Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider: parallel careers

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Autumn 2020 was scheduled to be a big one for violinist and conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, with the start of his first music directorship in France and his conducting debut at the Royal Danish Opera. Did it go to plan? Very nearly, he tells Andrew Mellor

It’s a sad fact that many musicians had a less than busy September. But Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider was not one of them. ‘I had more than a dozen performances in four weeks,’ says the Dane who made his name as a commanding violinist with a touch of old-school greatness. In none of those performances was he wielding his violin…

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