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Liviu
Prunaru

concertmaster

Liviu Prunaru studied with Alberto Lysy at the Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad, Switzerland and with Dorothy DeLay in New York. He was appointed principal violinist of the Concertgebouworkest in September 2006. Between 2010 and 2012 he was also Artistic Director of the Menuhin Music Academy.

In 1993, he won the Prix International Eugène Ysaÿe, the Audience Prize and second prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition. Winning the Juilliard Mendelssohn Competition in 1999 led to his New York solo debut at Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Symphony. Prunaru has since given solo performances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has given recitals throughout the world.

Liviu Prunaru made his first solo appearance with the Concertgebouworkest in May 2008 in a performance of Saint-Saëns’s Violin Concerto No. 3. He returned as a soloist in the Dvořák Violin Concerto in December 2012 and in Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires in June 2014.

Liviu Prunaru bespeelt de “Paschoud” van Stradivari uit 1694, eigendom van Stichting Instituut Gak. Deze stichting heeft de viool aan Stichting Concertgebouworkest in bruikleen heeft gegeven “

Prunaru plays the Stradivarius 'Paschoud' from 1694, owned by the Stichting Instituut Gak. This stichting (foundation) gave the violin on loan to Stichting Concertgebouworkest.

Astor Piazolla - Verano Porteño - Summer of Buenos Aires
  • 2008 - first performance as soloist with the Concertgebouworkest
  • 2006 - appointed concertmaster of the Concertgebouworkest
  • 1999 - winner Juilliard Mendelssohn Competition
  • 1993 - winner prix International Eugène Ysaÿe

Liviu Prunaru studied with Alberto Lysy at the Menuhin Music Academy in Gstaad, Switzerland and with Dorothy DeLay in New York. He was appointed principal violinist of the Concertgebouworkest in September 2006. Between 2010 and 2012 he was also Artistic Director of the Menuhin Music Academy.

In 1993, he won the Prix International Eugène Ysaÿe, the Audience Prize and second prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition. Winning the Juilliard Mendelssohn Competition in 1999 led to his New York solo debut at Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Symphony. Prunaru has since given solo performances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has given recitals throughout the world.

Liviu Prunaru made his first solo appearance with the Concertgebouworkest in May 2008 in a performance of Saint-Saëns’s Violin Concerto No. 3. He returned as a soloist in the Dvořák Violin Concerto in December 2012 and in Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires in June 2014.

Liviu Prunaru bespeelt de “Paschoud” van Stradivari uit 1694, eigendom van Stichting Instituut Gak. Deze stichting heeft de viool aan Stichting Concertgebouworkest in bruikleen heeft gegeven “

Prunaru plays the Stradivarius 'Paschoud' from 1694, owned by the Stichting Instituut Gak. This stichting (foundation) gave the violin on loan to Stichting Concertgebouworkest.

Astor Piazolla - Verano Porteño - Summer of Buenos Aires
Liviu Prunaru and Valentina Svyatlovskaya perform on a KLM plane en route from Amsterdam to São Paulo. (Photo: Anne Dokter)
Liviu Prunaru and Valentina Svyatlovskaya perform on a KLM plane en route from Amsterdam to São Paulo. (Photo: Anne Dokter)
Liviu Prunaru and Gregor Horsch perform during an evening for donors of the Concertgebouworkest. (Photo: Anne Dokter)
Liviu Prunaru and Gregor Horsch perform during an evening for donors of the Concertgebouworkest. (Photo: Anne Dokter)
Liviu Prunaru and colleagues say goodbye to conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt. (RV)
Liviu Prunaru and colleagues say goodbye to conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt. (RV)
Liviu Prunaru during a rehearsal of the Four Seasons of Piazzolla. (RV)
Liviu Prunaru during a rehearsal of the Four Seasons of Piazzolla. (RV)
Liviu Prunaru together with cellist Gregor Horsch during a rehearsal of Brahms' Double Concerto. (RV)
Liviu Prunaru together with cellist Gregor Horsch during a rehearsal of Brahms' Double Concerto. (RV)
Liviu Prunaru is concertmaster during a concert with Leila Josefowicz as soloist. (RV)
Liviu Prunaru is concertmaster during a concert with Leila Josefowicz as soloist. (RV)
Soloist Leonidas Kavakos and concertmaster Liviu Prunaru in conversation after a rehearsal. (RV)
Soloist Leonidas Kavakos and concertmaster Liviu Prunaru in conversation after a rehearsal. (RV)