Sunday, July 21, 2019

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Jenő Hubay Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso, composer and pedagogue Jenő Hubay died on this day in 1937 - aged 78. He is remembered as one of the most...

Legendary Polish-born Violinist Michel Schwalbé Died On This Day– Aged 92 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Polish-born violinist Michel Schwalbé died on this day– aged 92. A student of Moritz Frenkel, George Enescu and Jules Boucherit, he served as...

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 WEB BLOG | Tasmin Little – ‘Menuhin Comp : More Like a Summer Course than a Competition’ [BLOG]

With the 2016 Menuhin Competition opening rounds set to commence this coming Friday, VC recently caught up with a number of former prize winners...

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto in E Minor Premiered On This Day in 1938 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev’s Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 58 premiered on this day in 1938. The first performance was given by Alexander Melik-Pashayev with the...

Today is Israeli-Born Violin Pedagogue Shmuel Ashkenasi’s 78th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli-born violin virtuoso and pedagogue Shmuel Ashkenasi's 78th birthday. A student of Ilona Feher and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Ashkenasi is a former...

Today is British Violinist Chloe Hanslip’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Chloe Hanslip’s 30th birthday. A protege of Natasha Boyarskaya and Zakhar Bron, Chloë is a former prize winner at the Novosibirsk...

French Romantic Composer Ernest Chausson was Born On This Day in 1855 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French romantic composer Ernest Chausson was born on this day in 1855 – 162 years ago. His signature works include a symphony, two symphonic poems,...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Axel Strauss – “Does Competition Success Propel a Soloist into a Career?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Vincent Brown from the United States was keen to know: “Does competition success propel a soloist into a career?” We threw Vincent’s...

English Composer Benjamin Britten Died On This Day in 1976 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Benjamin Britten died on this day in 1976. His signature works include the operas ‘Peter Grimes’, ‘Billy Budd’ and ‘The Turn of the...

VC WEB BLOG | D’Addario’s Craig Harbauer: The New Ascenté Violin Strings [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with D’Addario Orchestral Strings‘ Director, Mr Craig Harbauer. In a VC-exclusive blog, Craig guides us through the development of...

VC VOX POP | “Are You Ok Being Filmed on a Cell Phone During a Performance?” [Q&A]

"Are you ok with audience members using their cell phones to record you during a performance?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the...

ASK THE PROS | Danielle Belen – ‘Differing Teaching Needs of Pre-College, College & Post-Grad Students’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Jessie Chen, from the United States was keen to know: ‘What are the differing teaching needs between pre-collegiate students and...

Russian-American Classical Pianist Vladimir Horowitz Died On This Day in 1989 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-American classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz died on this day in 1989 - aged 86. He is remembered as one of the greatest piano virtuosi of...

German Conductor Kurt Sanderling Was Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Kurt Sanderling was born on this day in 1912 – 106 years ago. Dying in 2011, Maestro Sanderling served principal conducting positions...

Today is Violinist Miriam Fried’s 71st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born Israeli violinist Miriam Fried’s 71st birthday! A protégé of Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, Ms Fried is a former 1st prize winner at the Paganini and...

Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2 Premiered On This Day in 1966 [ON THIS DAY]

Dmitri Shostakovich’s 2nd Cello Concerto Op. 126 premiered on this day in 1966. The first performance was given in Moscow at the composer's 60th birthday...

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 | Cellist Bion Tsang – “My Teaching Inspirations …” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Chinese-American cellist, Bion Tsang. In a VC-exclusive blog, the University of Texas - Butler School of Music Head...

Today is Belgium Violinist Yossif Ivanov’s 33rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belgium violin virtuoso Yossif Ivanov's 33rd birthday. A student of Zakhar Bron and Igor & Valery Oistrakh, Yossif is a former prize winner at the...

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...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 19-year-old American cello virtuoso, VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung - in New York City. We sat the Enescu, Schoenfeld...

Today is German Violinist Ulf Hoelscher’s 77th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violinist Ulf Hoelscher’s 77th birthday! A student of Max Rostal, Josef Gingold, Paul Makanowitzky and Ivan Galamian, Professor Hoelscher currently serves distinguished...

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...

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

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre was born on this day in 1945 – 74 years ago. Passing away in 1987, aged just 42, she is remembered...

Concertmaster Gerhart Hetzel Born On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Former Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic First Concertmaster Gerhart Hetzel was born on this day in 1940. A protege of Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Mr Hetzel is remembered...

Today is British Cellist Steven Isserlis’ 60th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Steven Isserlis' 60th birthday. A protege of Daniil Shafran, Steven is widely respected as one of today’s eminent cello virtuosi. An...

Today is Soviet-Born Violinist Boris Belkin’s 71st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born violin virtuoso Boris Belkin’s 71st birthday. A protégé of Yuri Yankelevich, Felix Andrievsky and Isaac Stern, Mr Belkin is widely respected as one of the finest...

Czech Composer & Violinist Josef Suk Sr Died On This Day in 1935 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech composer and violinist Josef Suk Sr died on this day in 1935 – aged 61. Suk Sr composed a large body of piano, chamber...

American Cellist Leonard Rose Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American cellist and pedagogue Leonard Rose was born on this day in 1918. He served as Principal Cellist of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, The...

Russian Violinist & Pedagogue Efrem Zimbalist Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist was born on this day in 1890. A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as one of the...

Austrian Composer 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...

American Cellist David Soyer Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American cellist David Soyer died on this day in 2010 - one day after his 87th birthday. A student of Emanuel Feuermann and Pablo Casals,...

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...

Italian Violinist and Composer Niccolò Paganini Born On This Day in 1782 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini was born on this day in 1782. Dying in 1840, Paganini is remembered as one of the most celebrated...

Composer Jean-Baptiste Accolay Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violinist and composer Jean-Baptiste Accolay was born on this day in 1833 – 184 years ago. Accolay’s signature work is his student Violin Concerto in...

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...

Today is Belgian-Russian Virtuoso Vadim Repin’s 45th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belgian-Russian virtuoso Vadim Repin's 45th birthday. A protege of Professor Zakhar Bron, he is a former 1st prize winner at the Wienaiwski...

MEET THE PROS | Concert Violinist, Anne-Akiko Meyers – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American concert violinist, Anne-Akiko Meyers – in New York City. We sat the virtuoso down for a fun...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky Died On This Day in 1958 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky died on this day in 1958, from lung cancer - aged just 32. The father of violinist and conductor Dmitry...

ASK THE PROS | Attacca Quartet’s Andrew Yee – ‘How Does the Rehearsal Process Change with Different Styles of Music?’ [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Mimi Lee from the United States was keen to know: “How does your rehearsal process change when dealing with different styles...

American Conductor Arthur Fiedler Born On This Day in 1894 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American conductor and violinist Arthur Fiedler was born on this day in 1894 – 123 years ago. Remembered for his musicianship, informality and showmanship, Maestro...

VC VOX POP | “Which Teachers Were Your Greatest Influences Growing Up?” [Q&A]

“Which teachers were your greatest influences growing up?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out … German-American...

Tango Composer Ástor Piazzolla Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Argentine tango composer and bandoneón player Ástor Piazzolla died on this day in 1992 – aged 71. Piazzolla is remembered in history as the inventor...

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 LIVE | CAG Live! ‘Wearing Many Hats: Creating a Multi-Faceted Career’ [LIVESTREAM]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist and arts leader Adrian Fung, violist, composer and educator Jessica Meyer and Concert Artists Guild President...

Italian Composer Giacomo Puccini Born On This Day in 1858 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer Giacomo Puccini was born on this day in 1858. Dying in 1924, his signature works include some of the most frequently performed operas...

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 is remembered as one of...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Violinist Nicola Benedetti & Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Nicola Benedetti and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich at the 92nd Street Y in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A...

Menuhin Competition Juror Joji Hattori – ‘Importance of Competitions in a Musician’s Career’

2014 Menuhin Competition jury member, and former competition 1st prize winner, Joji Hattori shares his beliefs on the benefits and importance of competitions in a...

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