Sunday, February 26, 2017

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – VC Artist Violinist Ray Chen [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist VC Artist Ray Chen in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with his fans.

Today is American Composer John Williams’ Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American composer, conductor and pianist John Williams’ 85th birthday. The recipient of 3 Emmy Awards, 5 Academy Awards and 21 Grammy Awards, he...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – 2017 Elmar Oliveira Violin Comp Prize Winners [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition prize winners, Hannah Tarley, VC Young Artist Sirena Huang, Alina Ming...

VC INTERVIEW | Elmar Oliveira – Artistic Director, Elmar Oliveira International Violin Comp [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Elmar Oliveira, Distinguished Artist in Residence at Lynn University and Founder & Artistic Director of the inaugural...

VC WEBSTREAM | 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition Final [LIVE]

  2017 ELMAR OLIVEIRA INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | FINAL ROUND | GUILLERMO FIGUEROA | LYNN PHILHARMONIA   Saturday, February 4, 2017 7:30 PM - Day 1 Hannah Tarley...

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American conductor Erich Leinsdorf was born on this day in 1912 – 105 years ago. Dying in 1993, Maestro Leinsdorf served prestigious conducting positions...

Composer Felix Mendelssohn Born On This Day in 1809 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Felix Mendelssohn was born on this day in 1809. Mendelssohn's signature works include his overture and incidental music from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream',...

Fritz Kreisler was Born On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler was born on this day in 1875 – 142 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the...

Violinist Jascha Heifetz Born On This Day 116 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz was born on this day in 1901 – 116 years ago. A protégé of Leopold Auer, he is remembered in history as one of...

Violin Virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso Nelli Shkolnikova died on this day in 2010 – aged 81. A student of Lillia Kossodo and Yuri Yankelevich, Ms Shkolnikova was...

Franz Schubert Born On This Day in 1797 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Franz Schubert was born on this day in 1797. Despite dying aged just 31, he was tremendously prolific - outputting 9 symphonies, more than...

Today is VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 28th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 28th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Nikki is a former 1st...

Today is American Composer Philip Glass’ 80th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American composer Philip Glass' 80th birthday! Described as a composer of "music with repetitive structures", Mr Glass is widely regarded as one of...

American Cellist Lynn Harrell Born on This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist Lynn Harrell's 73rd birthday. A protege of Leonard Rose and Orlando Cole, Mr Harrell is widely respected as one of the...

MEET THE PROS | Cellist Alexander Buzlov – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Russian cello virtuoso, Alexander Buzlov. We sat him down for a fun game of VC 20 Questions –...

Romanian Violinist Silvia Marcovici Born on This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born violin virtuoso, Silvia Marcovici's birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Long-Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu International Violin Competitions, she is...

Polish-American Virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel Was Born On This Day in 1911 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel was born on this day in 1911 – 106 years ago. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered as...

Taiwanese-American Violinist Cho-Liang Lin Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Cho-Liang Lin's 56th birthday. A protege of Dorothy DeLay, Jimmy has made appearances with virtually every major orchestra in the world...

Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Died On This Day in 1962 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-American violin virtuoso & composer Fritz Kreisler died on this day in 1962, from a heart condition - aged 86. He is widely regarded as...

Polish-American Pianist Arthur Rubinstein Was Born On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein was born on this day in 1887 – 130 years ago. A student of Karl Heinrich Barth, Maestro Rubinstein is remembered...

French Composer Édouard Lalo was Born On This Day in 1823 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Édouard Lalo was born on this day in 1823. Lalo's signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto in D Minor...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Renaud Capucon’s 40th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Renaud Capucon's 40th birthday! A protege of Gérard Poulet, he is widely regarded as one of today's eminent violin...

Today is Canadian Violinist James Ehnes’ 41st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist James Ehnes' 41st birthday. A protege of Sally Thomas and the Juilliard School, James is widely regarded as one of...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Calidore String Quartet [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the acclaimed New York-based Calidore String Quartet – for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their fans.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was Born On This Day in 1756 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on this day in 1756 – 261 years ago. Mozart is remembered in history as one of the most prolific...

Japanese Pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki Died On This Day in 1998 – Aged 99 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Japanese pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki died on this day in 1998 – aged 99. Mr Suzuki holds an influential place in history as the creator of...

Today is Soviet-born Virtuoso Boris Belkin’s 69th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born virtuoso Boris Belkin’s 69th birthday. A protege of Yuri Yankelevich, Felix Andrievsky and Isaac Stern, Mr Belkin is widely respected as one...

Today is Venezuelan Conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s 36th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel's 36th birthday! Maestro Dudamel currently serves as the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and the Los...

Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Was Born On This Day in 1945 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre was born on this day in 1945 – 72 years ago. Passing away in 1987, aged just 42, she...

Polish Composer Witold Lutoslawski Was Born On This Day in 1913 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski was born on this day in 1913 – 104 years ago. Dying in 1994, Lutoslawski is remembered as one of...

Sir William Walton’s Cello Concerto Premiered on This Day in 1957 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sir William Walton's Cello Concerto premiered on this day in 1957. The first performance was given by Russian-born American virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky, with the Boston...

German Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler was Born On This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler was born on this day in 1886. Remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th Century,...

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