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Romanian Conductor Sergiu Celibidache Died On This Day in 1996 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache died on this day in 1996. Maestro Celibidache is remembered as one of the pre-eminent conductors of the 20th Century. He served...

Austrian Conductor Karl Böhm Died On This Day in 1981 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Karl Böhm died on this day in 1981 – aged 86. Remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of all time, Maestro...

Today is American Violinist and Conductor Anshel Brusilow’s 89th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and conductor Anshel Brusilow’s 89th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Maestro Brusilow is a former prize winner at...

Conductor Georges Prêtre Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French orchestral and operatic conductor Georges Prêtre was born on this day in 1924. Throughout his seven decade career, he led many of the world’s finest...

Legendary Czech Conductor Rafael Kubelik Died On This Day in 1996 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Czech conductor Rafael Kubelik died on this day in 1996. The son of Bohemian violin virtuoso Jan Kubelík, Maestro Kubelik served distinguished conducting positions...

Hungarian Conductor Ferenc Fricsay Born On This Day in 1914 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian conductor Ferenc Fricsay was born on this day in 1914 – 103 years ago. A protégé of Bela Bartok, Zoltán Kodály, Ernst von Dohnanyi...

SAD NEWS | Pioneering Australian Conductor Patrick Thomas Has Died – Aged 85

Australian flutist and conductor Patrick Thomas has passed away - aged 85. Throughout his career, he served prominent conducting and leadership positions with a number...

Austrian Conductor Erich Kleiber Born On This Day in 1890 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Erich Kleiber was born on this day in 1890 – 127 years ago. Dying in 1956, he served prominent conducting positions with the...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Richard Tognetti’s 52nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian violinist and conductor Richard Tognetti’s 52nd birthday! For the past 27 years, Richard has served as the Artistic Director and Leader of the Australian...

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt Died On This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Franz Liszt died on this day in 1886 – aged 74. He is remembered as one of the most important composers...

Conductor George Szell Died On This Day in 1970 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-born American conductor George Szell died on this day in 1970 – aged 73. Maestro Szell is remembered for his long and successful tenure as...

Conductor & Cellist Sir John Barbirolli Died On This Day in 1970 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British conductor and cellist Sir John Barbirolli died on this day in 1970 – aged 70. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the 20th Century,...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Riccardo Muti – Mozart Symphony No. 40, Vienna Phil, 1991 [VIDEO]

Amazing 1991 archival footage of the then 50 year old Italian conductor Riccardo Muti leading Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor - with...

Today is Conductor Riccardo Muti’s 76th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian conductor Riccardo Muti’s 76th birthday! Maestro Muti has held distinguished conducting positions with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic,...

SAD NEWS | Austrian Violist, Conductor and Composer Paul Angerer Has Died

Austrian violist, conductor and composer Paul Angerer has passed away - age 90. He served as a section violist with the Vienna Symphony, Tonhalle Orchestra...

Conductor & Composer Serge Koussevitzky Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born conductor, composer and double-bassist Serge Koussevitzky was born on this day in 1874. Maestro Koussevitsky served as Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra...

American Violin Virtuoso Oscar Shumsky Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso, pedagogue and conductor Oscar Shumsky died on this day in 2000 – aged 83. Mr Shumsky served distinguished teaching positions at the Curtis Institute of...

SAD NEWS | Dutch Conductor & Educator Jan Stulen Has Died – Aged 75

Dutch conductor and pedagogue Jan Stulen has passed away suddenly - aged 75. A graduate of the Amsterdam Conservatory, throughout his five decade career, Maestro...

MEET THE PROS | French Conductor Stéphane Denève – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with The Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor, Stéphane Denève – at the 2017 Bravo! Vail Festival in Vail,...

Conductor Joseph Keilberth  Died On This Day in 1968 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Joseph Keilberth died on this day in 1968 – aged 61. Maestro Keilberth served distinguished conducting positions with the Staatsoperette Dresden, Saxon State Opera Orchestra...

Violinist Szymon Goldberg Died On This Day in 1993 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American violinist and conductor Szymon Goldberg died on this day in 1993 – aged 84. A student of Carl Flesch, he served as Concertmaster of the Dresden Philharmonic and...

Today is American Violinist Robert Mann’s 97th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, composer and conductor Robert Mann’s 97th birthday. A student of Edouard Dethier, Mr Mann was a founding member and first violinist with the Juilliard...

German Conductor Kurt Masur Born On This Day in 1927 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Kurt Masur was born on this day in 1927. Widely respected as one of the most eminent conductors of all time, Maestro Masur served distinguished...

Albuquerque’s New Mexico Philharmonic Announce New Music Director

The New Mexico Philharmonic, in Albuquerque, USA, has this week announced the appointment of Brazilian-born conductor Roberto Minczuk as their new Music Director -...

Conductor Herbert von Karajan Died On This Day in 1989 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan died on this day in 1989. Maestro von Karajan is remembered as one of the greatest conductors of all time. He served as Principal Conductor of...

Conductor Charles Mackerras Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Australian conductor Sir Charles Mackerras died on this day in 2010 – aged 84. An authority on the operas of Janáček, Mozart and Gilbert and Sullivan, Maestro...

Conductor Carlos Kleiber Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber died on this day in 2004 – aged 74. Despite the paucity of his appearances, Maestro Kleiber is remembered as one of...

Today is Conductor Herbert Blomstedt’s 90th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt's 90th birthday. He has served Principal positions with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Danish Radio Symphony, Swedish Radio...

Conductor Thomas Sanderling Announced New Novosibirsk Philharmonic Music Director

Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, in Siberia, has today announced the appointment of German conductor Thomas Sanderling as their new Chief Conductor and Music Director - effective...

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

American conductor Arthur Fiedler died on this day in 1979 – 34 years ago - aged 84. Maestro Fiedler is remembered as the long-time principal conductor of the Boston...

Composer and Conductor Ottorino Respighi Born On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian composer and conductor Ottorino Respighi was born on this day in 1879 – 138 years ago. Respighi's signature works include the orchestral trilogy, 'Fountains...

Conductor & Violinist David Zinman Born On This Day in 1936 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American conductor and violinist David Zinman's 81st birthday. He has served Principal Conducting positions with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Aspen...
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