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...

Remembering the Great Nathan Milstein – Born on this Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Russian Empire-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein was born on this day in 1904. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, he is remembered as one of the...

Polish Violin Virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska Born on This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Polish-Australian violin virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska's 87th birthday. A protege of Ede Zathureczki, Tadeusz Wroński and Henryk Szeryng, she shared 2nd prize at the 1952...

Violinist & Pedagogue Josef Gingold Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Josef Gingold died on this day in 1995 – aged 85. A student of Eugene Ysaye, he is remembered as...

French Cellist Pierre Fournier Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Famed French cellist Pierre Fournier died on this day in 1986 - aged 79. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is remembered...

American Violinist Maud Powell Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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  American violin virtuoso Maud Powell died on this day in 1920 - aged just 52. A student of Henry Schradieck, Charles Dancla and Joseph Joachim,...

Remembering Lucien Capet - The Grandfather of Modern Violin Pedagogy [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Revolutionary French violin pedagogue and composer Lucien Capet was born on this day in 1873. He served a long-term teaching position at the Société Sainte-Cécile de...

English Violist Lionel Tertis Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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British viola virtuoso, Lionel Tertis was born on this day in 1876 - 139 years ago. Dying in 1975, he is remembered as one of...

Spanish Cello Virtuoso Pablo Casals Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Spanish cello virtuoso Pablo Casals was born on this day in 1876 – 139 years ago. Maestro Casals is remembered as one of the finest...

VC ‘Artist’ Bulgarian Virtuoso Bella Hristova Born on This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is VC ‘Artist’ Bulgarian violin virtuoso Bella Hristova’s 30th birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Bella is a former 1st prize...

Thwart Polish Violin Virtuoso Josef Hassid Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Polish violin virtuoso Josef Hassid was born on this day in 1923 – 92 years ago. A prodigious student of Carl Flesch, he was destined for...

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