1782 – He was born on the 27th day of October this year in Genoa, Italy. 1787 – Paganini first learned to play the mandolin from his father at the age of five, moved to the violin by the age of seven, and began composing before he turned eight. He gave his first public ..
1756 – Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart was born on January 27. Mozart’s father Leopold Mozart (1719–1787) was one of Europe’s leading musical teachers. 1759 – Leopold, gave Wolfgangn intensive musical training, including instruction in clavier, violin, and organ. 1761 – Mozart’s first compositions, a small Andante (K. 1a) and Allegro (K. 1b), ..
1971 – Midori Goto, is a violinist born on the 25th of October in Osaka, Japan. She is usually referred to simply as "Midori" She was first taught the violin by her mother, Setsu Goto, who discovered her daughter’s innate musicality at the age of two, when she found Midori humming a Bach theme she ..
1831 – Joseph Joachim, born on the 28th of June in Kitsee, near Bratislava and Eisenstadt, in today’s Burgenland area of Austria. He was a Hungarian violinist, conductor, composer and teacher. He is regarded as one of the most influential violinists of all time. 1833 – His family moved to Pest, where he studied violin ..
1895 – Paul Hindemith Composer, born on the 16th of November in Hanau, WC Germany. He was a German composer, violist, violinist, teacher, music theorist and conductor. 1915 – 1923 – He studied at Frankfurt, then played violin in the Rebner Quartet and the Opera Orchestra, which he often conducted. His works include operas, concertos, ..
1901 – Jascha Heifetz, born on the 2nd of February in Wilno, Poland, Russian Empire, now Vilnius, Lithuania. He was a Lithuanian-born American violin virtuoso, and is thought to be one of the greatest interpreters of the instrument. 1906 – His first professional appearance was at age five, during which he gave his first concert, ..
1908 – He was born on the 26th day of January this year in Paris, France to Italian parents. 1924 – He began playing the violin at age 12, and attended the Conservatoire de Paris studying music theory. 1928 – He continued to busk on the side until he gained fame in Paris ..
1817 – Niels Wilhelm Gade, born on the 22nd of February in Copenhagen. He was a Danish composer, conductor, violinist, organist and teacher. He is considered the most important Danish musician of his day. 1841 – He began his career as a violinist with the Royal Danish Orchestra, and saw his concert overture Efterklange af ..
1950 – Born on the 5th of March in Turkey Creek, Colorado. 1972 – He went on to win first prize in the International Paganini Competition in Italy, at the age of 22. 1974 – He achieved the highest prize awarded in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Russia. 1999 – Fodor was also awarded ..
1891 – Born on the 20th of January in Talnoye in the province of Kiev, Ukraine. 1903 – He began to play concerts in the homes of wealthy patrons of the arts. 1904 – He made his Berlin debut in Berlin, Germany. 1905 – He made his London debut in London, England. 1908 – He ..