First invitation to the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: 12 September 2001
Certainly one of the best musicians in the world and often referred to as the greatest living string instrumentalist, Grammy Award-winning Maxim Vengerov also enjoys international fame as a conductor and is one of the most sought-after soloists.
Born in 1974, he began his soloist career at the age of 5, won the international Wieniawski and Carl Flesch competitions at the age of 10 and 15, and studied with Galina Tourchaninova and Zakhar Bron. He made his first recording at the age of 10, and went on to collaborate for prestigious labels such as Melodia, Teldec and EMI, winning Grammy and Gramophone Artist of the Year awards. He has recently joined the IDAGIO streaming service and will release his new recordings exclusively on this platform.
In recent seasons, Maxim Vengerov has appeared as soloist and/or conductor with all major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Chicago, Montreal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras.
He plays a 1727 ex-Kreutzer Stradivarius violin.