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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...

Scottish Violist William Primrose Was Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish violist William Primrose was born on this day in 1904 – 115 years ago. Dying in 1982, he is remembered as one of the preeminent...

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...

American Conductor Arthur Fiedler Died On This Day in 1979 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American conductor Arthur Fiedler died on this day in 1979 - aged 84. Maestro Fiedler is remembered as the long-time principal conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra – a position...

Today is Israeli Violinist Hagai Shaham’s 53rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli violin virtuoso Hagai Shaham's 53rd birthday! A student of Professor Ilona Feher, Hagai performs regularly with many of world's finest orchestras and...

Violinist Max Rostal Was Born On This Day in 1905 – 114 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist Max Rostal was born on this day in 1905 – 114 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one...

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

Hungarian-American cello virtuoso Janos Starker was born on this day in 1924 – 95 years ago. Maestro Starker served as a former principal cellist of...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider’s 44th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Danish violin virtuoso and conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider's 44th birthday! A student of Boris Kuschnir, Nikolaj is a former 1st prize winner at the...

Conductor Carlos Kleiber Was Born On This Day in 1930 – 89 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber was born on this day in 1930 – 89 years ago. The son of eminent Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber, he...

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...

Italian Violinist and Pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi Died On This Day in 1978 [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...

Violinist Joseph Joachim Was Born On This Day in 1931 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Joseph Joachim was born on this day in 1831 – 188 years ago. Dying in 1907, Joachim is remembered as...

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,...

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

French cello virtuoso Pierre Fournier was born on this day in 1906 – 113 years ago. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is...

Italian Luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini Was Born On This Day in 1711 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giovanni Battista Guadagnini was born on this day in 1711- 308 years ago. He is remembered as one of the finest stringed instrument...

Today is French Violinist & Pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 70th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist and pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 70th birthday! A student of Jascha Heifetz, Mr Amoyal is a former prize winner at the Paganini and...

Dutch Violinist Herman Krebbers Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dutch violinist Herman Krebbers was born on this day in 1923. Passing away in 2018, aged 94, Mr Krebbers served as long-term Concertmaster of the...

Composer, Pianist & Conductor Igor Stravinsky Was Born On This Day in 1882 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American composer, pianist and conductor Igor Stravinsky was born on this day in 1882. He is widely acknowledged as one of the most important...

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 – 86 years ago. A student of Marcel Chailley and George Enescu, he is...

Austrian-Born Dutch Violinist Oskar Back Born On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born Dutch violinist Oskar Back was born on this day in 1879 - 140 years ago. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and César Thomson, he...

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

Austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan was born on this day in 1915 - 104 years ago. A student of Otakar Sevcik and Julius Winkler, Mr...

Today is Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim’s 56th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist David Kim’s 56th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, he is a former prize...

Italian Violinist and Pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi Was Born On This Day in 1902 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated Italian violinist and pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi was born on this day in 1902. A student of Eugene Ysaye, throughout his six decade career he...

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...

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

American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin was born on this day in 1936 - 83 years ago. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered as one...

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...

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 – 104 years ago. A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu,...

Today is South Korean Violinist Dong-Suk Kang’s 65th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean violin virtuoso Dong-Suk Kang's 65th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with legendary pedagogue Ivan...

Today is Violinist Christian Tetzlaff’s 53rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff's 53rd birthday! A student of Uwe-Martin Haiberg and Walter Levin, he is widely respected as one of today's...

Violinist Lord Yehudi Menuhin Was Born On This Day in 1916 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lord Yehudi Menuhin was born on this day in 1916 - 103 years ago. A student of Louis Persinger, Georges Enescu and Adolf Busch, he is remembered...

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 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...

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...

Russian Piano Virtuoso & Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff was Born On This Day in 1873 [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 Was 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...

Today is American Violinist Aaron Rosand’s 92nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and pedagogue Aaron Rosand‘s 92nd birthday. A student of Leon Sametini and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Rosand has enjoyed a prolific recording...

Baroque Composer Georg Philipp Telemann Was Born On This Day in 1681 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann was born on this day in 1681 - 338 years ago. Almost entirely self-taught, he is remembered as one...

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...

French Composer Maurice Ravel Was 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...

Eminent Soviet Violin Pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich was Born on this Day in 1909 [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...

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,...

Austrian Violin Pedagogue Jakob Dont Was Born on This Day in 1815 [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...

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 - 123 years ago. Dying in 1960, he is remembered as...

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

Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 22nd 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 – 103 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 – 133 years ago. Largely a self-taught violinist, he is remembered particularly for...

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...