The violinist receives award alongside conductor Valery Gergiev

Maxim Vengerov

Maxim Vengerov has been honoured with the ‘Cremona Musica Award for Performance’, at the 2018 Cremona Mondomusica Exhibition in Italy for his achievements in the field of music.

The violinist and composer received the award on 28 September along with Russian conductor Valery Gergiev, Georgian composer Giya Kancheli, Italian classical music journalist Alessandro Baricco, Guitar luthier Hermann Hauser III and Finland’s Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival.

‘This week Cremona is the centre of our music world, and it is an absolute honour to be presented with this accolade here – in the city where my ‘Kreutzer’ Stradivarius violin was created,’ Vengerov said.

Previous recipients include Ivry Gitlis, Shlomo Mintz, Alfred Brendel, Michael Nyman and Krzysztof Penderecki.