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French Composer César Franck Born On This Day in 1822 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian-born French composer César Franck was born on this day in 1822 – 195 years ago. Dying in 1890, aged 67, Franck’s major contribution to the violin repertoire is his legendary...

Today is American VC Artist Benjamin Beilman’s 28th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Artist Benjamin Beilman’s 28th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Kronberg Academy, where he studied...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Oleg Kagan Born On This Day in 1946 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Oleg Kagan was born on this day in 1946. A student of Boris Kuznetsov and David Oistrakh, he is a former major...

English Composer Benjamin Britten Born On This Day in 1913 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Benjamin Britten was born on this day in 1913 – 104 years ago. Dying in 1976, his signature works include operas: 'Peter Grimes', 'Billy Budd'...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Camillo Sivori Born On This Day in 1815 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and composer Camillo Sivori was born on this day in 1815 – 202 years ago. He is remembered in history as Paganini's...

French Composer Camille Saint-Saëns Was Born On This Day in 1835 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Camille Saint-Saëns was born on this day in 1835. Dying in 1921, his signature works include 'The Carnival of the Animals', 'Danse Macabre', 'Samson and Delilah', his...

Violinist Václav Neumann Born On This Day in 1920 [ON THIS DAY]

Czech conductor and violinist Václav Neumann was born on this day in 1920. Dying in 1995, Maestro Neumann was a founding violinist with the Smetana Quartet– and served coveted...

British Violinist Hugh Bean Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist Hugh Bean was born on this day in 1929. A student of Albert Sammons and André Gertler, Maestro Bean served as Concertmaster of the Philharmonia Orchestra and the...

Israeli Violin Virtuoso Hagai Shaham Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli violin virtuoso Hagai Shaham's 51st birthday! A student of Professor Ilona Feher, Hagai performs regularly with many of world's finest orchestras and...

Violinist Max Rostal Born On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist Max Rostal was born on this day in 1905 – 112 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Nikolaj Znaider’s 42nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Danish violin virtuoso and conductor Nikolaj Znaider's 42nd birthday! A student of Boris Kuschnir, Nikolaj is a former 1st prize winner at the...

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

Hungarian-American cello virtuoso Janos Starker was born on this day in 1924 – 93 years ago. Maestro Starker was a former Principal Cellist of the...

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 eminent...

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 – 186 years ago. Dying in 1907, Joachim is remembered as...

Today is Violinist Elmar Oliveira’s 67th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Portuguese-American violinist, Elmar Oliveira's 67th 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 22nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout's 22nd birthday. A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, he is a former 1st prize winner...

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

French cello virtuoso Pierre Fournier was born on this day in 1906 – 111 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- 306 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 - 125 years ago. Dying in 1988, he is remembered in history for...

French Violinist & Pedagogue Pierre Amoyal Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist and pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 68th birthday! A student of Jascha Heifetz, Mr Amoyal is a former prize winner at the Paganini and...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Herman Krebbers’ 94th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violin virtuoso Herman Krebbers’ 94th birthday. Maestro Krebbers served as Concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - and held a distinguished teaching...

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

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 - 205 years ago. Ernst is remembered in history as one...

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 – 112 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...

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 - 81 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 – 102 years ago. A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu,...

South Korean Violin Virtuoso Dong-Suk Kang Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean violin virtuoso Dong-Suk Kang's 63rd birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he is a former prize winner at the...

Today is Violinist Christian Tetzlaff’s 51st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff's 51st birthday! A student of Uwe-Martin Haiberg and Walter Levin, he is widely respected as one of today's...

Russian Violinist & Pedagogue Efrem Zimbalist Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist was born on this day in 1890. A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as one of the...

American Violin Virtuoso Aaron Rosand Born On This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violin virtuoso and pedagogue Aaron Rosand‘s 90th birthday. A student of Leon Sametini and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Rosand has enjoyed a prolific...

Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 20th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Kerson Leong’s 20th birthday! A student of Augustin Dumay at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Kerson is a former Junior 1st...