The former pupil of David Oistrakh and concertmaster at the Bolshoi Theatre passed away 21 October aged 96


Virtuoso violinist Daniel Shindarov died on 21 October. He was 96.

Born in Odessa, Shindarov began his violin studies with renowned violin pedagogue Piotr Stolyarsky, who counted amongst his star pupils Boris Goldstein, Mikhail Goldstein, Nathan Milstein and David Oistrakh. Shindarov continued his musical studies with David Oistrakh and earned a masters degree at Moscow Conservatory in 1951.

Shortly after, he became concertmaster of the Bolshoi Theatre of Opera and Ballet, until he left the USSR in 1975, emigrating to the US. He served as concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, as well as performing with the Master Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Symphony Orchestra, complementing his orchestral work with solo engagements and film score recordings.

Read: Remembering the great violinist David Oistrakh

Watch: David Oistrakh and Sviatoslav Richter perform Beethoven Violin Sonata no.3