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Today is Violin Virtuoso Ilya Gringolts’ 36th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born Swiss violin virtuoso Ilya Gringolts' 36th birthday! A student of Tatiana Liberova, Jeanna Metallidi and Itzhak Perlman, Ilya is a former prize...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter's birthday!  A student of Erna Honigberger and Aida Stucki, Ms Mutter is widely regarded as one of the most...

Today is VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout’s 23rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout's 23rd birthday. A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, and a current student of Nobuko Imai at the Kronberg Academy,...

Today is Australian VC Artist Suyeon Kang’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian VC Artist Suyeon Kang’s 29th birthday! A graduate of the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, Suyeon is a former prize...

Today is Russian VC Artist Sergey Malov’s 35th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born violin, viola and violoncello da Spalla virtuoso, VC Artist Sergey Malov’s 35th birthday. A graduate of the Mozarteum University Salzburg and the...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer’s 35th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Julia Fischer's 35th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin Competition, Julia is widely regarded as one of today’s...

Today is German-Canadian Cellist Johannes Moser’s 39th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Canadian cello virtuoso Johannes Moser’s 39th birthday! A student of respected cello pedagogue David Geringas, Johannes is a former 1st prize winner at the...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Jaime Laredo’s 77th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Bolivian-American violinist, pedagogue and conductor Jaime Laredo's 77th birthday! A student of Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, Mr Laredo is a former 1st...

Today is American Violinist VC Young Artist Chad Hoopes’ 24th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Chad Hoopes’ 24th birthday! A graduate of the Kronberg Academy, where he studied with Ana Chumachenco, Chad is...

Today is Argentinian Pianist Martha Argerich’s 77th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich's 77th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva, Chopin and Perruccio Busoni International Piano Competitions, Ms Argerich...

Today is Cellist VC Artist Kian Soltani’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso, VC Artist Kian Soltani's 26th birthday! Praised as one of the most prodigious young concert artists to emerge in recent years, Kian...

Today is Dutch Conductor Edo de Waart’s 77th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch conductor Edo de Waart’s 77th birthday! Recognised as one of the eminent conductors of the 20th and 21st Centuries, Maestro de Waart...

Today is Violin Virtuoso & Fashion Model Filip Pogady’s 31st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Slovakian violin virtuoso and male fashion model Filip Pogady's 31st birthday! A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Pinchas...

Today is German Violinist Friedemann Eichhorn’s 47th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violinist Dr Friedemann Eichhorn’s 47th birthday! A graduate of the Mannheim University of Music, Menuhin Music Academy, The Juilliard School and the Johannes...

Today is VC Young Artist Sirena Huang’s 24th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American VC Young Artist Sirena Huang's 24th birthday! A graduate of the Juilliard School, where she studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Itzhak Perlman and...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Kristof Barati’s 39th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian violin virtuoso Kristof Barati's 39th birthday! A student of Eduard Wulfson, Miklós Szenthelyi and Vilmos Tátrai, Kristof is a former prize winner...

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

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

Today is Icelandic Violinist Judith Ingolfsson’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Icelandic violinist Judith Ingolfsson's birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, Judith is a former...

Today is Russian Violinist Igor Oistrakh’s 87th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born violinist Igor Oistrakh’s 87th birthday! The son of virtuoso David Oistrakh, he has served a distinguished teaching position on faculty at Brussel's...

Today is Norwegian Cellist Truls Mørk’s 57th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian cello virtuoso Truls Mørk's 57th birthday! A student of Natalia Shakhovskaya, Mr. Mørk is a former prize winner at the Tchaikovsky, Naumburg...

Today is VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li’s 22nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Chinese VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li's 22nd birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand and Ida Kavafian,...

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze’s 22nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze's 22nd birthday! A student of Professor Ana Chumachenko at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Veriko is a former 1st prize...

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber’s 66th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 66th birthday! A student of Pierre Fournier, Mr Lloyd Webber has premiered a number of important works including Cello...

Today is Armenian Violin Virtuoso Sergey Khachatryan’s 33rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Armenian violin virtuoso Sergey Khachatryan’s 33rd 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 distinguished teaching position...

Today is Russian-American Violin Virtuoso Philippe Quint’s 44th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-American violin virtuoso Philippe Quint's 44th birthday! A protege of Andrei Korsakov and Dorothy DeLay, Philippe is widely recognised as one of today's...

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...

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 Nobuko Imai's birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and Geneva International Music...

Today is Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French Canadian conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin's 43rd birthday! A protege of Maestro Carlo Maria Giulini, he has served principal conducting positions with Montreal's Orchestre...

Today is Australian VC Artist Ray Chen’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian violin virtuoso, VC Artist Ray Chen's 29th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Aaron Rosand,...

Today is Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita’s 26th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese VC Young Artist Tatsuki Narita’s 26th birthday. A graduate of the Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Paris, where he studied with Svetlin Roussev, Tatsuki...

Today is American Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum’s 72nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist Ralph Kirshbaum's 72nd birthday. Professor Kirshbaum is a former prize winner at the Cassado and Tchaikovsky International Cello Competitions - and...

Today is TwoSet Violinist Brett Yang’s 26th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian funster, TwoSet Violinist's Brett Yang's 26th 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,...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann’s 53rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann’s 53rd birthday! A student of Valery Gradov, Saschko Gawriloff and Herman Krebber, he is widely regarded as one...

Today is Latvian-German Violinist Gidon Kremer’s 71st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Latvian-German violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer's 71st 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 – 102 years ago. A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she...

Today is Italian Conductor Riccardo Chailly’s 65th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly’s 65th birthday. Maestro Chailly is widely regarded as one of today’s foremost conductors. He has held principal conducting positions with...

Today is Pianist and Conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-born pianist and conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 75th birthday. A protege of Herbert von Karajan and George Szell, Maestro Eschenbach is widely regarded as...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Gil Shaham’s 47th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli-American violin virtuoso Gil Shaham’s 47th 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 57th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French virtuoso Olivier Charlier's 57th birthday. A student of Yehudi Menuhin and Henryk Szeryng, he is a former 1st prize winner at the...

Today is Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer John Corigliano’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Pulitzer-prize winning American composer John Corigliano's 79th birthday. A graduate of Columbia University and the Manhattan School of Music, his signature works include...

Today is VC Artist Ivan Karizna’s 26th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belarusian cellist, VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna’s 26th birthday. A student of Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy, Ivan is a former major...

Today is Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 29th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 29th 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 24th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Blake Pouliot’s 24th birthday! A graduate student of Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School, Blake is a former 1st prize winner of the...

Today Is American Cellist Lynn Harrell’s 74th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American cellist Lynn Harrell's 74th 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 VC Young Artist Tobias Feldmann’s 27th Birthday [ON THIS DAY]

Today is German violinist, VC Young Artist Tobias Feldmann’s 27th birthday. A graduate student of Professor Antje Weithaas at the ‘Hanns Eisler’ Conservatory of Music...