Maria Milstein new artist in residence AVROTROS Friday Concert

The Russian-Dutch violinist Maria Milstein is artist in residence at the AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert this coming concert season. From refined chamber music to heroic solo concert, from classical piano trio to world premiere: the four concerts she has co-programmed give a good impression of her versatility. Milstein: "I dare not say what I am looking forward to most! I get to do the most amazing things."

The AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert puts the spotlight next season on a versatile violinist, winner of the Dutch Music Prize in 2018: Maria Milstein. She will solo in Ravel's Tzigane and play Max Bruch's First Violin Concerto with the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart. She will also premiere a new violin concerto by the young composer Max Knigge. In chamber music concerts, she shines with her sister Nathalia and the Van Baerle Trio, with whom she has won various prizes for their recordings of Beethoven's piano trios.

Milstein: "These four concerts are a good reflection of how I like to shape my life as a musician. Solo concerts and chamber music inspire me and I take those experiences with me when I shift my focus. I am very much looking forward to being a guest in this concert series as an artist in residence!


Maria Milstein (1985) was born in Moscow into a family of musicians. She studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory with Ilya Grubert and in London with David Takeno, where she graduated with the highest distinction. Between 2011 and 2014 she was artist in residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in the class of Augustin Dumay. Maria Milstein has won several awards, including in Lyon with the Van Baerle Trio, the Concertgebouw Vriendenkrans and the Kersjes Prize. In 2018 she received the Dutch Music Prize, the highest Dutch state award for a young musician. Maria Milstein performs regularly with orchestras in the Netherlands and Belgium. Her debut CD Sounds of War with pianist Hanna Shybayeva was awarded an Edison in 2015. Since September 2014 Maria Milstein has been teaching at the Amsterdam Conservatory.

Concerts with artist in residence Maria Milstein:

26 NOVEMBER 2021
Chamber music by Duo Milstein
Maria Milstein violin
Nathalia Milstein piano
GRIEG First violin sonata
DEBUSSY Violin sonata
FRANCK Violin Sonata

Maria Milstein plays Bruch
Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Edo de Waart conductor
Maria Milstein violin
DIEPENBROCK Overture 'The Birds
BRUCH First violin concerto
STRAUSS Eine Alpensinfonie

11 FEBRUARY 2022
Chamber music by Van Baerle Trio
Van Baerle Trio
HAYDN Piano Trio no. 42 in E-flat
VERBEY Trio for violin, cello and piano
SCHUBERT Second Piano Trio in E-flat D929

1 APRIL 2022
Milstein soloist in Ravel and Knigge
Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanislav Kochanovsky conductor
Maria Milstein violin
RAVEL Tzigane
KNIGGE New violin concerto (world premiere, commissioned work AVROTROS Friday Concert)
SKRJABIN Third symphony 'Le divin poème

Ticket sales for the 2021-2022 AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert concert season will start on Saturday 1 May.

The AVROTROS Friday Concert: the classic start of your weekend!

Photo: Simon van Boxtel


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