Maxim Vengerov opens the new Shanghai Symphony Hall & SSO 14/15 Season

SSOThe beginning of September sees Maxim Vengerov performing in Shanghai for two prestigious concerts:

06.09.14 The Shanghai Symphony Hall Inauguration Concert 135th Anniversary of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

08.09.14 Opening Concert of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO)


The first, an inaugural concert for the opening of the Shanghai Symphony Hall – a brand new, 1,200-seat symphony hall, will feature Maxim Vengerov performing The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto, a modern Chinese work composed by Chen Gang & He Zhanhao in 1959. The concert will also feature pianist Lang Lang, mezzo-soprano Ildiko Komlosi, and the SSO conducted by Maestro Long Yu.

The latter concert, which is the SSO’s season opener will see Maxim Vengerov performing the Brahms Violin Concerto.

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Maxim Vengerov completes mini tour in Brazil

MV in BrazilThe end of August saw Maxim Vengerov in Brazil completing a mini tour with pianist Vag Papian. Comprised of two concerts and a master class, the tour saw Maxim perform at the Teatro Municipal of Sao Paulo (24.08) and Rio de Janeiro (01.09), the latter of which was a benefit concert also featuring the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira.

The master class took place in Sao Paulo with children from the Orquestra Maré do Amanha, and was filmed by Globo.TV. A snapshot of the master class can be found here.

Maxim Vengerov – Happy 40th Birthday!

maxim-frontAs Maxim Vengerov turns 40, Classic FM present a special radio broadcast to mark the occasion:

The Full Works Concert” 8pm GMT,  Wednesday 20th August 2014

The show will feature an exclusive pre-released recording – hot out of the studio and not fully edited yet, of Maxim Vengerov & the Oxford Philomusica performing the Brahms Violin Concerto, to be released on Mr Vengerov’s record label VMV (Vengerov Music Vision) next year, as well as his other recordings and those of his friends and colleagues.

Tonight Maxim Vengerov will be marking this milestone with a birthday concert at the LUNA classics festival in Nyon, Switzerland. He will perform, alongside Vag Papian, a ‘serious’ first half :

– Cesar Franck Sonata in A major for Violin & Piano
– Prokofiev Sonata No.1 in F minor for Violin & Piano

followed by a ‘virtuoso firework display’ in the second half!


Maxim Vengerov celebrates his 40th birthday at LUNA classics

10574303_10152109530537134_8231187420806292338_nOn the 20th of this month, Maxim Vengerov will celebrate his 40th birthday by giving a recital at the fantastic LUNA venue as part of the LUNA classics festival, Nyon. He will perform, accompanied by Vag Papian, a ‘serious’ first half – Franck’s Sonata in A major for Violin & Piano and Prokofiev’s Sonata No.1 in F minor for Violin & Piano, followed by a ‘virtuoso firework display’ in the second half. More info can be found here.

Maxim Vengerov in concert at the Rencontre Musicales de Champéry festival

Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 12.40.09 PMAfter a successful IMMA (International Menuhin Music Academy) summer residence in Tuscany participating as musical ambassador and professor, Maxim Vengerov travelled to Champéry, Switzerland to give more master classes and tuition to IMMA students. As part of this second short summer residential Maxim Vengerov will lead and direct the Menuhin academy soloists as part of the Rencontre Musicales de Champéry and Fête Nationale festivals. The concert will take place at the Temple de Champéry and feature works by Wieniawski, Tchaikovsky, Ysaÿe, Saint-Saëns, de Sarasate and Shostakovich. For more information please click here.