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Ilja Grubert

  • Violinist
  • Teacher

Biography

Ilya Grubert: With his marvellous technique and intuitive expressiveness, Ilya Grubert has delighted audiences and critics worlwide. He has performed in recitals, at Festivals and as soloist with major orchestras, including a.o. the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Leningrad Philharmonic, the Moscow Philharmonic, the USSR State Symphony, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Toscanini, the International Orchestra of Italy, the New Jersey Symphony Orchesta, the Dresden Staatskapelle, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Russian State Symphony Orchestra.

Grubert has performed with renowned contructors such as Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Dmitry Kitayenko, Yoel Levi, Voldemar Nelson, Mariss Jansons, Yoav Talmi, Dmitry Yablonsky, Yuri Simonov, and many others. Mr. Grubert has also attended the New Port Festival, Seattle Festival, Waterloo Festival, Kuhmo Festival, as well as the St. Gallen Festival in Switzerland and many others.

Ilya Grubert´s concert appearances have thrilled audiences in the Unites States, Italy, Holland, Finland ,Germany, France, Austria, Spain, Australia and Asia. His New York recital debut was greeted with much acclaim by the New York Times, which called him “A musician of exceptional talent in the tradition of the great Virtuosos, possessed of a clear, unwavering tone and extraordinary technique”.

Mr. Grubert has recorded CD’s a.o. for Harmonia Mundi, Russian Disc, Melodia, Ondine, Dynamic. These CD’s include the Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Bruch Concerti, the latter two being awarded the “Diapason D’Or” in France; he also made a CD of all Prokofiev works for the violin. Mr. Grubert recorded the Paganini concertos Nrs 1 and 2 for CHANDOS, Mjaskovski and Vainberg concerti he recorded with Russian Philharmonic Orchestra Dmitry Yablonsky as conductor for Naxos.

Recognized as a student of exceptional talent, Grubert studied with famed pedagogue Yuri Yankelevich at the Central School in Moscow and later at the Moscow Conservatory with famous violinist Leonid Kogan.

Ilya Grubert currently resides in Holland, where he is professor at the Amsterdam Conservatory.