12-Year Old Violinist Daniel Lozakovitj Produces Impressive Performance of Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Swedish violinist Daniel Lozakovitj certainly seems to be a name for the future. But the 13-year-old is already impressing audiences with some wonderful performances which have earned him international praise.

Here he delivers a performance of Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso with the Talich Philharmonia Prague Orchestra. The recording is from New Year’s Day 2014, when Lozakovitj was 12.

Lozakovitj says that he took up violin when he was six because of his own wish to play. He made it in to the Stockholm music conservatory the same year, and his first appearance with an international orchestra came at aged nine when he performed with the Moscow Virtuosi under Vladimir Spivakov. His performance list already includes the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and tours to Israel with the Moscow Virtuosi. His talents are so well regarded that he has even been included on juries for judging violin contests. Last year, on Sweden’s national day, he was given the honour of playing in Stockholm’s royal chapel.

He has also achieved several international awards for his playing, including second prize at the Yehudi Menuhin competition in Austin, Texas, last year. He secured top prizes at Vienna’s musical conservatory, where he currently studies. He also studies with Professor Josef Rissin at Karlsruhe University in Germany.

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