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Eugene Ormandy Born On This Day in 1899 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-born violinist and conductor Eugene Ormandy was born on this day in 1899. Dying in 1985, Maestro Ormandy is remembered as one of the eminent...

Austrian Violin Virtuoso & Pedagogue Jakob Dont Died On This Day in 1888 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Jakob Dont died on this day in 1888 – 129 years ago. Dont is remembered in history as one of the greatest...

Russian Violinist Toscha Seidel Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violinist Toscha Seidel was born on this day in 1890. A protégé of Leopold Auer, Mr Seidel is remembered as one of the finest...

VC WEB BLOG | American Cellist & Pedagogue Phyllis Young – In Memoriam (1925-2017) [RIP]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with University of Idaho Cello Professor Miranda Wilson, former doctoral student of American cello pedagogue Phyllis Young – who passed away earlier this...

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,...

VC LIVE | Violin Channel Takeover – Ariel String Quartet, Live from New York City [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with … wait, was recently taken over by … the Ariel Quartet for a Facebook Livestream with their fans - directly...

MEET THE PROS | Romanian Conductor Cristian Măcelaru – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Music Director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, conductor Cristian Măcelaru. We sat him down for a fun...

Today is VC Artist Alexandra Conunova’s 28th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist, violinist Alexandra Conunova’s 28th birthday! A graduate of the Hannover University of Music and the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, Alexandra is a...

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 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...

VC VOX POP | “Do You Still Practice Etudes?” [Q&A]

“Do you still practice etudes?” The Violin Channel recently caught up with 40+ of the world’s top string players to find out … German-American Violinist, David...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Glenn Dicterow – “What We Look For On Orchestral and College Audition Panels” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Stephanie Chen from Singapore was keen to know: "As part of an orchestral or college audition panel, what do you...

Today is Violinist Arabella Steinbacher’s 36th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Japanese concert violinist Arabella Steinbacher’s 36th birthday! A student of Ana Chumachenco, Dorothy DeLay and Anne-Sophie Mutter, Arabella is a former 1st prize winner at the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition,...

American Composer Aaron Copland Born On This Day in 1900 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Aaron Copland was born on this day in 1900 – 117 years ago. Dying in 1990, his signature works include ‘Appalachian Spring’, ‘Billy...

Violinist Leonid Kogan Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violinist Leonid Borisovich Kogan was born on this day in 1924 – 93 years ago. Dying in 1982, aged just 58 from a heart attack, he...

Italian Composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini Died On This Day in 1868 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini died on this day in 1868 – aged 76. One of the most popular opera composers in history, his signature...

VC LIVE | New York Philharmonic String Quartet Recital Debut – Live From 92Y [LIVE]

VC Facebook Livestream performance of the newly-formed New York Philharmonic String Quartet's recital debut - live and exclusively from New York City’s 92nd Street Y. Streamed...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Stephen Wyrczynski – “What Do You Look For In Undergraduate vs Graduate Students?” [ADVICE]

VC member Sofia Yatsyuk from Ukraine was keen to know what conservatory audition panelists look for in undergraduate vs graduate students for admissions. We threw Sofia's...

Russian Romantic Composer Alexander Borodin Born On This Day in 1833 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist Alexander Borodin was born on this day in 1833. A member of 'The Five', his signature works include 3...

Children’s TV Show Sesame Street Began On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beloved children's tv show Sesame Street began on this day - 48 years ago. The recipient of 8 Grammy Awards and 153 Emmy Awards, a...

Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto in B minor Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1910. The first performance was given by Fritz Kreisler - with...

Austrian-Born Violinist and Pedagogue Felix Galimir Died On This Day in 1999 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American violinist and pedagogue Felix Galimir died on this day in 1999 – aged 89. A student of Adolf Bak, Simon Pullman and Carl...

ASK THE PROS | Violist Atar Arad – “How Important is it for a Performer to be Versatile In Many Styles?” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Christian Li from the United States was keen to know: "How important is it that a performer today be versatile...

Today is VC Artist Jennifer Pike’s 28th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist, VC Artist Jennifer Pike’s 28th birthday. A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama & the University of Oxford,...

Today is VC Young Artist William Hagen’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist William Hagen’s 25th birthday! A student of Christian Tetzlaff at the Kronberg Academy, William is a former major prize winner at...

German-Czech Composer Carl Stamitz Died On This Day in 1801 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-Czech composer Carl Stamitz died on this day in 1801. The son of composer Johann Stamitz, his extensive body of works include more than 50...

Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major Premiered On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major Op. 78 premiered on this day in 1879 - in Bonn. A much loved standard in today's...

Belgian-French Composer César Franck Died On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian-French organist and composer César Franck died on this day in 1890 – 127 years ago. Franck's signature works include his 'Symphony in D minor',...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Boris Goldstein Died On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Boris Goldstein died on this day in 1987 – aged 65. A former prize winner at the Wieniawski and Queen Elisabeth International...

ASK THE PROS | Cellist Norman Fischer – “Importance of New Music During a Student’s Formative Years” [ADVICE]

The Violin Channel member Susan Jansen from the United States was keen to know: "How important is it for students to study new music...

Polish Violinist Josef Hassid Died On This Day in 1950 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violinist Josef Hassid died on this day in 1950 – aged just 26. Battling schizophrenia for much of his adult life, Mr Hassid...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky Born On This Day in 1925 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky was born on this day in 1925 – 92 years ago. Dying aged just 32 from lung cancer, David Oistrakh...

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