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Maxim Vengerov

At just twenty-eight years of age Maxim Vengerov is recognised as one of the world’s most exciting violinists. Since he started playing at the age of four-and-a-half, he has evolved from a precociously talented child into an assured virtuoso. After his first recital in his hometown of Novosibirsk, Siberia, at the age of five, then studying with Galina Tourchaninova and Professor Zakhar Bron, he went on to win the First Prize in the Junior Wieniawski Competition in Poland when he was just ten years old. In 1990, aged fifteen, he took top honours at the Carl Flesch International Violin Competition which confirmed his reputation as a musician of the very highest order. Vengerov recorded exclusively for Teldec Classics for ten years, during which time awards and accolades were plentiful, including both Gramophone Young Artist of the Year, and Ritmo (Spain) Artist of the Year in 1994.