Violinists

  • Pinchas zukerman
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    Pinchas Zukerman

    Performing on both violin and viola, Pinchas Zukerman was part of a circle of prodigious young musicians including Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Itzhak Perlman and Jacqueline du Pré. Born in Israel in 1948 to parents who had moved to Tel Aviv from Poland after surviving concentration camps, ...

  • Nikolaj znaider
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    Nikolaj Znaider

    Soloist, conductor and chamber musician, Nikolaj Znaider studied with the Russian pedagogue Boris Kuschnir and, in 1997, won one of the most highly respected violin prizes: the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels. He now performs regularly with the world's leading orchestras and was invited by Valery Gergiev ...

  • Viktoria mullova
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    Viktoria Mullova

    Viktoria Mullova was born in Zhukovsky, near Moscow, in Soviet Russia. She studied at the Central Music School of Moscow and the Moscow Conservatory and forged an international reputation after winning first prize at the 1980 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki and the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky ...

  • Nathan milstein
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    Nathan Milstein

    Celebrated for his technical ease, aristocratic poise, mellifluous bowing and tonal perfection, Nathan Milstein sustained a professional career at the highest level into his early 80s. Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Milstein began his musical education with the two famous instructors, Pyotry Stoliarsky and Leopold Auer. The 1917 ...

  • Yehudi menuhin
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    Yehudi Menuhin

    Yehudi Menuhin is widely regarded as one of the leading violin virtuosos of the twentieth century. Born into a Belarussian-Jewish family in New York, Menuhin studied in Paris under the Romanian violinst Georges Enesco, with whom he developed a life-long relationship. He began touring as a teenager ...

  • Sergey khachatryan
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    Sergey Khachatryan

    Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Sergey Khachatryan moved to Germany at the age of eight, giving his first public concert a year later in the Kurhaus, Wiesbaden. He went on to win First Prize at the VIII International Jean Sibelius Competition in Helsinki in 2000, becoming the youngest ...

  • Leonidas kavakos
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    Leonidas Kavakos

    Born into a musical family in Athens, Leonidas Kavakos began playing the violin at the age of five, later enrolling in the Hellenic Conservatory where he studied with Stelios Kafantaris. The winner of several international violin competitions, including the Sibelius, Paganini and Indianopolis, he has performed with ...

  • Leila josefowicz
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    Leila Josefowicz

    Born in Canada to a Polish father and an English mother, Leila Josefowicz moved to California as a young child and enrolled in a Suzuki violin class. At the age of eight she was taken on by California's leading teacher, Robert Lipsett, at the Colburn School of ...

  • Janine jansen
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    Janine Jansen

    One of today's brightest stars, Dutch violinist Janine Jansen began performing aged six and went on to study with Coosje Wijzenbeek, Philipp Hirshhorn and Boris Belkin. She made her Concertgebouw debut in 1997 and was named a BBC New Generation Artist in 2002, making her London debut ...

  • Itzhak perlman
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    Itzhak Perlman

    Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue Itzhak Perlman completed his initial training at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. After arriving in New York he was launched into the international arena with an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. Following his studies at the Juilliard ...