Monday, April 27, 2009

Igor Oistrakh

Igor Oistrakh is a Russian (Ukrainian) violinist born on April 27, 1931 (Leonid Kogan was 6 years old but Heifetz was already 30.) He is the son of violinist David Oistrakh (1908-1974). He attended the Central Music School in Moscow and made his concert debut in 1948. From 1949 to 1955 he studied at the Moscow Conservatory. He then joined the faculty of the Conservatory in 1958. Since 1996, Oistrakh has held the post of Professor of the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. He has appeared as a soloist and in joint recitals with his father, or with his father conducting. He has also recorded extensively and there are various videos of his playing on YouTube.

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