Friday, March 24, 2017

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Cellist David Finckel & Pianist Wu Han [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their fans - live from...

Comedian & Violinist Jack Benny Was Born On This Day in 1894 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American comedian, vaudevillian and violinist Jack Benny was born on this day in 1894 – 123 years ago. Dying in 1974, he is widely regarded...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Elmar Oliveira – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

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

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 – 134 years ago, aged 69. His signature works...

Violinist and Composer Emile Sauret Died On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin virtuoso and composer Émile Sauret died on this day in 1920 – 97 years ago – aged 67. A protege of Charles de Beriot and Henri Vieuxtemps, he...

Today is VC Young Artist Ji-Young Lim’s 22nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South-Korean VC Young Artist Ji-Young Lim’s 22nd birthday. A student of pedagogue Nam-Yun Kim at the Korean National University of Arts, Ji-Young was awarded...

Violinist and Pianist Louis Persinger Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist and pianist Louis Persinger was born on this day in 1887 – 130 years ago. His famed students included Yehudi Menuhin, Ruggiero Ricci,...

Violinist & Composer Antonio Bazzini Died On This Day in 1897 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Antonio Bazzini died on this day in 1897 – 120 years ago. Bazzini is remembered as one of the finest concert...

MEET THE PROS | VC Young Artist Sirena Huang – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition 1st prize winner, 22 year old VC Young Artist Sirena Huang...

Violinist Louis Kaufman Died On This Day in 1994 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Louis Kaufman died on this day in 1994 – aged 88. It is estimated he is possibly the most recorded musical artist in...

Austrian Composer Alban Berg Born On This Day in 1885 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Alban Berg was born on this day in 1885 – 132 years ago. Berg is remembered as one of the most important composers...

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...

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