ON THIS DAY | Elgar’s "Serenade for Strings" Premiered 125 Years Ago

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British Romantic composer Edward Elgar’s "Serenade for Strings" in E Minor, Op. 20 premiered on this day in 1896. The first performance was given in...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday VC Artist Fedor Rudin!

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Violinist and VC Artist Fedor Rudin was born on this day 29 years ago. Rudin is a graduate of the Mozarteum University of Salzburg and the Cologne High...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday Nicola Benedetti!

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Scottish violin virtuoso Nicola Benedetti was born on this day 34 years ago. A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she studied with Lord...

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...

ARTS ENGINES | Aaron Dworkin — With DanceUSA's Malik Robinson

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Produced in partnership with the Detroit Public Television, Ovation TV, American Public Media, and The Violin Channel, each episode highlights the perspectives of the thought...

ON THIS DAY | Today is VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley’s 37th Birthday

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American VC Artist Noah Bendix-Balgley was born on this day in 1984. A graduate of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich,...

VC INTERVIEW | Dr. Regula Rapp Talks to Us About Stuttgart's Inaugural International Violin Competition

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  Hosted by the Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts and the Guadagnini Foundation, the competition is open to international violinists 28 years of...

ON THIS DAY | Composer Ernest Bloch Died in 1959

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Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch died on this day in 1959, aged 78. In 1920, he became the first music director of the Cleveland Institute...

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 | Violinist & Pedagogue Willy Hess Born in 1859

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German-born violinist and pedagogue Willy Hess was born on this day in 1859. Hess held teaching positions at Harvard University and the Berlin Hochschule fur...

ON THIS DAY | Australian Conductor Charles Mackerras Died

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Australian conductor Sir Charles Mackerras died on this day in 2010, aged 84, from cancer. An authority on the operas of Janáček, Mozart, and Gilbert and Sullivan,...

ON THIS DAY | Today is Conductor Herbert Blomstedt’s 94th Birthday!

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Swedish-born conductor Herbert Blomstedt was born on this day 94 years ago. He has served principal positions with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Danish...

ON THIS DAY | Composer & Pianist George Gershwin Died in 1937

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American composer and pianist George Gershwin died on this day in 1937. Gershwin’s jazz-influenced compositions spanned both classical and popular styles — ranging from concerto to film...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist & Composer Henryk Wieniawski Born in 1835

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Polish violin virtuoso and composer Henryk Wieniawski was born on this day in 1835. Wieniawski was a child prodigy who enrolled in the Paris Conservatory...

ON THIS DAY | American Violinist Aaron Rosand Died in 2019

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American violinist and pedagogue Aaron Rosand died on this day in 2019, aged 92. A student of Leon Sametini and Efrem Zimbalist, he was a beloved teacher who served a...

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