Dina Schneidermann

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Dina Schneidermann
Born1930 or 1931
Odessa, USSR (present-day Ukraine)
Died(2016-08-09)9 August 2016
Uppsala, Sweden

Dina Schneidermann (born 1930 or 1931 in Odessa, USSR, died August 9, 2016 in Uppsala, Sweden)[1][2] was a Ukrainian-Swedish violinist that studied violin with David Oistrakh in Moscow. Having married the Bulgarian violin professor Emil Kamilarov (1928–2007), Schneidermann moved to Bulgaria. The couple left Bulgaria in the 1980s,[3] and moved to Uppsala, Sweden, where they lived for the rest of their lives.

Schneidermann worked as a solo violinist and music teacher, and toured extensively in Europe, America and Eastern Asia, often together with Emil Kamilarov as Duo Deschka. She performed on the Il Cannone Guarnerius several times, most recently in 1996 at a concert in Uppsala.[4]

Schneidermann won first prices at violin concerts in Berlin and Geneva.[when?][citation needed] Several contemporary composers, including Dmitry Kabalevsky, Pancho Vladigerov, Dimitar Christov, Luigi Cortese, Inger Wikström, Håkan Larsson, and Horst Ebenhöh, created music pieces written for her and dedicated to her.

In 2002, Schneidermann was awarded the Illis Quorum medal in gold, for her "long and important work within the Swedish music scene" ([f]ör sina mångåriga och betydelsefulla insatser inom svenskt musikliv)[5] She was also awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa at the University and Academy of Music in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1997.

In 2011, Dina Schneidermann was initiator of the International Music Festival "Prof. Emil Kamilarov" set in Sofia, Bulgaria, which stages concerts from renowned musicians as well as a multinational competition of young violin talents. The festival takes place annually, beginning on 22 October lasting for a week.[6]

Schneidermann died on August 9, 2016, in Uppsala.[1]


  1. ^ a b Upsala Nya Tidning, 10 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Dina Schneidermann". Upsala Nya Tidning. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  3. ^ Emil Kamilarov and Dina Schneiderman - Together for 55 Years Standart News International Edition, retrieved 26 January 2017
  4. ^ Violinists who have played the Cannone in concert or on recording, information from Musei di Strada Nuova, Palazzo Tursi, retrieved 2 May 2011
  5. ^ "Illis quorum till Dina Schneidermann" (PDF). Ministry of Culture, Government of Sweden. 2 January 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  6. ^ http://mc.government.bg/contestsc.php?c=977&l=2