Daniel Lozakovich is on the ascent, already establishing himself as a sought after violinist on the international stage. He amazes audiences and critics alike with his mature, carefully considered playing. Lozakovich performs with such leading orchestras as the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmoni9ue de Radio France, Münchner Philharmoniker, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonie Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonie, Moscow Philharmonie, National Philharmonie of Russia, Orchestre de
la Suisse Romande, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and the Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin. Lozakovich is collaborating with distinguished conductors including Semyon Bychkov, Adam Fischer, Hartmut Haenchen, Andris Nelsons, Vasily Petrenko, Tugan Sokhiev, Leonard Slatkin, Vladimir Spivakov, Robin Ticciati and his esteemed peers including Klaus Makela, Lahav Shani and Lorenzo Viotti.
He is working regularly with Valery Gergiev, with whom he maintains a strong artistic partnership since their first collaboration in 2015. Returning to the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra on several occasions, he most recently opened the Münchner Philharmoniker's festival MPHIL 360. Daniel has since been reinvited to work with the Münchner Philharmoniker in the 2019/20 season, which includes a tour performance of the Beethoven concerto in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
Highlights to date have included Lozakovich's debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under And ris Nelsons in Tanglewood, his New York debut at the Mostly Mozart Festival with Louis Langrée, as well as tours to Japan and Asia with Valery Gergiev and with the hr-Sinfonieorchester under Andrés Orozco-Estrada. He recently performed in Amsterdam's prestigious summer Prinsengrachtconcert with Lucas and Arthur Jussen, the performance was broadcast on national television. Lozakovich also returned to the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse under Tugan Sokhiev and the Orchestre Philharmoni9ue de Radio France with Krzysztof Urbanski.
ln a remarkable 2019/20 season, Daniel makes his highly anticipated debut with the LA Philharmonie and Esa-Pekka Salonen and he returns to the Boston Symphony, in their main season, with Nelsons performing Tchaikovsky. He will also make his debut appearance as soloist for Makela with the Cleveland Orchestra in summer 2019 at Blossom Festival.
A highly regarded recitalist, previous engagements have included appearances at Les Grandes Voix - Les Grands Solistes in Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Ton halle Zürich and Convervatorio G. Verdi Milan and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Mariinsky Theatre. Lozakovich has appeared at numerous international music festivals. He has a close relationship with the Verbier Festival, since his debut invitation at the age of 13. He has participated in the Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, Carinthischer Sommer in Austria, Sommets musicaux de Gstaad, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Moscow Meets Friends, Gergiev Festival Rotterdam, Baltic Sea Festival, White Nights Festival in St Petersburg and the Moscow Easter Festival, Festival de Pâ9ues - Aix-en-Provence, Pacifie Music Festival in Sapporo and Festival de Saint-Denis in Paris. Lozakovich enjoys collaborations with other notable artists including Ivry Gitlis, Emanuel Ax, Renaud Capuçon, Khatia Buniatishvili, George Li, Seong-Jin Cho, Martin Frost, Shlomo Mintz, Maxim Vengerov, Alexander Romanovsky and many others.
At the age of 15, Lozakovich signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon, with a view to collaborating for the long-term. Daniel Hope personally invited him to record a selection of Barték's Duos for two
violins for Hope's My Tri bute to Yehudi Menuhin album. ln June 2018 the yellow label released Lozakovich's critically acclaimed debut album, of Bach's two violin concerti with the Kammerorchester des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the solo partita No. 2, which gave Lozakovich a fantastic platform to introduce his musical th in king to a wider public. The outstanding success of this debut album was marked in the music ch arts and the album notably went to number 1 in the French Amazon charts, in all music categories and to number 1 in the classical album charts in Germany.
Awarded numerous accolades including 1st prize at the 2016 Vladimir Spivakov International Violin Competition, both 1st Prize and the "Grand Prix" at the 2012 EMCY International Music Competition, "Ohrid PEARLS", Macedonia. Lozakovich was also recipient of the 2015 Manfred Grommek Prize of the Kronberg Academy. Most recently, he received the Excelentia Prize, awarded to him un der the honorary presidency of Queen Sofia of Spain and "The Young Artist of the Year 2017" award at the Festival of the Nations.
Born 2001 in Stockholm, Lozakovich took up the violin in 2007 and made his concerto debut with the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra under Vladimir Spivakov two years later. From 2012 he has studied at the Karlsruhe University of Music with Professer Josef Rissin, and since 2015 with Eduard Wulfson in Geneva. His studies have additionally been influenced by Mikhail Kazinik, Nataija Beshulya, Dora Schwarzberg and Gerhard Schulz.
The outstanding violinist and conductor Vladimir Spivakov has remarkably realised his multifaceted talent in music and social life. As a violinist, V. Spivakov received brilliant education with the renowned teacher, Professor of the Moscow Conservatory Yuri Yankelevich. An equally important influence was the outstanding violinist of the 20th century David Oistrakh. Until 1997, Vladimir Spivakov played a violin by Francesco Gobetti, a present from Professor Yankelevich. Since 1997, he has been playing a Stradivari, given to him for life by his admirers, art patrons.
In the 1960s-1970s, V. Spivakov won prizes at prestigious international competitions, such as the Marguerite Long – Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris, the Paganini Competition in Genoa, the Montreal competition and the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
In 1979, together with his colleagues he created the "Moscow Virtuosi" chamber orchestra, which he has since led as its artistic director, conductor and soloist. V. Spivakov learned conducting with Prof. Israel Gusman in Russia and took classes with Leonard Bernstein and Lorin Maazel in the USA. In recognition of friendship and confidence in V. Spivakov's conducting potential, L. Bernstein presented him with his baton, which V. Spivakov has kept ever since.
The vast discography of Vladimir Spivakov as a soloist and conductor includes more than 50 CDs; the majority of albums were released by BMG Classics, RCA Red Seal and Capriccio. Many of the discs received prestigious awards, including Diapason D’Or and Choc de la Musique. Since 2014, Maestro Spivakov has released records with the National Philharmonic of Russia under his own label, Spivakov Sound.
Since 1989, Vladimir Spivakov has been the artistic director of the Colmar International Music Festival (France). Since 2001, the "Vladimir Spivakov Invites..." festival has been held biennially in Moscow, featuring top performers along with emerging new names; since 2010, the festival has also taken place in other cities of Russia and the CIS. The musician has sat on the jury of many well-known international competitions (in Paris, Genoa, London, Montreal, Monte Carlo, Pamplona, Moscow), and in 2016, he started the International Violin Competition in Ufa.
Vladimir Spivakov has been involved in social and charitable activities for many years. In 1994, the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation was established with a commitment to provide professional support to young art prodigies and create favourable conditions for their artistic development. Over the past years, branches of the Foundation opened in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Tver, Saint Petersburg, and representative offices were established in Lithuania, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Germany, the Netherlands, and the USA. More than 150 medical surgeries have been conducted; on average, 30 disbursements are made annually for medical purposes; 25-30 medical policies are arranged for students from other cities or other countries through the cooperation with health insurance companies. More than 650 instruments were granted as gifts and more than 100 grants were awarded to acquire and repair musical instruments. The Foundation carries out multiple concert programs and art exhibitions at the best venues of Russia and abroad; over 1,500 people participate in the initiatives of the Foundation every year. Since 1994, more than 50,000 children have been involved in the Foundation's activities. Moreover, Vladimir Spivakov has supported various charitable initiatives in Europe and Asia, as well as the projects of the Smile Train Foundation in the USA. In 2010, Vladimir Spivakov was honoured with the award of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of culture for the establishment of the foundation.
Many contemporary composers dedicated their works to Vladimir Spivakov, including A. Schnittke, R. Shchedrin, A. Pärt, I. Schwartz, V. Artyomov and others.
In 2003, Vladimir Spivakov founded the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and became its artistic director and principal conductor, as well as the president of the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre. Since 2011, Vladimir Spivakov has been a member of the Presidential Council for Culture and Art of the Russian Federation.
Vladimir Spivakov was awarded the honorary titles of the People's Artist of the USSR (1989), Armenia (1989), Ukraine (2001), the Republic of Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria (2013), the Republic of Bashkortostan (2014). Maestro Spivakov was awarded the USSR State Prize (1989), the Order of Peoples' Friendship (1993), the Order for Service to the Fatherland II, III, and IV class (1999/2009/2014), the Order of Merit III class and the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise (Ukraine), the Order of Danaker (Kyrgyzstan) and the Order of St. Mesrop Mashtots (Armenia). He was also honoured with two highest decorations of France, the Order of Arts and Letters (Officer) and the Legion of Honour (Knight in 2000 and Officer in 2010), and the Italian Order of the Star (Commander, 2012). He received the International Award "Person of the Year 2012", the Order of Merit of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the International Award "Star of Chernobyl" (2013), the Bulgarian "Samara Cross" (2013), the "Loyalty and Faith" and Francysk Skaryna Orders of Belarus (2014), the Order of the Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow I class (2014), the Order of St Nina, the Enlightener of Georgia (2014) and many other decorations and titles.
In 2006, Vladimir Spivakov was named UNESCO Artist for Peace for his "outstanding contribution to the world of art and his activities aimed at peace and dialogue between cultures," and in 2009 he was awarded the UNESCO Mozart Gold Medal. He is the Ambassador of the Arts of the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 2012, Vladimir Spivakov was honoured with the State Prize of Russia "for outstanding achievements in humanitarian activities" (other recipients of the award over the years include Russian Patriarch Alexy II, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Valentina Tereshkova, King Juan Carlos I of Spain and President of France Jacques Chirac).