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Artur kaganovskiy & eszter kaganovskiy


Artur Kaganovskiy & Eszter Kaganovskiy

Artur Kaganovskiy & Eszter Kaganovskiy

artur kaganovskiy, violin

“Artur Kaganovskiy is one of the great violinists of our generation. His playing is characterized by technical virtuosity, a warm tone and musical intelligence.” -James DePreist

Born in Moscow, Russia, in 1986, Artur Kaganovskiy started playing the violin at age three and, with guidance from the famed Isaac Stern, he quickly established himself as a leading personality in the violin world. Winner of the Waldo de Mayo International Violin Competition and recipient of the prestigious Fritz Kreisler, H. Gilbert and Joseph Fuchs Awards, Mr. Kaganovskiy is a graduate of The Juilliard School from where he holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Violin Performance. His primary teachers include Grigory Kalinovsky, Lewis Kaplan and Masao Kawasaki.

Mr. Kaganovskiy made his Carnegie Hall debut, performing Elgar’s Violin Concerto at the Stern Auditorium in 2007 under the baton of David Gilbert. Since then his rapidly growing solo career has taken him to China, all over Europe, Ukraine, Canada, South and North America and has collaborated with such artists as Pinchas Zukerman, Grigory Kalinovsky, Zachar Bron, Joseph Silverstein and Michael Tree.

In 2015, Mr. Kaganovskiy was prenominated for the Grammys as best violin soloist with David Chesky’s Joy and Sorrow Album. His recordings of the Brahms and Tschaikovsky Violin Concertos recorded with the National Symphony of Ukraine will be released by Centaur Records in January 2018.

His recent performances include his debut with the BOS Orquesta Sinfonica de Bilbao on behalf of Bilbao Puerto de Arte with Maestro James Newton Howard, featuring Mr. Howard's two Suites for Violin and Orchestra from the films Defiance and The Village. His upcoming performances include two tours in 2017 and 2018 with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists all over Spain and in 2018 Mr. Kaganovskiy will be joined to perform the Bach Double Concerto with violinist Schlomo Mintz.

Besides his extensive solo career, Mr. Kaganovskiy has tought masterclasses among others at Miami State University, Guadalajara University and is the Artistic Director of the “Kaganovskiy- Helfy” ESRA Foundation  program in Budapest, teaching and helping young talented violinists from difficult social circumstances.  Some of the donations include violins and bows made personally by Mr. Kaganovskiy himself.

Mr. Kaganovskiy performs on a 1704 Alessandro Gagliano violin which was part of the Metropolitan Museum’s “ Guitar Heroes” exhibition in 2011.

Eszter Kaganovskiy, viola

New York City based concert violist, Eszter KAGANOVSKIY is member of the Kaganovskiy Duo, World Chamber Virtuosi and Memling Ensemble performing regularly with members of the Metropolitan Opera and musicians of Lincoln Center. Eszter has performed at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Chicago Symphony Center, Lincoln Center, Zankel Hall, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She is a former member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony, and has performed under such conductors as Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Seiji Ozawa, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sir Mark Elder, Cliff Colnot and Emil Simon among others.

Mrs. Kaganovskiy holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Masters Degree from Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, United States; and Performance Certificate from DePaul University, Chicago, IL, United States.  A recipient of many awards and scholarships, she had the President’s Award at Western Illinois University and the Viola Award at DePaul University. Her major teachers include Rami Solomonow, Daniel Panner, Sorin Gherbanovschi and Derzsi Albert. She has been featured in masterclasses with Lawrence Dutton, Csaba Erdélyi, Christian Euler, Cyrus Forough and Yehuda Hanani. She has performed at the Bowdoin International Festival in Bowdoin, Maine; at the Bayreuth Young Artists Festival in Bayreuth, Germany, at the International Bachakademie in Stuttgart, Germany and at Verbier Festival in Switzerland. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with many of the world’s top artists, comprising of Ilya Kaler, Robert Levin, Viktor Tretyakov, Alexander Fiterstein, Alexander Peskanov, Mark Peskanov, Rami Solomonow, Liana Isakhadze and Anthony Newman.

Recent performances include performing the Sinfonia Concertante with Artur Kaganovskiy, violin and  The Spectrum Symphony of New York and Camerata Haydn, Oradea, Romania; the Bruch Double Concerto with Artur Kaganovskiy, violin and the Transilvania Philharmonic Orchestra, Cluj-analogs, Romania; the Telemann Viola Concerto with the Higieno Ruvalcaba Chamber Orchestra in Guadalajara, Mexico; a Kaganovskiy Duo tour of Tuscany, Italy; Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with the Moldovan Chamber Orchestra in Moldova after a personal invitation from the US Ambassador of Moldova, William H. Moser, to perform at his residency, resulting in a performances at the Regina Viorii Festival of solo and chamber music works; chamber concerts at Yale University, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Her popular music appearances include performing with Imagine Dragons on Saturday Night Live.

A Duo violin-viola album with Artur Kaganovskiy, as part of the “Hill and Hollow Music” series will be released on Centaur Records. Mrs Kaganovskiy has been also member of the Chelsea Symphony Orchestra “Joy and Sorrow” Album, conducted by Yaniv Segal which was nominated for the 2015 Grammy as best classical ensemble.

Mrs. Kaganovskiy performs on a 1737 Carlo Tononi viola.

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