Today in Violinist History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 178 of 178

  • 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, composer/violinist (String Quartet 1952), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1920-07-21 Isaac Stern, Kreminiecz Russia, violinist (debut SF Symph)
  • 1921-03-21 Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist
  • 1921-07-04 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist/orchestra leader (Ripley's Game)
  • 1923-02-13 Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese violinist (d. 2003)
  • 1923-02-21 Zvi Zeitlin, Dubrovnik Yugoslavia, violinist/prof (Eastman School)
  • 1923-03-12 Norbert Brainin, violinist
  • 1923-08-17 Anton Kersjes, violinist/conductor (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orch)
  • 1923-11-06 Renato Capecchi, Italian violinist/baritone
  • 1924-04-15 Neville Marriner, English conductor and violinist (Academy of St Martin in the Fields), born in Lincoln (d. 2016)
  • 1924-05-05 Theo Olof, German/Neth violinist/prodigy/concert master
  • 1924-11-14 Leonid B Kogan, Dnepropetrovsk Russia, violinist (Lenin Prize-1952)
  • 1924-12-15 Ida Haendel, Polish violinist/author (Woman with Violin)
  • 1926-08-11 Johnny Van Derrick, jazz violinist
  • 1926-10-06 Cyril Reuben, violinist
  • 1928-02-29 Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 2016)
  • 1929-01-11 Wanda Wilkomirska, Polish violinist, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1929-03-13 Will Eisma, Dutch composer and violinist, born in Sungailiat, Indonesia
  • 1929-08-08 Josef Suk, violinist (Artist of Merit-1977), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1930-09-17 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
  • 1930-12-11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1931-04-27 Igor Oistrach, Russian violinist/son of David Oistrach
  • 1932-03-11 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
  • 1932-03-21 Joseph Silverstein, violinist (Denver Symphony Orch), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1933-06-17 Christian Ferras, French violinist/conductor
  • 1936-05-02 Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-02-11 Lodewijk Boer, Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)
  • 1941-01-07 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1941-05-04 David LaFlamme, Utah, electric violinist (It's a Beautiful Day)
  • 1941-06-07 Jaime Laredo, Bolivia, violinist (Qn Elisabeth of Belgium prize 1959)
  • 1941-09-26 Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor
  • 1942-01-17 Ulf Hoelscher, German violinist
  • 1942-09-29 Jean-Luc Ponty, France, fusion violinist (Frank Zappa)
  • 1943-10-22 Paul Zukofsky, violinist (Cappricio), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-07-10 Peter Michalica, Slovak violinist
  • 1945-08-31 Itzhak Perlman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/polio victim (14 Grammys)
  • 1947-02-27 Gidon Kremer, Riga Latvia, violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970)
  • 1948-03-26 Kyung-Wha Chung, Seoul Korea, violinist (Chung Sisters)
  • 1948-07-16 Pinchas Zukerman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/violist (Leventritt 1967)
  • 1949-02-17 Fred Frith, English guitarist/violinist/bassist (Skeleton Crew)
  • 1949-08-27 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist
  • 1950-03-05 Eugene Fodor, Turkey Creek CO, violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award)
  • 1950-04-01 Billy Currie, English rock keyboardist and violinist (Ultravox), born in Huddersfield
  • 1950-06-08 Elmar Oliveira, violinist (Naumburg 1978), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1953-01-01 Rochelle S Abramson, violinist
  • 1955-04-28 Eddie Jobson, rock violinist (Zappa, UK, Roxy Music-For Your Pleasure)
  • 1956-02-11 Didier Lockwood, French violinist
  • 1956-12-28 Nigel Kennedy, English violinist
  • 1960-01-29 Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)
  • 1960-12-12 Jaap van Sweden, Dutch violinist/concert master
  • 1961-01-10 Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg, concert violinist, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1961-08-05 Mark O'Connor, American violinist
  • 1961-11-12 Michaela Paetsch, American violinist
  • 1962-03-24 Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
  • 1963-06-29 Anne-Sophie Mutter, Rheinfeldin Germany, violinist (Berlin Phil)
  • 1964-05-16 Boyd Tinsley, American violinist (Dave Matthews Band)
  • 1965-02-27 Frank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist
  • 1965-05-13 Tasmin Little, English violinist
  • 1966-07-07 Gundula Krause, German folk violinist
  • 1971-02-19 Gil Shaham, Israeli/American violinist
  • 1971-10-25 Midori [Gotō], Japanese-born American violinist, born in Osaka
  • 1974-04-29 Jasper Wood, Canadian violinist
  • 1974-08-20 Maxim Vengerov, Russian violinist
  • 1977-10-20 Leila Josefowicz, Canadian classical violinist
  • 1979-09-22 Emilie Autumn, American singer, violinist, and harpsichordist
  • 1979-10-17 Marcela Bovio, Mexican singer and violinist (Stream of Passion)
  • 1979-11-27 Hilary Hahn, American violinist
  • 1980-12-10 Sarah Chang, American violinist
  • 1983-06-15 Julia Fischer, German violinist
  • 1987-07-20 Nicola Benedetti, Scottish classical violinist, born in West Kilbride, North Ayrshire

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 103 of 103

  • 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