Closing of the Season
Maxim Vengerov is an outstanding violinist of contemporaneity. The musician performed many times at legendary venues with the best orchestras led by renowned conductors (C. Abbado, D. Barenboim, V. Gergiev, C. Davis, C. Dutoit, W. Sawallisch, L. Maazel, K. Mazur, Z. Mehta, R. Muti, M. Pletnev, A. Pappano, Y. Temirkanov, V. Fedoseev, Y. Simonov, Myung-Whun Chung, M. Jansons, etc.). Also he collaborated with famous musicians of past years - with M. Rostropovich, G. Solti, Y. Menuhin, C. Giulini. Being the winner of several prestigious violin competition and received a number of awards in sound recording, including two Grammy Awards; four Gramophone Awards UK; four Edison Awards; two Echo Klassik Awards; Amadeus Prize Best Recording; two Diapason d'Or; RTL d'OR; Grand Prix Des Discophiles; Ritmo, and many others.
It is a peculiarity of this concert that famous musician will perform both as violinist and as conductor. In one of the first reviews of the concert with Vengerov-conductor at Carnegie Hall, New York Times wrote: "The musicians were totally subject to his magnetism and followed his gestures without question". In 2007, thanks to Vladimir Fedoseev's good graces, Vengerov made his debut with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra in the concert at the Red Square. On invitation of Valery Gergiev M. Vengerov participated in the "Stars of White Nights" Festival, where he conducted the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra. Nowadays Maxim Vengerov is one of the most sought after young conductors - violinists of the world. He cooperates constantly with symphony orchestras of Toronto, Montreal, Oslo, Tampere, Saarbrucken, Gdansk, Baku (as principal guest conductor), Krakow, Bucharest, Belgrade, Bergen, Istanbul, and Jerusalem. In 2010 he performed successfully in Paris, Brussels, and Monaco. M. Vengerov took charge of new Menuhin Festival Symphony Orchestra in Gstaad (Switzerland), with which tour around cities of the world is scheduled.