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Maxim Vengerov continues Artist Residency with Oxford Philharmonic

mv-performing-woxford-philharmonic-c-brendon-fraser-smallNext Thursday Maxim Vengerov continues his artist residency with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance at the Sheldonian Theatre Oxford, U.K.

Together they will perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto AND the world premiere of Eugene Birman’s Violin Concerto!

For more info please click here.

Vengerov: Chairman of Jury @ Intl Wieniawski Competition

538E0419 small copyOver the following 2 weeks Maxim Vengerov will be acting as Chairman of the Jury at the International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition, in Poznan Poland.

The competition was officially opened on the 8th October with a concert featuring the first prize winner of the 14th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition (2011) and will finish on the 23rd October with a Prize Giving Ceremony Gala Concert.

More information can be found here.

Maxim Vengerov performs at farewell concert for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

ctywnk-wyaau_ezSunday night saw Maxim Vengerov perform in a special farewell concert dedicated to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, alongside the UN Orchestra. The concert took place at Victoria Hall Geneva, “in the presence of former Secretary General Kofi Annan, Swiss political dignitaries from the federal, cantonal and city levels, as well as from the Fondation pour Genève“.1 

Maestro Antoine Marguier – the conductor for the evening’s concert, led the orchestra in an all-Tchaikovsky programme, which included “a masterful interpretation of the violin concerto by Maxim Vengerov”.2

To see more photos of the evening’s events visit our coverage story on Facebook.

 

ClassicFM video interview with Maxim Vengerov: How to get the most out of your practice & more…

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Prior to his appearance at ClassicFM Live, ClassicFM asked #MaximVengerov to share his top tips for getting the most out of your practice sessions and the piece of advice he’d give to all aspiring musicians…Click here to see Maxim’s answers during this video interview!

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Maxim Vengerov Joins the Royal College of Music

538E0419 small copyWe are delight to announce that as of September 2016 Maxim Vengerov will join the Royal College of Music as Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin. Maxim will visit the RCM at least three times a year, working with students through regular masterclasses and individual tuition.

Maxim said: ‘I am thrilled to be joining the Royal College of Music as Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin and very much look forward to working with the RCM’s talented students. Encouraging new generations of musicians is one my greatest passions and I am very pleased to be able to help shape the future careers of violinists at one of the world’s leading music conservatoires.’

Professor Colin Lawson CBE, Director of the RCM, said: ‘The College is very fortunate to have a close relationship with The Polonsky Foundation, which already provides ongoing philanthropic support to the RCM and its students, helping to ensure that financial means are never a barrier to the world class music education we provide. Maxim Vengerov’s appointment is a testament to the extremely high levels of musical training that are central to the RCM student experience and I am thrilled to welcome him as part of the RCM family.’

Maxim Vengerov’s first visit to the RCM as Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin will be for a public masterclass on 23 September 2016 at 6pm.

The newly created role of Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin is generously supported by The Polonsky Foundation.