VC INTERVIEW | Qian Zhou, Singapore International Violin Competition Jury Chair

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  In a few months, the Singapore International Violin Competition (SIVC) will take place for the third time — postponed from last year due to COVID-19...

ON THIS DAY | American Composer John Cage Died in 1992

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  American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist John Cage died on this day in 1992, aged 79. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music,...

ON THIS DAY | Czech Conductor Rafael Kubelik Died in 1996

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  Legendary Czech-born Swiss conductor Rafael Kubelik died on this day in 1996, aged 82. The son of Bohemian violin virtuoso Jan Kubelik, Rafael Kubelik served...

ON THIS DAY | French Violinist Ginette Neveu Was Born 102 Years Ago

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  French virtuoso violinist Ginette Neveu was born on this day in 1919. A student of Jules Boucherit, George Enescu, and Carl Flesch, Neveu achieved worldwide fame...

ON THIS DAY | German Composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann Died in 1970

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  Zimmerman passed away by suicide on this day 51 years ago. He was 52 years old. Zimmermann’s signature work is his opera "Die Soldaten," which...

ON THIS DAY | Russian Composer & Pianist Dmitri Shostakovich Died in 1975

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  Soviet-Russian composer and piano virtuoso Dmitri Shostakovich died on this day in 1975, aged 68. One of the prominent figures of 20th-century Western art music,...

ON THIS DAY | Violin Virtuoso Zino Francescatti Was Born in 1902

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  French violin virtuoso René-Charles “Zino” Francescatti was born on this day in 1902. Remembered as one of the finest violin virtuosi of the 20th century, Francescatti was...

ON THIS DAY | Cellist & Composer David Popper Died in 1913

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  Bohemian cellist and composer David Popper died at age 70. A student of Julius Goltermann, David Popper's compositions include four cello concertos, a Requiem for three...

VC INTERVIEW | Gilad Sheba on the Keshet Eilon Music Centre and Summer Mastercourse

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  The Violin Channel recently sat down with Mr. Gilad Sheba, Keshet Eilon's General Manager. We’re coming to you from the Kibbutz Eilon in Western Galilee,...

ON THIS DAY | Austrian Violinist Max Rostal Died in 1991

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  Austrian-born violinist and pedagogue Max Rostal died at age 86. He served distinguished teaching positions on faculty at the Berlin University of Music, Guildhall School...

ON THIS DAY | American Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky Died in 1976

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  Russian-born American cellist Gregor Piatigorsky died on this day in 1976, aged 73. Before leaving to pursue a wildly successful solo career, Piatigorsky served principal...

ON THIS DAY | Austrian Conductor Erich Kleiber Was Born in 1890

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  Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber was born on this day in 1890. Kleiber studied at the Prague Conservatory and served prominent conducting positions with the Berlin...

ON THIS DAY | Today is VC Young Artist Johan Dalene’s 21st Birthday!

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  Swedish violinist and VC Young Artist Johan Dalene was born on this day in 2000. A student of Janine Jansen and Per Enoksson at the Royal College of...

VC INTERVIEW | Mark Hayman on the Meadowmount School of Music Summer Program

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  The Violin Channel recently sat down with Mark Hayman, new Executive Director of the renowned Meadowmount School of Music, in upstate New York. Tune in...

ON THIS DAY | German Composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann Born in 1905

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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 one of...

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