Three years after putting away his violin to focus on conducting, Maxim Vengerov is returning to the recital platform as a soloist. The 36-year-old will play Brahms's three Violin Sonatas with pianist Vag Papian at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels on 2 May. In an interview with Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Vengerov said he plans to tour the Brahms sonatas, and is also planning a big international tour of Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade and other Russian classics, in which he will combine conducting with playing solo violin.