday. A Physics graduate from Harvard University, Ryu is widely regarded as one of today's eminent young concert virtuosi...

Conductor Carlos Kleiber Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber died on this day in 2004 – aged 74. Despite the paucity of his appearances, Maestro Kleiber is remembered as...

George Gershwin Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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American composer and pianist George Gershwin died on this day in 1937 – 75 years ago. Gershwin’s signature works include ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, ‘An American in...

Violinist Nelli Shkolnikova Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Russian-Jewish violinist Nelli Shkolnikova was born on this day in 1928 – 88 years ago. A student of Lillia Kossodo and Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Shkolnikova...

German Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is German violin virtuoso Julia Fischer's 33rd birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin Competition, Julia is widely regarded as one of today’s...

VC ‘Young Artist’ Boson Mo Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Canadian VC ‘Young Artist’ Boson Mo‘s 26th birthday. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Shepherd School of Music,...

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...

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