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Eugene Ormandy Born On This Day in 1899 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-born violinist and conductor Eugene Ormandy was born on this day in 1899. Dying in 1985, Maestro Ormandy is remembered as one of the eminent...

MEET THE PROS | Romanian Conductor Cristian Măcelaru – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with the Music Director of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, conductor Cristian Măcelaru. We sat him down for a fun...

Hungarian Conductor Fritz Reiner Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian conductor Fritz Reiner died on this day in 1963 – aged 74. Widely regarded as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century, Maestro Reiner...

Today is Piano Virtuoso & Conductor Daniel Barenboim’s 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Argentine-Israeli piano virtuoso and conductor Daniel Barenboim’s 75th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of the foremost musicians of the 20th and...

Conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos Died On This Day in 1960 – Aged 64 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Greek-American conductor, pianist and composer Dimitri Mitropoulos died on this day in 1960 – aged 64. He is remembered as one of the most celebrated conductors...

SAD NEWS | French Conductor & Composer Jean-Jacques Werner Has Died

French conductor and composer Jean-Jacques Werner has passed away - aged 82. A graduate of the Strasbourg Conservatory and the Paris Schola Cantorum, throughout his 6...

SAD NEWS | Russian Conductor & Violinist Fedor Glushchenko Has Died – Aged 73

Russian conductor and violinist Fedor Glushchenko has passed away - aged 73. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory and the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, where he studied...

American Composer & Conductor Leonard Bernstein Died On This Day in 1990 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein died on this day in 1990 – aged 72. He is remembered as one of the most prodigiously talented...

Alan Gilbert Appointed New Guest Conductor of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony

The Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony has this week announced the appointment of American conductor Alan Gilbert as their new Guest Conductor - effective from April...

SAD NEWS | American Conductor Vincent La Selva Has Died – Aged 88

American conductor Vincent La Selva has passed away from the effects of dementia - aged 88. He served a long time faculty position at The...

San Antonio Symphony Orchestra Appoint New Assistant Conductor

The San Antonio Symphony has today announced the appointment of Israeli-born conductor Noam Aviel as their new Assistant Conductor. “Noam was selected unanimously by...

Today is Dutch Violinist, Conductor & Composer André Rieu’s 68th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violinist, conductor and composer André Rieu's 68th birthday! A graduate of the Conservatoire Royal in Liège, Music Academy in Brussels and the...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist & Conductor Nikolaj Znaider – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with Danish-Israel violin virtuoso and conductor, Nikolaj Znaider – at the 2017 Tanglewood Music Festival, in Lenox, Massachusetts, USA. We sat...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | Meet YuMi … The Collaborative Orchestral Conducting Robot [WOW]

Meet YuMi ... the world's first truly collaborative dual-arm orchestral conducting robot ... Created by ABB Robotics, YuMi recently made its international conducting debut leading...

German Conductor Kurt Sanderling Was Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Kurt Sanderling was born on this day in 1912 – 105 years ago. Dying in 2011, Maestro Sanderling served principal conducting positions...

Austrian Composer Anton Webern Died On This Day in 1945 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer and conductor Anton Webern died on this day in 1945 – aged 61. A protégé of Arnold Schoenberg, Webern is remembered for his...

Spanish Conductor & Composer Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Born On This Day in 1933 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish conductor and composer Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos was born on this day in 1933. He served Principal Conducting positions with the Spanish National Orchestra,...

Today is Russian Conductor & Violinist Vladimir Spivakov’s 73rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov’s 73rd birthday. A student of Yuri Yankelevich, Maestro Spivakov is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Montreal...

Austrian-Born American Conductor Erich Leinsdorf Died On This Day in 1993 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American conductor Erich Leinsdorf died on this day in 1993 – aged 81. Maestro Leinsdorf served distinguished conducting positions with The Metropolitan Opera, The Cleveland Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, New York...

MEET THE PROS | Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed Nashville Symphony Music Director, Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero – at the 2017 Tanglewood Music Festival, in Lenox, Massachusetts,...

Hungarian-British Conductor Sir Georg Solti Died On This Day in 1997 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-British conductor Sir Georg Solti died on this day in 1997 – aged 84. Widely respected as one of the finest conductors of all time,...

Hungarian Violinist and Conductor Tibor Varga Died On This Day in 2003 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist and conductor Tibor Varga died on this day in 2003 – aged 82. A student of Carl Flesch and Jeno Hubay, Maestro Varga is remembered as one of...

Czech Conductor & Violinist Václav Neumann Died On This Day in 1995 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech conductor and violinist Václav Neumann died on this day in 1995. He held principal conducting positions with the Komische Oper Berlin, Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and...

Today is Japanese Conductor Seiji Ozawa’s 82nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa’s 82nd birthday! One of the greatest conductors of the past century, Maestro Ozawa has served principal conducting positions with...

Today is Israeli-American Violin Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s 72nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli-American violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s 72nd birthday! A protégé of Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, Perlman is widely regarded as one the greatest violinists of the 20th...

Hungarian Conductor István Kertész Born On This Day in 1929 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Internationally acclaimed Hungarian conductor István Kertész was born on this day in 1929. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century, he served prestigious...

Austrian Conductor Karl Böhm Born On This Day in 1894 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Karl Böhm was born on this day in 1894. Dying in 1981, Maestro Bohm is remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and...

Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor and pianist Wolfgang Sawallisch was born on this day in 1923. Passing away in 2013, he is remembered as one of the finest conductors of the...

American Composer and Conductor Leonard Bernstein Born On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein was born on this day in 1918 – 99 years ago. Dying in 1990, Maestro Bernstein is remembered as...

Today is Violinist Maxim Vengerov’s 43rd Birthday! [ON THIS DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist, violist and conductor Maxim Vengerov’s 43rd birthday! A protégé of Professor Zakhar Bron, Maxim is a former 1st prize winner at the Karol Lipinski and Carl...

Violinist George Enescu Born On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu was born on this day in 1881. Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of the 20th Century,...

English Conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood Died On This Day in 1944 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood died on this day in 1944 – aged 74. He is remembered in history as the founder of London's...