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Igor Oistrakh
Biography
Igor Oistrakh, the son and pupil of David Oistrakh, was born in Odessa in 1931. He won first prizes in the Budapest International Competition of 1949 and at the Wieniawski International Competition in Poznan´ in 1952. His Western debut took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London and was followed by concert tours throughout the world. Igor Oistrakh has performed with the world’s greatest orchestras under conductors such as O. Klemperer, F. Reiner, H. von Karajan, E. Ormandy, C.M. Giulini, G. Solti, L. Maazel, S. Ozawa, and G. Rozhdestvensky. He also performed with Pablo Casals and Yehudi Menuhin. For 27 years Igor Oistrakh played in a unique duo with his father, with whom he made several recordings. Since 1968 he has conducted chamber and symphony orchestras as well as performing as a viola player. He has recorded for EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, RCA, Collins, Melodia, and Art and Electronics. The recipient of numerous awards, he is President of the Fondation César Franck and serves on the jury of highly prestigious violin competitions (including the Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, and Carl Flesch competions). Since 1996 he has been a professor at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels.
Activities
ActivityFunction
Final violin 2009Member of the jury
Semi-final violon 2009Member of the jury
First round violin 2009Member of the jury
VIOLIN 2009Member of the jury
DVD preselection violin 2009Member of the jury
Master classes violin 2001Member of the jury
Semi-final violin 2001Member of the jury
First round violin 2001Member of the jury
VIOLIN 2001Member of the jury
Final violin 1993Member of the jury
Master classes violin 1993Teacher
Semi-final violin 1993Member of the jury
First round violin 1993Member of the jury
VIOLIN 1993Member of the jury
Final violin 1989Member of the jury
Semi-final violin 1989Member of the jury
First round violin 1989Member of the jury
VIOLIN 1989Member of the jury
Final violin 1985Member of the jury
Semi-final violin 1985Member of the jury
First round violin 1985Member of the jury
VIOLIN 1985Member of the jury
VIOLIN 1976Member of the jury
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