"Music is truth touched, but seldom"
Shlomo Mintz has dedicated all of his life to music. Regarded as one of the foremost violinists of our time, esteemed for his impeccable musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique alike. Regularly appearing with the most celebrated orchestras and conductors on the international scene, he is also frequently heard in recitals and chamber music performances. Mintz has been the winner of many prizes, including the Grand Prix du Disque three times, as well as the Edison and Gramophone award.
"To pass the past into the future"
As a versatile and gifted violinist, Shlomo Mintz has performed and continues to perform almost every violin concerto that has been written. An extensive European tour in 1977 brought him recognition in numerous venues as he performed with leading orchestras directed by many of the continent’s finest conductors. A series of recordings for Deutsche Grammophon followed. To date Mintz has recorded more than 20 albums on CD. For Mintz, one of the most wonderful experiences of making music is “to be able to pass the past into the future."
Shlomo Mintz is a regular guest in Italy. He performed in Teatro Massimo -the 3rd largest theatre in Europe - Palermo, Sicily in February 2011. In this video Mintz explains why this is such a wonderful theatre to work in. See and hear how he enjoys the performance, the Italian live and the Italian wine.
Shlomo performed Vivaldi Four Seasons, May 15 in Warsaw
and the Brahms Violin Concerto, May 17 in Bydgoszcz.
Shlomo plays and conducts the Bach Violin Concertos 1 & 2 at Istanbul Festival, June 18 with the Cameristi della Scala.
Shlomo will perform the Tchaikovsky concerto and Bloch's Baal Shem together with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti, as part of a Violins of Hope event.
Sunday May 5, 19:30 pm, Grimaldi Forum
Shlomo plays the Mendelssohn Concerto together with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra and conductor Işın Metin at Mersin Music Festival, Turkey.
Friday, Mersin Cultural Center, May 10
Listen on YouTube.
One in a series of radio programs titled "For the Love of Music," hosted by David Dubal on WNCN-FM, New York.