Natalia Lomeiko
Natalia Lomeiko

BIOGRAPHY

Natalia playingBorn into a family of musicians in Novosibirsk, Russia, Natalia has established herself internationally as a versatile performing artist. Having won numerous prizes in Tibor Varga, Tchaikovsky, Menuhin, Stradivari International Violin competitions; in the year 2000 she received the Gold Medal and the 1st Prize in the Premio Paganini International Violin Competition (Genoa, Italy) and the 1st prize in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition (Auckland, New Zealand) in 2003.

Natalia studied at the Specialist Music School in Novosibirsk with Prof. A. Gvozdev, at the Yehudi Menuhin School in England with Lord Menuhin and Prof. N. Boyarskaya, at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music with Prof. Hu Kun and currently lives in London.

Since her debut with the Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra at the age of seven, Natalia performed as a soloist with many orchestras, such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Lord Menuhin, the Philharmonia, the Singapore Symphony, the New Zealand Symphony, the Auckland Philharmonia, the Christchurch Symphony, the Tokyo Royal Philharmonic, the New European Strings, the Moscow State Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, St.Petersburg Radio Symphony, the Nice Philharmonic, the Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra among many others.

Natalia has collaborated with such distinguished conductors as the late Lord Menuhin, Lionel Bringuier, Werner Andreas Albert, Matthias Bamert, Arvo Volmer, Olari Elts, Sir William Southgate, Vladimir Verbitsky, Christian Knapp, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Eckehard Stier, Mikhail Gerts, Valery Poliansky, Pavel Kogan and many others.

In 2001 Natalia recorded the Three Grieg Violin Sonatas with pianist Olga Sitkovetsky for the DYNAMIC label to a high critical acclaim. Her recital in Cremona on Paganini's violin was recorded live on FONE and released in 2003. Her CD of French Sonatas with pianist Olga Sitkovetsky has been released on Trust Records in 2004; the Strad described it "... a stunning recital". Her CD with husband violinist/violist Yuri Zhislin was released in 2011 on NAXOS. Her latest CD of Prokofiev’s music on ATOLL label has been released in 2013 and met with 5 star reviews.

Natalia has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician in such prestigious venues as the Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, the Kings Place, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Buckingham Palace, the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall. She has performed chamber music with such distinguished musicians as Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, the late Boris Pergamenschikov, Tabea Zimmerman, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Schlomo Mintz, Daishin Kashimoto, Natalie Clein, Nicholas Daniel and many others. She has appeared on numerous Radio and TV broadcasts and toured the Great Britain, Italy, France, Germany, Finland, Russia, Poland, Spain, the USA, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Singapore, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Natalia Lomeiko was appointed a Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music in London in 2010.

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Hailed by Lord Menuhin as “one of the most brilliant of our younger violinists”, Natalia Lomeiko has already established herself as a versatile internationally renowned violinist and as a Professor at the Royal College of Music. Having won numerous awards and prizes in Tchaikovsky, Menuhin, Stradivari, Tibor Varga International Violin Competitions, in the year 2000 she became Gold medalist and 1st Prize winner of “Premio Paganini” and won first prize in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

Natalia is a very keen chamber musician, establishing a Duo with her husband Yuri Zhislin, she regularly plays with Daishin Kashimoto, Amihai Grosz, Claudio Bohorquez, Katia Skanavi, Natalie Clein and Alexander Sitkovetsky.

In the next concert season Natalia will collaborate with Maxim Vengerov in Mendelssohn’s Octet and Mozart’s Concertone, will tour as soloist with the Moscow State Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Simonov and participate in numerous chamber music Festivals in Italy, Austria, Germany, Japan and New Zealand.


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