Friday, February 24, 2017

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Koichiro Harada – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Japanese pedagogue and former Tokyo String Quartet violinist, Mr Koichiro Harada. We sat him down for a...

Today is Russian Violist Yuri Bashmet’s 64th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violist Yuri Bashmet's 64th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of the world's preeminent violists – performing regularly with the world's...

American Composer Samuel Barber Died On This Day in 1981, 36 Years Ago – Aged 70 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Samuel Barber died on this day in 1981, 36 years ago – aged 70. His signature works include 'Adagio for Strings' and his...

German Virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff was Born On This Day in 1898 – 119 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff was born on this day in 1898 – 119 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists...

Iranian-born Armenian Violinist Ivan Galamian Was Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Iranian-born Armenian violinist Ivan Galamian was born on this day in 1903 – 114 years ago. A student of French pedagogue Lucien Capet, he is...

Today is Italian Violin Virtuoso and Conductor Uto Ughi’s 73rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Uto Ughi’s 73rd birthday. A student of Georges Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin, he is recognised as one...

French Romantic Composer Ernest Chausson was Born On This Day in 1855 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French romantic composer Ernest Chausson was born on this day in 1855 – 162 years ago. His signature works include a symphony, two symphonic poems,...

Russian-born American Virtuoso Mischa Elman was Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American virtuoso Mischa Elman was born on this day in 1891 – 126 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the finest...

Today is Hungarian Conductor Iván Fischer’s 66th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer’s 66th birthday. Maestro Fischer has held prestigious conducting positions with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles...

Today is British Conductor Sir Simon Rattle’s 62nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British conductor Sir Simon Rattle’s 62nd birthday. Maestro Rattle is widely regarded as one of the finest conductors of the 20th and 21st...

American Violinist Michael Rabin Died On This Day in 1972 – Aged Just 35 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Michael Rabin died on this day in 1972, 45 years ago - aged just 35. He is remembered as one of the pre-eminent...

Camille Saint Saens’ Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor Premiered On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Camille Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor Op. 33 premiered on this day in 1873 – 144 years ago. The first performance was...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Andrei Korsakov Died On This Day in 1991 – Aged Just 44 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Andrei Korsakov died on this day in 1991 – aged just 44. A protégé of Boris Belenky and Leonid Kogan,...

VC VOX POP | “Are You Ok Being Filmed on a Cell Phone During a Performance?” [Q&A]

"Are you ok with audience members using their cell phones to record you during a performance?" The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Jaime Laredo – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Cleveland Institute of Music violin pedagogue and conductor, Mr Jaime Laredo. We sat him down for a fun game...

Today is German Violinist Ulf Hoelscher’s 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violinist Ulf Hoelscher’s 75th birthday! A student of Max Rostal, Josef Gingold, Paul Makanowitzky and Ivan Galamian, he currently serves distinguished teaching...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Was Born On This Day in 1926 – 91 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926 – 91 years ago. Plagued by the war years and the death of...

Today is British Violinist and Fashion Model Charlie Siem’s 31st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist and fashion model Charlie Siem's 31st birthday. A student of Ithzak Rashkovsky and Shlomo Mintz, Charlie’s recent debuts include performances with...

Today is Latvian Conductor Mariss Jansons’ 74th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons' 74th birthday. Maestro Jansons is widely regarded as one of today's pre-eminent conductors – he currently serves as Chief...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Violinist Vadim Gluzman [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Ukrainian-born Israeli violin virtuoso Vadim Gluzman for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with his fans.

Legendary Soviet Cellist Daniil Shafran Was Born On This Day in 1923 – 94 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet cellist Daniil Shafran was born on this day in 1923 – 94 years ago. Dying in 1997, Maestro Shafran is remembered as one...

Russian-born American Violin Virtuoso Nathan Milstein Was Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein was born on this day in 1904. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, he...

Today is Israeli Violin Virtuoso and Pedagogue Shmuel Ashkenasi’s 76th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli violin virtuoso and pedagogue Shmuel Ashkenasi's 76th birthday. A student of Ilona Feher and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Ashkenasi is a former...

Norwegian Composer Christian Sinding Was Born On This Day in 1856 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian composer Christian Sinding was born on this day in 1856 – 161 years ago. Dying in 1941, his signature works include 4 symphonies, an...

Today is Polish-Australian Virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska’s 88th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Polish-Australian virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska's 88th birthday. A protege of Ede Zathureczki, Tadeusz Wroński and Henryk Szeryng, Ms Wilkomirska is a former prize winner...

Russian-American Pedagogue Josef Gingold Died On This Day in 1995 – Aged 85 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-American violin virtuoso and pedagogue Josef Gingold died on this day in 1995 – aged 85. He is remembered as one of the most influential...

Today is Italian-Born American Virtuoso Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian-born American virtuoso Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg's birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Ms Salerno-Sonnenberg is a former...

Today is Soviet-Israeli Cellist Mischa Maisky’s 69th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-Israeli cellist Mischa Maisky’s 69th birthday. A student of Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky, he is widely regarded as one of the finest...

Famed French Cellist Pierre Fournier Died On This Day in 1986 – Aged 79 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Famed French cellist Pierre Fournier died on this day in 1986 – aged 79. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is remembered...

Revolutionary French Violin Pedagogue and Composer Lucien Capet Was Born On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Revolutionary French violin pedagogue and composer Lucien Capet was born on this day in 1873. He served a long-term teaching position at the Société Sainte-Cécile de Bordeaux – during...

British Violinist and Conductor Iona Brown Was Born On This Day in 1941 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist and conductor Iona Brown was born on this day in 1941 - 76 years ago. Ms Brown was the former Music Director of...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Janine Jansen’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violinist Janine Jansen's birthday. A protege of Philippe Hirschhorn and Boris Belkin, Ms Jansen is widely regarded as one of today's top-tier...

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