Nikolaj Znaider


Nikolaj Znaider

Nikolaj Znaider is an acclaimed classical violinist and conductor from Denmark.

  • Znaider studied with the eminent Boris Kushnir from a young age.
  • At the age of 16 he won the International Carl Nielsen Violin Competition and went on to receive the Queen Elizabeth Competition five years later.
  • He plays the Guarneri “del Gesu” violin built in 1741 and previously played by Fritz Kreisler. The new nickname for the violin is the “Ex-Kreisler Guarnerius”.
  • Znaider has been celebrated as one of the foremost violinists of today and has been acclaimed for his talents as a conductor, soloist and chamber musician.
  • He is a regular guest conductor with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra.
  • He began his tenure as conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in 2010.
  • As a chamber music artist he recorded the Mozart piano trios alongside Daniel Barenboim and cellist Kyril Zlotnikov of the Jerusalem Quartet.

Did you know?
Znaider was the Founder and Artist of the Nordic Music Academy for ten years because of passion for the education of musical talent.

Brahms - Violin Concerto