Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Today is Violinist & Conductor Richard Tognetti’s 52nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti’s 52nd birthday! For the past 27 years, Richard has served as the Artistic Director and Leader of the Australian...

Soviet Composer Alfred Schnittke Died On This Day in 1998 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke died on this day in 1998 – aged 64. A prolific composer, his output included 9 symphonies, 6 concerti grossi, 3...

Today is Avant-Garde Violinist Hahn-Bin’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American avant-garde violin virtuoso Hahn-Bin's 29th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Hahn-Bin (aka Amadéus Leopold) made his international debut at the 42nd Annual...

German Composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann Born On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann was born on this day in 1905. Despite being largely overlooked in many English-speaking countries, he is often lauded as...

VC VOX POP | “Who is the Most Underrated Composer of All Time?” [Q&A]

“Who is the most underrated composer of all time?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out...

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt Died On This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Franz Liszt died on this day in 1886 – aged 74. He is remembered as one of the most important composers...

Conductor George Szell Died On This Day in 1970 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-born American conductor George Szell died on this day in 1970 – aged 73. Maestro Szell is remembered for his long and successful tenure as...

Conductor & Cellist Sir John Barbirolli Died On This Day in 1970 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British conductor and cellist Sir John Barbirolli died on this day in 1970 – aged 70. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century,...

German Composer Robert Schumann Died On This Day in 1856 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Robert Schumann died on this day in 1856 – aged 46. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest musical exponents of...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky – “How Are Music Teachers Influenced by Their Teachers?” [ADVICE]

VC member Marley Jones from Australia was keen to know how music pedagogues' teaching methods and styles are generally influenced by their former teachers. We threw Marley’s question over to...

Composer & Organist Johann Sebastian Bach Died On This Day in 1750 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist Johann Sebastian Bach died on this day in 1750 – aged 65. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQ_GyelRsc&autohide=1 ITZHAK PERLMAN | BACH | SOLO PARTITA IN...

Composer & Violinist Antonio Vivaldi Died On This Day in 1741 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-Baroque composer, Catholic priest and virtuoso violinist Antonio Vivaldi died on this day in 1741 – aged 63. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS-W3lfcVvY&autohide=1 JULIA FISCHER | VIVALDI | THE FOUR SEASONS |...

Today is Conductor Riccardo Muti’s 76th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian conductor Riccardo Muti’s 76th birthday! Maestro Muti has held distinguished conducting positions with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic,...

American Cellist Leonard Rose Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American cellist and pedagogue Leonard Rose was born on this day in 1918. He served as Principal Cellist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra and the New York...

Today is Violinist & Violist Mikhail Bezverkhny’s 70th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violinist and violist Mikhail Bezverkhny's 70th birthday! A student of Yuri Yankelevich, Mr Bezverkhny is a former prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth, Wieniawski...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist In Mo Yang’s 22nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean VC Young Artist In Mo Yang's 22nd birthday! A full scholarship student of Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory, In...

Conductor & Composer Serge Koussevitzky Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born conductor, composer and double-bassist Serge Koussevitzky was born on this day in 1874. Maestro Koussevitsky served as Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra...

Violin Virtuoso Gioconda de Vito Born On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-British violin virtuoso Gioconda de Vito was born on this day in 1907. Ms de Vito was a former 1st prize winner at the Vienna International Violin Competition, and is remembered as...

Violin Virtuoso Vasa Prihoda Died On This Day in 1960 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Vasa Prihoda died on this day in 1960 - aged 59. A Paganini specialist, Mr Prihoda is remembered for his dazzling technique, finesse and beauty of...

Today is Chinese-American VC Young Artist Luke Hsu’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Chinese-American VC Young Artist Luke Hsu’s 27th birthday! A graduate of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and the New England...

American Composer Ernest Bloch Born On This Day in 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch was born on this day in 1880 – 137 years ago. Dying in 1959, Mr Bloch was the former Musical...

American Violin Virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci was born on this day in 1918 – 99 years ago. A protégé of Louis Persinger and Georg Kulenkampff, he is remembered as one of...

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

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

VC VOX POP | “If You Could Only Play 3 Pieces for the Rest of Your Life, What Would They Be?” [Q&A]

“If you could only play 3 pieces for the rest of your life, what would they be?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of...

MEET THE PROS | French Conductor Stéphane Denève – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor, Stéphane Denève – at the 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival in Vail,...

Elgar’s ‘Serenade for Strings in E Minor’ Premiered On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar’s ‘Serenade for Strings in E Minor' Op. 20 premiered on this day in 1896. The first performance was given in Antwerp, Belgium –...

Today is VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin’s 25th birthday! A student of Pierre Amoyal at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, Fedor is a former 1st prize winner at the...

American Violinist Isaac Stern Born On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Violinist and conductor Isaac Stern was born on this day in 1920 – 97 years ago. Dying in 2001, he is remembered as one of the greatest...

Today is Violinist Nicola Benedetti’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Scottish violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti’s 30th birthday! A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School, Nicola is a former 1st prize winner at the BBC Young Musician of...

Conductor Joseph Keilberth  Died On This Day in 1968 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Joseph Keilberth died on this day in 1968 – aged 61. Maestro Keilberth served distinguished conducting positions with the Staatsoperette Dresden, Saxon State Opera Orchestra...

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

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 of the Dresden Philharmonic and...

Today is American Violinist Robert Mann’s 97th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, composer and conductor Robert Mann’s 97th birthday. A student of Edouard Dethier, Mr Mann was a founding member and first violinist with the Juilliard...

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