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Maxim Vengerov: “Music is healing, it gives so much strength, something to look forward to. And it keeps me always being inspired”

Music is a constant source of inspiration for virtuoso and so much loved violin and viola player, conductor and teacher Maxim Vengerov. Whenever he studies a piece of music, it gives him energy. “You look at the score, and it throws at you emotions.” – he said on a Jazz FM interview. “To come on stage is the greatest privilege for any artist,” he sums up. Maxim Vengerov considers it important to share his knowledge for music: “Teaching has always been an integral part of my musical carrer and my life. This philosophy of sharing love, passion and knowledge of music has always kept me inspired and never be negatively buried in the routine.” In the isolation of the pandemic he established an innovative online platform for teaching on his website, his aim being democratisation of education.

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Maxim Vengerov performs Dmitri Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Opus 77 on 11 February at the Bulgaria Hall with the Sofia Philharmonic conducted by maestro Nayden Todorov.

Photo: Maxim Vengerov plays with the Sofia Philharmonic conducted by maestro Nayden Todorov at the European Music Festival at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia in 2018. Credit: Ivo Chupetlovski.