Concerts with Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider

14./15.11 Musikverein & 23./24.11 Konzerthaus

29.10.2018
The violinist & conductor is Artist in Residence 2018-19

Since Philippe Jordan’s arrival at the start of the 2014–15 season, an Artists in Residence programme, spanning all of the orchestra’s cycles, has been established to complement the usual seasonal com-ing and going of renowned virtuosos. Its explicit aim is to create new artistic inspiration and develop long-term partnerships through more in-depth, shared music-making. With the brothers Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, the pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the exceptional German violinist Julia Fischer, the guestlist so far reads like a Who’s Who of the elite of international musical life.

Nikolaj  Znaider (c) Lars Gundersen

In 2018–19, another famous name will be added: the Danish violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, whom Die Presse once dubbed “the best violinist in the world”. In contrast to his predecessors, however, Szeps-Znaider will not only perform as a soloist in his 14 concerts but also lead the orchestra as conductor. This versatility has been one of Szeps-Znaider’s characteristics, noted by critics worldwide in describing his success as a violinist, conductor and chamber musi-cian; the other is fearlessness. Underlying both is an almost insatiable thirst for knowledge, which Concerti magazine described as a tireless “spirit of investiga-tion, the awareness of his own imperfec-tion”, adding: “It’s almost as if at some point he ran out of things to learn from studying a solo violin voice. As if he had to tackle the whole score to find the secrets of compositions, to grasp the soul of the notes.” 

Violinist, conductor and chamber musician Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider

This versatility has been one of Szeps-Znaider’s characteristics, noted by critics worldwide in describing his success as a violinist, conductor and chamber musician; the other is fearlessness. Underlying both is an almost insatiable thirst for knowledge, which Concerti magazine described as a tireless “spirit of investigation, the awareness of his own imperfection”, adding: “It’s almost as if at some point he ran out of things to learn from studying a solo violin voice. As if he had to tackle the whole score to find the secrets of compositions, to grasp the soul of the notes.” 

Nikolaj  Znaider (c) Lars Gundersen

 

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Concerts in the Wiener Konzerthaus and Musikverein Wien

At Znaider’s performances during his residence with the Wiener Symphoniker, audiences will be able to expereince him as soloist under Philippe Jordan in works including concertos by Sibelius and Brahms, abut also as a conductor in Brahms’ Second and Mahler’s First Symphony, and in the Musikverein in both roles in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. 

Dates
Philippe Jordan Konzert Musikverein Wien (c) Julia Wesely
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall
Jordan, Szeps-Znaider / Schumann, Sibelius
Philippe Jordan Konzert Musikverein Wien (c) Julia Wesely
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall
Jordan, Szeps-Znaider/ Schumann, Sibelius
Philippe Jordan (c) Johannes Ifkovits
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Jordan, Szeps-Znaider / Beethoven, Dvorák
Philippe Jordan (c) Johannes Ifkovits
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Jordan, Szeps-Znaider / Schwertsik, Brahms, Dvorák