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Hungarian Cello Virtuoso Janos Starker Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-American cello virtuoso Janos Starker was born on this day in 1924 – 94 years ago. Maestro Starker served as a former principal cellist of...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Nikolaj Znaider’s 43rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Danish violin virtuoso and conductor Nikolaj Znaider's 43rd birthday! A student of Boris Kuschnir, Nikolaj is a former 1st prize winner at the...

Conductor Carlos Kleiber Born On This Day in 1930 – 88 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber was born on this day in 1930 – 88 years ago. The son of eminent Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber, he...

Italian Violinist and Pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated Italian violinist and pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi died on this day in 1978 - aged 76. A student of Eugene Ysaye, throughout his six decade...

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...

Violinist & Pedagogue Joseph Joachim Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Joseph Joachim was born on this day in 1831 – 187 years ago. Dying in 1907, Joachim is remembered as...

Today is Violinist Elmar Oliveira’s 68th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Portuguese-American violinist Elmar Oliveira's 68th birthday! A student of Ariana Bronne and Raphael Bronstein, he is a former 1st Prize winner at the Tchaikovsky...

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,...

French Cellist Pierre Fournier Born On This Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French cello virtuoso Pierre Fournier was born on this day in 1906 – 112 years ago. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is...

Italian Luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini was born on this day in 1711- 307 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest stringed instrument...

Violinist & Vega Bow Inventor Emil Telmanyi Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and inventor Emil Telmanyi was born on this day in 1892 - 126 years ago. Dying in 1988, he is remembered in history for...

Today is French Violinist & Pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 69th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist and pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 69th birthday! A student of Jascha Heifetz, Mr Amoyal is a former prize winner at the Paganini and...

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...

French Virtuoso Christian Ferras Was Born On This Day In 1933 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French virtuoso Christian Ferras was born on this day in 1933 – 85 years ago. A student of Marcel Chailley and George Enescu, he is...

Austrian-Born Dutch Violinist & Pedagogue Oskar Back Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born Dutch violinist Oskar Back was born on this day in 1879. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and César Thomson, he served a 42 year...

Violinist & Composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst was born on this day in 1812 - 206 years ago. Ernst is remembered in history as one...

Austro-Hungarian Composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold Was Born On This Day in 1897 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austro-Hungarian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold was born on this day in 1897. Remembered as one of the founders of film music, he was awarded the...

Composer Görgy Ligeti Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-Austrian contemporary composer Görgy Ligeti was born on this day in 1923 - 95 years ago. A composer who refused to play by the rules,...

Violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan Was Born On This Day in 1915 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan was born on this day in 1915 - 103 years ago. A student of Otakar Sevcik and Julius Winkler, Mr...

Composer and Violinist Karl Goldmark Born On This Day in 1830 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and violinist Karl Goldmark was born on this day in 1830. Largely self-taught as a composer, his signature works include the opera Die...

Italian Violinist and Pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated Italian violinist and pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi was born on this day in 1902 - 116 years ago. A student of Eugene Ysaye, throughout his...

Violin Virtuoso Louis Kaufman Born On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Louis Kaufman was born on this day in 1905 – 113 years ago. Dying in 1994, he is remembered as arguably the most...

Theremin Virtuoso Clara Rockmore Died On This Day in 1998 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lithuanian theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore died on this day in 1998 – aged 87. A violin child prodigy, she studied with Hungarian pedagogue Leopold Auer, before...

Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Was Born On This Day in 1840 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on this day in 1840 – 178 years ago. The first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, Tchaikovsky's signature works include...

Composer Johannes Brahms Born On This Day in 1833 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms was born on this day in 1833 – 185 years ago. He passed away from liver and pancreas cancer in 1897,...

American Violin Virtuoso Michael Rabin Born On This Day in 1936 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin was born on this day in 1936 - 82 years ago. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered as one of...

American Violinist Joan Field Was Born On This Day in 1915 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Joan Field was born on this day in 1915 – 103 years ago. A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu,...

Today is South Korean Violin Virtuoso Dong-Suk Kang’s 64th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean violin virtuoso Dong-Suk Kang's 64th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he is a former prize winner at the...

Today is Violinist Christian Tetzlaff’s 52nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff's 52nd birthday! A student of Uwe-Martin Haiberg and Walter Levin, he is widely respected as one of today's...

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...

Russian Piano Virtuoso & Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff was born on this day in 1873. Dying in 1943, he is remembered as one of the...

American Violinist Joseph Silverstein Born On This Day in 1932 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist and conductor Joseph Silverstein was born on this day in 1932. Mr Silverstein was a former prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth and...

German Composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann Was Born On This Day – 100 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Avant-garde postmodern West German composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann was born on this day in 1918 – exactly a century ago. Dying in 1970, Zimmermann’s signature...

Today is American Violin Virtuoso Aaron Rosand’s 91st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violin virtuoso and pedagogue Aaron Rosand‘s 91st birthday. A student of Leon Sametini and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Rosand has enjoyed a prolific...

Eminent Soviet Violin Pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich Born on this Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Eminent Soviet violin pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich was born on this day in 1909. A student of Leopold Auer, Professor Yankelevich served a long term teaching position...

French Composer Maurice Ravel Born On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Maurice Ravel was born on this day in 1875. Along with Claude Debussy, he is remembered as one of the most prominent...

Influential Austrian Violin Pedagogue Jakob Dont Born on This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Jakob Dont was born on this day in 1815. Dying in 1888, Dont is remembered in history as one of the most...

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,...

Greek-American Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos Born On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Greek-American conductor, pianist and composer Dimitri Mitropoulos was born on this day in 1896 - 122 years ago. Dying in 1960, he is remembered as one...

Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 21st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 21st birthday! A student of Augustin Dumay at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Kerson is a former Junior 1st...

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...

English Violinist Albert Sammons was Born on This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English violin virtuoso Albert Sammons was born on this day in 1886 – 132 years ago. Largely a self-taught violinist, he is remembered particularly for...

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...

Comedian & Violinist Jack Benny Was Born On This Day in 1894 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American comedian, vaudevillian and violinist Jack Benny was born on this day in 1894 – 123 years ago. Dying in 1974, he is widely regarded...

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

Today is South-Korean VC Young Artist Ji-Young Lim’s 23rd birthday. A graduate of the Korean National University of Arts where she studied with Nam-Yun Kim, and current student of...

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...

Violinist Jascha Heifetz Born On This Day 117 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz was born on this day in 1901 – 117 years ago. A protégé of Leopold Auer, he is remembered in history as one of...

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 Taiwanese-American Violinist Cho-Liang Lin’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Cho-Liang Lin's 58th birthday! A protege of Dorothy DeLay, Jimmy has made appearances with virtually every major orchestra in the world...