Yuri Zhislin

BY Larisa    February 15, 2019

Described by The Strad as a 'virtuoso with a truly Romantic temperament', Yuri Zhislin enjoys an active and illustrious career as a soloist and chamber musician. Winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Musician of the Year 1993, Yuri Zhislin has performed in major concert venues across Europe, including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Salle Cortot, and Kolarac in Belgrade. He is Professor of Violin and Viola at the Royal College of Music, and is in high demand as a visiting professor at the Conservatorio de Liceo in Barcelona, Malmö Academy in Sweden, and in Bulgaria, Holland, Japan and Australia. Yuri Zhislin holds the position of Co-Concertmaster of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Natalia Lomeiko

BY Larisa    February 15, 2019

Natalia Lomeiko has been Concertmaster of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra since 2011. Born into a family of musicians in Novosibirsk, Russia, she has established herself internationally as a versatile performing artist. Having won numerous prizes in the Tchaikovsky, Menuhin and Stradivari competitions, in 2000 she received the Gold Medal and first prize in the Premio Paganini International Violin Competition (Genoa), and first prize in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition (Auckland) in 2003. Since her debut with the Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra at the age of seven, Lomeiko has performed as a soloist with many orchestras, such as the RPO, Philharmonia, Oxford Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, Tokyo Royal Philharmonic, St Petersburg Radio Symphony and Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra. Her recording catalogue includes Grieg sonatas and French sonatas with Olga Sitkovetsky, and a duo CD with her husband, violinist/violist Yuri Zhislin. Natalia Lomeiko was appointed a Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music in 2010 and Professor of Violin at Eton College in 2017.

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Carmine Lauri

BY Larisa    February 15, 2019

Carmine Lauri is Concertmaster of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. Born in 1971, he started playing the violin at the age of four, later studying with Mario Bisazza. In 1988, he was awarded the Associated Board scholarship to continue his studies in London at the Royal Academy of Music with Jean Harvey and Maurice Hasson. His solo performances have included numerous recitals and concertos in the UK and abroad with orchestras such as the Czech Philharmonic, London Symphony and London Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Malta Philharmonic, to name but a few. His recordings include Bravura, Violin Extravaganza and the entire 2005-2007 violin syllabus of the Associated Board. In 2006, Lauri’s own country, Malta, bestowed upon him the National Order of Merit – M.O.M.

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Tamás András

BY Larisa    February 15, 2019

Hungarian violinist Tamás András is Concertmaster of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 1996, he was prize winner of the Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in Denmark and received third prize at the Joseph Szigeti International Violin Competition in Hungary in 1997. Tamás has appeared as a soloist with the Budapest Philharmonia Orchestra, the Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra and the London Mozart Players among many others, and has given recitals and chamber concerts throughout Europe, the USA and Japan. He has also appeared as guest leader of several orchestras in the UK including the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Tamás is currently Co-Leader of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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