Maxim Vengerov (violin, Russia-Israel)

Main program
10 June 2019Monday
Opera and Ballet Theatre
Symphony Orchestra of Voronezh Concert Hall
Artistic director and main conductor - Yuri Androsov
Supported by the Embassy of Israel in Russia

W. A. Mozart – Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”
W. A. Mozart – Concertone (for two violins)
W. A. Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 5
Conductor and soloist – Maxim Vengerov
Also participating in the concert – Anastasia Tymoshenko (violin)


Maxim Vengerov is one of the most famous contemporary violinists. He is a winner of two Grammy awards, GLORIA Award founded by Mstislav Rostropovich and Shostakovich Prize awarded by Yuri Bashmet Charity Fund. 

As a soloist, he has frequently performed at the legendary world stages with the best orchestras led by renowned conductors: C. Abbado, V. Gergiev, L. Maazel, K. Masur, Z. Mehta, R. Muti, M. Pletnev, Yu. Temirkanov, V. Fedoseev, Yu. Simonov, M. Jansons. He has also collaborated with such great musicians as M. Rostropovich, G. Solti, Y. Menuhin and C. Giullini. 

A few years ago Maxim Vengerov started to explore a new speciality – conducting. He took his first lessons from Vag Papyan, Ilya Musin’s student, consulted with Valery Gergiev and Vladimir Fedoseev, and since 2009 he has been studying under the supervision of an outstanding conductor Yuri Simonov.

As a conductor, Maxim Vengerov has collaborated with Verbier Festival Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra and many others. He has also become the head of the new Menuhin Festival Orchestra in Gstaad. In 2011 Maxim Vengerov resumed his concert activity as a violinist and now performs as both the conductor and the soloist. 

Maxim Vengerov is a professor at Saarbrücken Higher School and Royal Academy of Music in London. In October 2011 the musician signed a 3-year contract as a professor at the International Menuhin Music Academy in Switzerland. 

The concert will be performed at the Festival with the support of the Embassy of the State of Israel in Moscow, Russia.

 “He's one of the most brilliant violinists you'll ever hear.”

The Washington Post

“Beautifully shaped, gutsy and forthright, it had each note telling its own story, sometimes pausing for reflection or in surprise, sometimes pushing on eagerly.”

The Scotsman

Anastasia Tymoshenko was born in Voronezh. She graduated from the Ippolitov-Ivanov State Musical Pedagogical Institute. Anastasia is a winner of 13 all-Russian and international competitions, including “New Names”, Ippolitov-Ivanov International Competition and Togliatti International Competition of Young Performers. 

From 2012 to 2018 Anastasia was the first violin of All-Russian Youth Orchestra led by Yuri Bashmet, since 2014 she has been a participant and official ambassador of Verbier Festival Orchestra in Russia. In 2016 she trained in Menuhin Academy in Geneva (under the supervision of Maxim Vengerov). Since 2016 she has played in the State Symphony Orchestra “Novaya Rossiya” led by Yuri Bashmet.

Symphony Orchestra of Voronezh Concert Hall was created in 2004. Artistic director and main conductor – Honoured Artist Yuri Androsov.

The orchestra regularly takes part in all-Russian and international festivals, such as Platonov Arts Festival, Modern Music Festival “Sozvuchie”, Rostropovich Cello Festival, Valery Gergiev’s Easter Festival. The orchestra organises several annual projects – “New names in Voronezh” with the participation of Denis Matsuev, “World Music Heritage” with the participation of St Petersburg State Capella, Yurlov Capella Choir and soloists of the Bolshoi Theatre and Helikon Opera. 

The orchestra has performed with the following well-known soloists and conductors: M. Inoue, V. Chernushenko, A. Skulsky, J. Marot, A. Shilkloper, E. Mechetina, G. Murzha, F. Kempf, Yu. Rakhlin, F. Lips, B. Strulev, I. Sobotka and many others.