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Maxim Vengerov has embarked on a project to record Mozart's complete works for violin and orchestra over a two year period for EMI Classics. Featuring the Violin Concertos Nos. 2 and 4, as well as the Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola with Lawrence Power as viola soloist, Vengerov directs the UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra from the violin. The intimacy Vengerov achieves with the orchestra is the result of intensive work with the young musicians over an 18-month period filled with week-long masterclasses, rehearsals and workshops held in Israel and Switzerland. In conducting the orchestra from the violin, Vengerov continues the tradition of great violinists such as Itzhak Perlman, whose own recordings of these works can be found in the EMI catalogue.
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Maxim Vengerov joins CLASSIC fM as first solo 'Artist in Residence'
Maxim Vengerov is joining Classic FM as the first solo Artist in Residence in a year-long partnership. The world-renowned violinist and conductor will keep the post throughout 2020. Throughout the year, Classic FM will broadcast exclusive recordings from Vengerov – one of the world's greatest living violinists – including concertos by Brahms and Tchaikovsky. The appointment comes ahead o...
Speaking at the Royal College of Music, Maxim Vengerov tells CLASSIC fM that 'music education empowers kids'
Speaking at the Royal College of Music, Maxim Vengerov told Classic FM: "Music education empowers kids with two very important things – they are being creative by playing instruments and they are concentrating which will, one way or another, affect their further studies. "But what music offers us is a great connection, when we connect our body with the spiritual self. From that point of view, I thi...
Maxim Vengerov awarded conducting diploma from Ippolitov-Ivanov Institute / The Violin Channel
Violinist and conductor Maxim Vengerov has been awarded his graduation diploma in conducting from the Ippolitov-Ivanov Musical Pedagogical Institute. It has been announced this week that acclaimed Russian-born violin virtuoso and conductor Maxim Vengerov has been awarded his graduation diploma in conducting from the Ippolitov-Ivanov Musical Pedagogical Institute, in Moscow. The 43-year-old commenced the ...
Maxim Vengerov with Wurth Philharmonic, set for Sunday Classics at Usher Hall / The Scotsman
‘You won't believe me, but in June I'm graduating…" Maxim Vengerov might be one of the world's most famous names in classical music, renowned worldwide for his violin virtuosity and his muscular musical personality. But he's also been back to school. For several years, in fact. School, in this case, being Moscow's Ippolitov-Ivanov Institute, whose opera-conducting course he's about to comple...
Menuhin jury member - Maxim Vengerov, teaches masterclass with violinist competitors / theStrad
Universally hailed as one of the world's finest musicians, and often referred to as the greatest living string player in the world today, Grammy award winner Maxim Vengerov also enjoys international acclaim as a conductor and is one of the most in-demand soloists in all of classical music. Born in 1974, he began his career as a solo violinist at the age of 5, won the Wieniawski and Carl Flesch in...
Bucharest's George Enescu festival underway / REUTERS
The biennial George Enescu festival, in Bucharest, Romania kicked off on September 2. For three weeks in September, Bucharest forgets some of Europe's worst traffic jams and its crumbling infrastructure as locals and visitors alike pack concert halls and flock to outdoor performances. As one of Europe's biggest classical music festivals, held in Romania's capital city Bucharest, the festival will in...
President Serzh Sargsyan receives Maxim Vengerov ahead of - International Festival / Public Radio of Armenia
President Serzh Sargsyan received today world-famous violinist, laureate of many prestigious awards Maxim Vengerov who is in Armenia to joint the gala concert of "Armenia" first international contest-festival due on July 4-12 in Yerevan, hosted by the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia and the European Cultural Support Foundation. Welcoming the famous cultural figure in Armenia, President Sargsyan not...
Maxim Vengerov leads MSO as soloist and conductor in opening gala / The Age
A bit late in the day for a season opening; by my count, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra had played about eight events before Tuesday night's gala with Maxim Vengerov. Still, this occasion brought the players to a fine performance pitch and patrons got double service because the Russian master-violinist took on two roles: as soloist in the Tchaikovsky D Major Concerto, and as conductor of Rim...
Maxim Vengerov & SSO bring an expressive approach to - Brahms Violin Concerto in D / The Sydney Morning Herald review
The Sydney Symphony brought one of the world's great violinists, Maxim Vengerov, to town for Brahms Violin Concerto in D, a work which in its own day was emblematic of purely musical thought untarnished by popularism, political appropriation or cultural relativism. Vengerov's performance was in the great 20th century Russian tradition where strength of tone projection and a characteristic express...
Maxim Vengerov & SSO brilliantly interpret Brahms Violin Concerto / The Australian review
Maxim Vengerov is one of the greatest violin virtuosos of our time. Having missed the Russian musician's Australian tour with Musica Viva in 2015, I was keen to hear him on this return visit. His performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra exceeded all expectations. As with Anne-Sophie Mutter, his artistry was so complete that one was left awestruck. Unlike his ...
Maxim Vengerov rehearses Sibelius Violin Concerto with Orchestre de Paris / The Strad
Maxim Vengerov rehearses the original 1904 version of Sibelius's Violin Concerto with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Christoph Eschenbach for concerts taking place on 5 and 6 October 2016. Universally hailed as one of the world's finest musicians, and often referred to as the greatest living string player in the world today, Grammy award winner Maxim Vengerov also enjoys international ...
Maxim Vengerov has advice for you / CLASSIC fm
Maxim Vengerov is one of the world's very best violinists. Ahead of his performance at this month's Classic FM Live, we asked him to share his top tip for getting the most out of practice and the piece of advice he'd give to all aspiring musicians. Vengerov is one of today's great virtuosos – known for wrestling with the warhorse concertos of the classical world, from Tchaikovsky to Brahms. Ahead o...
Maxim Vengerov appointed visiting professor at London's Royal College of Music / The Strad
London's Royal College of Music has appointed Maxim Vengerov as Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin. The virtuoso performer and conductor will visit the RCM at least three times a year in the newly created role, supported by the Polonsky Foundation, working with students through regular masterclasses and individual tuition. ‘I am thrilled to be joining the Royal College of Music and very much...
Paris mezzo Festival features Maxim Vengerov at Salle Gaveau
Universally hailed as one of the world's finest musicians, and often referred to as the greatest living string player in the world today, Grammy award winner Maxim Vengerov has performed sold out concerts with the world's most eminent orchestras and conductors and has given solo recitals in every major city in the world. Steeped in the celebrated Russian tradition of music making, Vengerov enjoys interna...
Maxim Vengerov plays the Barbican with quiet respect / theartsdesk review
In 2007 Maxim Vengerov had to withdraw completely from violin playing, and stayed away for four years. He had suffered the after effects of a weight-lifting injury to his shoulder, and needed surgery. But he also described at the time that he felt he needed to re-learn the instrument. If people – like the writer of last night's programme introduction – now refer casually to his "effortles...
Maxim Vengerov plays Sydney Opera House / Sydney Morning Herald review
In 1945 the Romanian-born Jewish immigrant Richard Goldner founded Sydney Musica Viva to promote chamber music in his adoptive home. Seventy years later, it has morphed into the largest chamber music presenter in the world. Its contribution to the cultural life of this country - to young and old, in cities and throughout regional Australia - is immense, and deserves celebration. So celebrate they did las...
Maxim Vengerov tells CLASSIC fm that 'Playing an instrument should never become routine'
Universally hailed as one of the world's finest musicians, and often referred to as the greatest living string player in the world today, Grammy award winner Maxim Vengerov has performed sold out concerts with the world's most eminent orchestras and conductors and has given solo recitals in every major city in the world. Steeped in the celebrated Russian tradition of music making, Maxim V...
Max Vengerov brings his festival to Israel
"Israel is dear to my heart," says internationally acclaimed violinist and conductor Maxim Vengerov in a phone interview from Switzerland. "Several members of my family live there, and we own a home in Migdal near Lake Kinneret. I like Israeli audiences a lot - they are well educated, attentive and responsive, with many Russian immigrants among them. It's a pity that I don't appear in Israel enou...
Maxim Vengerov plays Bridgewater Hall / Manchester Evening News review
Maxim Vengerov's agents may have to add to his label of ‘world's greatest violinist' the subtitle ‘and one of its best conductors', if Thursday's showing at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall is anything to go by. He's not been doing the stick-waving thing for very long (compared with violin playing, which he started at about two-and-a-half), but he's definitely got the knack. He says...
Maxim Vengerov directs the UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra from the violin on new release of: Mozart Violin Concertos
Maxim Vengerov has embarked on a project to record Mozart's complete works for violin and orchestra over a two year period for EMI Classics. The first CD, released in the U.S. on April 3rd 2007, features the Violin Concertos Nos. 2 and 4, as well as the Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola with Lawrence Power as viola soloist. Vengerov directs the UBS Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestr...