ON THIS DAY | Conductor George Szell Died in 1970

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  Hungarian-born American conductor George Szell — widely considered one of the 20th century's greatest conductors — died on this day in 1970, aged 73. Szell...

ON THIS DAY | Conductor & Cellist Sir John Barbirolli Died 51 Years Ago

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  British conductor and cellist Sir John Barbirolli died on this day in 1970, aged 70. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th century,...

ON THIS DAY | German Composer Robert Schumann Died in 1856

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  German composer, pianist, and music critic Robert Schumann died on this day in 1856, aged 46. Schumann is widely regarded as one of the greatest...

ON THIS DAY | Happy 80th Birthday, Conductor Riccardo Muti!

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Italian-born conductor Riccardo Muti was born on this day 80 years ago. Well known for his interpretations of operatic and symphonic repertoire, Muti has held distinguished...

ARTS ENGINES | Aaron Dworkin — With Newark Symphony Hall's CEO Taneshia Nash Laird

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

ON THIS DAY | Composer & Violinist Antonio Vivaldi Died in 1741

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Italian Baroque composer, priest, and virtuoso violinist Antonio Vivaldi died on this day in 1741, aged 63. During his lifetime, Vivaldi wrote nearly 500 concerti,...

VC HEROES | VC Artist Violinist Noah Bendix Balgley's Hero: Mauricio Fuks [WATCH NOW]

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In this episode, Berlin Philharmonic first concertmaster Noah Bendix Balgley interviews his hero, eminent violin pedagogue Mr. Mauricio Fuks. Mr. Fuks is a professor of...

ON THIS DAY | American Cellist Leonard Rose Was Born 103 Years Ago

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

VC INTERVIEW | Mari Lee Talks About Her New Interdisciplinary "Salon Séance" Project

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VC recently sat down with violinist Mari Lee to discuss her highly unique, new concert experience. Founded by Mari and researcher Simon Lee, Salon Séance...

ON THIS DAY | Violin Virtuoso Váša Příhoda Died 61 Years Ago

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A Paganini specialist and second-generation Sevcik pupil, Příhoda is remembered for his dazzling technique, clear articulation, and beauty of tone.  After World War II, he...

ON THIS DAY | Today is VC Young Artist Inmo Yang's 26th Birthday!

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Yang studied with Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory and is currently pursuing a master’s degree under Antje Weithaas at the Hochschule für...

VC INTERVIEW | Anne Akiko Meyers Premieres Corigliano Cadenzas for Beethoven's Violin Concerto

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Many prominent violinists and composers over the years have written cadenzas for Beethoven's Violin Concerto, a cherished jewel of the violin repertoire. Among them...

ON THIS DAY | Conductor & Composer Serge Koussevitzky Born in 1874

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Russian-born conductor, composer, and double bassist Serge Koussevitzky was born on this day in 1874. Koussevitsky served as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra...

Carnegie Hall's Doug Beck Discusses National Youth Ensembles' Program Pivot

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  Each summer, New York City’s Carnegie Hall brings together more than 200 of the most talented young musicians from across the United States to...

Violinist Rachell Ellen Wong Discusses Her Unique Upcoming Valley of the Moon Festival Performance

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  The Valley of the Moon Music Festival — a festival in Sonoma, California that focuses on historically informed performance of Classical and Romantic works...

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