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Bogdan Zvoristeanu

first violin | principal concertmaster

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Bogdan Zvoristeanu
© Niels Ackermann / Lundi13

Born in Bucharest, Bogdan Zvoristeanu performs as a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician the the guest of numerous festivals in Japan, China, South Korea, Canada, South America and Europe. He has collaborated with great musicians such as Alberto Lysy, Charles Dutoit, Brigitte Meyer, Liviu Prunaru, José Gallardo, Ettore Causa and has performed as a soloist under conductors such as Yehudi Menuhin, Andrey Boreyko, Pinchas Steinberg, Marek Janowski, Jin Wang, Fabio Luisi, Gilbert Varga and Neeme Järvi.

Introduced to the violin by his father, Bogdan Zvoristeanu studied at the Bucharest Music Academy with Stefan Gheorghiu, then at the prestigious International Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad/Blonay with Alberto Lysy.

He is the winner of numerous international competitions such as Tibor Varga in Sion, George Enescu in Bucharest, Pierre Lantier in Paris and Leopold Mozart in Augsburg. He also won the Concours International de Genève with the second prize (the first prize having not been awarded).

In 1996, Bogdan Zvoristeanu won the Concertino audition at the Real Philarmonia in Santiago de Compostela (Spain), and in 1997 he became Konzertmeister at the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester in Pforzheim (Germany). In 1999 he began teaching violin and chamber music at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Blonay and in 2002 he was appointed concertmaster of the OSR. He also gives masterclasses in Germany, Spain, Switzerland, South Korea and Romania.

Many of his concerts and recitals have been recorded and broadcast by Radio România Cultural, Radio Télévision Suisse, the BBC and NRK as well as other radio stations.

Bogdan Zvoristean recorded the complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin by J. S. Bach in 2008 for Dinemec Classic, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the International Menuhin Music Academy.

In 2012 he recorded the string octets of Johan Severin Svendsen and Max Bruch for Claves Records with the radiant ensemble Tharice Virtuosi. A double CD was released in 2020 including Mendelssohn's Octet and several pieces from the romantic repertoire.

Together with the internationally renowned guitarist Alessio Nebiolo, Bogdan created the Duo Dansio with whom he released a first CD entitled La Danza on Flippermusic. Their second CD entitled Virtuosi Romantici was released by SMC Recordings in 2021.

Bogdan Zvoristeanu plays on a Nicolo Gagliano violin dated 1761 and kindly lent by the Tharice Foundation.

OSR Live

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Jonathan Nott | Sergey Khachatryan

Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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Symphonie N°9

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva