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Australian Conductor Stuart Challender Was Born On This Day in 1947 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Acclaimed Australian conductor Stuart Challender was born on this day in 1947. A graduate of the Victorian Conservatory of Music, he served Principal Conducting positions...

SAD NEWS | Maine Opera Conductor Andrew McMullan Has Died – Aged 95

American conductor and french hornist Andrew J. McMullan Jr has passed away - aged 95. Maestro McMullan performed for 21 years as a member of the...

Israel’s Jerusalem Symphony Announces New Music Director

The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, in Jerusalem, Israel, has today announced the appointment of American conductor Steven Sloane as its new Music Director - effective...

Today is American Composer John Williams’ 87th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American composer, conductor and pianist John Williams’ 87th birthday. The recipient of 3 Emmy Awards, 5 Academy Awards and 21 Grammy Awards, he...

89-Year-Old Conductor Bernard Haitink To Take Well-Earned Sabatical

It has been announced this week that 89-year-old Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink will take a complete sabbatical from all conducting duties during the 2019-2020 season. Maestro Haitink,...

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 – 107 years ago. Dying in 1993, Maestro Leinsdorf served Principal conducting positions...

Today is Venezuelan Conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s 38th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Venezuelan-born conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s 38th birthday! Maestro Dudamel currently serves as the Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and the Los Angeles...

German Conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler Born On This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler was born on this day in 1886. Remembered as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th Century, he served...

Today is Spanish Tenor & Conductor Plácido Domingo’s 78th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Spanish tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo’s 78th 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 75th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Uto Ughi’s 75th birthday. A student of Georges Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin, he is recognised as one of the finest violinists of the last century –...

Legendary Italian Conductor Arturo Toscanini Died On This Day in 1957 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Italian-born American conductor Arturo Toscanini died on this day in 1957. He is remembered as one of the most acclaimed musicians of all time...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Rodolfo Lipizer Born On This Day in 1895 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Rodolfo Lipizer was born on this day in 1895. Dying in 1974, the Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition, held annually...

Today is Latvian Conductor Mariss Jansons’ 76th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons’ 76th birthday. Maestro Jansons is widely regarded as one of today’s foremost conductors – he currently serves as Chief Conductor...

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 - 78 years ago. Ms Brown was the former Music Director of...

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

German conductor Gunter Wand was born on this day in 1912 – 107 years ago. Dying in 2002, Maestro Wand is remembered as one of...

French Conductor Georges Pretre Died On This Day in 2017 – 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 | Greek Composer & Conductor Theódoros Andoníou Has Died – Aged 83

Greek-born composer and conductor Theódoros Andoníou has passed away in Athens - aged 83. Professor Andonious served long term teaching positions on faculty at Stanford University,...

Today is Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas’ 74th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American conductor, pianist and composer Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas' 74th birthday. A graduate of the University of Southern California, he has served Principal Conducting...

Australian Conductor Stuart Challender Died On This Day – Aged Just 44 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Acclaimed Australian conductor Stuart Challender passed away on this day in 1991, from an AIDS-related illness - aged just 44. A graduate of the Victorian...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Julian Rachlin’s 44th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Lithuanian-born Austrian violin virtuoso and conductor Julian Rachlin’s 44rd birthday. A protégé of Boris Kuschnir and Pinchas Zukerman, he is widely regarded as one...

German State Philharmonic Rhineland-Palatinate Announces New Music Director

The Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfal, in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany, has today announced the appointment of British conductor Michael Francis as its new Music Director...

SAD NEWS | Spanish Conductor Juan José Olives Has Passed Away [RIP]

Spanish conductor Juan José Olives has passed away - following a long illness. A graduate of the Barcelona Conservatory and the Vienna Hochschule für Musik,...

MEET THE PROS | American Conductor Gerard Schwarz – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with American conductor and trumpeter Gerard Schwarz - in New York City. We sat him down for a fun game...

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 – 119 years ago. Remembered as one of the finest conductors of the...

Savannah Philharmonic Principal Conductor Peter Shannon to Step Down

It has been announced this week that Irish-conductor conductor Peter Shannon will step down as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Savannah Philharmonic, in...

Today Is Double Bass Virtuoso Edgar Meyer’s 58th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is classical, jazz and bluegrass double bass virtuoso and composer Edgar Meyer’s 58th birthday. A musician of great diversity, his collaborations have spanned a...

Conductor Eugene Ormandy Was 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...

VC VOX POP | “How Do You Deal With Your Vision Not Being In line With the Conductor’s?” [Q&A]

"As a soloist, if your vision is not in line with the conductor's, how do you deal with it?" The Violin Channel recently caught up...

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 | Australian Operatic Conductor Richard Gill Has Died – Aged 76 [RIP]

Australian conductor Richard Gill has passed away from colorectal and peritoneal cancer - aged 76. A graduate of the Mozarteum University Salzburg, Maestro Gill served...

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...

Conductor Marek Janowski to Return to Dresden Philharmonic

The Dresden Philharmonic, in Dresden, Germany, has this week announced the re-appointment of 79-year-old German conductor Marek Janowski as its new Principal Conductor - effective from...

New Zealand Conductor Gemma New Invited to Conduct New York Phil

It has been announced this week that 31-year-old New Zealand-born conductor Gemma New will conduct the New York Philharmonic's upcoming season-opening Young People’s Concert...

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 – 106 years ago. Dying in 2011, Maestro Sanderling served principal conducting positions...

Australia’s Tasmanian Symphony Announces New Chief Conductor & Artistic Director

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, in Hobart, Australia, has this week announced the appointment of Norwegian conductor Eivind Aadland as its new Chief Conductor and...

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 74th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov’s 74th birthday. A student of Yuri Yankelevich, Maestro Spivakov is a former prize winner at the Paganini, Montreal...

SAD NEWS | Italian Conductor Claudio Scimone has Passed Away – Aged 83

Italian conductor and composer Claudio Scimone has died - aged 83. A student of Dmitri Mitropoulos and Franco Ferrara, Maestro Scimone was the founder of...

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 83rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa’s 83rd 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 73rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli-American violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman’s 73rd birthday! A protégé of Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, Mr Perlman is widely regarded as one the greatest violinists of the...

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...

Californian Youth Conductor Arrested for Alleged ‘Internet Crimes Against Children’ [#MeToo]

A 39-year-old instrumental music teacher and conductor in San Jose, California, has been arrested and charged with the ‘suspicion of Internet crimes against children’. It...

SAD NEWS | Israeli Composer & Conductor Noam Sheriff Has Died – Aged 83 [RIP]

Renowned Israeli composer and conductor Noam Sheriff has passed away - aged 83. Throughout his 6 decade international career, Maestro Sheriff served as Artistic Director...

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 – 100 years ago. Dying in 1990, Maestro Bernstein is remembered as...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Maxim Vengerov’s 44th Birthday! [ON THIS DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist, violist and conductor Maxim Vengerov’s 44th birthday! A protégé of Professor Zakhar Bron, Maxim is a former 1st prize winner at the Karol Lipinski and Carl...