Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Composer Sergei Prokofiev Was Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Prokofiev was born on this day in 1891 - 128 years ago. Dying in 1953, Prokofiev is remembered as...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Renaud Capucon’s 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Renaud Capucon's 43rd birthday! A protege of Gérard Poulet, he is widely regarded as one of today's eminent violin...

German Virtuoso Pianist & Composer Clara Schumann Born On This Day in 1819 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso pianist and composer Clara Schumann was born in this day in 1819. The wife of composer Robert Schumann, she is remembered as one...

American Virtuoso Michael Rabin Died On This Day in 1972 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin died on this day in 1972, 44 years ago – aged just 35. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered...

Remembering the Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today, January 27th is the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. The day marks the anniversary of the 1945 liberation...

MEET THE PROS | Cho-Liang Lin, Juilliard School & Rice University – ‘VC 20 Questions’ [VIDEO]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed violinist Cho-Liang Lin – jury member of the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. We sat the Taiwanese-born...

VC WEB BLOG | Double Bassist James VanDemark – “Adapting Your Teaching to Your Student’s Size” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with renowned Eastman School of Music double bass Professor, Mr James VanDemark. In a VC-exclusive blog, James talks us through the...

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 Russian Violin Virtuoso Victor Pikayzen’s 86th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is celebrated Russian violin virtuoso Victor Pikayzen's 86th birthday. A protege of David Oistrakh, he is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Queen...

Russian-American Classical Pianist Vladimir Horowitz Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-American classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz was born on this day in 1903 - 115 years ago. Dying in 1989, he is remembered as one of...

French Violinist Jacques Thibaud Died On This Day in 1953 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist and pedagogue Jacques Thibaud died on this day in 1953, in a plane crash – aged 73. The dedicatee of Ysaye’s 2nd Solo Sonata, his famed...

Italian Romantic Composer Giuseppe Verdi Born On This Day in 1813 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi was born on this day 1813 – 205 years ago. Verdi is remembered as one of the most influential composers of...

Today is American VC Artist Benjamin Beilman’s 29th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Artist Benjamin Beilman’s 29th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Kronberg Academy, where he studied...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Rachel Barton Pine – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violinist, Rachel Barton Pine. We sat her down for a game of 'VC 20 Questions' - to...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Karen Gomyo – ‘The Paramount Importance of Stretching’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Japanese-Canadian violin virtuoso Karen Gomyo. In an VC-exclusive guest blog, the international soloist shares her thoughts on the importance of...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Camillo Sivori Died On This Day in 1894 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and composer Camillo Sivori died on this day in 1894 - 125 years ago. He is remembered in history as Niccolo Paganini's only...

Today is French-born American Violinist Arnaud Sussmann’s 34th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born American violinist Arnaud Sussmann’s 34th birthday. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire and The Juilliard School, where he studied with Boris Garlitsky and...

Violinist & Vega Bow Inventor Emil Telmanyi Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and inventor Emil Telmanyi was born on this day in 1892 - 126 years ago. Dying in 1988, he is remembered in history for...

Today is VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng’s 24th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese violinist, VC Young Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng’s 24th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand and Ida Kavafian, Benny is...

VC WEB BLOG | Dr. Thomas Zwieg – The New Larsen Magnacore Arioso Cello Strings [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Larsen Strings' Product Development Manager, Dr. Thomas Zwieg. In a VC-exclusive blog, Thomas explains his goals and processes for the...

MEET THE PROS | Violin Virtuoso Salvatore Accardo – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with legendary Italian violinist, Salvatore Accardo. We sat the celebrated virtuoso down for a fun game of VC '20...

VC INTERVIEW | Violin Virtuoso Joshua Bell – “I see myself as being an eternal student”

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso Joshua Bell, at his home in Manhattan – where we discussed his upcoming HBO...

Today is Violinist VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee’s 14th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violinist VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee's 14th birthday! A student of Simon James, Hiro David and Jan Coleman in Seattle, Sophie is...

VC WEB BLOG | Julian Schwarz – “Schoenfeld Comp: Such an Important Part of My Career” [BLOG]

HARBIN - With the 2016 Schoenfeld International String Competition underway this week in Harbin, China, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners to...

Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No 1 Premiered On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Camille Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No 1 in A Minor Op. 33 premiered on this day in 1873 – 146 years ago. The first performance was...

Bruch Violin Concerto in G Minor Premiered On This Day in 1868 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor Op. 26 premiered on this day in 1868 – 151 years ago. The first performance was...

Scottish-Born Violin Virtuoso Henri Temianka Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish-born violin virtuoso Henri Temianka died on this day in 1992 – aged 85. A student of Jules Boucherit and Carl Flesch, he was...

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...

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...

Menuhin Competition Juror David Kim – ‘Importance of Good Stage Presence’

2014 Menuhin Competition jury member, Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster, David Kim shares his thoughts on the importance of good stage presence. DAVID KIM| JURY MEMBER | MENUHIN COMPETITION |...

VC WEB BLOG | Anne Rodda – ‘Hosting a Fair International Violin Comp’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Michael Hill International Violin Competition Executive Director, Ms Anne Rodda. In a VC-exclusive blog, Anne talks us through the essential elements...

VC LIVE | 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition – Los Angeles, United States [LIVESTREAM]

Exclusive VC Live webcast of the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition -  Live from Los Angeles, United States   2018 Primrose International Viola Competition | FINAL...

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...

Composer Richard Wagner Died On This Day in 1883 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary German composer, conductor, theatre director and polemicist, Richard Wagner died on this day in 1883 – 136 years ago, aged 69. His signature works...

MEET THE PROS | 1 Year On – The Best of Ray Chen, The Comedian [VIDEO]

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the birth of the synonymous Ray Chen social media comedy video. On this day in 2014, the 25...

Today Is American-Canadian Violin Virtuoso Leila Josefowicz’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American-Canadian violin virtuoso Leila Josefowicz’s birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Leila began her international career performing with the world's premier orchestras...

Russian Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was Born On This Day in 1927 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian cellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich was born on this day in 1927 – 92 years ago. Passing away in 2007, Mr Rostropovich is...

Conductor Otto Klemperer Died On This Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Otto Klemperer died on this day in 1973 – aged 88. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century, Maestro...

January 27th – Remembering the Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today, January 27th, is the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. The day marks the anniversary of the 1945...

Violin Virtuoso David Oistrakh Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso David Oistrakh was born on this day in 1908 – 110 years ago. Dying in 1974, he is widely remembered as one...

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.

Violinist & Composer Ferdinand David Died On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso and composer Ferdinand David died on this day in 1873 – 145 years ago. A student of Louis Spohr, he served as...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Rudolf Koelman’s 59th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violin virtuoso Rudolf Koelman’s 59th birthday. A student of Jan Bor, Herman Krebbers and Jascha Heifetz, Rudolf is a former Concertmaster of...

Composer & Organist Johann Sebastian Bach Died On This Day in 1750 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist Johann Sebastian Bach died on this day in 1750 – aged 65.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQ_GyelRsc&autohide=1 ITZHAK PERLMAN | BACH | SOLO VIOLIN PARTITA...

Hungarian Violinist and Conductor Tibor Varga Died On This Day In 2003 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and conductor Tibor Varga died on this day in 2003 – aged 82. A student of Carl Flesch and Jeno Hubay, Maestro Varga...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky Born On This Day in 1925 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky was born on this day in 1925 – 93 years ago. Dying aged just 32 from lung cancer, David Oistrakh...

VC INTERVIEW | Rockport Music Festival Artistic Director, Violinist Barry Shiffman

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the newly-appointed Rockport Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director, former long time St. Lawrence String Quartet violinist, Mr Barry Shiffman.  The Rockport...

Today is Violist VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout’s 24th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout's 24th birthday. A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, and a current student of Nobuko Imai at the Kronberg Academy,...

Today is VC Young Artist Simone Porter’s 22nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Simone Porter’s 22nd birthday. A student of Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School, Simone is a recent recipient of a...

English Violist Lionel Tertis Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

British viola virtuoso, Lionel Tertis was born on this day in 1876 - 139 years ago. Dying in 1975, he is remembered as one of...

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