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 alike.
Born in Moscow in 1957, Mintz immigrated to Israel with his family two years later, where he studied with Ilona Feher. At the age of 14, he made his concert debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and at 16 he made his debut in Carnegie Hall. Since then he regularly appears with the most celebrated orchestras and conductors on the international music scene. Last season he celebrated his 50th anniversary on stage. Mintz has been a jury member of important international competitions and presides over the Munetsugu Angel Violin Competition (Japan) and the Buenos Aires Violin Competition. He is co-founder of the online Music Academy (shlomo-mintz.com).
Mintz won several prestigious prizes including the the Diapason D’Or, the Gramophone and the Edison Award. He was Soloist-in-Residence with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 2015.