concertmaster

Liviu Prunaru

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 Concertgebouw Orchestra 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 Concertgebouw Orchestra 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.

Prunaru plays the Stradivarius 'Paschoud' from 1694, owned by the Stichting Instituut Gak. This stichting (foundation) gave the violin on loan to Stichting Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest. In the autumn of 2021, he also received an extraordinary Tourte bow from the Foundation Concertgebouworkest.

Liviu Prunaru - image: Mladen Pikulic

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 Concertgebouw Orchestra 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 Concertgebouw Orchestra 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.

Prunaru plays the Stradivarius 'Paschoud' from 1694, owned by the Stichting Instituut Gak. This stichting (foundation) gave the violin on loan to Stichting Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest. In the autumn of 2021, he also received an extraordinary Tourte bow from the Foundation Concertgebouworkest.

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 Concertgebouw Orchestra 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 Concertgebouw Orchestra 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.

Prunaru plays the Stradivarius 'Paschoud' from 1694, owned by the Stichting Instituut Gak. This stichting (foundation) gave the violin on loan to Stichting Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest. In the autumn of 2021, he also received an extraordinary Tourte bow from the Foundation Concertgebouworkest.

  • Dag 8 - Beijing - concert
    Dag 8 - Beijing - concert
  • Liviu Prunaru and Gregor Horsch perform at a fundraiser.
    Liviu Prunaru and Gregor Horsch perform at a fundraiser.
  • Voor de Nachtwacht in het Rijksmuseum met een Maggini uit de collectie van Rijksmuseum
    Voor de Nachtwacht in het Rijksmuseum met een Maggini uit de collectie van Rijksmuseum
  • Liviu Prunaru - image: Mladen Pikulic
    Liviu Prunaru - image: Mladen Pikulic
  • Rehearsal of Brahms's Double Concerto with concertmaster Liviu Prunaru and principal cellist Gregor Horsch under the baton of Andris Nelsons.
    Rehearsal of Brahms's Double Concerto with concertmaster Liviu Prunaru and principal cellist Gregor Horsch under the baton of Andris Nelsons.
  • Liviu Prunaru with Leonidas Kavakos in Carnegie Hall - image: Anne Dokter
    Liviu Prunaru with Leonidas Kavakos in Carnegie Hall - image: Anne Dokter
  • Liviu Prunaru during the rehearsal for Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.
    Liviu Prunaru during the rehearsal for Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.
  • Members of the Concertgebouw Orchestra bid farewell to maestro Nicolaus Harnoncourt - photo: Renske Vrolijk
    Members of the Concertgebouw Orchestra bid farewell to maestro Nicolaus Harnoncourt - photo: Renske Vrolijk
  • Liviu Prunaru en Vesko Eschkenazy.
    Liviu Prunaru en Vesko Eschkenazy.
  • Rehearsal of Brahms's Double Concerto with concertmaster Liviu Prunaru and principal cellist Gregor Horsch under the baton of Andris Nelsons.
    Rehearsal of Brahms's Double Concerto with concertmaster Liviu Prunaru and principal cellist Gregor Horsch under the baton of Andris Nelsons.
  • Mariss Jansons and the orchestra are rehearsing Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben.
    Mariss Jansons and the orchestra are rehearsing Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben.
  • Valentina Svyatlovskaya and Liviu Prunaru give a concert at flight level 370 - image: Anne Dokter
    Valentina Svyatlovskaya and Liviu Prunaru give a concert at flight level 370 - image: Anne Dokter

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