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Today is Israeli Violin Virtuoso Hagai Shaham’s 52nd Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Israeli violin virtuoso Hagai Shaham's 52nd birthday! A student of Professor Ilona Feher, Hagai performs regularly with many of world's finest orchestras and...

Today is Violin Virtuoso Ilya Gringolts’ 36th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Soviet-born Swiss violin virtuoso Ilya Gringolts' 36th birthday! A student of Tatiana Liberova, Jeanna Metallidi and Itzhak Perlman, Ilya is a former prize...

Virtuoso Violinist Louis Krasner Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Ukrainian-born American virtuoso Louis Krasner was born on this day in 1903 - 115 years ago. A student of Lucien Capet, Otakar Sevcik and Carl Flesch,...

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

American violin virtuoso Michael Rabin was born on this day in 1936 - 82 years ago. A celebrated child prodigy, he is remembered as one of...

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 44th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Russian-American violin virtuoso Philippe Quint's 44th birthday! A protege of Andrei Korsakov and Dorothy DeLay, Philippe is widely recognised as one of today's...

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

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

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

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

Violinist and Conductor Yehudi Menuhin Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

American-born British violin virtuoso and conductor Yehudi Menuhin died on this day in 1999 – 19 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger, George Enescu and Adolf...

Composer and Bandoneon Virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla Was Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Argentine composer and bandoneon virtuoso Ástor Piazzolla was born on this day in 1921. Dying in 1992, aged 70, he is remembered in history for...

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

Spanish violin virtuoso and composer Pablo de Sarasate was born on this day in 1844 – 174 years ago. Remembered as one of the most...

Australian Violin Virtuoso Alma Moodie Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Australian violin virtuoso Alma Moodie died on this day in 1943 – aged just 44. Widely regarded as one of Europe's foremost soloists during the...

Today is German Violin Virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann’s 53rd Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is German violin virtuoso Frank Peter Zimmermann’s 53rd 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...

Today is French Violin Virtuoso Olivier Charlier’s 57th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is French virtuoso Olivier Charlier's 57th birthday. A student of Yehudi Menuhin and Henryk Szeryng, he is a former 1st prize winner at the...

OUT NOW | Larsen Strings Announce Release of New Completed Viola ‘Virtuoso’ Set [NEW]

Larsen Strings has this week announced the launch of the new 'Virtuoso' completed viola string set – designed to accompany the original 'Virtuoso' viola...

Russian-American Pedagogue Josef Gingold Died On This Day in 1995 – Aged 85 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-American violin virtuoso and pedagogue Josef Gingold died on this day in 1995 – aged 85. A student of Eugene Ysaye, he is remembered as...

Today is Dutch Violin Virtuoso Herman Krebbers’ 94th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Dutch violin virtuoso Herman Krebbers’ 94th birthday. Maestro Krebbers served as Concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - and held a distinguished teaching...

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Giovanni Battista Viotti Died on This Day [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,...

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

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

Russian-born American 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 Eugene Ysaye, he...

NEW TO YOUTUBE | Mairead Hickey – 2016 Spohr Violin Comp 3rd Prize [VIDEO]

20 year old Mairead Hickey's 3rd prize-winning performance in the 18 to 20 year old category of the 2016 International Louis Spohr Competition for Young...

Violinist Leonid Kogan Was Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violinist Leonid Borisovich Kogan was born on this day in 1924 – 91 years ago. Dying in 1982, aged just 58 from a heart...

Violinist & Pedagogue Joseph Joachim Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Hungarian violin virtuoso and pedagogue, Joseph Joachim died on this day in 1907.  He is remembered as one of the most significant violinists of the 19th Century. Joachim was...

MEET THE PROS | Violinist, Mihaela Martin – VC 20 Questions [INTERVIEW]

The Violin Channel recently caught up with respected Kronberg Academy pedagogue, violinist Mihaela Martin. We sat her down for a fun game of 'VC 20 Questions' -...

VC ARTIST | Tessa Lark – 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipient

26 year old American violinist, Tessa Lark has in recent years firmly established herself as one of the new generation's most outstanding young string...

Leonidas Kavakos ‘Virtuoso’ CD Winners Announced!

And the winners are in! The following 5 lucky VC members will each be receiving a fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed copy of Leonidas Kavakos’ new album ‘Virtuoso’...

VC GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 Newly-Released Signed Leonidas Kavakos ‘Virtuoso’ CDs

To help celebrate the international release of violinist, Leonidas Kavakos’ new album ‘Virtuoso’, The Violin Channel is this week giving away 5 fresh-off-the-press personally-autographed...

Italian Violin Virtuoso Uto Ughi Born On This Day! [BORN-ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Italian violin virtuoso and conductor Uto Ughi’s 72nd birthday. A student of Georges Enescu and Yehudi Menuhin, he is recognised as one of the world's finest...

Violinist & Pedagogue Josef Gingold Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Legendary Russian-American violinist and pedagogue Josef Gingold died on this day in 1995 – aged 85. A student of Eugene Ysaye, he is remembered as...

French Cellist Pierre Fournier Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Famed French cellist Pierre Fournier died on this day in 1986 - aged 79. A student of Paul Bazelaire and Anton Hekking, he is remembered...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | Legendary Violinist Mischa Elman – ‘The Mellifluous Tone’

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of Russian-born American violin virtuoso Mischa Elman. A celebrated child prodigy of famed pedagogue Leopold Auer, Maestro...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | French Violin Virtuoso, Christian Ferras

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of thwarted French violin virtuoso, Christian Ferras. A protégé of George Enescu, and once a favoured soloist of conductor Herbert...

Elton John Rumoured to Be Co-Producing Upcoming HBO Classical Music TV Drama

Rumours are circulating thick and fast that Sir Elton John, and his partner David Furnish are set to co-produce an upcoming HBO classical music...

VC HIDDEN GEMS | French Violin Virtuoso Ginette Neveu

This week VC explores the recordings of thwarted French virtuoso Ginette Neveu Ginette Neveu | Chausson | Poeme | Charles Munch | Prague | 1946 A...