Sunday, July 23, 2017

Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould Born On This Day in 1932 – 84 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was born on this day in 1932 – 84 years ago. Dying in 1982, aged just 50, he is widely regarded...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Matt Haimovitz – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Israeli-born cellist Matt Haimovitz - in Montreal, Canada. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions...

Violin Virtuoso Isaac Stern Died On This Day in 2001 – Aged 81 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American virtuoso Isaac Stern died on this day in 2001 – aged 81. He is remembered as one of the eminent violinists for the...

Violin Virtuoso Henryk Szeryng Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born Mexican violin virtuoso, diplomat, pedagogue and philanthropist Henryk Szeryng was born on this day in 1918 – 98 years ago. A student of Maurice...

German Violinist August Wilhelmj Born On This Day in 1845 – 171 years ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist August Wilhelmj was born on this day in 1845 – 171 years ago. A student of Ferdinand David, Wilhelmj was widely regarded as...

Today is French-born American Violinist Arnaud Sussmann’s 32nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born American violinist Arnaud Sussmann's 32nd birthday. A graduate of the Conservatoire de Paris and The Juilliard School, where he studied with Boris...

Canadian Violin Virtuoso Kathleen Parlow Was Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian violin virtuoso Kathleen Parlow was born on this day in 1890. Ms Parlow is remembered as one of the eminent female soloists of the...

Spanish Violinist And Composer Pablo de Sarasate Died On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate died on this day in 1908, from chronic bronchitis - aged 64. Remembered as one of the eminent...

Today is Korean VC Rising Star SooBeen Lee’s 16th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean wunderkind, VC Rising Star SooBeen Lee's 16th birthday. Praised for her eloquent music making, maturity and effortless virtuosity, SooBeen is a former...

German Conductor Kurt Sanderling Was Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Kurt Sanderling was born on this day in 1912 – 104 years ago. Dying in 2011, Maestro Sanderling served principal conducting positions...

French Violinist Zino Francescatti Died On This Day in 1991 – Aged 89 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist Zino Francescatti died on this day in 1991 – aged 89. Maestro Francescatti is remembered as one of the finest violin virtuosi of...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream – Violinist Philippe Quint [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with his fans.

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Ole Bohn’s 71st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Ole Bøhn's 71st birthday! A student of Louise Behrend, Ernst Glaser, Henry Holst and Max Rostal, Professor Bohn...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Jenő Hubay Born in 1858 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and composer Jenő Hubay was born in 1858. He is remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of all time...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Lynn Harrell – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with legendary American cello virtuoso Lynn Harrell – jury chair of the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition, in Harbin, China. We sat...

VC WEB BLOG | Suzanne D’Addario Brouder: ‘The Power of Music-Making’ [BLOG]

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with Ms Suzanne D'Addario Brouder, Director of the D'Addario Foundation - a unique grant-making organisation providing...

Today is VC Young Artist Simone Porter’s 20th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American VC Young Artist Simone Porter's 20th birthday. A student of Robert Lipsett, at the Colburn School, Simone is a recent recipient...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream – String Trio, Time for Three [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recent caught up with the classically-trained genre-crossing string trio, Time for Three – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their fans.

Today is Violinist Sean Lee’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violin virtuoso Sean Lee's 29th birthday! A student of Robert Lipsett, Ruggiero Ricci and Itzhak Perlman, he is a former prize winner...

Today is VC Artist Paul Huang’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American VC Artist Paul Huang's 26th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Paul is a former 1st prize winner at the Sion...

VC WEB BLOG | Composer, Robert Sirota – New ‘American Pilgrimage’ String Quartet [BLOG]

NEW YORK, NEW YORK ― The Violin Channel recently caught up with American composer, Robert Sirota. In a VC-exclusive blog, Robert discusses the creation of his string...

Romanian-Belgian Violin Virtuoso Lola Bobesco Died On This Day in 2003 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian-Belgian violin virtuoso Lola Bobesco died on this day in 2003 – aged 82. A celebrated protege of Marcel Chailley, George Enescu and Jacques...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Patrice Fontanarosa’s 74th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Patrice Fontanarosa's 74th birthday. A former prize winner at the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Violin Competition, Maestro Fontanarosa served as...

Today is German-American Violinist David Garrett’s 36th Birthday [ON-THIS DAY]

Today is German-American violinist David Garrett's 36th birthday. A protege of Ida Haendel and Itzhak Perlman, David at the age of 13 became the youngest...

Hungarian Violinist and Conductor Tibor Varga Died On This Day In 2003 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and conductor Tibor Varga died on this day in 2003 – aged 82. A student of Carl Flesch and Jeno Hubay, Maestro Varga...

Baroque Composer Johann Pachelbel Was Born On This Day in 1653 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German Baroque composer and organist Johann Pachelbel was born on this day in 1653. Pachelbel composed a large body of sacred and secular works, his...

French Violinist Jacques Thibaud Died On This Day in 1953 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist and pedagogue Jacques Thibaud died on this day in 1953, in a plane crash – aged 73. The dedicatee of Ysaye's 2nd Solo...

Today is Belgian-Russian Virtuoso Vadim Repin’s 45th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belgian-Russian virtuoso Vadim Repin's 45th birthday. A protege of Professor Zakhar Bron, he is a former 1st prize winner at the Wienaiwski...

Today is Israeli-American Violin Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli-American violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s 71st birthday. A protege of Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, Maestro Perlman is widely regarded as one...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist, Eric Silberger – ‘Selecting a New Bow’ [VIDEO BLOG]

NEWTON UPPER FALLS, MASSACHUSETTS ― Presented by Carriage House Violins and the second installment of a new video project “The Bow Series”, American violinist Eric Silberger...

VC LIVE | Facebook Livestream – VC Artists The Chooi Brothers [LIVE]

The Violin Channel caught up with VC Artists, Nikki Chooi and Timothy Chooi - for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their fans.        

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

Today is VC Young Artist, Russian-born violin virtuoso Yury Revich's 25th birthday! A protege of Alexander Revich, Galina Turchaninova, Victor Pikayzen and Pavel Vernikov, Yury is...

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