Michael Vaiman


Michael VAIMAN

“….Much of David Oistrakh’s technical proficiency,mellifluous tone and artistic sincerity are evident in these bigboned Bach readings…

Michael Vaiman nevertheless brings striking warmth and humanity to this      music,tracing its linear flow with commendable assurance…

Vaiman’s immaculate technique,poise and tonal purity are constant features of his accounts of the partitas…”

(The Strad Magazine), RobinStowell


Supersonic Award, for CD with J.S.Bach Sonatas&Partitas

(Pizzicato Classics in Luxembourg)


“…in M.Vaiman we encounter a superb violinist.He achieves a noble and articulate tone.”

(HiFi VISION), Egon Bezold, Germany


“Vaiman’s playing is marked by eloquence, verve, and a broadest paletteof expression.”

(Stereoplay), Wolfgang Wendel,Germany


“…Because of his vivid emotionality and the soft refined sound of his violin, at the same time songfull and strong, he can easily cope with virtuosi works and those which deal with subtile feelings                                                                                           (Music),Russia     


“…Playing together with this wonderful musician always bring a lot of enjoyment and happiness.”    Yuri Bashmet


Michael Vaiman is Top prize-winner at the H.Wieniawski Competition in Poznan (Poland). Since 1999-Professor of Violin at Musikhochschule in Cologne. Artistic Director of the Music Festival and Masterclass Musical Summer in Malaga (Spain).

 Michael Vaiman was born in Odessa (Ukraine).After graduating from the distinguished Stolyarsky School of Music in his hometown he studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow, under the tutelage of legendary violinist David Oistrach and Semyon Snitkovsky.

Early in his career Michael Vaiman already received critical acclaim as a “poet of the violin”, along with his “technical brilliance”, he has particularly been lauded for his “noble and articulate tone” and his “deep understanding of music.” Especially noteworthy is the unusual range of his repertoire, which includes all violin sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, Frank,Schumann. Also all of Schuberts, Shostakovich’s,Szymanovskis  compositions for violin and piano.Violin solo sonatas of Bach and Ysaye,etc. In his repertoire many violin concertos with orchestra. Michael Vaiman is also the first performer of a number works of the modern composers (BorisTischenko,Leonid Hoffman,Dmitry Smirnov ,Elena Firsova)He founded a chamber orchestra in Israel, which he manages and conducts (1991-96). 

Recently he performed both as a soloist and a chamber musician in USA, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Israel, Poland, Ukraine and Russia.
Among the high points of his international career – violin concertos performed with orchestras and conductors such as the Berlin Symphony Orchestra under Guenter Herbich, the Moscow Philharmonic under Yuri Simonov,
St. Petersburg’s Symphony under Arvid Jansons,Moscow Soloists under Yuri Bashmet, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra under Saulus SondezkisLondon Soloist Chamber Orchestra,Tokyo Soloist Chamber Ensemble,etc.

He participated in many chamber music festivals such as Kuhmo (Finland), Tours (France), Elba Festival (Italy), Summit Music Festival (New York),playing together with many internationaly renowned musician such as Paul Badura-Skoda,Yuri Bashmet, Akiko Ebi,Mario Brunello,Dina Yoffe ,etc. Also performances with orchestras and recitals in such venues as Barbicane Centre in London,Salle Playel in Paris,Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Bunka kaikan Hall in Tokyo among others.

Michael Vaimans activity as a teacher began in 1980 at the Central Music School of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. From 1989 he was Professor at the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv University.1995-1999 Guest professor at the Aichi Prefecture’s University of Fine Art and Music in Nagoya, Japan. Michael Vaiman giving numerous master classes at Mozarteum Summer Academy,Salzburg ,Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK), Beijing Central Conservatory of Music (China),South Methodist University in Dallas (USA), “Keshet Eilon” in Israel and many others in Japan and Europe.

His students working in the different orchestras in Spain,Japan,Germany,Israel, Switzerland and USA. Many of them are winners of international competitionsHe is invited as a jury at various international music competitionsMichael Vaiman has many radio, TV, and commercial recordings.

His CD recordings include works by Bach-Sonatas&Partitas (DUX 0610/0611),  Prokofiev, Ysaye, Szymanowski, Kreisler (AGPL-001), Tartini,Stravinsky,Wieniawski(XCP 5021), Schubert (XCP 5026) and many others. Also DVDs live recordings include works of Bach, Mozart, Shostakovich,Ysaye, Frank,Schumann,etc.




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