Shlomo Mintz, violinist & conductor


"Call it "Sprezzatura": the art to achieve a high degree of perfection in a seemingly casual way.."

Virtuoso violinist, violist and conductor

Critics, colleagues, and audiences regard Shlomo Mintz as one of the foremost violinists of our time, esteemed for his impeccable musicianship, stylistic versatility, and commanding technique.

This virtuoso violinist, violist, and conductor is heard regularly on the international stage with well-known orchestras and conductors and is also a much sought-after chamber musician. Mintz’s style is compared with the old violin masters who laid the foundations of modern violin playing: rich, full tone and lush vibrato.

His powerful use of the bow, intensity, and ability to make the violin sound at times harrowing are some of his other characteristics.

Ilona Feher, Isaac Stern, and Dorothy Delay

Born in Moscow in 1957, he immigrated to Israel with his family two years later, where he studied the violin with Ilona Feher. At the age of 11, he made his concert debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and at the age of 16, he made his debut in Carnegie Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under the patronage of Isaac Stern. He began his studies with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School of Music in New York.

Prizes and special awards

Shlomo Mintz has won several prestigious prizes, including the Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana, the Diapason d’Or, the Grand Prix du Disque, the Gramophone Award, the Edison Award, and the Cremona Music Award 2016.
In 2006, he was awarded an Honorary Degree from the Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, Israel.

Cicerone Music & Art is representing Shlomo Mintz in special projects. Contact us for more info and bookings.