Wednesday, January 19, 2022

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Nathan Milstein Died in 1992

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  Soviet-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein died on this day in 1992, aged 88. Praised for his interpretations of J.S. Bach's unaccompanied violin sonatas and...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Artist Timothy Chooi!

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  Today is violinist, VC Artist Timothy Chooi’s 28th birthday! Praised for his "powerful and finely nuanced interpretations, sumptuous sonorities, and a compelling stage presence," Philadelphia-native...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Violinist Zakhar Bron!

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  Today is Russian violin pedagogue, Zakhar Bron’s 74th birthday! Bron began his violin studies at Stolyarksy School in Odessa. He continued at the Gnessin Music...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Ida Haendel was Born in 1928

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A recognized child prodigy, Polish-British-Canadian violinist Ida Haendel competed against towering virtuosos David Oistrakh and Ginette Neveu. She was awarded 7th prize in the...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Vasco Abadjiev Died in 1978

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  Bulgarian violin virtuoso Vasco Abadjiev sadly died on this day in 1978, aged 52. Recognized as a child prodigy at the age of six, he...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, VC Artist Bomsori Kim!

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  In addition to the numerous competition prizes she has garnered, Bomsori Kim received the 2018 Young Artist Award from the Korean Ministry of Culture,...

ON THIS DAY | Happy Birthday, Violinist Sarah Chang!

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  As a soloist, Korean-American violin virtuoso Sarah Chang performs with esteemed orchestras and conductors in an international career that has spanned more than two decades. An...

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 | Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto Premiered in 1935

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Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 63 premiered in 1935. Written shortly after his return to Russia, Prokofiev's second violin concerto...

ON THIS DAY | Violin Pedagogue Ilona Fehér Was Born in 1901

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  A student of Jeno Hubay at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Legendary Hungarian-Israeli violin pedagogue Ilona Fehér performed all over Europe, particularly...

ON THIS DAY | Jazz Violinist Stephane Grappelli Died in 1997

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  French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli passed away on this day in 1997, aged 89. After learning keyboard instruments, Grapelli took up the violin. Throughout his formative...

ON THIS DAY | Pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky Was Born in 1871

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  Legendary Soviet violinist and teacher Pyotr Stolyarsky was born on this day in 1871. As a pedagogue, his impact on music education for children and his...

ON THIS DAY | English Composer Benjamin Britten Was Born in 1913

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  Praised for his English operas, which were regarded as some of the finest since those of Henry Purcell in the 17th century, Britten was...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist Henri Temianka Was Born in 1906

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Virtuoso violinist, conductor, educator, and author Henri Temianka was born on this day, 115 years ago. Born in Greenock, Scotland, he began studying violin in...

ON THIS DAY | Violinist & Pedagogue Jakob Dont Died in 1888

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  Austrian violinist and pedagogue Jakob Dont passed away in Vienna in 1888 at age 73. A student of Josef Böhm and Georg Hellmesberger, he became a...

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