Shlomo Mintz – Violinist
“The piece is probably amongst the most popular ones in the violin concerto repertoire”
I enjoy performing any violin concerto, and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto I can relate to very well since Tchaikovsky wrote it in Clarens, a Swiss resort on the shores of Lake Geneva. Switzerland has been my second home country for quite a number of years, and I do understand how and why Tchaikovsky found inspiration amongst the Swiss landscape. The piece is probably amongst the most popular in the violin concerto repertoire. It’s packed with Tchaikovsky’s typically exciting Russian tunes, and explosive violin gymnastics. I am thrilled to share it with you soon!
I adore New Zealand and have visited the country twice in the past. It has such a variety of nature and beauty and the colours of the landscape are amazing.
I’m very much looking forward working with José Luis Gomez a very talented conductor who started his musical career as a violinist that will surely contribute to a thorough understanding of how to conduct the Tchaikovsky.
In 2018 I will be on tour in Italy, playing in the beautiful cities of Verona, Modena, Rome and Venice. Then a special concert to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel Quirinale in Rome. I go back to Chile and Argentina, I have concerts in the USA and China. My Masterclasses for young talents take place: in Budapest, Switzerland and Italy.