Friday, March 24, 2017

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Andres Cardenes – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Cuban-born violinist and jury member of the inaugural 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, Mr Andres Cardenes. We sat...

Today is Latvian-German Violinist Gidon Kremer’s 70th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Latvian-German violinist Gidon Kremer's 70th birthday. A student of David Oistrakh, Maestro Kremer is widely regarded as one of the most celebrated musicians...

VC VOX POP | “Does Your Instrument Have a Pet Name?” [Q&A]

“Does your instrument have a pet name? The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out … Australian Soloist,...

Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 20th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 20th birthday! A student of Augustin Dumay at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Kerson is a former Junior 1st...

American Violin Virtuoso Eugene Fodor Died On This Day in 2011 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor died on this day in 2011. A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, he was a former...

American Violinist Guila Bustabo was Born on This Day in 1916 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo was born on this day in 1916 – 101 years ago. A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she...

American Cellist David Soyer Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American cellist David Soyer died on this day in 2010 - one day after his 87th birthday. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Pablo Casals,...

Composer Franz Waxman Died On This Day in 1967 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-American composer Franz Waxman died on this day in 1967 from cancer – aged 59. A prolific composer, he left a legacy of over 150...

English Violinist Albert Sammons was Born on This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English violin virtuoso Albert Sammons was born on this day in 1886 – 131 years ago. Largely a self-taught violinist, he is remembered particularly for...

Soviet Violinist Julian Sitkovetsky Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky died on this day in 1958, aged just 32 – from lung cancer. The father of violinist and conductor Dmitry...

English Composer Sir Edward Elgar Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Sir Edward Elgar died on this day in 1934 – 83 years ago. His signature works include the 'Enigma Variations', the 'Pomp...

VC WEB BLOG | D’Addario’s Fan-Chia Tao: ‘New Strings to Make Your Violin Sound Like a Cello’ [OMG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with D’Addario Orchestral Strings‘ respected Research & Development Director, Mr Fan-Chia Tao. In a VC-exclusive blog, Fan talks us...

Violinist & Pedagogue Efrem Zimbalist Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist died on this day in 1985 – aged 94. A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as...

English Viola Virtuoso Lionel Tertis Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis died on this day in 1975 – aged 98. He is remembered as one of the most eminent violists of...

Composer & Virtuoso Pianist Frederic Chopin was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frederic Chopin was born on this day in 1810 – 207 years ago. Dying at only age 39, Chopin is...

Max Bruch’s ‘Scottish Fantasy’ Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Max Bruch's 'Scottish Fantasy' in E-flat Major Op. 46 premiered on this day in 1881. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Joseph Joachim...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Michael Daugherty – 3-Time Grammy Winning ‘Tales of Hemingway’ [CONGRATS]

American cellist Zuill Bailey performing Michael Daugherty's 3-time Grammy award winning 'Tales of Hemingway' for Solo Cello and Orchestra. Premiered in April 2015 with conductor Giancarlo...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Ilya Kaler – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian violin virtuoso and 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition jury member, Ilya Kaler. We sat him down...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Violinist VC Artist Augustin Hadelich [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Italian-German violin virtuoso VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with his fans.

Today is Pianist and Conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 74th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-born pianist and conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 74th birthday. A protege of Herbert von Karajan and George Szell, Maestro Eschenbach is widely regarded as...

Today is Italian Conductor Riccardo Chailly’s 64th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly’s 64th birthday. Maestro Chailly is widely regarded as one of today’s eminent conductors. He has held prestigious conducting positions with...

Violin Virtuoso Joseph Szigeti Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso Joseph Szigeti died on this day in 1973 – aged 80. A prodigy of Jeno Hubay, Mr Szigeti is remembered as one of the...

VC INTERVIEW | Violinist Nicola Benedetti – Live From Her 13-city North American “Vivaldi” Tour

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Scottish violin soloist Nicola Benedetti - in the midst of her North American tour as soloist with the...

Prokofiev‘s ‘Sinfonia Concertante’ Cello Concerto Premiered on this Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev‘s 'Sinfonia Concertante' Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 58 premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was given by Alexander Melik-Pashayev...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Was Born on this Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violinist Henri Vieuxtemps was born on this day in 1820. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as one of...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Olivier Charlier’s 56th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French virtuoso Olivier Charlier's 56th birthday. A student of Yehudi Menuhin and Henryk Szeryng, he is a former 1st prize winner at the...

German Violinist Willy Hess Died On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist Willy Hess died on this day in 1939 – aged 79. A protege of Joseph Joachim, he was a former Concertmaster of the...

French Violinist and Composer Pierre Rode was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist and composer Pierre Rode was born on this day in 1774 – 243 years ago. A student of Giovanni Battista Viotti, Rode...

Today is Pulitzer-Prize Winning Composer John Corigliano’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Pulitzer-prize winning American composer John Corigliano's 78th birthday. A graduate of Columbia University and the Manhattan School of Music, his signature works include...

Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Alexander Glazunov Violin Concerto in A Minor Op. 82 premiered on this day in 1905 – 112 years ago. The first performance was given by...

Today is Russian Violin Virtuoso Victor Pikayzen’s 84th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is celebrated Russian violin virtuoso Victor Pikayzen's 84th birthday. A protege of David Oistrakh, he is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Queen...

Erich Wolfgang Korngold Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Erich Wolfgang Korngold Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35 premiered on this day in 1945. The first performance was given by Jascha Heifetz with...

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