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VC WEB BLOG | Brinton Averil Smith – ‘Reviving the Lost Castelnuovo-Tedesco Cello Concerto’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Houston Symphony Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith – who will later this week give only the 2nd performance in...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Judith Ingolfsson – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Icelandic violinist and former Indianapolis International Violin Competition 1st prize winner, Judith Ingolfsson. We sat her down for a...

VC VOX POP | “What Piece of Repertoire Do You Still Want to Learn?” [Q&A]

"What piece of repertoire do you still want to learn?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find...

VC WEB BLOG | PartPlay – ‘The Ultimate Chamber Music Practice Companion’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinists, and PartPlay founders Philip Aird and Steve Bingham to discuss their revolutionary new chamber music companion. In a VC-exclusive...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Violinist Nicola Benedetti & Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich at the 92nd Street Y in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A...

Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 1 premiered on this day in 1987 - in New York City. The first performance was given by American soloist Paul...

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was born on this day in 1908 – 109 years ago. Dying in 1989, Maestro von Karajan is remembered as...

Russian-born American Virtuoso Mischa Elman Died On This Day in 1967 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American virtuoso Mischa Elman died on this day in 1967 – aged 76. Mr Elman is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Andres Cardenes – “Preparing for the Premiere of a New Work” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Cuban-born violinist Andres Cardenes - who last month premiered a new violin concerto written for him by Venezuelan-born composer...

Today is VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s 33rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian-German VC Artist Augustin Hadelich’s 33rd birthday! A graduate of the Istituto Mascagni and the Juilliard School, he is a former 1st prize...

Composer Johannes Brahms Died On This Day in 1897 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms died on this day in 1897 – 120 years ago. He passed away from liver/pancreas cancer - aged 63. He...

American Violin Pedagogue Dorothy DeLay Was Born On This day in 1917 [ON THIS DAY]

Famed American violin teacher Dorothy DeLay was born on this day in 1917. She is remembered as one of the most respected violin pedagogues of...

Austrian Composer Joseph Haydn was Born on This Day in 1732 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Joseph Haydn was born on this day in 1732 - 285 years ago. Often referred to as the 'Father of the Symphony' and...

Dvořák’s Four ‘Romantic Pieces’ Op. 75 Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Antonín Dvořák's four 'Romantic Pieces' Op. 75 premiered on this day in 1887 – 130 years ago. The first performance was given by Czech violinist...

Hungarian Violinist Jelly d’Arányi Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist Jelly d'Arányi died on this day in 1966 - aged 72. The grand-niece of virtuoso Joseph Joachim, she premiered a number of important works...

American Violin Virtuoso Erick Friedman Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Erick Friedman passed away, from cancer, on this day in 2004 – aged 64. A student of Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein and Jascha Heifetz, he is remembered...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Philippe Quint – ‘Remembering Mrs. Dorothy DeLay’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian-American violinist Philippe Quint - organiser of the upcoming ‘Dorothy Delay Centennial Celebration’ concert in New York City on...

Benjamin Britten Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Benjamin Britten's Violin Concerto Op. 15 was premiered on this day in 1940 – 77 years ago. The first performance was given by Spanish...

English Composer Sir William Walton was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Sir William Walton was born on this day in 1902 – 115 years ago. His signature works include ‘Façade’, the cantata ‘Belshazzar's Feast’,...

Russian Composer Modest Mussorgsky Died On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky died on this day in 1881 – 136 years ago. One of 'The Five', his signature works include the opera 'Boris...

Polish Composer and Pianist Karol Szymanowski Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and pianist Karol Szymanowski died on this day in 1937 – aged 66. Remembered as one of the eminent Polish composers of the...

Russian Composer, Pianist and Conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff Died On This Day in 1943 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff died on this day in 1943. He is remembered as one of the finest pianist of all time...

Today is Russian-Born Violinist Dora Schwarzberg’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violin virtuoso Dora Schwarzberg's birthday. A student of legendary Russian pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Schwarzberg currently serves a distinguished teaching position...

Italian-born British Violin Virtuoso Alfredo Campoli Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-born British violin virtuoso Alfredo Campoli died on this day in 1991 – aged 84. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

Today is Korean-American Virtuoso Kyung-Wha Chung’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American virtuoso Kyung-wha Chung’s birthday. A student of Ivan Galamian and Joseph Szigeti, Ms Chung is widely regarded as one of the 20th...

Today is Russian-American Virtuoso Philippe Quint’s 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-American virtuoso Philippe Quint's 43rd birthday! A protege of Andrei Korsakov and Dorothy DeLay, Philippe is widely recognised as one of today's foremost...

French Composer Claude Debussy Died On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French impressionist composer Claude Debussy died on this day in 1918 – aged 55. He passed away, amidst an aerial and artillery bombardment of Paris,...

Hungarian Composer Bela Bartok was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and pianist Bela Bartok was born on this day in 1881 – 136 years ago. Remembered as one of the most influential composers...

Legendary Italian Conductor Arturo Toscanini was Born On This Day in 1867 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini was born on this day in 1867 – 150 years ago. Dying in 1957, he is widely regarded as one...

American Violinist and Pedagogue Oscar Shumsky was Born On This Day in 1917 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso, pedagogue and conductor Oscar Shumsky was born on this day in 1917 – 100 years ago. Passing away in 2000, Mr Shumsky...

Bartok’s 2nd Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bela Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1939 – 78 years ago. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Zoltán Székely...

Hungarian Violinist Franz von Vecsey was Born On This Day in 1893 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and composer Franz von Vecsey was born on this day in 1893. A celebrated child protege of Jenő Hubay and Joseph Joachim,...

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