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Today is Korean Violinist Kyung Wha Chung’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Korean violinist Kyung Wha Chung’s birthday. A student of Ivan Galamian and Joseph Szigeti, Ms Chung is widely regarded as one of the...

Today is Japanese Viola Virtuoso Nobuko Imai’s Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Japanese viola virtuoso and pedagogue Nobuko Imai's birthday! A former 1st prize winner at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and Geneva...

Violinist & Conductor Yehudi Menuhin Died On This Day in 1999 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born British violinist and conductor Yehudi Menuhin died on this day in 1999 - aged 82. A protege of Louis Persinger, George Enescu and Adolf Busch, Lord...

Violinist & Composer Pablo de Sarasate Was Born On This Day in 1844 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo de Sarasate was born on this day in 1844. Remembered as one of the most celebrated virtuosi of the...

American Violinist Eugene Fodor Was Born On This Day in 1950 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor was born on this day in 1950. A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, he was a...

Violinist & Composer Giovanni Battista Viotti Died On This Day in 1824 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian violin virtuoso and composer Giovanni Battista Viotti died on this day in 1824. Viotti is remembered in history as the teacher of Pierre Rode,...

Today is German Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann’s 55th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann’s 55th birthday! A student of Valery Gradov, Saschko Gawriloff and Herman Krebber, he is widely regarded as one...

American Violin Virtuoso Eugene Fodor Died On This Day in 2011 [ON-THIS-DAY]

American violin virtuoso Eugene Fodor died on this day in 2011. A student of Ivan Galamian, Josef Gingold and Jascha Heifetz, he was a former...

Violin Virtuoso Joseph Szigeti Died On This Day in 1973 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso Joseph Szigeti died on this day in 1973 – aged 80. A protégée of Jeno Hubay, Mr Szigeti is remembered as one of the...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Olivier Charlier’s 59th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French violin virtuoso Olivier Charlier's 59th birthday. A student of Yehudi Menuhin and Henryk Szeryng, he is a former 1st prize winner at...

Today is Israeli Violinist Hagai Shaham’s 53rd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli violin virtuoso Hagai Shaham's 53rd birthday! A student of Professor Ilona Feher, Hagai performs regularly with many of world's finest orchestras and...

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...

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...

Italian-Born British Violin Virtuoso Alfredo Campoli Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Italian-born British violin virtuoso Alfredo Campoli died on this day in 1991 – aged 84. He is remembered as one of the finest violinists of...

Today is Russian-American Violin Virtuoso Philippe Quint’s 45th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-American violin virtuoso Philippe Quint's 45th birthday! A protege of Andrei Korsakov and Dorothy DeLay, Philippe is widely recognised as one of today's...