Classical Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

  • 1958-07-26 Angela Hewitt, Canadian classical pianist, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1959-03-30 Sabine Meyer, German classical clarinetist, Born in Crailsheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 1960-01-29 Cho-Liang Lin, American classical violinist (Queen Sophia prize, 1977), and teacher (Juilliard, 1991-present), born in Hsinchu, Taiwan [1]
  • 1960-11-14 Piet Swerts, Belgian classical pianist, composer (Rotations; Zodiac), and educator, born in Tongeren, Belgium
  • 1960-12-21 Louis Demetrius Alvanis, English classical pianist, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1961-02-22 Lowell Liebermann, American classical pianist and composer (Gargoyles), born in New York City
  • 1961-11-23 Nicolas Bacri, French classical music composer, born in Paris, France
  • 1962-03-24 Angèle Dubeau, Canadian classical violinist, born in Saint-Norbert, Quebec
  • 1962-12-31 Jennifer Higdon, American classical music composer (2010 Pulitzer; 3 Grammy Awards) and educator (Curtis Institute of Music, 1994 - present), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-05-27 Calliope Tsoupaki, Greek classical pianist and composer (Sappho's Tears), born in Piraeus, Greece
  • 1964-02-06 Petras Geniušas, Lithuanian classical pianist, and educator, born in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR, USSR (now Lithuania)
  • 1964-09-18 Luca Belcastro, Italian classical music composer, born in Como, Italy
  • 1964-10-28 Costantino Mastroprimiano, Italian classical pianist, educator, and musicologist, born in Foggia, Italy
  • 1965-05-13 Tasmin Little, English classical violinist, born in London, England
  • 1966-08-06 Regina Carter, American jazz and classical violinist, and composer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-05-16 Kirmo Lintinen, Finnish jazz and contemporary classical pianist, conductor, and composer (Cantata Proverbiorum), born in Saarijärvi, Finland
  • 1967-08-02 Paolo Restani, Italian classical pianist, born in La Spezia, Italy
  • 1969-07-12 Kumiko Ida, Japanese classical pianist (d. 2007)
  • 1969-08-30 Dimitris Sgouros, Greek classical pianist, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1969-11-07 Hélène Grimaud, French classical pianist, born in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 1970-04-07 Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian classical pianist, born in Karmøy, Norway
  • 1975-03-09 Jane Antonia Cornish, British composer of contemporary classical music (Seascapes), and film scores (Five Children And It), born in London, England
  • 1975-03-15 Ľubica Čekovská, Slovak classical pianist and composer (Fragments and Elegies; Two Portraits), born in Humenné, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)
  • 1975-04-16 Joanna Ławrynowicz, Polish classical pianist, born in Warsaw, Poland [1]
  • 1976-01-09 Svitlana Azarova, Ukrainian-Dutch contemporary classical music composer (Momo and the Time Thieves), born in the Ukrainian SSR
  • 1976-07-13 Huw Watkins, British pianist and contemporary classical music composer, born in South Wales
  • 1977-03-07 Bartosz Kowalski [-Banasewicz], Polish classical music composer (Contra Tempus; Symmetrical Visions), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1977-08-09 Aldona Nawrocka, Polish classical pianist, composer and educator, born in Rzeszów, Poland
  • 1977-10-20 Leila Josefowicz, Canadian-American classical violinist, born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • 1978-01-07 Dan Forrest, American classical pianist, composer (Requiem for the Living; Good Night, Dear Heart), and educator, born in Breesport, New York
  • 1979-05-17 Kristóf Baráti, Hungarian classical violinist, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1979-11-27 Hilary Hahn, American classical violinist, born in Lexington, Virginia
  • 1980-01-16 Lukasz Urbaniak, Polish classical pianist, composer and teacher, born in Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • 1980-11-08 Ana Vidovic, Croatian classical guitarist, born in Karlovac, Croatia
  • 1980-12-10 Sarah Chang, Korean-American classical violinist child prodigy, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1982-10-07 Li Yundi, Chinese classical pianist, born in Chongqing, China
  • 1984-04-04 Augustin Hadelich, Italian-German-American Grammy-winning classical violinist, born in Cecina, Italy
  • 1985-04-21 Łukasz Trepczyński, Polish classical pianist,born in Radomsko, Poland
  • 1985-06-30 Rafal Blechacz, Polish classical pianist, born in Nakło nad Notecią, Poland
  • 1985-07-02 Vincenzo Maltempo, Italian classical pianist (works of Charles-Valentin Alkan), and teacher, born in Benevento, Italy
  • 1986-07-24 Alissa Firsova, Russian-British classical pianist and composer (Tree of Hope; Paradiso), and conductor, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1987-07-20 Nicola Benedetti, Scottish classical violinist, born in West Kilbride, North Ayrshire
  • 1991-03-05 Daniil Trifonov, Russian Grammy Award-winning classical pianist, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Soviet Union (now Russia)
  • 1992-07-08 Benjamin Grosvenor, British classical pianist, born in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England
  • 1994-09-01 Kyōhei Sorita, Japanese classical pianist, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1995-03-23 Jan Lisiecki, Canadian classical pianist, born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1996-10-26 Onutė Gražinytė, Lithuanian classical pianist, born in Vilnus, Lithuania
  • 1997-05-08 [Xiaoyu] Bruce Liu, Chinese-Canadian classical pianist (International Chopin Piano Competition, 2021), born in Paris, France

Deaths in Music