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Today is Australian VC Artist Suyeon Kang’s 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Australian VC Artist Suyeon Kang’s 30th birthday! A graduate of the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, Suyeon is a former prize...

Today is French Violinist & Pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 70th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violinist and pedagogue Pierre Amoyal’s 70th birthday! A student of Jascha Heifetz, Mr Amoyal is a former prize winner at the Paganini and...

FLASHBACK FRIDAY | Sergei Dogadin – Tchaikovsky Violin Competition Top Prize [2011]

The then 22-year-old Sergei Dogadin performing Paganini’s 21st Solo Caprice - in the Opening Round of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition. Sergei was awarded...

Today is American Violinist Pamela Frank’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist and pedagogue Pamela Frank's birthday! Pamela currently holds teaching positions on faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and the University...

Masterclass.com Launches New Itzhak Perlman Violin Masterclass Series

Masterclass.com has this week announced the launch of a new 4-hour 19-lesson online violin masterclass series - hosted by legendary violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. The...

Violinist & Composer Ferdinand David Was Born On This Day in 1810 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso and composer Ferdinand David was born on this day in 1810 – 209 years ago. A student of Louis Spohr, he served...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ziyu He, 20 – Menuhin Competition 1st Prize Winner

20-year-old Chinese violinist Ziyu He is firmly establishing an international reputation as an emerging young virtuoso of exceptional promise. A student of Benjamin Schmid at the University Mozarteum Salzburg,...

Dutch Violinist Herman Krebbers Was Born On This Day in 1923 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Dutch violinist Herman Krebbers was born on this day in 1923. Passing away in 2018, aged 94, Mr Krebbers served as long-term Concertmaster of the...

Violinist & Conductor Willi Boskovsky Born On This Day in 1909 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian violinist and conductor Willi Boskovsky was born on this day in 1909. He served as Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra from 1936 until...

Violinist Bronislaw Huberman Died On This Day in 1947 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Jewish-Polish violinist Bronislaw Huberman died on this day in 1947 – aged 64. A student of Joseph Joachim, he is remembered as one of the...

SAD NEWS | Russian-Born Violinist Yuri Sheykhet has Died – Aged 85 [RIP]

Russian-born violinist Yuri Sheykhet has passed away due to complications from heart disease – aged 85. A graduate of the Riga Conservatory in Latvia, Mr Sheykhet...

Austrian-Born Dutch Violinist Oskar Back Born On This Day in 1879 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born Dutch violinist Oskar Back was born on this day in 1879 - 140 years ago. A student of Eugène Ysaÿe and César Thomson, he...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Today is Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim’s 56th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is American violinist David Kim’s 56th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay, he is a former prize...

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 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...

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...

Italian Violinist and Pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi Was Born On This Day in 1902 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated Italian violinist and pedagogue Aldo Ferraresi was born on this day in 1902. A student of Eugene Ysaye, throughout his six decade career he...

VC INSIGHT | Violinist Kristóf Baráti – ‘Inside the Queen Elisabeth Comp Alcatraz’ [BLOG]

As we have come to know, it is a long established mandatory condition of the Queen Elisabeth Competition for all 12 finalists to spend...

Today is English Violinist Tasmin Little’s Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is English violinist Tasmin Little's birthday! A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music, Tasmin is one of Britain's eminent...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | SooBeen Lee, 18 – Oistrakh & Menuhin Competition Major Prizes

18-year-old South Korean violinist SooBeen Lee is quickly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously talented instrumentalists to emerge in recent years. A...

Dutch Violinist Theo Olof Was Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German-born Dutch violinist Theo Olof was born on this day in 1924 – 95 years ago. A student of Oskar Back, Mr Olof served as...

Violinist & Composer George Enescu Died On This Day in 1955 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Romanian violinist, composer and conductor George Enescu died on this day in 1955 – aged 73. Remembered as one of the most influential violin pedagogues...

Violin Virtuoso Louis Krasner Died On This Day in 1995 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Ukrainian-born American virtuoso Louis Krasner died on this day in 1995 – aged 91. A student of Lucien Capet, Otakar Sevcik and Carl Flesch, Mr...

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...

American Violin Virtuoso Michael Rabin Was Born On This Day in 1936 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin was born on this day in 1936 - 83 years ago. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered as one...

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...

American Violinist Joan Field Was Born On This Day in 1915 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violinist Joan Field was born on this day in 1915 – 104 years ago. A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu,...

Today is South Korean Violinist Dong-Suk Kang’s 65th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is South Korean violin virtuoso Dong-Suk Kang's 65th birthday! A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with legendary pedagogue Ivan...

American Violinist Guila Bustabo Died on This Day in 2002 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo died on this day in 2002 – aged 86. A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she is remembered as one...

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...

Today is Violinist Christian Tetzlaff’s 53rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Christian Tetzlaff's 53rd birthday! A student of Uwe-Martin Haiberg and Walter Levin, he is widely respected as one of today's...

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...

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...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | American Vaudeville Violinist Wilbur Francis Hall [WHAT]

American vaudeville violinist Wilbur Francis Hall's frantically athletic rendition of Pop Goes the Weasel ... Taken from the 1930 classic film: The King of Jazz.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meuNWgl2ko8 WILBUR HALL...

VC ARTIST | Igor Pikayzen – Szeryng, Wronski & Viña Del Mar Competition Major Prizes

Russian-American violin virtuoso Igor Pikayzen is building an international reputation as one of today’s most exciting and gifted young concert soloists. A graduate of the...