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Schumann Cello Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1860 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor premiered on this day in 1860 - four years after the composer’s death. The first performance was given by...

German-Swiss Violinist Adolf Busch Died On This Day in 1952 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-Swiss violinist, conductor and composer Adolf Busch died on this day in 1952 - aged 60. A student of Willy Hess and Bram Eldering, he...

German Composer Robert Schumann Born On This Day in 1810 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Robert Schumann was born on this day in 1810 - 209 years ago. He is widely regarded as one of the...

Legendary Violin Pedagogue Leopold Auer Born On This Day in 1845 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist Leopold Auer was born on this day in 1845. Dying in 1930, he is remembered as one of the most important violin pedagogues...

Today is Violinist & Pedagogue Jaime Laredo’s 78th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Bolivian-American violinist, pedagogue and conductor Jaime Laredo's 78th birthday! A student of Josef Gingold and Ivan Galamian, Mr Laredo is a former 1st...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Died On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian composer and violin virtuoso Henri Vieuxtemps died on this day in 1881 - aged 61. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as...

Violinist & Pedagogue Jascha Brodsky Was Born On This Day in 1907 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Jascha Brodsky was born on this day in 1907 - 112 years ago. A student of Lucien Capet, Eugène Ysaÿe...

Today is Argentinian Pianist Martha Argerich’s 78th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich's 78th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva, Chopin and Perruccio Busoni International Piano Competitions, Ms Argerich...

Violinist & Conductor Iona Brown Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist and conductor Iona Brown passed away on this day in 2004 from cancer – aged just 63. Ms Brown served as Concertmaster and...

Conductor & Composer Serge Koussevitzky Died On This Day in 1951 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born conductor, composer and double-bassist Serge Koussevitzky died on this day in 1951 - aged 76. Maestro Koussevitsky served as Music Director of the Boston...

Today is Cellist VC Artist Kian Soltani’s 27th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Persian-Austrian cello virtuoso, VC Artist Kian Soltani's 27th birthday! Praised as one of the most prodigious young concert artists to emerge in recent years,...

English Composer Sir Edward Elgar Was Born On This Day in 1857 [ON-THIS-DAY]

English composer Sir Edward Elgar was born on this day in 1857 - 162 years ago. Dying in 1934, his signature works include The Enigma...

Polish-Born Violinist Szymon Goldberg Was Born On This Day in 1909 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born American violinist and conductor Szymon Goldberg was born on this day in 1909 – 110 years ago. A student of Carl Flesch, he served...

Today is Dutch Conductor Edo de Waart’s 78th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch conductor Edo de Waart’s 78th birthday! Recognised as one of the eminent conductors of the 20th and 21st Centuries, Maestro de Waart...

Austrian Composer Joseph Haydn Died On This Day in 1809 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian composer Joseph Haydn died on this day in 1809 - 210 years ago. Often referred to as the 'Father of the Symphony' and the...

Hungarian Violinist Jelly d’Arányi Born On This Day in 1893 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violinist Jelly d'Arányi was born on this day in 1893. The grand-niece of virtuoso Joseph Joachim, she premiered a number of important works – including...

Czech Composer & Violinist Josef Suk Sr Died On This Day in 1935 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech composer and violinist Josef Suk Sr died on this day in 1935 – aged 61. Suk Sr composed a large body of piano, chamber...

Violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan Was Born On This Day in 1915 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan was born on this day in 1915 - 104 years ago. A student of Otakar Sevcik and Julius Winkler, Mr...

Violinist & Composer Niccolo Paganini Died On This Day in 1840 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and composer Niccolo Paganini died on this day in 1840 – 179 years ago. Paganini is remembered as one of the most...

American Violinist Albert Spalding Died On This Day in 1953 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Albert Spalding died on this day in 1953 - aged 64. He served distinguished teaching positions at Boston University and Florida State...

Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ Sonata Premiered On This Day in 1803 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 9, commonly known as the Kreutzer Sonata, was premiered on this day in 1803 – 216 years ago. The first performance...

Today is Violin Virtuoso & Fashion Model Filip Pogady’s 32nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Slovakian-born violin virtuoso and male fashion model Filip Pogady's 32nd birthday! A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with...

Today is Violinist and Pedagogue Charles Castleman’s 78th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and pedagogue Charles Castleman's 78th birthday! A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold, Henryk Szeryng and David Oistrakh, Mr Castleman is...

Today is French Violinist Gilles Apap’s 56th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist Gilles Apap's 56th birthday! One of the world's most versatile soloists, Gilles is a former 1st prize winner at the Menuhin...

German Virtuoso Pianist & Composer Clara Schumann Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

German virtuoso pianist and composer Clara Schumann died on this day in 1896. The wife of composer Robert Schumann, she is remembered as one of...

Violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan Died On This Day in 2002 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan died on this day in 2002 – aged 86. A student of Otakar Sevcik and Julius Winkler, Mr Schneiderhan was...

Today is VC Young Artist Sirena Huang’s 25th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American VC Young Artist Sirena Huang's 25th birthday! A graduate of the Juilliard School, where she studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Itzhak Perlman and...

Today is Hungarian Violin Virtuoso Kristof Barati’s 40th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Hungarian violin virtuoso Kristof Barati's 40th birthday! A student of Eduard Wulfson, Miklós Szenthelyi and Vilmos Tátrai, Kristof is a former prize winner...

Today is American Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers’ Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Anne Akiko Meyers' birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where she studied with Dorothy DeLay, Felix Galimir and Masao Kawasaki, Anne...

Violinist & Pedagogue Felix Galimir Born On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American violinist and pedagogue Felix Galimir was born on this day in 1910. A student of Adolf Bak, Simon Pullman and Carl Flesch, Mr Galimir...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Eugène Ysaÿe Died On This Day in 1931 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Belgian violin virtuoso, composer and conductor Eugène Ysaÿe died on this day in 1931 – 88 years ago. Legendary pedagogue Carl Flesch once described him...

Debussy’s Violin Sonata in G Minor Premiered On This Day in 1917 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Claude Debussy's Violin Sonata in G Minor premiered on this day in 1917 – 102 years ago. The first performance was given by violinist Gaston...

Today is Russian Conductor Valery Gergiev’s 66th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian conductor Valery Gergiev’s 66th birthday! Maestro Gergiev has served principal conducting positions with the Mariinsky Theatre, Munich Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC...

Today is Violinist Andrés Cárdenes’ 62nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Cuban-born violinist Andrés Cárdenes' 62nd birthday! Mr Cárdenes served as Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for more than 20 years – and...

Violin Virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel Died on This Day in 1979 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violin virtuoso Bronislav Gimpel died on this day in 1979 – aged 67. A protege of Carl Flesch, Mr Gimpel is remembered as one of...

Scottish Violist William Primrose Died On This Day in 1982 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish violist William Primrose died on this day in 1982 – aged 77. A protege of Eugène Ysaÿe, Maestro Primrose is remembered as one of...

Legendary Soviet Pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky Died On This Day in 1944 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet violin pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky died on this day in 1944 - aged 72. He is remembered in history as the founder of The Odessa School and...

Maurice Ravel’s ‘Tzigane’ Premiered On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Maurice Ravel’s showpiece Tzigane premiered on this day in 1924 - 95 years ago. The first performance was given by Hungarian virtuoso Jelly d'Arányi, in London -...

Today is Norwegian Cellist Truls Mørk’s 58th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Norwegian cello virtuoso Truls Mørk's 58th birthday! A student of Natalia Shakhovskaya, Mr. Mørk is a former prize winner at the Tchaikovsky, Naumburg...

Concertmaster Gerhart Hetzel Born On This Day in 1940 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Former Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic First Concertmaster Gerhart Hetzel was born on this day in 1940. A protege of Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Mr Hetzel is remembered...

Composer Sergei Prokofiev Was Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Prokofiev was born on this day in 1891 - 128 years ago. Dying in 1953, Prokofiev is remembered as...

French Composer Édouard Lalo Died On This Day in 1892 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Édouard Lalo died on this day in 1892. Lalo's signature works include his Symphony in G Minor, Cello Concerto in D Minor – and...

Violinist Lord Yehudi Menuhin Was Born On This Day in 1916 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Lord Yehudi Menuhin was born on this day in 1916 - 103 years ago. A student of Louis Persinger, Georges Enescu and Adolf Busch, he is remembered...

Austrian Violinist Willi Boskovsky Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist and conductor Willi Boskovsky died on this day in 1991 – aged 81. Maestro Boskovsky served as Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra...

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze’s 23rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze's 23rd birthday! A student of Professor Ana Chumachenko at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Veriko is a former 1st prize...

Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1936 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Alban Berg's Violin Concerto premiered on this day, in Barcelona, in 1936. The first performance was given by Ukrainian-American virtuoso Louis Krasner – with Hermann...

Conductor Joseph Keilberth Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German conductor Joseph Keilberth was born on this day in 1908 - 111 years ago. Maestro Keilberth served distinguished conducting positions with the Staatsoperette Dresden, Saxon...

American Violinist Berl Senofsky was Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Berl Senofsky was born on this day in 1926. A student of Louis Persinger and Ivan Galamian, Mr Senofsky was a former...

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...

Today is British Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber’s 68th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 68th birthday! A student of Pierre Fournier, he has premiered a number of important works including Cello Concertos...