violinists' birthdays

May 15, 2006 at 02:51 AM · hi everyone,

I am preparing a list about birth days of the great violinists of the world and I am looking for a few. I could not find anyway. (I need them as day and month, not year)

Does anyone know birthdays of names that below ?

(many thanks for helps)

Alexander Markov, Albert Markov, Ilya Kaler, Daniel Hope, Domenico Nordio and Ilya Gringolts (İlya, if you are hereabouts, pls tell me :)

Replies (41)

May 15, 2006 at 02:52 AM · Erdem, can you share with us the ones you did find? Let's just make a big list for everyone!

May 15, 2006 at 03:10 AM · My birthday is this Thursday...I know that doesn't help...

May 15, 2006 at 04:54 AM · I'm June 4th... haha

Anne-Sophie, June 23rd

Itzhak, 8/31

Julia Fischer, June 15th

May 15, 2006 at 04:56 AM · Maxim Vengerov's is 8/20/1974

May 15, 2006 at 10:20 PM · Of course, Laurie,

that's my list : (i am adding new dates as from "Spohr" , so Larry, you may modify your list :)

(Unknowns : Alexander Markov, Ilya Kaler, Ilya Gringolts, Daniel Hope, Rachel Barton, Oleg Kagan, Ruth Waterman, Domenico Nordio, Rachel Podger ...

D. OISTRAKH 30 September

Andrew Manze 14 January

Anne-Sophie Mutter 29 June

Arthur Grumiaux 21 March

Camilla Wicks 9 August

Christian Ferras 17 June

Erica Morini 5 January

George Enescu 19 August

Gidon Kremer 27 February

Ginette Neveu 11 August

Henryk Wieniawski 10 July

Hilary Hahn 27 November

Ida Haendel 15 December

Igor Oistrakh 27 April

Isabelle Van Keulen 16 December

Ivry Gitlis 22 August

Jan Kubelik 5 July

Jascha Heifetz 2 February

Josef Suk 8 August

Joseph Joachim 28 June

Joseph Szigeti 5 September

Kim Kashkashian 31 August

Kyung-Wha Chung 26 March

Leonid Kogan 14 November

Leonidas Kavakos 20 October

Leopold Mozart 14 November

Linda Brava 26 February

Michael Rabin 02 May

Midori Goto 25 October

Nathan Milstein 31 December

Niccolò Paganini 27 October

Pablo De Sarasate 10 March

Simon Standage 8 November

Tasmin Little 13 May

Vivaldi 4 March

Yehudi Menuhin 22 April

Adolf Busch 8 August

Akiko Suwanai 7 February

Andre Rieu 1 October

Eugène Ysaÿe Auguste 16 July

Fabio Biondi 15 March

Frank P. Zimmermann 27 February

Fritz Kreisler 2 February

Gil Shaham 19 February

Henri Vieuxtemps 17 February

Henryk Szeryng 22 September

Isaac Stern 21 July

Itzhak Perlman 31 August

Jacques Thibaud 27 September

Joshua Bell 9 December

Julia Fischer 15 June

Lara St.John 15 April

Leila Josefowicz 20 October

Leopold Auer 7 June

Maud Powell 22 August

Maxim Vengerov 20 August

Miriam Fried 9 September

Mischa Elman 20 January

Nigel Kennedy 28 December

Pinchas Zukerman 16 July

Rodolphe Kreutzer 16 November

Ruggiero Ricci 24 July

Salvatore Accardo 26 September

Sándor Végh 17 May

Sarah Chang 10 December

Shlomo Mintz 30 October

Stéphane Grappelli 26 January

Vadim Repin 31 August

Vanessa-Mae 27 October

Viktoria Mullova 27 November

Vladimir Spivakov 12 September

Zino Francescatti 9 August

Louis Spohr 5 April

Corey Cerovsek 24 April

Francesco Maria Veracini 1 February

Aaron Rosand 15 March

James Ehnes 27 January (info from Kelsey Z)

Pamela Frank 20 June (info from Jesse Irons)

Erick Friedman 16 August

Szymon Goldberg 1 June

Bronislaw Huberman 19 December

Albert Markov 8 May

Gerard Poulet 12 August

Alfredo Campoli 20 October

Georg Kulenkampff 23 January

Carl Flesch 9 October

Franz von Biber 12 August

Thomas Zehetmair 23 November

May 15, 2006 at 01:36 PM · Wow Erdem, that's quite a list!

Happy almost-birthday Sandor Vegh! :)

May 15, 2006 at 01:04 PM · Here's a list of how many violinists from the previous list are born in what months:

4 Jan

8 Feb

5 March

3 April

3 May

5 June

6 July

13 August

7 September

7 October

6 November

6 December

As one can clearly see, your chances of becoming a successful violinist are greatest, by quite a margin, if you are born in the month of August! If you are born in April or May you may as well stop trying :P

Of course, I was born on the 6th of August ;)

May 15, 2006 at 02:05 PM · You forgot Jack Benny

May 15, 2006 at 02:29 PM · James Ehnes is January 27th, I believe.

May 15, 2006 at 02:25 PM · I guess you could say I was born August 85th...

Pamela Frank - June 20

May 15, 2006 at 07:23 PM · Um....I was born in May.........oh dear...

well, and so was Sandor Vegh! ;)

May 15, 2006 at 07:05 PM · Pieter Viljoen April 23rd.

Menuhin the day before me, and Cerovcek the day after. Oistrakh 4 days after... I'll take that.

May 15, 2006 at 08:34 PM · When I was studying with Linda Cerone, she mentioned that we shared the same birthday--June 7, along with Jaime Laredo, and George Szell (not a violinist, but still impressively fun!). I saw Leopold Auer has that one too.

May 15, 2006 at 10:20 PM · Oooo I share a birthday with Auer, that's neat.

May 16, 2006 at 12:55 AM · Wow, Erdem! I'm totally overwhelmed! You mind if I put it in "Violin Help" so we have it forever? :)It's a wiki, so people can keep adding to it, too.

May 16, 2006 at 12:57 AM · Anne Sophie Mutter - 29 June 1963 - Andrew made a mistake.

Jacques Thibaud - 27 Sep (not sure of the year). That's my birthday too.

May 16, 2006 at 12:58 AM · Yes, we ought to add birth years, and also, year of death for people like Paganini. And any way to alphabetize by last name? :)

May 16, 2006 at 01:01 AM · Hey, mine's today! Maybe I'm a great violinist.....

May 16, 2006 at 01:08 AM · Greetings,

May 16th is the birthday of a very great Flesch student called Isolde Menges. It`s also mine.

Cheers,

Buri

May 16, 2006 at 10:11 PM · Yes, Laurie, It would be great !

Then, I will add also the years

and (death years) and arrange it as alphabetically.

EDIT : I arranged list again and adding dates of death but unfortunately I can't sort by alphabetical :(

D. OISTRAKH 30 September 1908 24 October 1974

Ilya Gringolts 2 July 1982

Andrew Manze 14 January 1965

Anne-Sophie Mutter 29 June 1963

Arthur Grumiaux 21 March 1921 16 October 1986

Camilla Wicks 9 August 1928

Christian Ferras 17 June 1933 14 September 1982

Erica Morini 055 January 1904 01 November 1995

George Enescu 19 August 1881 04 May 1955

Gidon Kremer 27 February 1948

Ginette Neveu 11 August 1919 27 October 1949

Henryk Wieniawski 10 July 1835 12 April 1880

Hilary Hahn 27 November 1980

Ida Haendel 15 December 1928

Igor Oistrakh 27 April 1931

Isabelle Van Keulen 16 December 1966

Ivry Gitlis 22 August 1922

Jan Kubelik 5 July 1880 5 December 1940

Jascha Heifetz 2 February 1901 10 December 1987

Josef Suk 8 August 1929

Joseph Joachim 28 June 1831 15 August 1907

Joseph Szigeti 5 September 1892 19 February 1973

Kim Kashkashian 31 August 1952

Kyung-Wha Chung 26 March 1948

Leonid Kogan 14 November 1924 17 November 1982

Leonidas Kavakos 20 October 1967

Leopold Mozart 4 November 1719 28 May 1787

Linda Brava 26 February 1970

Michael Rabin 2 May 1936 19 January 1972

Midori Goto 25 October 1971

Nathan Milstein 31 December 1903 21 December 1992

Niccolò Paganini 27 October 1782 27 May 1840

Pablo De Sarasate 10 March 1844 28 September 1908

Simon Standage 8 November 1941

Tasmin Little 13 May 1965

Vivaldi 4 March 1678 28 July 1741

Yehudi Menuhin 22 April 1916 12 March 1999

Adolf Busch 8 August 1891 9 June 1952

Akiko Suwanai 7 February 1972

Andre Rieu 1 October 1949

Eugène Ysaÿe Auguste 16 July 1858 12 May 1931

Fabio Biondi 5 March 1961

Frank P. Zimmermann 27 February 1965

Fritz Kreisler 2 February 1875 29 January 1962

Gil Shaham 19 February 1971

Henri Vieuxtemps 17 February 1820 6 June 1881

Henryk Szeryng 22 September 1918 8 March 1988

Isaac Stern 21 July 1920 22 September 2001

Itzhak Perlman 31 August 1945

Jacques Thibaud 27 September 1880 1 September 1953

Joshua Bell 9 December 1967

Julia Fischer 15 June 1983

Lara St.John 15 April 1971

Leila Josefowicz 20 October 1977

Leopold Auer 7 June 1845 17 July 1930

Maud Powell 22 August 1868 8 January 1920

Maxim Vengerov 20 August 1974

Miriam Fried 9 September 1946

Mischa Elman 20 January 1891 5 April 1967

Nigel Kennedy 28 December 1956

Pinchas Zukerman 16 July 1948

Rodolphe Kreutzer 16 November 1766 6 January 1831

Ruggiero Ricci 24 July 1918

Salvatore Accardo 26 September 1941

Sándor Végh 17 May 1912 7 January 1997

Sarah Chang 10 December 1982

Shlomo Mintz 30 October 1957

Stéphane Grappelli 26 January 1908 1 December 1997

Vadim Repin 31 August 1971

Vanessa-Mae 27 October 1978

Viktoria Mullova 27 November 1959

Vladimir Spivakov 12 September 1944

Zino Francescatti 9 August 1902 17 September 1991

Louis Spohr 5 April 1784 22 October 1859

Corey Cerovsek 24 April 1972

Francesco Maria Veracini 1 February 1690 31 October 1768

Aaron Rosand 15 March 1927

James Ehnes 27 January 1976 (info from Kelsey Z)

Pamela Frank 20 June 1968 (info from Jesse Irons)

Erick Friedman 16 August 1939 30 March 2004

Szymon Goldberg 1 June 1909 19 July 1993

Bronislaw Huberman 19 December 1882 15 June 1947

Albert Markov 8 May 1933

Gerard Poulet 12 August 1938

Alfredo Campoli 20 October 1906 27 March 1991

Georg Kulenkampff 23 January 1898 5 October 1948

Carl Flesch 9 October 1873 14 November 1944

Franz von Biber 12 August 1644 3 May 1704

Thomas Zehetmair 23 November 1961

May 16, 2006 at 11:03 AM · Erdem,

July 2. Impressive.

IG

May 16, 2006 at 12:40 PM · I knew that Heifetz and Kreisler had the same birthday. And my grandma too - not that she played the violin.

May 16, 2006 at 07:55 PM · Thanks so much, Ilya,

Yours is precious piece in my collection :)

May 16, 2006 at 08:36 PM ·

May 16, 2006 at 08:13 PM · Ilya's born two days before me. Ekk! *shiver*

:P

May 16, 2006 at 08:15 PM · Laurie,

don't you think it's a better idea to put the dates chronologically?

May 16, 2006 at 08:42 PM · whoa...I just realized that Paganini died on May 27...and the day after is my older sister's birthday!!! AHHH!! i want their birthdays...=(

May 17, 2006 at 03:20 PM · Josef Hassid : 28 dec

Vasa Prihoda : 22 august

I cannot find for these two violinsts...

Toscha Seidel ?

Philippe Hirshhorn ?

May 17, 2006 at 04:52 PM · Rob Schnautz, the great unorthodox violinist, is [REMOVED BY USER - SENSITIVE INFORMATION]

May 18, 2006 at 10:43 PM · How about Carl Guhr (October 30th 1787)? He was a friend and fellow musician of Paganini. The two of them often played concerts together.

Also Joseph Gingold and H.W. Ernst?

(I don't have dates for them)

-Kelsey W.

May 19, 2006 at 12:13 AM · Well, he's not exactly a great violinist, but S. Suzuki was born on Oct. 18, I do believe. (And I do believe this because it's my birthday...as well as Wynton Marsalis'! It's a good day. :D )

May 20, 2006 at 08:28 PM · FLASH, FLASH !!!

I found Markov and Kaler's dates.

And this time, with "Horoscope"

Alphabetical, include years...

(sorry for filling this topic with lists, you can delete previous lists. And Laurie, may I add it to "Violin Help" ?

Aaron Rosand 15 March 1927 PISCES

Adolf Busch 08 August 1891 09 June 1952 LEO

Akiko Suwanai 07 February 1972 AQUARIUS

Albert Markov 08 May 1933 TAURUS

Alexander Markov 24 January 1963 AQUARIUS

Alfredo Campoli 20 October 1906 27 March 1991 LIBRA

Andre Rieu 01 October 1949 LIBRA

Andrew Manze 14 January 1965 CAPRICORN

Anne-Sophie Mutter 29 June 1963 CANCER

Arthur Grumiaux 21 March 1921 16 October 1986 ARIES

Bronislaw Huberman 19 December 1882 15 June 1947 SAGITTARIUS

Camilla Wicks 09 August 1928 LEO

Carl Flesch 09 October 1873 14 November 1944 LIBRA

Carl Guhr 30 October 1787 (?) 1848 SCORPIO

Christian Ferras 17 June 1933 14 September 1982 GEMINI

Corey Cerovsek 24 April 1972 TAURUS

David Oistrakh 30 September 1908 24 October 1974 LIBRA

Erica Morini 05 January 1904 01 November 1995 CAPRICORN

Erick Friedman 16 August 1939 30 March 2004 LEO

Eugène Ysaÿe Auguste 16 July 1858 12 May 1931 CANCER

Fabio Biondi 05 March 1961 PISCES

Ferdinand David 20 January 1810 19 July 1871 AQUARIUS

Francesco Maria Veracini 01 February 1690 31 October 1768 AQUARIUS

Frank P. Zimmermann 27 February 1965 PISCES

Franz von Biber 12 August 1644 03 May 1704 LEO

Fritz Kreisler 02 February 1875 29 January 1962 AQUARIUS

Georg Kulenkampff 23 January 1898 05 October 1948 AQUARIUS

George Enescu 19 August 1881 04 May 1955 LEO

Gerard Poulet 12 August 1938 LEO

Gidon Kremer 27 February 1947 PISCES (thanks mattias)

Gil Shaham 19 February 1971 PISCES

Ginette Neveu 11 August 1919 27 October 1949 LEO

Gottfried von der Goltz 01 January 1964 CAPRICORN

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst 06 May 1814 08 October 1865 TAURUS

Henri Vieuxtemps 17 February 1820 06 June 1881 AQUARIUS

Henryk Szeryng 22 September 1918 08 March 1988 VIRGO

Henryk Wieniawski 10 July 1835 12 April 1880 CANCER

Hilary Hahn 27 November 1980 SAGITTARIUS

Ida Haendel 15 December 1928 SAGITTARIUS

Igor Oistrakh 27 April 1931 TAURUS

Ilya Kaler 02 June 1963 GEMINI

Isaac Stern 21 July 1920 22 September 2001 CANCER

Isabelle Van Keulen 16 December 1966 SAGITTARIUS

Itzhak Perlman 31 August 1945 VIRGO

Ivry Gitlis 22 August 1922 LEO

Jacques Thibaud 27 September 1880 01 September 1953 LIBRA

James Ehnes 27 January 1976 AQUARIUS

Jan Kubelik 05 July 1880 05 December 1940 CANCER

Jascha Heifetz 02 February 1901 10 December 1987 AQUARIUS

Jean-Luc Ponty 29 September 1942 LIBRA

Jean-Marie Leclair 10 May 1697 22 October 1764 TAURUS

Jesús de Monasterio y Agüeros 21 March 1836 28 September 1903 ARIES

Josef Hassid 28 December 1923 07 November 1950 CAPRICORN

Josef Suk 08 August 1929 LEO

Joseph Gingold 28 October 1909 11 January 1995 SCORPIO

Joseph Joachim 28 June 1831 15 August 1907 CANCER

Joseph Szigeti 05 September 1892 19 February 1973 VIRGO

Joshua Bell 09 December 1967 SAGITTARIUS

Julia Fischer 15 June 1983 GEMINI

Kim Kashkashian 31 August 1952 VIRGO

Kyung-Wha Chung 26 March 1948 ARIES

Lara St.John 15 April 1971 ARIES

Leila Josefowicz 20 October 1977 SCORPIO

Leonid Kogan 14 November 1924 17 November 1982 SCORPIO

Leonidas Kavakos 20 October 1967 LIBRA

Leopold Auer 07 June 1845 17 July 1930 GEMINI

Leopold Mozart 14 November 1719 28 May 1787 SCORPIO

Linda Brava 26 February 1970 PISCES

Louis Spohr 05 April 1784 22 October 1859 ARIES

Lucas David 05 January 1934 CAPRICORN

Maud Powell 22 August 1868 08 January 1920 LEO

Maxim Vengerov 20 August 1974 LEO

Michael Rabin 02 May 1936 19 January 1972 TAURUS

Midori Goto 25 October 1971 SCORPIO

Miriam Fried 09 September 1946 VIRGO

Mischa Elman 20 January 1891 05 April 1967 AQUARIUS

Nathan Milstein 31 December 1903 21 December 1992 CAPRICORN

Niccolò Paganini 27 October 1782 27 May 1840 SCORPIO

Nigel Kennedy 28 December 1956 CAPRICORN

Pablo De Sarasate 10 March 1844 28 September 1908 PISCES

Pamela Frank 20 June 1968 GEMINI

Pinchas Zukerman 16 July 1948 CANCER

Pugnani 27 November 1731 15 July 1798 SAGITTARIUS

Rodolphe Kreutzer 16 November 1766 06 January 1831 SCORPIO

Ruggiero Ricci 24 July 1918 LEO

Salvatore Accardo 26 September 1941 LIBRA

Sándor Végh 17 May 1912 07 January 1997 TAURUS

Sarah Chang 10 December 1982 SAGITTARIUS

Shinichi Suzuki 17 October 1898 26 January 1998 LIBRA

Shlomo Mintz 30 October 1957 SCORPIO

Simon Standage 08 November SCORPIO

Stéphane Grappelli 26 January 1908 01 December 1997 AQUARIUS

Szymon Goldberg 01 June 1909 19 July 1993 GEMINI

Tasmin Little 13 May 1965 TAURUS

Thomas Zehetmair 23 November 1961 SAGITTARIUS

Toscha Seidel 17 November 1899 15 November 1962 SCORPIO

Vadim Repin 31 August 1971 VIRGO

Vanessa-Mae 27 October 1978 SCORPIO

Vasa Prihoda 22 August 1900 27 July 1960 LEO

Viktoria Mullova 27 November 1959 SAGITTARIUS

Viotti 12 May 1755 03 March 1824 TAURUS

Vivaldi 04 March 1678 28 July 1741 PISCES

Vladimir Spivakov 12 September 1944 VIRGO

Yehudi Menuhin 22 April 1916 12 March 1999 TAURUS

Zino Francescatti 09 August 1902 17 September 1991 LEO

May 20, 2006 at 03:13 PM · Some important you've missed:

Alfredo D'Ambrosio B. 13/6 1871 d 31/12 1914

Pierre Amoyal 22/6 1949

Jelly d'Arányi b 30/5 1893 d 30/3 1966

Irvine Arditti 8/2 1953

Svend Asmussen 28/2 1916

Tor Aulin b 10/9 1866 d 1/3 1914

Antonio Bazzini 11/3 1818

I can add more later if you wish.

Corrections,

Linda Brava's name is Linda LAMPENIUS.

Kim Kashkashian plays the Viola, not the violin :)

Gidon Kremer is born in 1947, not 1948

Franz von Vecsey b 23/3 1893 d 6/4 1935

May 20, 2006 at 08:30 PM · you right, mattias

but Kim Kashkashian is my special guest on the list :)

thanks for corrections

May 21, 2006 at 12:20 AM · Ha - I share a birthday with Zukerman and Ysaye.

And GINGER ROGERS!

(She was famous for doing everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels)

May 21, 2006 at 05:56 AM · Yikes, I had no idea that Vengerov and Ehnes are both younger than I am. As if I didn't feel old and "past my prime" as a violinist already...

January 14, 2012 at 02:02 PM · Hello, I have a correction to make:

Leonidas Kavakos 30 October 1967 SCORPIO

I'm Greek, and apart from Wikipedia I've checked many Greek articles, so this is definitely correct. Thank you for taking notice :)

October 27, 2014 at 10:00 PM · Eugene Fodor: March 5th

Ossy Renardy: April 26

Ricardo Odnoposoff: February 24

October 27, 2014 at 10:20 PM · Perhaps most remarkably, both Kreisler and Heifetz were born on February 2! (K in 1875 and H in 1901). And they both greatly admired one another.

A much earlier post said the the majority of violinists were born in August - as was I! More specifically, I was born August 4, a day I share with Obama, Queen Elizabeth's mother, Louis Armstrong, baseball great, Roger Clemmens, actor, Billy-Bob Thorton - and most importantly, my own Mom!

PS I'ts not too late for belated presents!

October 28, 2014 at 02:51 AM · Joseph Szigeti was born 5th September, 1892. I share his birthday and was honoured to be invited to his 80th in the Chateau de Chillon in Switzerland. Unfortunately, it was his last. Alfredo Campoli, with whom I had lessons, was born 20th October, 1906

October 28, 2014 at 09:48 PM · Philippe Hirshhorn 11 June 1946


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