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Cello Virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American cello virtuoso Gregor Piatigorskywas born on this day in 1903 – 116 years ago. Dying in 1976, Maestro Piatigorsky served as Principal Cellist...

Sir William Walton’s Cello Concerto Premiered on This Day in 1957 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sir William Walton's Cello Concerto premiered on this day in 1957. The first performance was given by Russian-born American virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky, with the Boston...

American Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky Died On This Day in 1976 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American cellist Gregor Piatigorsky died on this day in 1976 – aged 73. A student of Alfred von Glehn and Anatoliy Brandukov, Maestro Piatigorsky...