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Today is Violin Virtuoso & Fashion Model Filip Pogady’s 32nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Slovakian-born violin virtuoso and male fashion model Filip Pogady's 32nd birthday! A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with...

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

Today is American VC Young Artist Sirena Huang's 25th birthday! A graduate of the Juilliard School, where she studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Itzhak Perlman and...

Today is Hungarian Violin Virtuoso Kristof Barati’s 40th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian violin virtuoso Kristof Barati's 40th birthday! A student of Eduard Wulfson, Miklós Szenthelyi and Vilmos Tátrai, Kristof is a former prize winner...

Today is American Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers’ Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers' birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where she studied with Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir and Masao Kawasaki, Anne...

Today is Cellist VC Young Artist Santiago Cañón–Valencia’s 24th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is cellist, VC Young Artist Santiago Cañón–Valencia’s 24th birthday! A student of Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Kronberg Academy, Santiago is a former major prize winner at...

Today is Conductor Zubin Mehta’s 83rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is luminary Indian-born conductor Zubin Mehta’s 83rd birthday! Widely respected as one of the eminent conductors of all time, Maestro Mehta previously served as...

Today is Norwegian Cellist Truls Mørk’s 58th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian cello virtuoso Truls Mørk's 58th birthday! A student of Natalia Shakhovskaya, Mr. Mørk is a former prize winner at the Tchaikovsky, Naumburg...

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze’s 23rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze's 23rd birthday! A student of Professor Ana Chumachenko at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Veriko is a former 1st prize...

Today is Canadian-Born Violinist Lara St John’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian-born violin soloist Lara St John's birthday! A student of Linda Cerone, Gerard Jarry, Felix Galimir, Arnold Steinhardt and Joey Corpus, Lara has...

Today is British Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber’s 68th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 68th birthday! A student of Pierre Fournier, he has premiered a number of important works including Cello Concertos...

Today is VC Young Artist Cellist Zlatomir Fung’s 20th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist, VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung’s 20th birthday. A student of Richard Aaron and Timothy Eddy at The Juilliard School, Zlatomir is a former 1st prize winner at...

Today is Korean-American Violin Virtuoso Soovin Kim’s 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American violinist Soovin Kim’s 43rd birthday. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied...

Pianist, Composer & Conductor André Previn Was Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated German-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor Sir André Previn was born on this day in 1929 - 90 years ago. Throughout his eclectic seven...

Today is Armenian Violinist Sergey Khachatryan’s 34th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Armenian violin virtuoso Sergey Khachatryan’s 34th birthday! Sergey is a former 1st prize winner at the Louis Spohr, Jean Sibelius and Queen Elisabeth...

American Violin Pedagogue Dorothy DeLay Was Born On This Day in 1917 [ON THIS DAY]

Famed American violin teacher Dorothy DeLay was born on this day in 1917. She is remembered as one of the most respected violin pedagogues of...

Today is Russian-Born Violinist Dora Schwarzberg’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist and pedagogue Dora Schwarzberg's birthday! A student of legendary Russian pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich, Ms. Schwarzberg currently serves a teaching position on...

Today is Korean Violin Virtuoso Kyung Wha Chung’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean violin virtuoso Kyung Wha Chung’s birthday. A student of Ivan Galamian and Joseph Szigeti, Ms Chung is widely regarded as one of...

Today is Russian-American Violin Virtuoso Philippe Quint’s 45th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-American violin virtuoso Philippe Quint's 45th birthday! A protege of Andrei Korsakov and Dorothy DeLay, Philippe is widely recognised as one of today's...

American Violin Pedagogue Dorothy DeLay Died on this Day in 2002 [ON THIS DAY]

Famed American violin teacher Dorothy DeLay died on this day in 2002 - aged 84. She is remembered as one of the most respected violin...

Today is Japanese Viola Virtuoso Nobuko Imai’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese viola virtuoso and pedagogue Nobuko Imai's birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and Geneva...

Today is VC Young Artist Diana Adamyan’s 19th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Diana Adamyan’s 19th birthday! A graduate of the Tchaikovsky School of Music where she studied with Petros Haykazyan, and current student of Ana Chumachenco at the Munich University...

Today is Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s 44th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin's 44th birthday! A protege of Maestro Carlo Maria Giulini, he has served principal conducting positions with Montreal's Orchestre Métropolitain,...

Today is Australian VC Artist Ray Chen’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian violin virtuoso, VC Artist Ray Chen's 30th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand,...

Today is Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita’s 27th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita’s 27th birthday. A graduate of the Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Paris, where he studied with Svetlin Roussev, Tatsuki...

Today is TwoSet Violinist Brett Yang’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian funster, TwoSet Violinist's Brett Yang's 27th birthday! A graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, he is a former Concertmaster of the...

Today is Australian Conductor Simone Young’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is celebrated Australian conductor Simone Young’s birthday! A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and former assistant to James Conlon and Daniel Barenboim,...

Russian Romantic Composer Alexander Borodin Died On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist Alexander Borodin died on this day in 1887 - aged 53. A member of the 19th Century 'Russian Five',...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann’s 54th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann’s 54th birthday! A student of Valery Gradov, Saschko Gawriloff and Herman Krebber, he is widely regarded as one...

Today is Latvian-German Violin Virtuoso Gidon Kremer’s 72nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Latvian-German violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer's 72nd birthday. A student of David Oistrakh, Maestro Kremer is widely regarded as one of the most celebrated musicians...

American Violinist Guila Bustabo was Born on This Day in 1916 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo was born on this day in 1916 – 103 years ago. A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she...

Today is Pianist and Conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 76th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-born pianist and conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 76th birthday. A protege of Herbert von Karajan and George Szell, Maestro Eschenbach is widely regarded as...

Today is Italian Conductor Riccardo Chailly’s 66th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly’s 66th birthday. Maestro Chailly is widely regarded as one of today’s foremost conductors. He has held principal conducting positions with...

Today is Latvian Violin Virtuoso Baiba Skride’s 38th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Latvian violin virtuoso Baiba Skride's 38th birthday! A graduate of the Rostock Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Petru Munteanu, Baiba was awarded 1st...

Today is Russian Violin Virtuoso Alena Baeva’s 34th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violin virtuoso Alena Baeva's 34th birthday. A student of Eduard Grach at the Moscow Central School of Music, Tchaikovsky Conservatoire and the Moscow...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Gil Shaham’s 48th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli-American violin virtuoso Gil Shaham’s 48th birthday. A graduate of the Juilliard School and Columbia University, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay and...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Olivier Charlier’s 58th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Olivier Charlier's 58th birthday. A student of Yehudi Menuhin and Henryk Szeryng, he is a former 1st prize winner at...

Today is American Composer John Corigliano’s 81st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Corigliano's 81st birthday. A graduate of Columbia University and the Manhattan School of Music, his signature works include...

Today is Cellist VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna’s 27th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belarusian cellist, VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna’s 27th birthday. A student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy, Ivan is a former major...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Sir Andrew Davis – Toronto Symphony Birthday Surprise [2018]

Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Conductor Laureate, Sir Andrew Davis leading a performance of Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' ... or so he thought ... Recorded live the 2nd...

Today is American Composer Philip Glass’ 82nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American composer Philip Glass' 82nd birthday! Described as a composer of 'music with repetitive structures', Mr Glass is widely regarded as one of...

Today is Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 30th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Nikki is a former...

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

Today is Canadian violinist, VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot’s 25th birthday! A graduate of the Colburn School, where he studied with Robert Lipsett, Blake is a...

Today is Japanese Violinist Sayaka Shoji’s 36th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese violin virtuoso Sayaka Shoji's 36th birthday! A protege of Zakhar Bron, Sayaka shot to international fame at age 16 – after winning...

Today Is American Cellist Lynn Harrell’s 75th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist Lynn Harrell's 75th birthday! A protege of Leonard Rose and Orlando Cole, Mr Harrell is widely respected as one of the...

Today Is Romanian Violinist Silvia Marcovici’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born violin virtuoso, Silvia Marcovici's birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Long-Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu International Violin Competitions, she is...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Renaud Capucon’s 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Renaud Capucon's 43rd birthday! A protege of Gérard Poulet, he is widely regarded as one of today's eminent violin...

Today is VC Young Artist Sarah Christian’s 29th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso, VC Artist Sarah Christian’s 29th birthday. A graduate of the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler and University of Mozarteum Salzburg, where she studied...

Today is Canadian Violinist James Ehnes’ 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist James Ehnes’ 43rd birthday. A protégé of Sally Thomas and The Juilliard School, James is widely regarded as one of today’s foremost virtuosi –...

Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Born On This Day in 1908 – 111 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary French jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli was born on this day in 1908 – 111 years ago. Dying in 1997, aged 89, Mr Grappelli is remembered for...

Today is Soviet-Born Violinist Boris Belkin’s 71st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born violin virtuoso Boris Belkin’s 71st birthday. A protégé of Yuri Yankelevich, Felix Andrievsky and Isaac Stern, Mr Belkin is widely respected as one of the finest...