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

Tchaikovsky Violin Con­certo with Valery Ger­giev

4th part

Bach Sarabande, D minor


Offi­cial Web­site of Nikolaj Znaid­er

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