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Today is Violinist VC Artist Tobias Feldmann’s 29th Birthday [ON THIS DAY]

Today is German violinist, VC Artist Tobias Feldmann’s 29th birthday. A graduate of the Hanns Eisler Conservatory of Music in Berlin, where he studied with Professor...

Austrian-Born Violin Virtuoso Erika Morini Was Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violin virtuoso Erika Morini was born on this day in 1904. Tragically her 1727 ‘Davidoff’ Stradivarius and a number of precious paintings, letters and...

Camille Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 Premiered On This Day in 1881 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Camille Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1881. The first performance was given by Spanish virtuoso...

Polish Violin Virtuoso Josef Hassid Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violin virtuoso Josef Hassid was born on this day in 1923. A prodigious student of Carl Flesch, he was destined for a career of...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Boris Goldstein Was Born On This Day in 1922 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Boris Goldstein was born on this day in 1922. Dying in 1987, he was a former prize winner at the Wieniawski and...

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Premiered On This Day in 1806 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1806. The first performance was given by Austrian virtuoso Franz Clement -...

Today is American Violinist Glenn Dicterow’s 71st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist Glenn Dicterow's 71st birthday. A student of Ivan Galamian, Jascha Heifetz and Henryk Szeryng, Mr Dicterow served as Concertmaster of the...

Violin Virtuoso Nathan Milstein Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein died on this day in 1992 – aged 88. A protégé of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye,...

French Violin Pedagogue Lucien Capet Died On This Day in 1928 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Revolutionary French violin pedagogue and composer Lucien Capet died on this day in 1928 – aged 55. He held a long-term teaching position at the...

Today is VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi’s 26th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violinist, VC Young Artist Timothy Chooi’s 26th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, and currently post-graduate student of Catherine Cho...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Isabelle van Keulen’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violin virtuoso Isabelle van Keulen’s birthday. A graduate of Amsterdam’s Sweelinck Conservatorium, where she studied with Davina van Wely, Vladimir Spivakov, Boris Gutnikov...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Died On This Day in 1978 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev sadly died on this day in 1978 – aged 52. A recognised child prodigy, he made his international debut aged...

Today is VC Artist Bomsori Kim’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean violin virtuoso, VC Artist Bomsori Kim’s 30th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where she studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald...

Today is Korean-American Violin Virtuoso Sarah Chang’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean-American violin virtuoso Sarah Chang's birthday! A recognised child protégé of Dorothy DeLay and The Juilliard School, Sarah made her professional debut with...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Joshua Bell’s 52nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violin virtuoso Joshua Bell's 52nd birthday! A student of legendary Russian pedagogue Josef Gingold, Joshua currently serves as Music Director of the...

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor Premiered On This Day in 1935 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 63 premiered on this day in 1935. The first performance was given by French violin...

Today is American VC Artist Benjamin Beilman’s 30th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Artist Benjamin Beilman’s 30th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Kronberg Academy, where he studied...

Today is Austrian Violinist & Conductor Thomas Zehetmair’s 58th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair’s 58th birthday. He is a founding member of the Zehetmair Quartet – and has served guest conducting...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Oleg Kagan Was Born On This Day in 1946 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Oleg Kagan was born on this day in 1946. A student of Boris Kuznetsov and David Oistrakh, Mr Kogan is a former...

Scottish-Born Violin Virtuoso Henri Temianka Was Born On This Day in 1906 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish-born violin virtuoso Henri Temianka was born on this day in 1906. A student of Jules Boucherit and Carl Flesch, he was awarded 3rd prize...

VC ARTIST | Timothy Chooi, 25 – Hannover & Queen Elisabeth Comp Top Prizes

25-year-old Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi has firmly established an international reputation as a young virtuoso of exceptional promise – praised for his maturity, presence...

Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day in 1910 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto in B Minor Op. 61 premiered on this day in 1910. The first performance was given by Fritz Kreisler - with...

Violinist & Pedagogue Felix Galimir Died On This Day in 1999 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born American violinist and pedagogue, Felix Galimir died on this day in 1999 – aged 89. A student of Adolf Bak, Simon Pullman and Carl...

Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major Premiered On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major Op. 78 premiered on this day in 1879 - in Bonn. A much loved standard in today's...

Soviet Violin Virtuoso Boris Goldstein Died On This Day in 1987 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Boris Goldstein died on this day in 1987 – aged 65. A former prize winner at the Wieniawski and Queen Elisabeth International...

Polish Violinist Josef Hassid Died On This Day in 1950 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish violinist Josef Hassid died on this day in 1950 – aged just 26. Battling schizophrenia for much of his adult life, Mr Hassid...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky Was Born On This Day in 1925 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky was born on this day in 1925. Dying aged just 32 from lung cancer, David Oistrakh once suggested that had...

Scottish-Born Violin Virtuoso Henri Temianka Died On This Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish-born violin virtuoso Henri Temianka died on this day in 1992 – aged 85. A student of Jules Boucherit and Carl Flesch, he was...

French Composer Gabriel Fauré Died On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Gabriel Fauré died on this day in 1924 – aged 79. He is remembered as one of the most prominent French composers of...

György Ligeti Violin Concerto Premiered On This Day In 1990 [ON-THIS-DAY]

György Ligeti Violin Concerto premiered on this day in 1990. The first performance was given by German-Bulgarian virtuoso, Saschko Gawriloff. The 5 movement work, representative of the composer's...

Jewish-Austrian Violin Virtuoso Erika Morini Died On This Day in 1995 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-Austrian violin virtuoso Erika Morini died on this day in 1995 – aged 91. A protege of Otakar Ševčík, Ms Morini is remembered as one...

Today is Israeli Violinist Shlomo Mintz’s 62nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-born Israeli violinist Shlomo Mintz's 62nd birthday. A prodigy of Ilona Fehér and Dorothy DeLay, he made his solo debut with the Israel Philharmonic...

Today is Greek Violin Virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos’ 52nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Greek violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos' 52nd birthday. A former 1st prize winner at Sibelius, Naumburg and Paganini International Violin Competitions, he is widely respected...

Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1 Premiered On This Day in 1955 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dmitri Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 99 premiered on this day in 1955. The first performance was given by David Oistrakh...

Violin Pedagogue Josef Gingold Born On This Day in 1909 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violinist and teacher Josef Gingold was born on this day in 1909. A student of Vladimir Graffman and Eugène Ysaÿe, Mr Gingold...

Today is Violin Pedagogue Boris Kuschnir’s 71st Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Austrian violinist and pedagogue Boris Kuschnir's 71st birthday. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, Professor Kuschnir currently holds teaching positions at the Konservatorium...

Today is VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu’s 29th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Chinese violin virtuoso, VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu’s 29th birthday! A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Angelo is a former prize...

Italian Violinist & Composer Niccolò Paganini Was Born On This Day in 1782 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini was born on this day in 1782. Dying in 1840, Paganini is remembered as one of the most celebrated...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Camillo Sivori Was Born On This Day in 1815 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and composer Camillo Sivori was born on this day in 1815. He is remembered in history as Paganini's only student.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuV4E_06B28&showinfo=0&autohide=1 MAURO TORTORELLI &...

Today is Japanese-Born Violin Virtuoso Midori’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese-born American violin virtuoso Midori’s birthday. A recognized child prodigy, she made her professional solo debut with the New York Philharmonic aged just...

Legendary Soviet Violin Virtuoso David Oistrakh Died On This Day in 1974 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Soviet violin virtuoso David Oistrakh died on this day in 1974 – aged 66. He is widely celebrated as one of the preeminent violinists...

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. The first performance was given by Samuel Dushkin - with Stravinsky conducting the...

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...

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. The first performance was given...

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...

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, Mr Olof was former prize winner at...

French Composer Camille Saint-Saëns Was Born On This Day in 1835 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French composer Camille Saint-Saëns was born on this day in 1835. Dying in 1921, his signature works include The Carnival of the Animals, Danse Macabre, Samson and Delilah, his...

Polish-Born Violinist Michel Schwalbé Died On This Day in 2012 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-born violinist Michel Schwalbé died on this day in 2012 – aged 92. A student of Moritz Frenkel, George Enescu and Jules Boucherit, he...

Today is Violinist, VC Artist Charles Yang’s 31st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is violinist, VC Artist Charles Yang’s 31st birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Charles is very quickly building an impressive online following –...

NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Composer Andrei Pushkarev – Prokofiev 1st Violin Sonata (Arr. Violin, Strings & Percussion) [PREMIERE]

Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren performing the world-premiere performance of Ukrainian composer Andrei Pushkarev’s new arrangement of Prokofiev’s Violin & Piano Sonata No. 1 Op. 80...