Saturday, September 19, 2020

ON THIS DAY | Today is VC Artist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky’s 35th Birthday!

Today is VC Artist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky’s 35th birthday! A graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Nikita is a former...

ON THIS DAY | Today is VC Young Artist Yury Revich’s 29th Birthday!

Today is Russian-born violin virtuoso, VC Young Artist Yury Revich’s 29th birthday! A protégé of Alexander Revich, Galina Turchaninova, Victor Pikayzen and Pavel Vernikov, Yury is...

ON THIS DAY | Austrian Conductor Karl Böhm Was Born in 1894

Austrian conductor Karl Böhm was born on this day in 1894. Dying in 1981, Maestro Bohm is remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and...

ON THIS DAY | Hungarian Conductor István Kertész Was Born in 1929

Internationally acclaimed Hungarian conductor István Kertész was born on this day in 1929. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century, he served conducting...

English Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams Died On This Day in 1958 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Ralph Vaughan Williams is remembered as one of Britain's most influential composers of all time – with his major contributions to the violin repertoire...

Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Passing away in 2013, Wolfgang Sawallisch is remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century. He served Principal conducting positions with the...

Today is Israeli-Born Violinist Ivry Gitlis’ 98th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli violin virtuoso Ivry Gitlis’ 98th birthday! A student of Carl Flesch, George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud, Mr Gitlis is widely respsected as one of the pre-eminent violinists...

American Composer & Conductor Leonard Bernstein Was Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein was born on this day in 1918. Dying in 1990, Maestro Bernstein is remembered as one of the most...

ARTS ENGINES | Aaron Dworkin – With Mellon Foundation President Elizabeth Alexander

Produced in partnership with the Detroit Public Television, Ovation TV, American Public Media and The Violin Channel, each episode highlights the perspectives of the...

COFFEE CHATS WITH NIKKI & JO | Meet Violinist VC Artist Timothy Chooi

The three sit down over coffee to discuss Timothy's recent successes at the Joseph Joachim and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competitions, his time at...

VC INSIGHT | Cellist Alban Gerhardt – “Building Your Own Interpretation of a Standard Work”

In a VC-exclusive guest piece, Alban shares his personal thoughts on how to build your own unique interpretation of a popular work.   “Whenever I have...

VC VOX POP | “What’s the Strangest Question You’ve Been Asked by a Fan?” [Q&A]

Violinist James Ehnes: “I’ve been asked to sign things that are WAY out of my comfort zone (!)" Violinist Sarah Chang: “Will you marry me. Ha!" Cellist Jean-Guihen...

Today is VC Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese violin virtuoso, VC Artist Yu-Chien Benny Tseng's 26th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand...

British Violinist Albert Sammons Died On This Day in 1957 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist Albert Sammons died on this day in 1957 – aged 71. Largely self-taught, Mr Sammons is remembered in history for his close association with Elgar’s Violin...

Scottish Violist William Primrose Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish violist William Primrose was born on this day in 1904. Dying in 1982, he is remembered as one of the preeminent violists of...

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Comprising highly gifted young international string soloists, aged 14 to 25, the 28 young members individually hold over 80 national and international competition prizes...

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