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Stravinsky Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1931 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Igor Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto in D premiered on this day in 1931 – 86 years ago. The first performance was given by Samuel Dushkin -...

German Composer & Violinist Louis Spohr Died On This Day in 1859 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and violinist Louis Spohr died on this day in 1859 – 158 years ago. Spohr's works include 9 symphonies, 10 operas and 15...

Spanish Cellist Pablo Casals Died On This Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish cellist Pablo Casals died on this day in 1973 – aged 96. He is remembered as one of the distinguished cello virtuosi of...

Today is German-Korean Violinist Christian Kim’s 31st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-Korean violinist Christian Kim’s 31st birthday! A graduate of the Kalrsruhe University of Music and Yale University, Christian is a former prize winner...

Hungarian-British Conductor Sir Georg Solti Born On This Day in 1912 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian-British conductor Sir Georg Solti was born on this day in 1912 – 105 years ago. Maestro Solti is remembered as one of the finest conductors of...

Italian-Born British Violin Virtuoso Alfredo Campoli Born On This Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-born British violin virtuoso Alfredo Campoli was born on this day in 1906. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists of the 20th Century –...

American Composer Charles Ives Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer Charles Ives was born on this day in 1874 – 143 years ago. Dying in 1954, Mr Ives is remembered as America's first...

Today is American-Canadian Violin Virtuoso Leila Josefowicz’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American-Canadian violin virtuoso Leila Josefowicz's birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Leila began her international career performing with the...

Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor Premiered On This Day in 1905 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47 premiered on this day in 1905. The first performance was given by Czech violinist Karel Halíř...

Legendary British Cellist Jacqueline du Pre Died On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary British cellist Jacqueline du Pre died on this day in 1987 from Multiple Sclerosis – aged 42. Despite being forced to retire from the...

Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello Premiered On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto in A Minor Op. 102 for violin, cello and orchestra premiered on this day in 1887 – 130 years ago. The...

Today Is American Jazz Trumpeter & Composer Wynton Marsalis’ 57th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis’ 57th birthday. Mr Marsalis is the recipient of 9 Grammy Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Music. He...

Sergei Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major Premiered On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major premiered on this day in 1923 – 94 years ago. The first performance was given by...

Italian Luthier Giuseppe Guarneri Died On This Day in 1744 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian luthier Giuseppe Guarneri died on this day in 1744 – 273 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the finest string instrument makers of...

Composer & Virtuoso Pianist Frédéric Chopin Died On This Day in 1849 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frédéric Chopin died on this day in 1849. Dying at only age 39, Chopin is remembered as one of the great...

Today Is Russian Violin Virtuoso Viktor Tretyakov’s 71st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violin virtuoso Viktor Tretyakov’s 71st birthday. A student of Yuri Yankelevich, he is a former Grand Prize winner at the Tchaikovsky International...

Today Is VC Artist Josef Spacek’s 31st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Josef Spacek’s 31st birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, where he studied with Ida Kavafian, Jaime Laredo and Itzhak...

Belgian Violin Virtuoso Arthur Grumiaux Died On This Day in 1986 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violin virtuoso and pianist Arthur Grumiaux died on this day in 1986 – aged 65. A student of Alfred Dubois and George Enescu, he is remembered as...

Violin Virtuoso Gioconda de Vito Died On This Day in 1994 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-British violin virtuoso Gioconda de Vito died on this day in 1994. Ms de Vito was a former 1st prize winner at the Vienna International Violin Competition, and is remembered...

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...

Dvořák Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1883 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Antonín Dvořák's Violin Concerto in A Minor was premiered on this day in 1883. The concerto was inspired and dedicated to Hungarian virtuoso Joseph Joachim -...

Italian Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti Born On This Day in 1935 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti was born on this day in 1935 – 82 years ago. Maestro Pavarotti is remembered as one of the finest tenors of...

English Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams Born On This Day in 1872 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams was born on this day in 1872. He is remembered as one of Britain's most influential composers of all time – with...

Austrian Composer Anton Bruckner Died On This Day in 1896 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Anton Bruckner died on this day in 1896. Bruckner's signature works include 9 symphonies, a string quartet, a string quintet - and a...

Today is American Violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Rachel Barton Pine’s birthday. Rachel is a former prize winner at the Bach, Szigeti, Kreisler, Montreal, Paganini and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competitions. Her...

Italian Romantic Composer Giuseppe Verdi Born On This Day in 1813 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi was born on this day 1813 – 204 years ago. Verdi is remembered as one of the most influential composers of...

Today is Russian Pianist Evgeny Kissin’s 46th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin’s 46th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of today's foremost virtuosi musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0U73NRSIkw&autohide=1 EVGENY...

Hungarian Violinist & Pedagogue Carl Flesch Born On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Carl Flesch was born on this day in 1873 – 144 years ago. Dying in 1944, Mr Flesch's noted students...

Dutch Violinist Theo Olof Died On This Day in 2012 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dutch violinist Theo Olof died on this day in 2012 - aged 88. A student of Oskar Back, he was former prize winner at the...

Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 29th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 29th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Charles is very quickly building an impressive online following – and...

Violinist and Composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Died on this Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Moravian-Jewish violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst died on this day in 1865. He is remembered as one of the greatest violin virtuosi of all...

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...
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