Nikolaj Znaider

More than ten years after his 1st Prize of the Queen Elisa­beth Com­pet­i­tion in Brus­sels 1997, Nikolaj Znaider is celebrated as one of the foremost violinists of today. He appears as a soloist with the world’s leading orchestras and enjoys artistic collaborations with acclaimed conductors. His playing has been heralded in the Strad Magazine as “extraordinarily intelligent, soulful and impassioned, yet without a hint of indulgence”.

A keen recitalist and chamber musician, Znaider has shared the stage with the foremost artists of today such as Daniel Barenboim, Leif Ove Andsnes, Yuri Bashmet, Yefim Bronfman, Lynn Harrell, Lang Lang and Pinchas Zukerman. In January 2008, he made his recital debut at the Vienna Musikverein to much critical acclaim – Die Presse wrote “for many, the 32 year old is already today the best violinist of the world”.

Recently Znaider also began conducting, quickly gaining reputation and further shaping his profile as an extraordinary musician.

Articles and Interviews


Queen Elisa­beth Com­pet­i­tion in Brus­sels 1997
Eugène Ysaÿe – Sonata No. 3


Official Website of Nikolaj Znaider

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