concertmaster

Vesko Eschkenazy

Vesko Eschkenazy has been concertmaster of the Concertgebouworkest since January 2000, having occupied the same position earlier with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra.

Vesko Eschkenazy studied at the National Conservatory in Sofia and with Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Among his prizes are those of the Wieniawski Competition in Poland (1985) and the Carl Flesch Competition in London (1988).

In 2010 he was voted Musician of the Year in Bulgaria. To open the 2010/11 season he gave an open-air concert in his native town Sofia with the Philharmonic orchestra of Sofia for a massive audience.

He performed as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra under conductors such as Yuri Bashmet, Colin Davis, Carlo Maria Giulini, Kurt Masur, Seiji Ozawa and Mstislav Rostropovich.

He has been a soloist with the Concertgebouworkest many times since his debut in 2000. In June 2014 the concertmaster conducted his own orchestra from the music stand in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. In 2016 he was the soloist in Bach's Violin Concerto in a minor, BWV 1041.

Vesko Eschkenazy plays the ex-Silverstein Guarneri del Gesú uit 1742, owned by a private patron received on loan via the Concertgebouworkest Foundation.

Vesko Eschkenazy

Vesko Eschkenazy has been concertmaster of the Concertgebouworkest since January 2000, having occupied the same position earlier with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra.

Vesko Eschkenazy studied at the National Conservatory in Sofia and with Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Among his prizes are those of the Wieniawski Competition in Poland (1985) and the Carl Flesch Competition in London (1988).

In 2010 he was voted Musician of the Year in Bulgaria. To open the 2010/11 season he gave an open-air concert in his native town Sofia with the Philharmonic orchestra of Sofia for a massive audience.

He performed as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra under conductors such as Yuri Bashmet, Colin Davis, Carlo Maria Giulini, Kurt Masur, Seiji Ozawa and Mstislav Rostropovich.

He has been a soloist with the Concertgebouworkest many times since his debut in 2000. In June 2014 the concertmaster conducted his own orchestra from the music stand in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. In 2016 he was the soloist in Bach's Violin Concerto in a minor, BWV 1041.

Vesko Eschkenazy plays the ex-Silverstein Guarneri del Gesú uit 1742, owned by a private patron received on loan via the Concertgebouworkest Foundation.

Vesko Eschkenazy has been concertmaster of the Concertgebouworkest since January 2000, having occupied the same position earlier with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra.

Vesko Eschkenazy studied at the National Conservatory in Sofia and with Yfrah Neaman at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Among his prizes are those of the Wieniawski Competition in Poland (1985) and the Carl Flesch Competition in London (1988).

In 2010 he was voted Musician of the Year in Bulgaria. To open the 2010/11 season he gave an open-air concert in his native town Sofia with the Philharmonic orchestra of Sofia for a massive audience.

He performed as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra under conductors such as Yuri Bashmet, Colin Davis, Carlo Maria Giulini, Kurt Masur, Seiji Ozawa and Mstislav Rostropovich.

He has been a soloist with the Concertgebouworkest many times since his debut in 2000. In June 2014 the concertmaster conducted his own orchestra from the music stand in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. In 2016 he was the soloist in Bach's Violin Concerto in a minor, BWV 1041.

Vesko Eschkenazy plays the ex-Silverstein Guarneri del Gesú uit 1742, owned by a private patron received on loan via the Concertgebouworkest Foundation.

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    Vesko Eschkenazy - image: Mladen Pikulic
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    Stéphane Denève dirigeert de uitvoering van Symfonie nr. 3 van Albert Roussel tijdens een concert in de grote zaal van het Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Concertmeester Vesko Eschlenazy en eerste violist Marijn Mijnders image: Renske Vrolijk
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    Liviu Prunaru en Vesko Eschkenazy.