Acclaimed as “an exceptional violinist with genuine musical sensitivity and an astonishingly formidable technique”, Stanislav Pronin exemplifies a new generation of promising musicians “whose contribution to the future of classical music will be grand”. Born in Moscow, violinist Stanislav Pronin began his first violin study with his grandfather, Veniamin Pronin, professor of violin at the Odessa Conservatory and student of Pyotr Stoliarskiy. Stass immigrated with his family to Israel making his solo debut at 10 and concert debut at the age of 14 with the Tazmorat Netany and Festival Chamber Orchestra of Be-er Shiva. While studying at the Festival di Musica da Camera in Galicia Spain, world-renowned violin professor Nelli Shkolnikova invited Stass to join her class at Indiana University, where he received the prestigious Performance Certificate under the subsequent tutelage of Jaime Laredo.
A truly international artist, Pronin has performed over 1,000 solo and chamber music recitals including Carnegie Hall, National Arts Center of Ottawa, Perlman Hall in Philadelphia, Glenn Gould Studio, Miller Theater in NYC, Dekelboum Hall in Washington D.C., and the Wiener Kunstakademie. His strong affinity and natural genius for chamber music lead to collaborations with artists Jaime Laredo, James Campbell, Bion Tsang, Orion String Quartet, Viktor Danchenko, Emille Naoumoff, and Anton Nel. At the Banff International Music Festival he began his long-standing collaboration with composer/pianist Lera Auerbach, playing the North American premiere of Sonata #3 and later the Chicago premiere of Auerbach’s Partita for solo violin in a live broadcast at WFMT in Chicago. As concertmaster, he has performed with conductors John Adams, Herbert Blomstedt, Ronald Zollman, Sigiswald Kujicka, Richard Buckley and Leonard Slatkin. In the summer of 2011, Mr. Pronin will be performing at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Kronberg Festival in Germany, and giving solo recitals at the Stankovic Music Hall in Belgrade.
Mr. Pronin is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American String Teachers Association, America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, French Embassy in Israel and the Classical Artists Development Foundation. He performs on a Nicola Bergonzi violin from 1785 with the ex-Ysaÿe, ex-Flesch bow, generously on loan from a private donor.
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