We 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.