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SAD NEWS | Experimental French Composer Pierre Henry Has Died

French electronic composer Pierre Henry has died - aged 89. A protege of Nadia Boulanger, Olivier Messiaen and Félix Passerone at the Paris Conservatoire, he will...

French Composer Claude Debussy Died On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French impressionist composer Claude Debussy died on this day in 1918 – aged 55. He passed away, amidst an aerial and artillery bombardment of Paris,...

Violin Maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume Died on This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume died on this day in 1875. Widely regarded as one of the eminent instrument makers of all time, Vuillaume's violins have...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Olivier Charlier’s 56th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French virtuoso Olivier Charlier's 56th birthday. A student of Yehudi Menuhin and Henryk Szeryng, he is a former 1st prize winner at the...

French Violinist and Composer Pierre Rode was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist and composer Pierre Rode was born on this day in 1774 – 243 years ago. A student of Giovanni Battista Viotti, Rode...

French Composer Maurice Ravel Died On This Day in 1937 – Aged 62 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Maurice Ravel died on this day in 1937 - aged 62. Along with Claude Debussy, he is remembered as one of the most...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Patrice Fontanarosa’s 74th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Patrice Fontanarosa's 74th birthday. A former prize winner at the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Violin Competition, Maestro Fontanarosa served as...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist Arnaud Sussmann – VC ’20 Questions’ [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with acclaimed international violinist, Arnaud Sussmann. We sat the French-born virtuoso down for a fun game of VC '20...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | French Violin Virtuoso, Christian Ferras

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of thwarted French violin virtuoso, Christian Ferras. A protégé of George Enescu, and once a favoured soloist of conductor Herbert...

Italian-French Pianist Aldo Ciccolini Has Died – Aged 89

Legendary Italian-French pianist Aldo Ciccolini has passed away in Paris – aged 89. A student of Paolo Denza, he served a long term Professorship at...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | French Violin Virtuoso Ginette Neveu

This week VC explores the recordings of thwarted French virtuoso Ginette Neveu Ginette Neveu | Chausson | Poeme | Charles Munch | Prague | 1946 A...
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