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Comedian & Violinist Jack Benny Was Born On This Day in 1894 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American comedian, vaudevillian and violinist Jack Benny was born on this day in 1894. Dying in 1974, he is widely regarded as one of the...

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

Today is South-Korean VC Young Artist Ji-Young Lim’s 25th birthday. A graduate of the Korean National University of Arts where she studied with Nam-Yun Kim, and current student of...

Violinist & Pianist Louis Persinger Born On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist, pianist and pedagogue Louis Persinger was born on this day in 1887. His famed students included Yehudi Menuhin, Ruggiero Ricci, Isaac Stern, Guila Bustabo,...

Violinist & Composer Antonio Bazzini Died On This Day in 1897 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violinist and composer Antonio Bazzini died on this day in 1897. Bazzini is remembered as one of the finest concert violinists of the 19th...

Polish-American Violinist Piotr Janowski Was Born On This Day in 1951 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violinist Piotr Janowski was born on this day in 1951. A student of Ivan Galamian, Zino Francescatti, Henryk Szeryng and Jascha Heifetz, Mr Janowski was a former 1st prize winner...

Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Was Born On This Day in 1875 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler was born on this day in 1875. He is widely regarded as one of the finest violinists of all...

Today is Canadian VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 31st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist, VC Artist Nikki Chooi’s 31st birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Nikki is a...

Today Is Romanian Violinist Silvia Marcovici’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Romanian-born violin virtuoso, Silvia Marcovici's birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Long-Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu International Violin Competitions, she is...

Violinist & Composer Fritz Kreisler Died On This Day in 1962 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-American violin virtuoso & composer Fritz Kreisler died on this day in 1962, from a heart condition - aged 86. He is widely regarded as...

Today Is Taiwanese-American Violinist Cho-Liang Lin’s 60th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Taiwanese-American violin virtuoso Cho-Liang Lin's 60th birthday! A student of Dorothy DeLay, Cho-Liang has made appearances with virtually every major orchestra in the world,...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Renaud Capucon’s 44th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Renaud Capucon's 44th birthday! A protege of Gérard Poulet, he is widely regarded as one of today's eminent violin...

Today is Canadian Violinist James Ehnes’ 44th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Canadian violinist James Ehnes’ 44th birthday. A protégé of Sally Thomas and The Juilliard School, James is widely regarded as one of today’s foremost virtuosi –...

Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Was Born On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary French jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli was born on this day in 1908. Dying in 1997, aged 89, Mr Grappelli is remembered for his lively, elegant,...

Violin Pedagogue Ivan Galamian Was Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Iranian-born Armenian violinist and pedagogue Ivan Galamian was born on this day in 1903. A student of French pedagogue Lucien Capet, he is remembered as...

German Violinist August Wilhelmj Died On This Day in 1908 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso August Wilhelmj died on this day in 1908 – aged 62. Wilhelmj was regarded as one of the most celebrated violin virtuosi of...

Russian-Born American Violin Virtuoso Mischa Elman Was Born On This Day in 1891 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violin virtuoso Mischa Elman was born on this day in 1891. He is widely regarded as one of the finest violinists of the 20th...

Russian Violin Virtuoso Andrei Korsakov Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Andrei Korsakov died on this day in 1991 – aged just 44. A protégé of Boris Belenky and Leonid Kogan, Maestro Korsakov was a former...

American Violin Virtuoso Michael Rabin Died On This Day in 1972 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin died on this day in 1972 – aged just 35. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered as one of the...

Czech Violinist & Pedagogue Otakar Ševčík Died On This Day in 1934 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech violinist and pedagogue Otakar Ševčík died on this day in 1934. He served teaching positions at the Prague Conservatory, Russian Music Society and the Vienna Music...

Today is German Violinist Ulf Hoelscher’s 78th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violinist and pedagogue Ulf Hoelscher’s 78th birthday! A student of Max Rostal, Josef Gingold, Paul Makanowitzky and Ivan Galamian, Professor Hoelscher currently...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Rodolfo Lipizer Was Born On This Day in 1895 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Rodolfo Lipizer was born on this day in 1895. Dying in 1974, the Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition, held annually...

Today is German Violinist Kolja Blacher’s 56th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violinist and pedagogue Kolja Blacher's 56th birthday. A student of Dorothy DeLay and Sandor Vegh, he is a former Concertmaster of the...

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...

Bulgarian Violin Virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev Was Born On This Day in 1926 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev was born on this day in 1926. Plagued by the war years and the death of his beloved mother in 1965,...

Violin Virtuoso Nathan Milstein Was Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein was born on this day in 1904. A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugène Ysaÿe, he is remembered as one of the...

Today is Italian-Born American Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian-born American violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg’s birthday. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, Nadja is a former grand prize...

Revolutionary Violin Pedagogue Lucien Capet Was Born On This Day in 1873 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Revolutionary French violin pedagogue and composer Lucien Capet was born on this day in 1873. He served a long-term teaching position at the Société Sainte-Cécile de Bordeaux – during...

American Violinist Maud Powell Died On This Day in 1920 – Aged Just 52 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Maud Powell died on this day in 1920 – aged just 52. A student of Henry Schradieck, Charles Dancla and Joseph Joachim,...

British Violinist & Conductor Iona Brown Was Born On This Day in 1941 [ON-THIS-DAY]

British violinist and conductor Iona Brown was born on this day in 1941. Ms Brown was the former Music Director of the Academy of St...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Janine Jansen’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch superstar violinist Janine Jansen’s birthday. A protégé of Philippe Hirschhorn and Boris Belkin, Janine is widely regarded as one of today's top-tier...

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...

Composer & Violinist Josef Suk Sr Was Born On This Day in 1874 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Czech composer and violinist Josef Suk Sr was born on this day in 1874. Dying in 1935, Suk composed a large body of piano, chamber...

Austrian-Born Dutch Violinist Oskar Back Died On This Day in 1963 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born Dutch violinist Oskar Back died on this day in 1963 - aged 83. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and César Thomson, he served a...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ji Won Song – Leopold Mozart, China, Schoenfeld & IsangYun Comp 1st Prizes

27-year-old South Korean violinist Ji Won Song is building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of outstanding potential. A graduate of the...

American Violinist & Pedagogue Louis Persinger Died On This Day in 1966 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist, pianist and pedagogue Louis Persinger died on this day in 1966 – aged 79.  A protégé of Hans Becker, Eugène Ysaÿe and Jacques Thibaud,...

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...

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...

VC LIVE | Violinist Randall Goosby – New York Recital Debut [LIVESTREAM]

Watch 22-year-old American violinist Randall Goosby's New York City Recital Debut – direct from Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center, in New...

Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Died On This Day in 1987 – Aged 86 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Luminary Russian-American violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz died on this day in 1987 – aged 86. A protege of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as arguably...

Today is Violinist & Conductor Julian Rachlin’s 45th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Lithuanian-born Austrian violin virtuoso and conductor Julian Rachlin’s 45th birthday. A protégé of Boris Kuschnir and Pinchas Zukerman, he is widely regarded as one...

American Violinist Sergiu Luca Died On This Day in 2010 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian-born American violinist Sergiu Luca died on this day in 2010. A student of Ivan Galamian, Mr Luca was a founding member of the Chamber Music...

Today is VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji’s 22nd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese violinist, VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji’s 22nd birthday. A student of Professor Koichiro Harada, at the Tokyo College of Music, Ayana is...

Polish-American Violinist Piotr Janowski Died On This Day in 2008 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Polish-American violinist Piotr Janowski died on this day in 2008 – aged 57. A student of Ivan Galamian, Zino Francescatti, Henryk Szeryng and Jascha Heifetz, Mr Janowski was a former 1st...

Today is VC Young Artist María Dueñas’ 17th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Spanish violinist, VC Young Artist María Dueñas' 17th birthday! A student of Boris Kuschnir at the Vienna University of Music, María is a former top prize winner...

VC ARTIST | Stefan Jackiw – ‘Itzhak Perlman or an Isaac Stern in their Early Years’

American violinist Stefan Jackiw has, in recent years, firmly established himself as one of the new generation top tier string virtuosi. A graduate of Harvard...

French Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Died On This Day in 1997 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli died on this day in 1997 – aged 89. Mr Grappelli’s lively, elegant style captivated audiences for more than half a century –...

Today is VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu’s 19th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist, VC Young Artist Kevin Zhu’s 19th birthday. A student of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin at The Juilliard School, Kevin shot to international fame, aged just 11, after claiming...

Latvian-Born Violin Virtuoso Philippe Hirschhorn Died On This Day in 1996 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Latvian-born violin virtuoso Philippe Hirschhorn died on this day in 1996, from a brain tumor – aged just 50. A former Grand Prize winner at...

French Violinist & Composer Pierre Rode Died On This Day in 1830 [ON-THIS-DAY]

French violinist and composer Pierre Rode died on this day in 1830. A student of Giovanni Battista Viotti, Rode is remembered as one of the eminent virtuoso...