Shlomo Mintz

master of the modern violin

An invitation to the powerful and profound world of Beethoven

Born in Moscow in 1957, raised in Israel. She studied under Ilona Fehr and made her concerto debut at the young age of 11 with the Israel Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta. At the invitation of Isaac Stern, he entered the Juilliard School, graduating in 1978. In 1973, he performed with Steinberg and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. In 1980, he participated in the Salzburg Festival. At a music festival in Israel in 1982, he participated in the "Gathering of Great Violinists" with I. Stern, I. Perlman, P. Zuckerman, I. Gitlis and others. In the 1985 Bach year, he performed a complete concert of unaccompanied violin sonatas at the Salzburg Festival and received rave reviews. He has also been active as a conductor, collaborating with the National Symphony Orchestra under Dorati, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Giulini, and the Berlin Philharmonic under Barenboim. He has recorded with Deutsche Grammophon with such notable musicians as Abbado, Levine, Sinopoli, Meter, and Bronfman.

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