Today in Violinist History

Events in Music

  • 1830-04-11 Robert Schumann hears the violinist Paganini play in Frankfurt
  • 1939-12-07 William Walton's violinist concert premieres in Cleveland

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 168

  • 1644-10-01 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violinist/composer
  • 1653-02-17 Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)
  • 1687-08-26 Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)
  • 1687-12-26 Johann Georg Pisendel, German violinist/composer
  • 1692-04-08 Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo)
  • 1694-10-26 Johan Helmich Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist
  • 1695-09-03 Pietro Antonio Locatelli, Italian violinist/composer
  • 1696-11-11 Andrea Zani, Italian composer and violinist, born in Casalmaggiore, Cremona Province (d. 1757)
  • 1707-01-22 Carl Hockh, German composer and violinist (d. 1773)
  • 1721-04-01 Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees)
  • 1751-09-10 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1766-11-16 Rodolphe Kreitzer, France, composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
  • 1767-04-27 Andreas Jakob Romberg, German violinist/composer (Song of the Clock)
  • 1771-02-18 Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer and violinist, brother of Christian Friedrich Ruppe
  • 1771-10-01 Pierre MF de Sales Baillot, French violinist/composer
  • 1774-01-24 Karl Moser, German composer and violinist, born in Berlin (1851)
  • 1774-02-16 Pierre Rode, French composer and violinist, born in Bordeaux, Aquitaine (d. 1830)
  • 1779-01-08 John White, English organist and violinist (d. 1831)
  • 1796-10-14 Adolf Ganz, German composer and violinist (d. 1870)
  • 1801-01-29 Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer (Felix Meritis)
  • 1802-02-20 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer
  • 1802-04-01 Hubert Reis, German composer and violinist, born in Bonn (d. 1886)
  • 1802-10-07 Bernhard Molique, German violinist and composer
  • 1804-03-14 Johann Strauss, the Elder, Viennese violinist and composer (Radetzky March) (d. 1849)
  • 1810-02-05 Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (d. 1880)
  • 1814-05-06 Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, violinist/composer
  • 1815-05-08 Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer
  • 1817-02-22 Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1822-07-16 Luigi Arditi, violinist/composer
  • 1824-09-30 Peter Milne, Scottish composer and violinist, born in Kincardine O'Neil (d. 1908)
  • 1826-03-09 Jean Joseph Bott, German violinist/composer
  • 1828-01-17 Eduard Remenyi, Hungarian violinist (d. 1898)
  • 1831-06-28 Joseph Joachim, Kittsee Germany, violinist (Hungarian Concerto)
  • 1832-07-24 Johann Christoph Lauterbach, violinist
  • 1835-07-10 Henryk Wieniawski, Lubin Poland, violinist/composer (Souv de Moscou)
  • 1838-07-23 Edouard [Judas] Colonne, composer/violinist
  • 1842-03-22 Carl A N Rosa, German violinist/composer
  • 1845-06-07 Leopold von Auer, Hungarians/US violinist
  • 1847-08-01 Guido Papini, violinist/composer
  • 1856-02-16 Willem Kes, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor (Parkorkest Amsterdam)
  • 1858-07-16 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Liège
  • 1859-07-14 Willy Hess, German violinist (d. 1928)
  • 1861-11-16 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, born in Kladno, Bohemia (1933)
  • 1862-09-02 Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist (d. 1881)
  • 1870-12-02 Francis Louis Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1872-03-08 Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer
  • 1873-07-19 Louis Zimmermann, violinist/1st concert master of Concert building
  • 1873-10-09 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (d. 1944)
  • 1874-01-04 Josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer (Asrael)
  • 1875-02-02 Fritz Kreisler, violinist/composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1879-02-26 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten
  • 1880-07-05 Jan Kubelik, Czech composer and violinist, born in Michle (d. 1940)
  • 1880-12-05 Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Neth violinist/conductor
  • 1883-03-14 Juan Manén, Spanish composer and violinist, born in Barcelona (d. 1971)
  • 1886-05-13 Joseph Achron, Latvia/US violinist/composer (Golem suite)
  • 1889-04-09 Efrem Zimbalist, Rostov on Don Russia, composer/violinist
  • 1889-09-28 Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, Dutch violinist/actor (Hippie)
  • 1891-01-20 Mischa Elman, Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist
  • 1891-08-08 Adolf Busch, German violinist (d. 1952)
  • 1891-08-09 Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator
  • 1892-09-05 Joseph Szigeti, Budapest Hungary, violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933)
  • 1893-01-16 Daisy Kennedy, Australian violinist (d. 1981)
  • 1895-03-21 Zlatko Baloković, Croatian violinist (d. 1955)
  • 1895-04-13 Olga Rudge, American-born concert violinist, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1898-05-21 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, born in Vizovice, Moravia (d. 1972)
  • 1898-08-01 Morris Stoloff, violinist (Picnic, Pal Joey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1900-03-21 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1901-11-25 Tibor Serly, Losonc Hungary, violinist/composer (American Elegy)
  • 1901-12-01 Ilona Feher, Hungarian-Jewish violinist (d. 1988)
  • 1902-03-28 Paul Godwin, [Goldfein], Polish/Dutch violinist
  • 1902-08-09 Zino Francescatti, Marseilles France, violinist (NY Phil-1939)
  • 1902-12-19 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist/orchestra leader (RAF Symph Orch)
  • 1903-02-05 Ivan Galamian, Tabriz Persia, violinist
  • 1903-06-21 Louis Krasner, violinist
  • 1904-01-05 Erica Morini, concert violinist (d. 1995), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1904-12-31 Nathan Milstein, Odessa Russia, concert violinist (Philadelphia Orch 1942)
  • 1905-04-05 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist (d. 1996)
  • 1907-07-26 Gioconda de Vito, violinist
  • 1908-01-26 Stephane Grappelli, French jazz/violinist
  • 1908-09-30 David Oistrakh, Odessa Russia, violinist/prof (Moscow Conservatory)
  • 1908-10-21 Alexander Schneider, Vilna Lith, violinist (Budapest String Quartet)
  • 1909-06-01 Szymon Goldberg, Polish/US violinist/conductor (Neth Chamber orch)
  • 1911-05-02 Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist
  • 1911-07-31 George Liberace, Menasha Wisc, violinist (Liberace Show)
  • 1912-05-17 Sandor Vegh, violinist teacher conductor
  • 1913-05-06 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, born in Budapest (d. 1977)
  • 1913-07-15 Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (d. 2007)
  • 1914-04-01 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist
  • 1914-08-05 Stjepan Sulek, Croatian violinist/composer (Coriolan)
  • 1915-05-28 Wolfgang Schneiderhan, violinist
  • 1916-04-22 Yehudi Menuhin, violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1917-05-28 Papa John Creach, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)
  • 1917-07-14 Arthur Leavins, violinist
  • 1918-07-24 Ruggiero Ricci, composer/violinist (Paganini), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • 1918-09-22 Henryk Szeryng, Zelazowa Wola Poland, violinist (Brahms Concerto)
  • 1918-11-13 Janine Andrade, French violinist
  • 1919-08-11 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
  • 1920-01-27 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
  • 1920-07-19 Robert Mann, Portland Oregon, composer/violinist (String Quartet 1952)
  • 1920-07-21 Isaac Stern, Kreminiecz Russia, violinist (debut SF Symph)

Weddings in Music

  • 2012-12-21 "McFly" drummer Harry Judd (27) weds former Escala violinist Izzy Johnston (29) at St Nicholas Church in Harpenden, Herts

Deaths in Music

  • 1592-07-01 Marc A Ingegneri, Italian violinist/composer (Responsoria), dies
  • 1663-07-07 Thomas Baltzar, German violinist
  • 1713-01-08 Arcangelo Corelli, composer/violinist (Concerti Grossi), dies at 59
  • 1713-06-13 Arcangelo Corelli, Italian violinist/composer, dies at about 49
  • 1757-09-28 Andrea Zani, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 60
  • 1758-10-19 Johan H Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist, dies
  • 1761-01-03 Willem de Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph), dies at 73
  • 1764-03-30 Pietro Antonio Locatelli, Italian violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1770-02-26 Giuseppe Tartini, Italian composer/violinist, dies at 77
  • 1799-04-19 Pieter Hellendaal, violinist/organist/composer (Glees), dies at 78
  • 1821-11-10 Andreas J Romberg, German violinist/composer (Der Rabe), dies at 54
  • 1827-11-07 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 76
  • 1831-01-06 Rodolphe Kreutzer, Fr composer/violinist (Kreutzersonate), dies at 64
  • 1831-08-22 John White, English organist and violinist, dies at 52
  • 1834-08-14 Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer and violinist, brother of Christian Friedrich Ruppe, dies at 63
  • 1840-05-27 Niccolo Paganini, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 57
  • 1842-09-15 Pierre MF de Sales Baillot, French violinist/composer, dies at 70
  • 1857-02-14 Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56
  • 1859-11-22 Ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75
  • 1864-01-16 Anton Schindler, German violinist/biographer (Beethoven), dies at 68
  • 1870-04-08 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1873-07-14 Ferdinand David, Dutch violinist/composer, dies at 63
  • 1880-08-17 Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist and composer (b. 1810)
  • 1907-08-15 Joseph Joachim, German violinist/composer, dies at 76
  • 1908-09-20 Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist/composer (Spanish Dancer), dies at 64
  • 1910-03-28 Edouard [Judas] Colonne, French violinist/conductor, dies
  • 1930-07-15 Leopold von Auer, Hungarian/US violinist, dies
  • 1931-05-12 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, dies at 72
  • 1933-01-12 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, dies at 71
  • 1933-03-29 Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Dutch violinist/conductor, dies at 52
  • 1934-01-12 Pawel Kochanski, Polish violinist, composer and arranger (b. 1887)
  • 1934-02-22 Willem Kes, violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • 1935-05-29 Josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer, dies at 61
  • 1939-02-17 Willy Hess, German violinist (b. 1859)
  • 1940-08-21 Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • 1941-01-10 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer (Sea), dies at 61
  • 1943-02-17 Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer (b. 1888)
  • 1943-04-29 Joseph Achron, Latvian violinist/composer (Golem suite), dies at 56
  • 1944-11-14 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (b. 1873)
  • 1949-10-27 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (b. 1919)
  • 1953-09-15 Jacques Thibaud, French violinist, dies
  • 1954-03-06 Louis Zimmermann, violinist, dies at 80
  • 1954-06-27 Francis L Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 83
  • 1962-01-29 Fritz Kreisler, Austria/US violinist/composer, dies at 86
  • 1963-08-19 Kathleen Parlow, Canadian violinist (b. 1890)
  • 1967-04-04 Mischa Elman, Ukraine/US violinist, dies at 76
  • 1967-08-07 Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator, dies at 75
  • 1968-11-06 Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • 1972-01-19 Michael Rabin, American violinist (b. 1936)
  • 1972-11-21 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, dies at 74
  • 1973-02-20 Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian/US violinist, dies at 80
  • 1973-03-06 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1974-10-24 David Oistrach, Russian violinist, dies at 65
  • 1977-03-14 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, dies at 63
  • 1982-09-14 Christian Ferras, French violinist (b. 1933)
  • 1983-10-16 George Liberace, violinist (Liberace Show), dies at 72
  • 1985-02-22 Efrem A Zimbalist, Russian/US composer/violinist, dies at 95
  • 1986-10-16 Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist, dies at 65
  • 1987-12-10 Jascha Heifetz, Russia, violinist, dies at 86
  • 1988-03-08 Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (b. 1918)
  • 1991-09-17 Zino Francescatti, French violinist (b. 1902)
  • 1992-07-02 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist, dies at 42
  • 1992-07-13 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist, dies at 78
  • 1993-07-19 Szymon Goldberg, Polish violinist/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1994-02-09 Louis Kaufman, US violinist/conductor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 88
  • 1994-03-26 Jan Bor, Dutch violinist/painter, dies at 83
  • 1994-05-11 Leonard Friedman, violinist, dies at 63
  • 1994-06-03 Hub Matthijsen, violinist/bandmaster, dies at 52
  • 1994-10-14 Gioconda de Vito, violinist, dies at 87
  • 1994-12-19 Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39
  • 1995-01-04 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist and conducter (BBC Empire Orch), dies at 92
  • 1995-01-07 Arthur Leavins, violinist, dies at 77
  • 1995-01-11 Josef Gingold, Russian-American violinist (b. 1909)
  • 1995-05-04 Louis Krasner, violinist, dies at 91
  • 1995-05-15 Johnny Van Derrick, jazz violinist, dies at 68
  • 1996-02-07 Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist, dies at 84
  • 1996-03-15 Olga Rudge, American-born concert violinist, dies at 100
  • 1996-06-30 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist, dies at 91
  • 1996-09-02 Cyril Reuben, violinist, dies at 69
  • 1997-01-07 Sandor Vegh, violinist teacher/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1997-12-01 Stephane Grappelli, French jazz violinist, dies at 89
  • 1999-03-12 Yehudi Menuhin, American-born British violinist, conductor and teacher, dies at 82
  • 2001-09-22 Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1920)
  • 2002-02-28 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (b. 1920)
  • 2003-01-04 Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese-born violinist (b. 1923)
  • 2003-09-04 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and conductor (b. 1921)
  • 2003-09-04 Lola Bobesco, Romanian-born violinist (b. 1921)
  • 2004-06-05 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)
  • 2005-04-01 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist and composer (b. 1915)
  • 2005-04-10 Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (b. 1923)
  • 2007-02-24 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (b. 1932)
  • 2007-09-26 Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (b. 1913)
  • 2012-08-06 Ruggiero Ricci, American composer/violinist, dies from heart failure at 94
  • 2016-04-12 Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, dies at 88
  • 2016-10-02 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), dies at 92