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Today is American Violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s birthday. Rachel is a former prize winner at the Bach, Szigeti, Kreisler, Montreal, Paganini and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competitions. Her...

Today is Chinese-American Cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s 64th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French-born Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma's 64th birthday! He is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent virtuosi string soloists of all time.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN184Ytzmpc&showinfo=0&autohide=1 YO-YO MA...

German Violin Virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff Died On This Day in 1948 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff sadly died on this day in 1948 – aged 50 from encephalitis. He gave the premiere performance of the Robert...

Violin Virtuoso David Oistrakh Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-born violin virtuoso David Oistrakh was born on this day in 1908. Dying in 1974, he is widely remembered as one of the foremost violinists...

Today is British Violinist Chloe Hanslip’s 32nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Chloe Hanslip’s 32nd birthday. A protege of Natasha Boyarskaya and Zakhar Bron, Chloë is a former prize winner at the Novosibirsk...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s 65th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born American violinist and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s 65th birthday. The son of the late Julian Sitkovetsky, he has performed and recorded extensively with...

Today is Italian Violin Virtuoso Salvatore Accardo’s 78th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violin virtuoso Salvatore Accardo’s 78th birthday. A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva and Paganini International Violin Competitions - Maestro Accardo...

Today Is Dutch Cellist Pieter Wispelwey’s 57th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey’s 57th birthday! A student of Paul Katz and William Pleeth, he is widely regarded as one of today's leading...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee’s 19th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean violin virtuoso VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee’s 19th birthday. Praised for her eloquent music making, maturity and effortless virtuosity, SooBeen is a former...

Today is French Violinist Patrice Fontanarosa’s 77th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Patrice Fontanarosa’s 77th birthday! A former prize winner at the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Violin Competition, he served as Concertmaster of the Orchestre...

Today is Japanese Conductor Seiji Ozawa’s 84th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa’s 84th birthday! One of the greatest conductors of the past Century, Maestro Ozawa has served principal conducting positions with...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Vadim Repin’s 48th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Belgian-Russian violin virtuoso Vadim Repin’s 48th birthday! A protégé of Zakhar Bron, he is a former 1st prize winner at the Wienaiwski and Queen Elisabeth International Violin...

Today is British Violinist Daniel Hope’s 46th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Daniel Hope’s 46th birthday! A student of Zakhar Bron, Daniel served for six seasons with The Beaux Arts Trio – and today performs and...

Today is VC Young Artist Johan Dalene’s 19th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Swedish violinist, VC Young Artist Johan Dalene’s 19th birthday. A student of Per Enoksson at the Royal College of Music, in Stockholm, Johan...

Today is Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang’s 24th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean VC Young Artist InMo Yang's 24th birthday! A full scholarship student of Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory, InMo is...

Violinist Isaac Stern Was Born On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violinist and conductor Isaac Stern was born on this day in 1920 – 99 years ago. Dying in 2001, he is remembered as...

Today is Violinist VC Artist Fedor Rudin’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Fedor Rudin's 27th birthday! A graduate of the Mozarteum University of Salzburg and the Cologne High School of Music, where he studied with Pierre Amoyal...

Today is Scottish Violinist Nicola Benedetti’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Scottish violin virtuoso, Nicola Benedetti's 32nd birthday! A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she studied with Lord Menuhin and Natasha Boyarskaya, Nicola is...

American Violinist Robert Mann Was Born On This Day in 1920 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist, composer and conductor Robert Mann was born on this day in 1920 - 99 years ago. A student of Edouard Dethier, Mr Mann...

Today is Violinist Pinchas Zukerman’s 71st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli-American violinist, violist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman’s 71st birthday! A protégé of Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School, Mr Zukerman is widely regarded as one...

Today is VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts’ 23rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American-Dutch VC Young Artist Stephen Waarts' 23rd birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and current post-graduate student of Mihaela Martin at the Kronberg Academy,...

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 Violist VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout’s 24th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout's 24th 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 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian VC Artist Suyeon Kang’s 30th birthday! A graduate of the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, Suyeon is a former prize...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Julia Fischer’s 36th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Julia Fischer's 36th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin Competition, Julia is widely regarded as one of...

Today is German-Canadian Cellist Johannes Moser’s 40th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Canadian cello virtuoso Johannes Moser’s 40th birthday! A student of cellist David Geringas, Johannes is a former 1st prize winner at the Tchaikovsky...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Jaime Laredo’s 78th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Bolivian-American violinist, pedagogue and conductor Jaime Laredo's 78th birthday! A student of Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, Mr Laredo is a former 1st...

Today is Argentinian Pianist Martha Argerich’s 78th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich's 78th 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 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso, VC Artist Kian Soltani's 27th birthday! Praised as one of the most prodigious young concert artists to emerge in recent years,...

Today is Dutch Conductor Edo de Waart’s 78th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch conductor Edo de Waart’s 78th birthday! Recognised as one of the eminent conductors of the 20th and 21st Centuries, Maestro de Waart...

O Yeah, It’s Our Birthday Today! VC is the Big Ten Today! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today marks The Violin Channel's 10th anniversary. And to think, it all started back in 2009 with a simple, humble, innocent YouTube upload. The site and socials...

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...