ON THS DAY | Elgar's Cello Concerto Premiered in 1919

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  One of the most popular cello concertos today, Elgar wrote the work in 1919 after the Great War. Distraught from the aftershock, he realized...

ON THIS DAY | Legendary Concertmaster Michel Schwalbé was Born in 1919

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  Polish-born violinist Michel Schwalbé began violin lessons at the age of eight with Maurycy Frenkel in Warsaw. Due to the Second World War, he...

ON THIS DAY | Today is Violinist Midori’s Birthday!

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  Born in Osaka in 1971, Midori began her violin studies with her mother, Setsu Goto. A recognized child prodigy, at the age of 11,...

ON THIS DAY | Italian Violinist Camillo Sivori Was Born in 1815

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  A virtuoso violinist and composer, Camillo Sivori was born on this day in 1815 in Genoa. Sivori met Paganini when he was seven years old...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Leila Josefowicz!

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  Today is the American-Canadian violinist's birthday! Josefowicz will make her Violin Channel Vanguard Concert Series debut in the upcoming 2022 season. A strong advocate of new...

ON THIS DAY | Cellist Jaqueline du Pre Passed Away, Age 42

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  Jaqueline du Pre was born in Oxford, England on January 26, 1945. She began cello lessons when she was five years old, and her...

ON THIS DAY | Sibelius' Violin Concerto Premiered in 1905

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  Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47 premiered on this day in 1905. Aspiring to be a virtuoso violinist, Sibelius' love of...

ON THIS DAY | Brahms’ Double Concerto Premiered in 1887

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  Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto in A Minor Op. 102 for violin, cello, and orchestra premiered on this day in 1887. The first performance was given...

ON THIS DAY | Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 Premiered in 1923

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  1917 was Prokofiev's most productive year compositionally, and his first Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major was one of his most recognized works...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Artist Charles Yang!

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  Today is violinist and vocalist, VC Artist Charles Yang’s 33rd birthday! A graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Glenn Dicterow, and former student of...

ON THIS DAY | Cellist Aldo Parisot Was Born in 1918

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  Brazilian-born American cellist Aldo Parisot was born on this day in 1918. A graduate of Yale University, Mr. Parisot served long-term teaching positions at Yale University,...

ON THIS DAY | Australian Violinist Alma Moodie Was Born On This Day in 1898

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Dying in 1943, aged 44, during an air-raid on Germany, she was a student of Carl Flesch and had established an excellent reputation as...

ON THIS DAY | Composer & Conductor Leonard Bernstein Was Born in 1918

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  American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein was born on this day 103 years ago. Hopefully, people remember the "many ways found throughout his lifetime...

ON THIS DAY | British Violinist Albert Sammons Died in 1957

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  Largely self-taught, Sammons is remembered in history for his close association with Elgar’s Violin Concerto — a work he championed and performed more than...

ON THIS DAY | Scottish Violist William Primrose Was Born in 1904

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Primrose gave the premiere performance of the Bartok Viola Concerto, the premiere performance Benjamin Britten's "Lachrymae," and the first recording of Hector Berlioz's...

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