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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...

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt Died On This Day in 1886 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer, piano virtuoso and conductor Franz Liszt died on this day in 1886 – aged 74. He is remembered as one of the most important composers...

Composer & Pianist George Gershwin Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and pianist George Gershwin died on this day in 1937 – 80 years ago. Gershwin’s signature works include ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, ‘An American in Paris’...

Today is Pianist and Conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy’s 80th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-Icelandic piano virtuoso and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy’s 80th birthday. A student of Lev Oborin and Boris Zemliansky, Maestro Ashkenazy is a former prize...

Today is Polish-American Pianist Emanuel Ax’s 68th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Polish-American pianist Emanuel Ax’s 68th birthday! Mr Ax is a former 1st prize winner of the Rubinstein International Piano Competition - and former...

Today is Argentine Pianist Martha Argerich’s 76th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Argentine pianist Martha Argerich's 76th birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Geneva, Chopin and Perruccio Busoni International Piano Competitions, Ms Argerich...

THROWBACK THURSDAY | Lang Lang – Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2, 1995, 13 Years Old [VIDEO]

Incredible 1995 archival footage of the then 13 year old pianist Lang Lang's 1st prize winning performance in the final of the International Tchaikovsky Competition...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers & Pianist Akira Eguchi [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and pianist Akira Eguchi at the 92nd Street Y in New York City – for a fun Facebook live Q&A...

Composer Johannes Brahms Died On This Day in 1897 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer and pianist Johannes Brahms died on this day in 1897 – 120 years ago. He passed away from liver/pancreas cancer - aged 63. He...

Polish Composer and Pianist Karol Szymanowski Died On This Day in 1937 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and pianist Karol Szymanowski died on this day in 1937 – aged 66. Remembered as one of the eminent Polish composers of the...

Russian Composer, Pianist and Conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff Died On This Day in 1943 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff died on this day in 1943. He is remembered as one of the finest pianist of all time...

Hungarian Composer Bela Bartok was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian composer and pianist Bela Bartok was born on this day in 1881 – 136 years ago. Remembered as one of the most influential composers...

VC LIVE | VC Facebook Livestream – Lara St. John & Matt Herskowitz [LIVE]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with violinist Lara St. John and pianist Matt Herskowitz for a fun Facebook live Q&A session with their fans – live from New...

Composer & Virtuoso Pianist Frederic Chopin was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish composer and virtuoso pianist Frederic Chopin was born on this day in 1810 – 207 years ago. Dying at only age 39, Chopin is...

Today is Pianist and Conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 74th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German-born pianist and conductor Christoph Eschenbach’s 74th birthday. A protege of Herbert von Karajan and George Szell, Maestro Eschenbach is widely regarded as...

Violinist and Pianist Louis Persinger Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist and pianist Louis Persinger was born on this day in 1887 – 130 years ago. His famed students included Yehudi Menuhin, Ruggiero Ricci,...

Today is American Composer John Williams’ Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American composer, conductor and pianist John Williams’ 85th birthday. The recipient of 3 Emmy Awards, 5 Academy Awards and 21 Grammy Awards, he...

Polish-American Pianist Arthur Rubinstein Was Born On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein was born on this day in 1887 – 130 years ago. A student of Karl Heinrich Barth, Maestro Rubinstein is remembered...

Classical Pianist Calls for Shorter Concerts to Pull New Audiences

Out-spoken British classical pianist, Stephen Hough has today called for classical concerts to be dramatically shortened - in order to attract younger audiences. “The performance...

George Gershwin Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American composer and pianist George Gershwin died on this day in 1937 – 75 years ago. Gershwin’s signature works include ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, ‘An American in...

Husband Found Guilty of Murdering Pianist Natalia Strelchenko

48 year old John Martin has been found guilty, in a Manchester Court of murdering Russian-born Norwegian concert pianist, Natalia Strelchenko – in the...

Remembering Pianist Arthur Rubinstein – Born On This Day 129 Years Ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

Preeminent Polish-American pianist Arthur Rubinstein was born on this day in 1887 – 129 years ago. Passing away in 1982, aged 95, he is remembered as...

New York Phil Adds Young Pianist Daniil Trifonov to Board of Directors

The New York Philharmonic has today announced Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov as their newest addition to the orchestra’s Board of Directors. The 24 year old virtuoso will...

Russian-Norwegian Concert Pianist Found Murdered in Britain

Russian-born Norwegian concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko has been found dead, in her home in Manchester, United Kingdom. A graduate of the St Petersburg State Conservatory...

Acclaimed Czech Pianist Ivan Moravec Has Died – Aged 84 [VIDEO]

Acclaimed Czech concert pianist Ivan Moravec has passed away from pneumonia – aged 84. A graduate of the Prague Conservatory, during his 65+ year performance...

VC BUZZ | Young Girl Performs Piano Whilst Sleep Walking [MUST SEE]

An incredible viral video, receiving more than 200,000 YouTube views in its first few days, has surfaced of a child performing piano whilst apparently...
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