Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Home Tags Conductor

Tag: Conductor

Today is American Composer John Williams’ 86th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American composer, conductor and pianist John Williams’ 86th birthday. The recipient of 3 Emmy Awards, 5 Academy Awards and 21 Grammy Awards, he...

Conductor Erich Leinsdorf Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American conductor Erich Leinsdorf was born on this day in 1912 – 106 years ago. Dying in 1993, Maestro Leinsdorf served prestigious conducting positions...

Today is Venezuelan Conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s 37th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s 37th birthday! Maestro Dudamel currently serves as the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and the Los Angeles...

Today is Spanish Tenor & Conductor Plácido Domingo’s 77th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Spanish tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo’s 77th birthday. Maestro Domingo is widely regarded as one of the finest and most versatile musicians of the...

Today is Italian Violin Virtuoso Uto Ughi’s 74th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Uto Ughi’s 74th birthday. A student of Georges Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin, he is recognised as one of the finest violinists of the last century –...

Israel Philharmonic Appoint 29 Year Old Lahav Shani as New Music Director

The Israel Philharmonic has today announced Israeli conductor Lahav Shani as their new Music Director - effective from the commencement of the 2020/2021 season. The...

Today is Hungarian Conductor Iván Fischer’s 67th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer’s 67th birthday. Maestro Fischer has held prestigious conducting positions with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic...

Today is British Conductor Sir Simon Rattle’s 63rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British conductor Sir Simon Rattle’s 63rd birthday. Maestro Rattle is widely regarded as one of the finest conductors of the 20th and 21st Centuries. He...

SAD NEWS | American Violinist & Conductor Anshel Brusilow Has Died – Aged 89 [RIP]

Acclaimed American violinist, conductor and pedagogue, Mr Anshel Brusilow has passed away - aged 89. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr Brusilow was a former...

German Conductor Gunter Wand Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Gunter Wand was born on this day in 1912 – 106 years ago. Dying in 2002, Maestro Wand is remembered as one of...

British Violinist & Conductor Iona Brown Born On This Day in 1941 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist and conductor Iona Brown was born on this day in 1941 - 77 years ago. Ms Brown was the former Music Director of...

French Conductor Georges Pretre Died On This Day Last Year – Aged 92 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French orchestral and operatic conductor Georges Pretre died on this day in 2017 - aged 92. Throughout his seven decade career, he led many of...

SAD NEWS | Celebrated Australian Composer Dr Colin Brumby Has Died – Aged 84

Australian composer and conductor Dr Colin Brumby has passed away - aged 84. A student of composers Philipp Jarnach, Alexander Goehr and Franco Evangelisti, he served a long...

Today is South Korean Cellist Han-Na Chang‘s 35th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean cellist and conductor Han-Na Chang‘s 35th birthday! A protege of Mischa Maisky and Mstislav Rostropovich, she shot to international fame in...

8 Major Orchestras Cut Ties With Conductor Charles Dutoit Following Sexual Assault Allegations

The Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Sydney Symphony and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have today...

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas – 73 Years Young Today! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is eminent American conductor, pianist and composer Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas' 73rd birthday. A graduate of the University of Southern California, he has served Principal...

Today is Canadian Violinist and Conductor Peter Oundjian’s 62nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist and conductor Peter Oundjian's 62nd birthday! Maestro Oundjian performed as 1st violinist with the Tokyo String Quartet for 14 years -...

Hungarian Conductor Fritz Reiner Was Born On This Day in 1888 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian conductor Fritz Reiner was born on this day in 1888. Widely regarded as one of the finest conductors of the 20th century, he served...

American Conductor Arthur Fiedler Born On This Day in 1894 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American conductor and violinist Arthur Fiedler was born on this day in 1894 – 123 years ago. Remembered for his musicianship, informality and showmanship, Maestro...

Today is Dutch Violinist and Conductor Jaap van Zweden’s 57th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violinist and conductor Jaap van Zweden’s 57th birthday. A student of Dorothy DeLay, he was awarded the Concertmaster's position of the Royal...

Today is Violin Virtuoso & Conductor Julian Rachlin’s 43rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Lithuanian-born Austrian violin virtuoso and conductor Julian Rachlin’s 43rd birthday. A protégé of Boris Kuschnir and Pinchas Zukerman, he is widely regarded as one...

English Conductor Sir John Barbirolli Born On This Day in 1899 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English conductor Sir John Barbirolli was born on this day in 1899 – 118 years ago. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the...

German Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler Died On This Day in 1954 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler died on this day in 1954. Remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th Century, he served...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Pinchas Zukerman – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violin and viola virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman - for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.  We sat him down...

Today Is Double Bass Virtuoso Edgar Meyer’s 57th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is classical, jazz and bluegrass double bass virtuoso and composer Edgar Meyer’s 57th birthday. A musician of great diversity, his collaborations have spanned a...

VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Conductor Osmo Vänskä – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with esteemed Finnish conductor and clarinetist, Minnesota Orchestra Music Director, Maestro Osmo Vänskä - for a fun game of VC...

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...