Saturday, August 24, 2019

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Jaime Laredo’s 78th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Bolivian-American violinist, pedagogue and conductor Jaime Laredo's 78th birthday! A student of Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, Mr Laredo is a former 1st...

VC WEB BLOG | Playwright James Inverne – ‘How Writing a Play is like Playing the Violin’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with British playwright, James Inverne. In a VC-exclusive blog, James discusses the inspiration for his new off-Broadway play, 'A Walk...

VC LIVE | Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute Spring Showcase – Live from UNC School of Arts [LIVESTREAM]

VC Facebook Live webcast direct from the Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute's 2019 Spring Showcase. Live from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Nikolaj Znaider – ‘Top Tips for Leading a Concerto Without a Conductor’ [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Danish-Israeli violin soloist Nikolaj Znaider. In a VC-exclusive guest blog, Nikolaj, who's recently released Mozart's 4th and 5th Violin...

Romanian-Belgian Violin Virtuoso Lola Bobesco Died On This Day in 2003 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian-Belgian violin virtuoso Lola Bobesco died on this day in 2003 – aged 82. A celebrated protégé of Marcel Chailley, George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud, Ms Bobesco was the founder of...

Today is VC Artist Igor Pikayzen’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Igor Pikayzen’s 30th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music, Igor is a major prize winner at the Tadeusz Wronski,...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | Violist Antoine Tamestit – ‘The Primrose Competition Gave Me a Great Boost’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Primrose International Viola Competition currently underway in Los Angeles, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners, to get a better...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Katerina Nazarova – ‘Australian Young Performer Awards: The Hard Work Pays Off’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 ‘Australian Young Performer of the Year’ Awards currently reaching its final stages in Sydney, Australia, VC recently caught up with a number of former...

VC WEB BLOG | Dutch Violinist Herman Krebbers – In Memoriam (1923-2018) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Dutch violin virtuoso Rudolf Koelman, longtime student and friend of former Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Concertmaster and violin pedagogue, Mr Herman Krebbers -...

Austrian Composer Johann Strauss II Born On This Day in 1825 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Johann Strauss II was born on this day in 1825. The son of Johann Strauss Sr, Strauss Jr composed over 500 waltzes, polkas,...

Russian Composer & Pianist Alexander Scriabin Born On This Day in 1872 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer and pianist Alexander Scriabin was born on this day in 1872 - 146 years ago. Remembered as one of the most innovative and...

Austrian-Born Dutch Violinist Oskar Back Born On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born Dutch violinist Oskar Back was born on this day in 1879 - 140 years ago. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and César Thomson, he...

VC INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER | VC Artist Attacca Quartet – Live from ‘The Crypt Sessions’

VC recently caught up with the VC Artist Attacca Quartet  for a behind-the-scenes Instagram takeover — direct from the 'Crypt Sessions' - in Harlem,...

Greek-American Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos Born On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Greek-American conductor, pianist and composer Dimitri Mitropoulos was born on this day in 1896 - 123 years ago. Dying in 1960, he is remembered as...

VC WEB BLOG | Veteran Violinist Marcia Hinkle – ‘Ingredients for a Successful Long-Term Orchestral Career’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with veteran American violinist Marcia Hinkle - following her retirement last month from the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, after 60...

Hungarian Conductor Fritz Reiner Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian conductor Fritz Reiner died on this day in 1963 – aged 74. Widely regarded as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century, Maestro Reiner...

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...

VC LIVE | Concert Artists Guild – Career Intentions with Violinist Jennifer Koh [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast with American violinist Jennifer Koh – direct from Tarisio Fine Instruments & Bows in New York City. Hosted by Concert Artists Guild President Tanya Bannister, the 1994...

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 VC Young Artist Sarah Christian’s 29th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso, VC Artist Sarah Christian’s 29th birthday. A graduate of the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler and University of Mozarteum Salzburg, where she studied...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Boris Goldstein Born On This Day in 1922 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Boris Goldstein was born on this day in 1922. Dying in 1987, he was a former prize winner at the Wieniawski and...

Today is Piano Virtuoso & Conductor Daniel Barenboim’s 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Argentine-Israeli piano virtuoso and conductor Daniel Barenboim’s 75th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of the foremost musicians of the 20th and...

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...

German Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler 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, he served...

German Composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann Born On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann was born on this day in 1905. Despite being largely overlooked in many English-speaking countries, he is often lauded as one of...

VC LIVE | Time for Three – Happy Hour Set Live from New York’s Joe’s Pub [LIVE]

VC Facebook Live webcast of genre-crossing trio Time for Three performing a happy hour set – live and exclusively from Joe's Pub at The Public in New...

Today is VC Rising Star María Dueñas’ 16th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Spanish violinist, VC Rising Star María Dueñas' 16th birthday! A student of Boris Kuschnir at the Vienna University of Music, María is a former 1st and Grand Prix...

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...

Italian Violinist and Pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi Died On This Day in 1978 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated Italian violinist and pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi died on this day in 1978 - aged 76. A student of Eugene Ysaye, throughout his six decade...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Jennifer Koh – ‘Preparing For a Newly-Commissioned Work’ [INSIGHT]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American violin virtuoso Jennifer Koh - following her world premiere performance of composer Christopher Cerrone’s Violin Concerto 'Breaks and...

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...

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...

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...

VC WEB BLOG | Cellist Christoph Croisé – ‘Schoenfeld Comp Was a Huge Opportunity For Me’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International Cello Competition reaching its final stages in in Harbin, China, this week, VC recently caught up with a number...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Rodolfo Lipizer Born On This Day in 1895 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Rodolfo Lipizer was born on this day in 1895. Dying in 1974, the Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition, held annually...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Violist Barry Shiffman – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Canadian violinist & violist, Barry Shiffman - Artistic Director of the 2018 Rockport Music Festival, in Rockport, Massachusetts,...

Czech Violinist & Pedagogue Otakar Ševčík Died On This Day in 1934 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and pedagogue Otakar Ševčík died on this day in 1934. He served teaching positions at the Prague Conservatory, Russian Music Society and the Vienna Music...

Today is German Violinist Friedemann Eichhorn’s 47th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violinist Dr Friedemann Eichhorn’s 47th birthday! A graduate of the Mannheim University of Music, Menuhin Music Academy, The Juilliard School and the Johannes...

Soviet Composer Dmitry Kabalevsky Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet composer Dmitry Kabalevsky was born on this day in 1904 – 113 years ago. Dying in 1987, he is remembered for his contribution to...

Italian Violinist and Pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated Italian violinist and pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi was born on this day in 1902 - 116 years ago. A student of Eugene Ysaye, throughout his...

French Composer Hector Berlioz Died On This Day in 1869 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French romantic composer Hector Berlioz died on this day in 1869 – 149 years ago. His signature works include 'Symphonie Fantastique' and 'Grande Messe des...

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

Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski was born on this day in 1913 – 106 years ago. Dying in 1994, Lutoslawski is remembered as one of the most influential...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926 – 93 years ago. Plagued by the war years and the death of his beloved...

VC INTERVIEW | Cellist Steven Isserlis – April 29th’s New York City 92nd Street Y Baroque Recital

The Violin Channel recently sat down with British cellist Steven Isserlis – as he was making final preparation for his recital this Sunday, with acclaimed...

Today is VC Young Artist American Violinist Alexi Kenney’s 24th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Alexi Kenney’s 24th Birthday. A graduate of the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Miriam Fried and Donald Weilerstein, Alexi was awarded a...

Today is Russian Violinist Eduard Schmieder’s 70th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist and conductor Eduard Schmieder’s 70th birthday. A graduate of the Gnessin Music Academy, where he studied with Felix Andrievsky, Mark Lubotsky...

German Conductor Gunter Wand Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Gunter Wand was born on this day in 1912 – 107 years ago. Dying in 2002, Maestro Wand is remembered as one of...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Artist Suyeon Kang – ‘Australian Young Performers Awards Helped My Growth Enormously’ [BLOG]

With the 2018 'Australian Young Performer of the Year' Awards currently reaching its final stages in Sydney, Australia, VC recently caught up with a number...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Andrei Korsakov Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Andrei Korsakov died on this day in 1991 – aged just 44. A protégé of Boris Belenky and Leonid Kogan, Maestro Korsakov was a former...

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