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Today is Russian Violist Yuri Bashmet’s 67th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian violist Yuri Bashmet’s 67th birthday. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost violists – performing regularly with the world’s finest...

Takács String Quartet Announce Violist Richard O’Neill To The Ensemble

The Boulder, Colorado-based Takács Quartet has this week announced the appointment of South Korean-American violist Richard O’Neill to the ensemble - effective from the commencement...

VC YOUNG ARTIST | Timothy Ridout, 24 – Tertis & Aronowitz International Viola Comp 1st Prizes

24-year-old British violist, Timothy Ridout is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation's most outstanding young string virtuosi. A graduate of London’s Royal...

Today is Armenian-American Violist Kim Kashkashian’s Birthday! [ON THIS DAY]

Today is Armenian-American violist Kim Kashkashian’s birthday! A student of Karen Tuttle, Ms Kashkashian is a former prize winner at the Lionel Tertis and ARD International Viola Competitions. She currently...

Scottish Violist William Primrose Was Born On This Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Scottish violist William Primrose was born on this day in 1904 – 115 years ago. Dying in 1982, he is remembered as one of the preeminent...

WACKY WEDNESDAY | ’10 Hours of Walking in New York City as a Violist’ [WHAT]

Internet sensation, Submediant documents the trials and tribulations of a lone violist  ... as she walks the lonely streets of New York City for...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Maxim Vengerov’s 45th Birthday! [ON THIS DAY]

Today is Russian-born violinist, violist and conductor Maxim Vengerov’s 45th birthday! A protégé of Zakhar Bron, Maxim is a former 1st prize winner at the Karol Lipinski and Carl...

Composer & Organist Johann Sebastian Bach Died On This Day in 1750 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist Johann Sebastian Bach died on this day in 1750 – aged 65.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQ_GyelRsc&autohide=1 ITZHAK PERLMAN | BACH | SOLO VIOLIN PARTITA...

Today is Violinist Pinchas Zukerman’s 71st Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli-American violinist, violist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman’s 71st birthday! A protégé of Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School, Mr Zukerman is widely regarded as one...

Today is Violist VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout’s 24th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is British violist, VC Young Artist Timothy Ridout's 24th birthday. A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, and a current student of Nobuko Imai at the Kronberg Academy,...

Vancouver’s University of British Columbia Announces Violist Marina Thibeault To Its Faculty

University of British Columbia School of Music, in Vancouver, Canada has this week announced the appointment of Canadian violist Marina Thibeault to its teaching...

London Philharmonic Announces Appointment of New No. 4 Violist

The London Philharmonic, in London, has announced the appointment of Taiwanese-born violist Ting-Ru Lai as its new No. 4 violist. A graduate of the Guildhall...

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...

Prizes Awarded at 2019 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition

28-year-old American violist Paul Laraia has been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition – in Port Erin, on the...

VERY SAD NEWS | North-Carolina Based Violinist & Violist Xi Yang has Died – Aged 56 [RIP]

Chinese-born violinist and violist Xi Yang has passed away from colon cancer - aged just 56. A graduate of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music,...