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Violin Virtuoso Váša Příhoda Born On This Day in 1900 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violin virtuoso Váša Příhoda was born on this day in 1900. A Paganini specialist, Mr Prihoda is remembered for his dazzling technique, finesse and beauty of tone. Critics have...

American Violinist Maud Powell Born On This Day in 1868 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Maud Powell was born on this day in 1868 – 149 years ago. A student of Henry Schradieck, Charles Dancla and Joseph Joachim, she is remembered...

French Composer Claude Debussy Born On This Day in 1862 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Claude Debussy was born on this day in 1862 – 155 years ago. He is remembered as one of the most important French...

Italian Luthier Giuseppe Guarneri Born On This Day in 1698 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giuseppe Guarneri was born on this day in 1698. Widely regarded as one of the finest string instrument makers of all time, his...

Today is Violinist Maxim Vengerov’s 43rd Birthday! [ON THIS DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist, violist and conductor Maxim Vengerov’s 43rd birthday! A protégé of Professor Zakhar Bron, Maxim is a former 1st prize winner at the Karol Lipinski and Carl...

Today is Norwegian Violinist, VC Artist Vilde Frang’s 31st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian violinist, VC Artist Vilde Frang’s 31st birthday! A graduate of the Barratt Due Institute of Music, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg...

Violinist George Enescu Born On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu was born on this day in 1881. Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues of the 20th Century,...

Canadian Violin Virtuoso Kathleen Parlow Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Canadian violin virtuoso Kathleen Parlow died on this day in 1963 – aged 72. Ms Parlow is remembered as one of the eminent female soloists of the...

English Conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood Died On This Day in 1944 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English conductor Sir Henry Joseph Wood died on this day in 1944 – aged 74. He is remembered in history as the founder of London's...

Today is Violinist Daniel Hope’s 44th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violinist Daniel Hope’s 44th birthday! A student of Zakhar Bron, Daniel served for six seasons with The Beaux Arts Trio – and today performs and...

Violinist & Composer Ole Bull Died On This Day in 1880 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Norwegian violinist and composer Ole Bull died on this day in 1880 – aged 70. Bull is remembered as one of the preeminent virtuosi of the 19th...

Violinist & Pedagogue Joseph Joachim Died On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Joseph Joachim died on this day in 1907.  He is remembered as one of the most significant violinists of the 19th Century. Joachim was the dedicatee of...

American Violinist Albert Spalding Born On This Day in 1888 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Albert Spalding was born on this day in 1888. He served distinguished teaching positions at Boston University and Florida State University – and is remembered in history for having...

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...

Violin Virtuoso Erick Friedman Born On This Day in 1939 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Erick Friedman was born on this day in 1939. A student of Ivan Galamian, Nathan Milstein and Jascha Heifetz, he is remembered as one of the most gifted violinists...

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...

French Composer Jules Massenet Died On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Jules Massenet died on this day in 1912 – 105 years ago – aged 70. Massenet's signature works include operas 'Manon', 'Werther' and 'Esclarmonde'. His major...

Composer Leoš Janáček Died On This Day in 1928 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Composer Leoš Janáček died on this day in 1928 – aged 74. Janáček, Dvořák and Smetana are widely regarded as the three most influential Czech composers of...

Today is American Violinist Alexander Kerr’s 47th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Alexander Kerr’s 47th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, he currently serves as Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra – and holds...

American Composer John Cage Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer, music theorist, writer and artist John Cage died on this day in 1992 – aged 79. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music and...

French Virtuoso Ginette Neveu Born On This Day in 1919 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French virtuoso violinist Ginette Neveu was born on this day in 1919 – 98 years ago. A student of Jules Boucherit, George Enescu and Carl Flesch, Ms Neveu achieved worldwide fame...

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...

Russian Composer Alexander Glazunov Born On This Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer Alexander Glazunov was born on this day in 1865 - 152 years ago. Dying in 1936, Glazunov’s signature works include ballets ‘The Seasons’...

Today is VC Young Artist Francisco Fullana’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Francisco Fullana's 27th birthday! A graduate of the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California, Francisco is a former 1st...

Violin Virtuoso Zino Francescatti Born On This Day in 1902 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violin virtuoso René-Charles “Zino” Francescatti was born on this day in 1902. Dying in 1991, Maestro Francescatti is remembered as one of the pre-eminent violinists of...

Russian Composer and Piano Virtuoso Dmitri Shostakovich Died On This Day in 1975 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet Russian composer and piano virtuoso Dmitri Shostakovich died on this day in 1975 – aged 68. One of the prominent figures of 20th Century Music, his...

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...

Romanian-Belgian Violin Virtuoso Lola Bobesco Born On This Day in 1921 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian-Belgian violin virtuoso Lola Bobesco was born on this day in 1921. A celebrated protege of Marcel Chailley, George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud, Ms Bobesco was the...

Australian Composer Peter Sculthorpe Died On This Day in 2014 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe died on this day in 2014 - aged 85. Mr Sculthorpe's signature works include 17 string quartets - and his symphonic poems...

German Violinist & Composer Adolf Busch Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born violinist and composer Adolf Busch was born on this day in 1891 – 126 years ago. A student of Willy Hess and Bram Eldering,...
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