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Violinist & Pedagogue Jacques Mazas Born On This Day in 1782 [ON THIS DAY]

French violinist, composer and pedagogue Jacques Mazas was born on this day in 1782 - 235 years ago. A student of Pierre Baillot, Mazas is remembered in history for his...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Conductor Nikolaj Znaider – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Danish-Israel violin virtuoso and conductor, Nikolaj Znaider – at the 2017 Tanglewood Music Festival, in Lenox, Massachusetts, USA. We sat...

Violin Virtuoso Isaac Stern Died On This Day in 2001 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American virtuoso Isaac Stern died on this day in 2001 – aged 81. He is remembered as one of the eminent violinists for the...

Eminent Soviet Teacher Yuri Yankelevich Died on this Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Eminent Soviet teacher Yuri Yankelevich died on this day in 1973 - aged 64. A student of Leopold Auer, Maestro Yankelevich served a long term...

British Violinist Hugh Bean Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist Hugh Bean was born on this day in 1929. A student of Albert Sammons and André Gertler, Maestro Bean served as Concertmaster of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the...

Violin Virtuoso Henryk Szeryng Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born Mexican violin virtuoso, diplomat, pedagogue and philanthropist Henryk Szeryng was born on this day in 1918 – 99 years ago. A student of Maurice...

Today is French-born American Violinist Arnaud Sussmann’s 33rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born American violinist Arnaud Sussmann’s 33rd birthday. A graduate of the Conservatoire de Paris and The Juilliard School, where he studied with Boris...

German Violinist August Wilhelmj Born On This Day in 1845 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist August Wilhelmj was born on this day in 1845 – 172 years ago. A student of Ferdinand David, Wilhelmj was widely regarded as...

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...

Canadian Violin Virtuoso Kathleen Parlow Was Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian violin virtuoso Kathleen Parlow was born on this day in 1890. Ms Parlow is remembered as one of the eminent female soloists of the...

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Valse-Scherzo’ Premiered On This Day in 1878 [ON THIS DAY]

Tchaikovsky's showpiece 'Valse-Scherzo' Op. 34 premiered on this day in 1878 – 139 years ago. The first performance was given by Polish virtuoso Stanislaw Barcewicz. The...

Spanish Violinist And Composer Pablo de Sarasate Died On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violinist and composer Pablo de Sarasate died on this day in 1908, from chronic bronchitis - aged 64. Remembered as one of the eminent...

VC BLOG | Violinist Samuel Nebyu – “Debut Album: Music by Composers of African Descent” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Ethiopian-Hungarian violinist Samuel Nebyu. In a VC-exclusive blog, the Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance student...

VC WEB BLOG | VC Young Artist Ziyu He – “My 2015 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition Experience” [BLOG]

With the 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Violin Competition underway this week in China, VC recently caught up with 2015 Intermediate 1st prize winner, Chinese VC Young...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee’s 17th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean wunderkind, VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee’s 17th birthday. Praised for her eloquent music making, maturity and effortless virtuosity, SooBeen is a former major...

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 – 105 years ago. Dying in 2011, Maestro Sanderling served principal conducting positions...

ASK THE PROS | Violinist Andrew Jennings – “As a Teacher, How Do You Keep Your Own Playing Up?” [ADVICE]

VC member Jonathan Attias from the United States was keen to know how music teachers manage to maintain their instrumental playing alongside teaching. We threw Jonathan’s question...

Italian Luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Died On This Day in 1786 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini died on this day in 1786 – 231 years ago. Guadagnini is widely regarded as one of the finest string...

French Violinist Zino Francescatti Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist Zino Francescatti died on this day in 1991 – aged 89. Maestro Francescatti is remembered as one of the finest violin virtuosi of...

America-Born Greek Soprano Maria Callas Died On This Day in 1977 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born Greek soprano Maria Callas died on this day in 1977. She is remembered as one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of...

VC WEB BLOG | Violinist Daniil Bulayev – “My 2015 Zhuhai International Mozart Competition Experience” [BLOG]

With the 2017 Zhuhai International Mozart Violin Competition underway this week in China, VC recently caught up with 2015 Junior 1st prize winner, Latvian violinist Daniil...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Jenő Hubay Born in 1858 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and composer Jenő Hubay was born in 1858. He is remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of all time...

Austrian Composer Anton Webern Died On This Day in 1945 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer and conductor Anton Webern died on this day in 1945 – aged 61. A protégé of Arnold Schoenberg, Webern is remembered for his...

Spanish Conductor & Composer Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Born On This Day in 1933 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish conductor and composer Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos was born on this day in 1933. He served Principal Conducting positions with the Spanish National Orchestra,...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Ole Bøhn’s 72nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Ole Bøhn's 72nd birthday! A student of Louise Behrend, Ernst Glaser, Henry Holst and Max Rostal, Professor Bohn...

Today is VC Young Artist Moné Hattori’s 18th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Moné Hattori’s 18th birthday! A student of Zakhar Bron at the Bron Academy, Moné is a former 1st prize winner...

French Violinist Christian Ferras Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist Christian Ferras died on this day in 1982 – aged just 49. A student of Charles Bistesi and George Enescu, he is remembered a one...

German Virtuoso Pianist & Composer Clara Schumann Born On This Day in 1819 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso pianist and composer Clara Schumann was born in this day in 1819. The wife of composer Robert Schumann, she is remembered as one...

Austrian Composer Arnold Schoenberg Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg was born on this day in 1874 – 143 years ago. Dying in 1951, Schoenberg is credited with pioneering the 12-tone technique –...

VC WEB BLOG | Composer Avner Dorman – “My Newly-Premiered Work: For Solo Violin” [BLOG]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the acclaimed Israeli-born composer, Avner Dorman.  In a VC-exclusive blog, Avner talks us through his inspiration and process behind...

Today is Russian Conductor & Violinist Vladimir Spivakov’s 73rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov’s 73rd birthday. A student of Yuri Yankelevich, Maestro Spivakov is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Montreal...

Australian Virtuoso Violinist Alma Moodie Born On This Day in 1898 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Australian virtuoso violinist Alma Moodie was born on this day in 1898 – 119 years ago. Dying in 1943, aged 44, during an air-raid on Germany, she...

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