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Bogdan Zvoristeanu

Principal Concertmaster

Bogdan Zvoristeanu
© Enrique Pardo

Born in Bucharest, Bogdan Zvoristeanu performs in recitals, as soloist and chamber musician as well as in 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 and Gilbert Varga.

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

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 Geneva International Competition with the 2nd prize (the first prize was not awarded).

In 1996, Bogdan Zvoristeanu won the audition for Concertino at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia in Santiago de Compostela, and in 1997 became Konzertmeister for the Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra in Germany. In 1999 he began teaching violin and chamber music at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Blonay, Switzerland. Since 2002, he has been appointed concertmaster of the OSR. He also gives masterclasses in Germany, Spain, Switzerland, South Korea and Romania.

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

OSR Live

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Jonathan Nott

Le Sacre du Printemps

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Symphonie N°9

Recorded on 30 July 2020 at Victoria Hall, Geneva