Thursday, April 27, 2017

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 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...

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...

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,...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Vadim Gluzman – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Ukrainian-born Israeli violin virtuoso Vadim Gluzman. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions...

VC WEB BLOG | Coregami Creator, Kevin Yu – Changing Formal Wear for Musicians [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the creator of Coregami concert dress shirts – the world’s first moisture-wicking high-performance tuxedo shirt. In a VC-exclusive...

Johann-Sebastian Bach Was Born On This Day in 1685 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist Johann-Sebastian Bach was born on this day in 1685. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zvRWFD_1_M&showinfo=0&autohide=1 ISAAC STERN | BACH | SOLO VIOLIN PARTITA NO.2...

Russian Composer Alexander Glazunov Died On This Day in 1936 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Alexander Glazunov died on this day in 1936 - aged 70. His signature works include ballets ‘The Seasons’ and ‘Raymonda’, his 4th, 5th...

Belgian Violinist Arthur Grumiaux Was born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violinist Arthur Grumiaux was born on this day in 1921 – 96 years ago. Dying in 1986, aged just 65, he is remembered as...

French Cello Pedagogue, Paul Tortelier Was Born on This Day in 1914 [VIDEO]

French cellist Paul Tortelier was born on this day in 1914 - 103 years ago. A student of  Louis Feuillard and Gérard Hekking at the Paris Conservatoire,...

Violin Maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume Died on This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume died on this day in 1875. Widely regarded as one of the eminent instrument makers of all time, Vuillaume's violins have...

American Violinist Joan Field Died On This Day in 1988 – Aged 73 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Joan Field died on this day in 1988 – aged 73. A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu, Ms Field...

Today is Japanese Viola Virtuoso Nobuko Imai’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese viola virtuoso Nobuko Imai's birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and Geneva International Music...

VC INTERVIEW | Violist Kim Kashkashian – Fundraising ‘Music for Food’ Concert Series

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Grammy Award-winning violist and pedagogue Kim Kashkashian on her rapidly growing concert series 'Music for Food' –...

VC VOX POP | “What Essentials Do You Keep in Your Instrument Case?” [Q&A]

“What essentials do you keep in your instrument case?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out...

American Violin Virtuoso Aaron Rosand Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violin virtuoso and pedagogue Aaron Rosand‘s 90th birthday. A student of Leon Sametini and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Rosand has enjoyed a prolific...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist VC Artist Kian Soltani – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Persian-Austrian cellist, VC Artist Kian Soltani. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions...

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