Maxim Vengerov Joins Royal College of Music London as Visiting Professor of Violin

September 6, 2016, 1:21 PM · Russian Violinist Maxim Vengerov will join the Royal College of Music in London as a visiting professor of violin, the RCM announced Monday.

Maxim Vengerov
Maxim Vengerov.

Vengerov will visit the RCM at least three times a year, working with students through masterclasses and individual lessons. His position, called the Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin, is supported by The Polonsky Foundation. Vengerov's first event at the RCM as Visiting Professor of Violin will be a public masterclass at 6 p.m. Sept. 23.

"I am thrilled to be joining the Royal College of Music as Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin and very much look forward to working with the RCM’s talented students," Vengerov said in a press release. "Encouraging new generations of musicians is one my greatest passions and I am very pleased to be able to help shape the future careers of violinists at one of the world’s leading music conservatoires."

Vengerov, 42, was a child prodigy who studied with Zakhar Bron and won first prize in a number of international competitions. He went on to make numerous recordings and had a highly successful solo career until a shoulder injury in 2005 sidelined him. He returned to the violin in 2011 and has been performing as a soloist and conductor since. He has been an International Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 1997 and has won numerous awards.

You might also like:

Replies

This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Our Kokopelli
Please support Violinist.com
through your
one-time donation or
sponsorship campaign.

Violinist.com is made possible by...

Shar Music

Yamaha V3 Series Violin

The Potter Violin Company

Coregami Performal

Metzler Violin Shop

Gliga Violins

Zhuhai International Mozart Competition - Apply by April 30, 2017

Connolly Music

Corilon Violins

Meadowmount School of Music

Anderson Musical Instrument Insurance

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases

Fiddlerman.com

Fiddlershop

Heifetz International Music Institute

Long Island Violin Shop

Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Pro-Am Strings

Wangbow Violin Bow Workshop