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French Cellist Paul Tortelier Died On This Day In 1990 – Aged 76 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French cellist Paul Tortelier died on this day in 1990 – aged 76. Maestro Tortelier is remembered as one of the prominent cellists of the...

French Violin Pedagogue Lucien Capet Died On This Day in 1928 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Revolutionary French violin pedagogue and composer Lucien Capet died on this day in 1928 – aged 55. He held a long-term teaching position at the...

Italian Luthier Antonio Stradivari Died On This Day in 1737 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Antonio Stradivari died on this day in 1737 – 281 years ago. A protégé of Nicolo Amati, it is estimated that Stradivari...

Today is Russian Pedagogue Zakhar Bron‘s 71st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violin pedagogue, Professor Zakhar Bron’s 71st birthday! Widely regarded as one of the most influential violin teachers alive today, he has served Professorships...

Today is VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi’s 25th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violinist, VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi’s 25th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, and currently post-graduate student of Catherine Cho...

Violin Virtuoso Leonid Kogan Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan died on this day in 1982 - aged just 58. A former 1st prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth International...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist VC Artist Augustin Hadelich – ‘Composing Your Own Original Cadenzas’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Italian-born German-American violinist, VC Artist Augustin Hadelich - in New York City. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, the...

Today is Cellist VC Young Artist Brannon Cho’s 24th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is cellist, VC Young Artist Brannon Cho’s 24th birthday! A graduate of Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, where he studied with Hans Jørgen Jensen, and current Artist Diploma...

Hungarian Composer Kodály Born On This Day in 1882 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer, pedagogue and philosopher Zoltán Kodály was born on this day in 1882 - 136 years ago. Dying in 1967, he is best known...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Isabelle van Keulen’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violin virtuoso Isabelle van Keulen’s birthday. A graduate of Amsterdam’s Sweelinck Conservatorium, where she studied with Davina van Wely - and later...

Polish Violin Virtuoso Karol Lipiński Died On This Day in 1861 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violinist Karol Lipiński died on this day in 1861 – aged 71. One of the celebrated virtuosi of the 19th Century, he is the...

French Composer Camille Saint-Saëns Died On This Day in 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Camille Saint-Saëns died on this day in 1921 – 97 years ago, aged 86. Saint-Saens' signature works include The Carnival of the Animals,...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Ida Haendel’s 90th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violin virtuoso Ida Haendel’s 90th birthday! A student of Carl Flesch and George Enescu, she is widely respected as one of the preeminent...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Died On This Day in 1978 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev sadly died on this day in 1978 – aged 52. A recognised child prodigy, he made his international debut aged...

Australian Conductor Stuart Challender Died On This Day – Aged Just 44 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Acclaimed Australian conductor Stuart Challender passed away on this day in 1991, from an AIDS-related illness - aged just 44. A graduate of the Victorian...

Today is South Korean VC Artist Bomsori Kim’s 29th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean VC Artist Bomsori Kim’s 29th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where she studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes, Bomsori...

Austrian-Born American Violinist Eric Rosenblith Was Born On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American violinist Eric Rosenblith was born on this day in 1920 - 98 years ago. A student of Jacques Thibaud, Carl Flesch and Bronisław Huberman, Mr...

Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Died On This Day in 1987 – Aged 86 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz died on this day in 1987 – aged 86. A protege of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as arguably the greatest violinist...

Today is Korean-American Violin Virtuoso Sarah Chang’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American violin virtuoso Sarah Chang's birthday. A recognised child protégé of Dorothy DeLay and The Juilliard School, Sarah made her professional debut with...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Joshua Bell’s 51st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violin virtuoso Joshua Bell's 51st birthday! A student of legendary Russian pedagogue Josef Gingold, Joshua serves as Music Director of the Academy...

Finnish Composer Jean Sibelius Born On This Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Finnish composer Jean Sibelius was born on this day in 1865 – 153 years ago. Sibelius' signature works include 7 symphonies, Finlandia, the Karelia Suite,...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Julian Rachlin’s 44th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Lithuanian-born Austrian violin virtuoso and conductor Julian Rachlin’s 44rd birthday. A protégé of Boris Kuschnir and Pinchas Zukerman, he is widely regarded as one...

American Violinist Sergiu Luca Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian-born American violinist Sergiu Luca died on this day in 2010 – 8 years ago. A student of Ivan Galamian, Mr Luca was a founding member of...

Today is VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji’s 21st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese violinist, VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji’s 21st birthday. A student of Professor Koichiro Harada, at the Tokyo College of Music, Ayana is...

Polish-American Violinist Piotr Janowski Died On This Day in 2008 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violinist Piotr Janowski died on this day in 2008 – aged 57. A student of Ivan Galamian, Zino Francescatti, Henryk Szeryng and Jascha Heifetz, Mr Janowski was a former 1st...

Arnold Schönberg Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Arnold Schönberg Violin Concerto Op. 36 premiered on this day in 1940. The first performance was given by Ukrainian-born American virtuoso Louis Krasner with The Philadelphia Orchestra...

Today is American Cellist David Finckel’s 67th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist David Finckel’s 67th birthday. He served as a long-time member of the famed Emerson String Quartet from 1979 to 2013 - and currently...

German Composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann died on this day in 1963 - aged 58. Despite being largely overlooked in many English-speaking countries, he is often...

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Died On This Day in 1791 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on this day in 1791 – aged just 35. Mozart’s exact cause of death is not known, however reports indicate he had...

Czech Violinist & Composer Jan Kubelik Died On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and composer Jan Kubelik died on this day in 1940 – aged 60. A student of Otakar Sevcik, he is remembered as one of the pre-eminent...

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 premiered on this day in 1881 – 137 years ago. The first performance was given by Russian...

Italian Luthier Nicola Amati Born On This Day in 1596 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Nicola Amati was born on this day in 1596 – 422 years ago. The grandson of Andrea Amati, the founder of the Amati family of...

Norwegian Composer Christian Sinding Died On This Day in 1941 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian composer Christian Sinding died on this day in 1941. His signature works include 4 symphonies, an opera, Frühlingsrauschen for piano, 3 violin concertos - and his much-popular...

MEET THE PROS | American Conductor Gerard Schwarz – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American conductor and trumpeter Gerard Schwarz - in New York City. We sat him down for a fun game...

English Conductor Sir John Barbirolli Born On This Day in 1899 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English conductor Sir John Barbirolli was born on this day in 1899 – 119 years ago. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the...

American-Born Greek Soprano Maria Callas Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born Greek soprano Maria Callas was born on this day in 1923 – 95 years ago. Dying in 1977, aged just 53, she is remembered...

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor Premiered On This Day in 1935 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 63 premiered on this day in 1935. The first performance was given by French violin...

Legendary Violin Pedagogue Ilona Fehér Born On This Day in 1901 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Hungarian-Israeli violin pedagogue Ilona Fehér was born on this day in 1901 – 117 years ago. Remembered as one of the last representatives of the Central European Violin...

VC INSTA TAKEOVER | Violinist Renaud Capuçon – Live from Paris’ Olympia Hall [INSIDER]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Renaud Capuçon for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover – direct from Paris’ Olympia Hall.     View this post on Instagram   RENAUD CAPUÇON...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Santiago Cañón Valencia – ‘Gisborne Comp: Amazing Overall Experience’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Gisborne International Music Competition drawing to a dramatic climax this weekend, VC recently caught up with a number of former 1st prize winners,...

Legendary Soviet Pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky Born On This Day in 1871 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky was born on this day in 1871. Mr Stolyarsky is remembered in history as the founder of 'The Odessa School' and 'The...

French Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Died On This Day in 1997 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli died on this day in 1997 – aged 89. Mr Grappelli’s lively, elegant style captivated audiences for more than half a century –...

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Variations On a Rococo Theme’ Premiered On This Day in 1877 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Tchaikovsky's 'Variations on a Rococo Theme' Op. 33 for Cello and Orchestra premiered on this day in 1877. The first performance was given by German virtuoso Wilhelm Fitzenhagen in Moscow...

Austro-Hungarian Composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold Died On This Day in 1957 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austro-Hungarian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold died on this day in 1957 – aged 62. Remembered as one of the founders of film music, he was...

VC VOX POP | “Which Musicians From The Past Do You Take Your Greatest Inspiration From?” [Q&A]

“Which great musicians from the past do you take your greatest inspiration from?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 25+ of the world’s top...

Henryk Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor Premiered On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Henryk Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor Op. 22 premiered on this day in 1862. The first performance was given by the composer...

Today is American Violinist, VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu’s 18th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu’s 18th birthday. A student of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin at The Juilliard School, Kevin shot to international fame, aged just 11, after claiming...

Today is Russian-Born Violin Virtuoso Viktoria Mullova’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born British violin virtuoso Viktoria Mullova’s birthday. A protégé of Soviet legend Leonid Kogan, Ms Mullova is a former Grand Prize winner at...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Harry Wimmer – ‘Juilliard School’s Ms Shirley Givens Memorial’ [TRIBUTE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with New York-based cello pedagogue, Mr Harry Wimmer – husband of the late violinist Ms Shirley Givens, who passed away on 10th of January, aged...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Berlin Philharmonic 1st Concertmaster, VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads. We...

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17-year-old Japanese violinist Risa Hokamura is quickly building an international reputation as a young virtuoso of outstanding potential. A student of Koichiro Harada, Mayuko Kamio and Machie Oguri at the...

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