Sunday, November 28, 2021

ON THIS DAY | Today is VC Artist Stephen Waarts’ 25th Birthday

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American-Dutch VC Artist Stephen Waarts was born on this day 25 years ago. Stephen is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and current post-graduate student...

ON THIS DAY | Conductor Georges Prêtre Was Born in 1924

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  French orchestral and operatic conductor Georges Prêtre was born on this day in 1924. Throughout his seven-decade career, he led many of the world’s finest orchestras...

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

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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...

ON THIS DAY | Russian Violinist Andrei Korsakov Died in 1991

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Russian violin virtuoso and pedagogue Andrei Korsakov died on this day in 1991, aged just 44. He served as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the...

American Violin Virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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American violin virtuoso Ruggiero Ricci was born on this day in 1918 – 96 years ago. A protege of Louis Persinger and Georg Kulenkampff, he...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday Maxim Vengerov!

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  Maxim Vengerov was born on this day 47 years ago. A protégé of Zakhar Bron, Vengerov is a former first prize winner at the Karol...

Conductor Carlos Kleiber Died On This Day in 2004 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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German-born Austrian conductor Carlos Kleiber died on this day in 2004 – aged 74. Despite the paucity of his appearances, Maestro Kleiber is remembered as...

Belgian Composer and Violinist Henri Vieuxtemps Was Born on this Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Belgian composer and violinist Henri Vieuxtemps was born on this day in 1820. A protege of Charles de Bériot, he is remembered as one of...

Canadian Pianist Glenn Gould Born On This Day in 1932 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was born on this day in 1932 – 85 years ago. Dying in 1982, aged just 50, he is widely regarded...

French Composer Claude Debussy Died On This Day in 1918 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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French impressionist composer Claude Debussy died on this day in 1918 – aged 55. He passed away, amidst an aerial and artillery bombardment of Paris...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist & Composer Eugène Ysaÿe Was Born in 1858

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Belgian violin virtuoso, composer, and celebrated pedagogue Eugène Ysaÿe was born on this day in 1858. Ysaÿe was a child prodigy who studied with Henri Vieuxtemps...

Today is American Violinist Sean Lee's 30th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is American violin virtuoso Sean Lee's 30th birthday! A student of Robert Lipsett, Ruggiero Ricci and Itzhak Perlman, he is a former prize winner...

ON THIS DAY | American Violin Pedagogue Dorothy DeLay Was Born in 1917

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Famed American violin teacher Dorothy DeLay was born on this day in Kansas in 1917. Her students include noted virtuosi Itzhak Perlman, Sarah Chang, Midori,...

Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 28th Birthday [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is VC Artist Charles Yang’s 28th birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, Charles is very quickly building an impressive online following – and...

Russian Composer Alexander Glazunov Was Born On This Day in 1865 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Russian composer Alexander Glazunov was born on this day in 1865. Dying in 1936, Glazunov’s signature works include the ballets The Seasons and Raymonda, his 9...

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