Wednesday, December 1, 2021

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Josef Gingold was Born in 1909

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  Born in 1909 in Brest-Litovsk, Poland to a family of six children, Gingold learned to play the violin at an early age. He was concertmaster...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist & Composer Niccolò Paganini was Born in 1782

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  Born in Genoa, Italy in 1782, Italian virtuoso violinist Niccolò Paganini began the violin at an early age with his father. Showing early signs...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu!

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  Born in Inner Mongolia China, VC Artist Angelo Xiang Yu moved to Shanghai at the age of 11 and received his early training from...

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...

VC INTERVIEW | Conductor Jindong Cai on the US-China Music Institute’s China Now Music Festival

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  Tune into The Violin Channel on Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 PM, to watch the 2021 China Now Music Festival's gala concert, entitled “Asian...

VC INTERVIEW | Co-Founder Sam Walder Discusses the Trala App — Taking The Violin World by Storm

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  The Violin Channel recently talked with Sam Walder, co-founder and CEO of Trala, an application that aims to democratize access to music education. Tune in...

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL | Zenetta Drew on Finding Your Own Voice as A Leader

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  To help celebrate today’s United Nations "International Day of the Girl," The Violin Channel in collaboration with our good friends at the Dallas Symphony...

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