One of the world’s leading violinists, Maxim Vengerov has been Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music (RCM) since September 2016. His masterclasses for violin and orchestra have been highly commended and met with great enthusiasm by RCM students.
Born in 1974, Maxim Vengerov began his career as a solo violinist at the age of 5, won the Wieniawski and Carl Flesch international competitions at ages 10 and 15 respectively, and studied with Galina Tourchaninova and Zakhar Bron. Renowed for his performances and recordings, since 2007 he has also turned his attention to conducting. He has held teaching positions around the world, served on numerous juries, and was chairman of the Wieniawski Violin Competition in 2011 and 2016.
Other projects that The Polonsky Foundation has supported at the RCM include scholarships for Israeli students and rehearsal space at the RCM’s extended campus.
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