Daniel Lozakovich

Daniel   Lozakovich

Daniel Lozakovich

Daniel Lozakovich was born in Stockholm in 2001, and began playing the violin in 2007, making his concerto debut with the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and Vladimir Spivakov two years later. Daniel has already performed as a soloist throughout Europe with orchestras including the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic, National Philharmonic of Russia, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. Recently, Daniel made his debuts with Leonard Slatkin and the Orchestre National de Lyon, Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Okko Kamu and the Norrköping Symphony, Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, during the New Year's concert at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow. He returned to the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra to perform the Beethoven violin concerto at the closing anniversary concert of the 15th Moscow Easter Festival, and later at the Stars of the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg. He also performed the Bach Concerto for Two Violins with Shlomo Mintz and the Cameristi della Scala and Daniel Cohen at the Crans-Montana Classics 2016 New Year's Concert.

Daniel has a love of chamber music and has enjoyed collaborations with, among others, Ivry Gitlis, Daniel Hope, Martin Fröst, and Maxim Vengerov. In September 2015, Daniel recorded a selection of Bartók's Violin Duos with Daniel Hope for Deutsche Grammophon, having previously performed together on ARTE's Concert television programme.

Daniel is a regular performer at the Verbier Festival and many other international music festivals, including the Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, Corinthian Summer Music Festival in Austria, the Colmar Festival, Moscow Meets Friends, the International Mstislav Rostropovich Festival in Baku, and the Sommets musicaux de Gstaad, where he returned in February 2016 to perform both the Bach Concerto in A minor BWV 1041 and Concerto for Two Violins BWV 1043 with Renaud Capuçon and the Festival Strings Lucerne. He also made his chamber music debut at the Aix en Provence Festival de Pâques in 2016 with Renaud Capuçon, and Khatia Buniatishvili.

Future engagements include the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm's Berwaldhallen, and at the Rotterdam Gergiev Festival, a debut with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, a return to the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic with Semyon Bychkov, performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Andris Nelsons at Tanglewood, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande with Hartmut Haenchen, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai Torino, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Gothenburg Symphony, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. Furthermore, he will perform recitals at the Aix en Provence Festival, Salle Molière de Lyon, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Vancouver Recital Society, and return to the Verbier Festival.

Daniel has been awarded numerous international prizes including the 1st prize at the 2016 Vladimir Spivakov International Violin Competition; both the 1st Prize and the "Grand Prix" at the 2012 EMCY international music competition, "Ohrid PEARLS", Macedonia; 1st Prize and the "Gulda Nutcracker" at the 12th Nutcracker International Television Contest for Young Musicians in Moscow, 2011; 2nd Prize at the "Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists", Austin, USA, 2014, and the 2015 Manfred Grommek Prize from Kronberg Academy. Daniel won three prestigious awards: the "Viennese Classics", "String Soloists", and "Best Interpretation of Sarasate 'Gypsy Airs'" at the 2014 International Summer Academy of the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.

Since 2012 Daniel studies at the Karlsruhe University of Music with Professor Josef Rissin, and he is mentored by Eduard Wulfson. Currently, he is a student at the Collège du Léman in Geneva. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys playing football, tennis and chess.

In June 2016, Daniel Lozakovich signed an exclusive recording deal with Deutsche Grammophon and will begin his long-term association with the label by recording two orchestral albums and a recital disc.