ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze!

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Today is VC Young Artist Veriko Tchumburidze's 24th birthday. A student of Professor Ana Chumachenko at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Veriko is a former first...

Russian-Born Violinist Mischa Elman Died On This Day in 1967 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Legendary Russian-born American violinist Mischa Elman died on this day in 1967 – aged 76. Mr Elman is remembered as one of the finest violinists...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Violinist Victor Pikayzen!

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Professor Pikayzen served a long term teaching position on faculty at the Moscow Conservatory, with his famed students including VC Artists Igor Pikayzen and...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Berl Senofsky was Born in 1926

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A student of Louis Persinger and Ivan Galamian, Mr. Senofsky was a recipient of the coveted Walter Naumburg Award — and was the first...

ON THIS DAY | Russian Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich Died in 2007

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Legendary Russian cello virtuoso was 80 years old when he passed away. Rostropovich was internationally recognized as a staunch advocate of human rights and was...

ON THIS DAY | French Violinist Christian Ferras Died On This Day in 1982

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French violinist Christian Ferras died on this day in 1982 – aged just 49. A student of Charles Bistesi and George Enescu, he is remembered a one...

Today is Israeli-Born Violinist Ivry Gitlis’ 98th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is Israeli violin virtuoso Ivry Gitlis’ 98th birthday! A student of Carl Flesch, George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud, Mr Gitlis is widely respected as one of the pre-eminent violinists...

Today is British Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 68th Birthday! [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Today is British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 68th birthday! A student of Pierre Fournier, he has premiered a number of important works including Cello Concertos...

ON THIS DAY | Alban Berg's Violin Concerto Premiered in 1936

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The first performance was given by Ukrainian-American virtuoso Louis Krasner with Hermann Scherchen conducting. It was Berg's last composition and arguably his best-known. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsp6Y_VOlKU&ab_channel=PassionForViolin GIL SHAHAM | BERG...

Composer Jean-Baptiste Accolay Born On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Belgian violinist and composer Jean-Baptiste Accolay was born on this day in 1833 – 184 years ago. Accolay’s signature work is his student Violin Concerto in...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Violinist Joshua Bell!

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  Today is American violin virtuoso Joshua Bell's 54th birthday! At the age of 14, Bell debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra with Riccardo Muti, and made...

ON THIS DAY | Violin Virtuoso Jascha Heifetz Was Born in 1901

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Legendary violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz was born on this day in 1901. Heifetz commissioned and premiered a number of new works - including violin concertos by William Walton,...

American Violin Virtuoso Berl Senofsky Died On This Day in 2002 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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American violin virtuoso Berl Senofsky died on this day in 2002. A student of Louis Persinger and Ivan Galamian, Mr Senofsky was a former recipient...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Willi Boskovsky Died in 1991

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Austrian violinist and conductor Willi Boskovsky died on this day in 1991 at the age of 81. Maestro Boskovsky served as Concertmaster of the Vienna...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist David Oistrakh Died On This Day in 1974

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Legendary Soviet violin virtuoso David Oistrakh died on this day in 1974 – aged 66. He is widely celebrated as one of the preeminent violinists...

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