Mintz performs with the most celebrated orchestras and conductors, and also frequently appears as a violist with leading chamber ensembles, as well as in recitals. Shlomo Mintz won several prestigious music prizes including the Premio Accademia Musicale Chigiana, the Diapason D'Or, the Grand Prix du Disque, the Gramophone Award and the Edison Award. Shlomo Mintz was born in Moscow in 1957 and emigrated with his family to Israel two years later. There he studied with the renowned Ilona Feher. At age eleven, he made his concerto debut with the Israel Philharmonic. His Carnegie Hall debut came at age sixteen in a concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Subsequently began his studies with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School of Music. Since age eighteen, Shlomo Mintz is also an acclaimed conductor, who leads celebrated orchestras worldwide with thorough comprehension and warm musicality. He became Music Advisor of the Israel Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Advisor and Principal Guest Conductor of the Maastricht Symphony. Shlomo Mintz is patron and one of the founders of the Keshet Eilon International Violin Mastercourse in Israel, and gives master classes all over the world. He has been a jury member and president of several important international competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth Competition and the Tchaikovsky Competition. Since 2002 Shlomo Mintz is Artistic Director of the Sion Valais International Music Festival and President of the Jury of the Sion Valais International Violin Competition in Switzerland. Read more on Last.fm.
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