Famous Violinists in Music History (Part 3)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 374

  • 1902-03-28 Paul Godwin, Polish-Dutch violinist, born in Sosnowitz, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1902-08-09 Zino Francescatti, French violinist (NY Phil-1939), born in Marseille, France (d. 1991)
  • 1902-12-19 Leonard Hirsch, Irish violinist/orchestra leader (RAF Symphony Orchestra), born in Dublin (d. 1995) [1]
  • 1903-02-05 Ivan Galamian, American violinist and violin teacher, born in Tabriz, Persia (d. 1981)
  • 1903-06-21 Louis Krasner, Ukrainian-American violinist, born in Cherkasy, Ukraine (d. 1995)
  • 1903-08-23 William Primrose, Scottish violist (Method for Violin & Viola), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1982)
  • 1903-12-08 Zoltán Székely, Hungarian violinist and composer, born in Kocs, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • 1904-01-05 Erica Morini, Austrian concert violinist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)
  • 1904-01-21 Robert "Juice" Wilson, American jazz violinist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1904-09-14 Kunihiko Hashimoto, Japanese composer, violinist, conductor, and musical educator, born in the Hongo district of Tokyo (d. 1949)
  • 1904-11-18 Guido Santórsola, Brazilian-Uruguayan composer and violinist, born in Canosa di Puglia, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1904-12-31 Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian-American concert violinist (Philadelphia Orch 1942), born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1905-02-26 William Russell [Russell William Wagner], American violinist, modern composer (Fugue for Eight Percussion Instruments), and musicologist (Oh, Mister Jelly), born in Canton, Missouri (d. 1992)
  • 1905-04-05 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • 1906-03-16 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist ("Take my wife ... please"), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1906-03-28 Murray Adaskin, Canadian violinist, composer, conductor (Saskatoon Symphony), and teacher (University of Saskatchewan), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2002)
  • 1906-07-21 Daniel Ayala Perez, Mexican composer and violinist, born in Abalá, Yucatán (d. 1975)
  • 1906-09-20 David Sheinfeld, American violinist and composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2001)
  • 1907-07-26 Gioconda de Vito, Italian-British violinist, born in Martina Franca, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1907-09-25 Jan Felderhof, Dutch violinist and composer, born in Busum, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1907-11-07 Chepín [Electo Rosell], Cuban violinist, bandleader, and composer (Orquesta Chepín-Chovén), born in Santiago, Cuba (d. 1984)
  • 1908-01-14 Russ Columbo [Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo Colombo], American baritone, violinist and actor (You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1934)
  • 1908-01-26 Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, born in Paris, France (d. 1997)
  • 1908-02-22 Claude "Fiddler" Williams, American jazz violinist and guitarist (Twelve Clouds of Joy; Count Basie), born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • 1908-09-30 David Oistrakh, Soviet violinist considered one of the preeminent violinists of the 20th century (Moscow Conservatory), born in Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • 1908-10-21 Alexander Schneider, Vilna Lith, violinist (Budapest String Quartet)
  • 1909-02-05 Grażyna Bacewicz, Polish violinist & composer, born in Łódź (d. 1969)
  • 1909-06-01 Szymon Goldberg, Polish/US violinist/conductor (Neth Chamber Orchestra)
  • 1909-08-14 Hezekiah "Stuff" Smith, American jazz violinist & composer (It's Wonderful), born in Portsmouth, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1911-07-31 George Liberace, American violinist (Liberace Show), born in Menasha, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
  • 1912-05-17 Sándor Végh, Hungarian-French violinist teacher and conductor, born in Kolozsvár, Transylvania, Austria-Hungary (d. 1997)
  • 1913-04-18 Miloš Sokola, Czech violinist and composer, born in Bučovice (d. 1976)
  • 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)
  • 1913-12-23 Leo Ketelaars, Dutch violinist and baritone oratorio vocalist, born in Maasniel, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1914-03-09 Paul Winter, American classical and session violinist (NBC Orchestra, 1937-58), born in New York City (d. 1992)
  • 1914-03-18 César Guerra-Peixe, Brazilian violinist and composer (Brasilia Symphony), born in Petrópolis, Brazil (d. 1993)
  • 1914-04-01 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist
  • 1914-08-05 Stjepan Sulek, Croatian violinist/composer (Coriolan), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1986)
  • 1915-03-14 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, conductor, educator, and composer (McGill Chamber Orchestra), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2005)
  • 1915-05-28 Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Austrian violinist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2002)
  • 1915-06-18 Victor Legley, Belgian violinist and composer, born in Hazebrouck, Belgium (d. 1994)
  • 1915-10-07 Roman Padlewski, Polish violinist and composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1944)
  • 1916-02-28 Svend Asmussen, Danish jazz violinist, known as "The Fiddling Viking" (The Swe-Danes), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2017)
  • 1916-04-22 Yehudi Menuhin, American-British violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1917-02-01 Edward Simons, American classical violinist and conductor (Rockland Symphony, 1962-2017), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1917-05-28 Papa John Creach, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane), born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1917-07-14 Arthur Leavins, English violinist, leader of the BBC Concert Orchestra (d. 1995)
  • 1918-03-16 Howard Boatwright, American composer and violinist, born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1918-07-24 Ruggiero Ricci, American composer and violinist (Paganini), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2012)
  • 1918-08-15 Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, French violinist and composer, born in Saigon, Vietnam (d. 1994)
  • 1918-09-22 Henryk Szeryng, Zelazowa Wola Poland, violinist (Brahms Concerto)
  • 1918-11-13 Janine Andrade, French violinist, born in Besançon, France (d. 1997)
  • 1919-02-11 Israel Baker, American concert and session violinist (NBC Symphony; Paramount Studios Orchestra), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1919-03-06 Wanda Luzzato, Italian concert violinist and teacher, born in Varese, Lombardy, Italy (d. 2002)
  • 1919-08-11 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
  • 1919-11-23 Cláudio Santoro, Brazilian violinist, conductor, and composer, born in Manaus, Brazil (d. 1989)
  • 1920-01-27 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
  • 1920-07-19 Robert Mann, American composer and violinist (String Quartet 1952), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2018)
  • 1920-07-21 Isaac Stern, American-Ukrainian violinist (debut San Francisco Symphony), born in Kremenets, Ukraine, Soviet Union (d. 2001)
  • 1921-01-22 André Hodeir, French classical and jazz violinist, and composer, born in Paris (d. 2011)
  • 1921-03-14 Frank Ottersen, Norwegian jazz violinist and saxophonist (Ding, Dong, Dang), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1971)
  • 1921-03-21 Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist
  • 1921-07-04 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and orchestra leader (Ripley's Game), born in Győr, Hungary (d. 2003)
  • 1922-02-19 Fredell Lack, American concert violinist, and teacher (University of Houston, 1959-2009), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • 1922-08-25 Ivry Gitlis, Israeli classical violin virtuoso, born in Haifa, Palestine Mandate (d. 2020)
  • 1923-02-13 Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese violinist (d. 2003)
  • 1923-02-21 Zvi Zeitlin, Russian-American classical violinist and music professor (Eastman School, 1967-2012), born in in Dubroŭna, Russia (now Belarus) (d. 2012)
  • 1923-03-12 Norbert Brainin, Austrian-British violinist (Amadeus Quartet, 1947-87), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2005)
  • 1923-08-17 Anton Kersjes, Dutch violinist and conductor (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra) (d. 2004)
  • 1923-11-06 Renato Capecchi, Italian violinist and baritone, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1998)
  • 1924-04-15 Neville Marriner, English violinist (London Symphony, 1954-69), and conductor (Academy of St Martin in the Fields, 1958-2011; Minnesota Orchestra, 1979-86), born in Lincoln (d. 2016)
  • 1924-05-05 Theo Olof, German-Dutch violinist and concert master, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1924-11-14 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violinist (Lenin Prize-1952), born in Dnepropetrovsk, Russia
  • 1925-11-22 Gunther Schuller, American violinist, horn player, composer, and proponent of jazz-classical "third stream" (Visitation), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1925-12-31 Jaap Schröder, Dutch violinist, conductor, musicologist, and pedagogue ( Academy of Ancient Music), born in Amsterdam (d. 2020)
  • 1926-08-11 Johnny Van Derrick, British jazz violinist (Pink Panther Theme), born in Ealing, England (d. 1995)
  • 1926-10-06 Cyril Reuben, violinist
  • 1926-10-16 Hansheinz Schneeberger, Swiss violinist (Duo Paganini), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 2019)
  • 1926-10-31 (Moisés) "Mario" Abramovich, Argentinian tango and classical violinist (Sexteto Major, 1974-2014), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2014)
  • 1926-12-16 Josef Hadar, Israeli violinist and composer (Evening of Roses), born in Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine (now Israel) (d. 2006)
  • 1927-04-03 Pierre D'Archambeau. American concert violinist, born in Yverdon, Switzerland (d. 2014)
  • 1928-02-29 Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 2016)
  • 1928-10-11 Saulius Sondeckis, Lithuanian violinist, conductor, orchestra leader (Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, 1960-2004), born in Šiauliai, Lithuania (d. 2016)
  • 1928-12-15 Ida Haendel, Polish-British-Canadian child prodigy violinist, teacher, and author (Woman with Violin), born in Chelm, Poland (d. 2020)
  • 1929-01-11 Wanda Wilkomirska, Polish violinist, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1929-03-13 Will Eisma, Dutch composer and violinist, born in Sungailiat, Indonesia
  • 1929-04-14 Paavo Berglund, Finnish violinist and conductor (Helsinki Chamber Orchestra; Finnish RSO, 1956-72), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2012)
  • 1929-08-08 Josef Suk, Czech composer and violinist (Artist of Merit-1977), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2011)
  • 1929-10-28 John Mayer, Indian violinist and composer (Indo-Jazz Fusions), born in Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 2004) [1]
  • 1930-09-17 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist and composer, born in Chennai, India (d. 2013)
  • 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, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1931-06-10 M S Gopalakrishnan, Indian Carnatic violinist, born in Mylapore, Chennai, British India (d. 2013)
  • 1931-11-23 Oscar C. Yatco, Filipino violinist and conductor, born in Tanuan, Batangas, Philippines (d. 2014)
  • 1932-03-11 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
  • 1932-03-21 Joseph Silverstein, American violinist, concertmaster and conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1955-84), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1932-10-17 Gundaris Poné, Latvian-American violinist, composer, and educator (NYU-New Paltz, 1964-94), born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1994)
  • 1933-06-17 Christian Ferras, French violinist and conductor, born in Le Touquet, France (d. 1982)
  • 1936-05-02 Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 201 - 270 of 270

  • 1994-03-26 Jan Bor, Dutch violinist/painter, dies at 83
  • 1994-05-11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), dies at 63
  • 1994-06-03 Hub Matthijsen, violinist/bandmaster, dies at 52
  • 1994-08-13 Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, French violinist and composer, dies at 75
  • 1994-09-24 Guido Santórsola, Brazilian-Uruguayan composer and violinist, dies at 89
  • 1994-10-14 Gioconda de Vito, Italian-British violinist, dies at 87
  • 1994-12-19 Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39
  • 1995-01-04 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist and conductor (BBC Empire Orchestra), 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, Ukrainian-American violinist, dies at 91
  • 1995-05-15 Johnny Van Derrick, British jazz violinist (Pink Panther Theme), dies at 68
  • 1996-03-15 Olga Rudge, American 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 Sándor Végh, Hungarian-French violinist teacher and conductor, dies at 84
  • 1997-12-01 Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, dies at 89
  • 1998-02-24 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), dies at 91
  • 1999-02-20 Howard Boatwright, American composer and violinist, dies at 80
  • 1999-03-12 Yehudi Menuhin, American-British violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), dies at 82
  • 1999-11-13 Don "Sugarcane" Harris, American rock guitarist and electric violin pioneer (Don & Dewey; Frank Zappa), dies of pulmonary disease at 61 [1]
  • 2001-06-09 David Sheinfeld, American violinist and composer, dies at 94
  • 2001-09-22 Isaac Stern, American-Ukrainian violinist (debut San Francisco Symphony), dies at 81
  • 2002-02-28 Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (b. 1920)
  • 2002-05-06 Murray Adaskin, Canadian violinist, composer, conductor (Saskatoon Symphony), and teacher (University of Saskatchewan), dies at 96
  • 2002-09-25 Wanda Luzzato, Italian concert violinist and teacher dies at 83
  • 2003-01-04 Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese-born violinist (b. 1923)
  • 2003-09-04 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist and orchestra leader (Ripley's Game), dies at 82
  • 2003-09-04 Lola Bobesco, Romanian-born violinist (b. 1921)
  • 2004-04-26 Claude "Fiddler" Williams, American jazz violinist and guitarist (Twelve Clouds of Joy; Count Basie), dies at 96
  • 2004-06-05 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)
  • 2005-04-01 Alexander Brott, Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, conductor, educator, and composer (McGill Chamber Orchestra), dies at 90
  • 2005-04-10 Norbert Brainin, Austrian-British violinist (Amadeus Quartet, 1947-87), dies at 82
  • 2006-03-04 Jan Felderhof, Dutch violinist and composer, dies at 98
  • 2006-08-26 Josef Hadar, Israeli violinist and composer (Evening of Roses), dies at 79
  • 2007-02-24 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (b. 1932)
  • 2007-09-26 Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (b. 1913)
  • 2011-02-26 Eugene Fodor, American classical violinist (1974 Tchaikovsky Award), dies from cirrhosis at 60
  • 2011-11-01 André Hodeir, French classical and jazz violinist, and composer, dies at 90
  • 2011-12-25 Israel Baker, American concert and session violinist (NBC Symphony; Paramount Studios Orchestra), dies at 92
  • 2012-01-25 Paavo Berglund, Finnish violinist and conductor (Helsinki Chamber Orchestra; Finnish RSO, 1956-72) dies aged 82
  • 2012-05-02 Zvi Zeitlin, Russian-American classical violinist and music professor (Eastman School, 1967-2012), dies at 90
  • 2012-08-06 Ruggiero Ricci, American composer and violinist (Paganini), dies from heart failure at 94
  • 2012-10-09 Theo Olof, German-Dutch violinist and concert master, dies at 88
  • 2013-01-03 M S Gopalakrishnan, Indian Carnatic violinist, dies at 81
  • 2013-04-22 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist & composer, dies at 82
  • 2014-06-16 Pierre D'Archambeau, American concert violinist, dies at 87
  • 2014-07-01 Oscar C. Yatco, Filipino violinist and conductor, dies at 82
  • 2014-07-24 Ik-Hwan Bae, South Korean-American violinist (Bargemusic, 1982-95) and educator (Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, 1999-2014), dies of cancer at 57
  • 2014-12-01 (Moisés) "Mario" Abramovich, Argentinian tango and classical violinist (Sexteto Major, 1974-2014), dies at 88
  • 2015-05-29 Peter Cropper, British violinist (Lindsay Quartet, 1965-2005), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 2016-02-03 Saulius Sondeckis, Lithuanian violinist, conductor, orchestra leader (Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, 1960-2004), dies at 87
  • 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
  • 2017-02-07 Svend Asmussen, Danish jazz violinist, known as "The Fiddling Viking" (The Swe-Danes), dies at 100
  • 2017-06-06 Paul Zukofsky, American violinist and conductor (Cappricio), dies from non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 73
  • 2017-08-20 Fredell Lack, American concert violinist, and teacher (University of Houston, 1959-2009), dies at 95
  • 2017-08-29 Dmitri Kogan, Russian concert violinist (Five Great Violins), dies of cancer at 38
  • 2018-01-01 Robert Mann, American composer & violinist (String Quartet 1952), dies at 97
  • 2018-05-01 Wanda Wiłkomirska, Polish violinist and teacher, dies at 89
  • 2018-05-02 Herman Krebbers, Dutch violinist, dies at 94
  • 2018-06-26 Edward Simons, American classical violinist and conductor (Rockland Symphony, 1962-2017), dies at 101
  • 2018-10-05 Bobby Notkoff, American rock and blues violinist (Crazy Horse; The Rockets), dies at 80
  • 2018-10-12 Takehisa Kosugi, Japanese violinist and experimental music composer (Group Ongaku; Taj Mahal Travellers), dies at 80
  • 2018-11-20 Levine Andrade, Indian-British violinist (Arditti Quartet, 1974-90), film score composer and conductor, dies at 64
  • 2019-10-23 Hansheinz Schneeberger, Swiss violinist (Duo Paganini), dies at 93
  • 2020-01-01 Jaap Schröder, Dutch violinist, conductor, musicologist, and pedagogue ( Academy of Ancient Music), dies at 94
  • 2020-07-01 Ida Haendel, Polish-British-Canadian child prodigy violinist, teacher, and author (Woman with Violin), dies of kidney cancer at 91
  • 2020-12-04 Bassam Sabam, Lebanese violinist, oud, and nay player (New York Arabic Orchestra; Silk Road Ensemble), dies of Covid-19 complications at 62 [1]
  • 2020-12-24 Ivry Gitlis, Israeli classical violin virtuoso, dies at 98

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