Nicolas Chumachenco

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Nicolas Chumachenco (also known as Nicolas Chumachenko), is a Polish-born violin soloist, professor and director of the Queen Sofía Chamber Orchestra.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Poland to Ukrainian parents, Chumachenco grew and started his musical training in Argentina. Nicolas left Argentina to study in the United States at the University of Southern California with Jascha Heifetz and later at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia with Efrem Zimbalist and won awards at the International Tchaikovsky Competition and the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition.[2] Nicolas has appeared as soloist with many important orchestras conducted by artist such as Zubin Mehta, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Peter Maag and Rudolf Kempe.[3]

Chumachenco has been first violin of the Zurich Quartet, professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and serves as leader and music director of the Queen Sofía Chamber Orchestra in Madrid.[4]

Family[edit]

His sister Ana Chumachenco (* 1944) is professor of violin at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich. His nephew Eric Chumachenco (* 1964) is classical pianist and holds a teaching position at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nicolás Chumachenco - Concertino Director". Festival Internacional de Música "Ciudad de Ayamonte". Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  2. ^ Juan antonio Torres Planells. "Nicolas Chumachenco, violin". Grijalvo. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Nicolás Chumachenco - Concertino Director". Festival Internacional de Música "Ciudad de Ayamonte". Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Nicolas Chumachenco biography". Naxos. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  5. ^ "Eric Chumachenco". Mozarteum Salzburg. Retrieved 10 June 2017.