Nikolaj Znaider, violin

Nikolaj Znaider violin
  • Nikolaj Znaider violin

    Program:
    Dvorak: Terzetto for 2 Violins and Cello, Op.74
    Kodály: Sonata for Violin and Cello, Op.8
    Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence String Sextet, Op.70

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Nikolaj Znaider Biography

Nikolaj Znaider performs at the highest level as both conductor and virtuoso violin soloist with the world’s most-distinguished orchestras. He has been Principal Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky Orchestra Saint Petersburg since 2010, and was previously Principal Guest Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

Following a triumphant return to the BBC Proms with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann, 2016/17 season sees Znaider embark on a new project, recording all of the Mozart violin concertos, directed from the violin with the London Symphony. He has a particularly strong relationship with the LSO; an orchestra he conducts and performs as soloist with every season.

Both as conductor and as soloist, Znaider is interested in deepening his connections with key orchestras where he feels a special bond, working regularly with orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Dresden, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, Detroit Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Washington National Symphony, and Munich Philharmonic orchestras.

Znaider’s extensive discography includes the Nielsen Concerto with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic, Elgar Concerto in B minor with the late Sir Colin Davis and the Staatskapelle Dresden, award-winning recordings of the Brahms and Korngold concertos with Valery Gergiev and the Vienna Philharmonic, the Beethoven and Mendelssohn concertos with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic, the Prokofiev Concerto No. 2 and Glazunov Concerto with Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony, and the Mendelssohn Concerto on DVD with Riccardo Chailly and the Gewanghaus Orchestra. Znaider has also recorded the complete works of Brahms for violin and piano with Yefim Bronfman.

He is passionate about supporting the next generation of musical talent and spent ten years as Founder and Artistic Director of the annual Nordic Music Academy summer school.

Nikolaj Znaider plays the “Kreisler” Guarnerius “del Gesu” 1741 on extended loan to him by The Royal Danish Theater through the generosity of the VELUX Foundation and the Knud Højgaard Foundation.

  • InterHarmony is elated to announce that Nikolaj Znaider, one of the most sought-after and most accomplished violinists, will be joining the Outstanding Guest Artist Series at the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival (SRIMF) this summer. Znaider will be performing in a Déjà Vu Chamber Music Concert that includes his former teacher violinist, Boris Kuschnir, and cellist Misha Quint. The program includes Dvorak’s Terzetto for 2 violins and cello, Op.74 the Kodaly Duo, Op.7 and culminates in Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence String Sextet, Op.70. Then, students will have a rare opportunity to be part of Nikolaj Znaider’s violin master class.

    Following a triumphant return to the BBC Proms with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann, 2016/17 season sees Znaider embark on a new project, recording all of the Mozart violin concertos, directed from the violin with the London Symphony. He has a particularly strong relationship with the LSO; an orchestra he conducts and performs as soloist with every season. Both as conductor and as soloist, Znaider is interested in deepening his connections with key orchestras where he feels a special bond, working regularly with orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Dresden, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, Detroit Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Washington National Symphony, and Munich Philharmonic orchestras.

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