Daniel Lozakovich

"Daniel Lozakovich comes across not as a teenage virtuoso but as a thoughtful young musician; his playing is exceptionally mature and has already convinced such prominent musical colleagues as conductors Valery Gergiev and Andris Nelsons." (Deutsche Grammophon)

Daniel Lozakovich is on the ascent, already establishing himself as a sought after violinist on the international stage. He amazes audiences and critics alike with his mature, carefully considered playing. Lozakovich performs with such leading orchestras as the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmoni9ue de Radio France, Munchner Philharmoniker, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic, National Philharmonic of Russia, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai and the  Orchester  der  Komischen  Oper  Berlin. Lozakovich is collaborating with distinguished conductors including Semyon Bychkov, Adam Fischer, Hartmut Haenchen, Andris Nelsons, Vasily Petrenko, Tugan Sokhiev, Leonard Slatkin, Vladimir Spivakov,  Robin  Ticciati and his esteemed peers including Klaus Makela, Lahav Shani and Lorenzo Viotti.

He is working regularly with Valery Gergiev, with whom he maintains a strong artistic partnership since their first collaboration in 2015. Returning to the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra  on  several  occasions,  he  most  recently opened the Munchner Philharmoniker’s festival MPHIL 360. Daniel has since been reinvited to work with the Munchner Philharmoniker in the 2019/20 season, which includes a tour performance of the Beethoven concerto in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.

Highlights to date have included Lozakovich’s debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons in Tanglewood, his New York debut at the Mostly Mozart Festival with Louis Langree, as well as tours to Japan and Asia with Valery Gergiev and with the hr-Sinfonieorchester under Andres Orozco-Estrada. He recently performed in Amsterdam’s prestigious summer Prinsengrachtconcert with Lucas and Arthur Jussen, the performance was broadcast on national television. Lozakovich also returned to the Orchestre National du Capito le de Toulouse under Tugan Sokhiev and the Orchestre Philharmoni9ue de Radio France with Krzysztof Urbanski.

In a remarkable 2019/20 season, Daniel makes his highly anticipated debut with the LA Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen and he returns to the Boston Symphony, in their main season, with Nelsons performing Tchaikovsky. He will also make his debut appearance as soloist for Makela with the Cleveland Orchestra in summer  2019 at  Blossom Festival.

A highly regarded recitalist, previous engagements have included appearances at Les Grandes Voix – Les Grands Solistes in Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Ton ha lie Zurich and Convervatorio G. Verdi Milan and Theatre des Champs-Elysees and Mariinsky Theatre. Lozakovich has appeared at numerous international music festivals. He has a close relationship with the Verbier Festival, since his debut invitation at the age of 13. He has participated in the Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, Carinthischer Sommer in Austria, Sommets musicaux de Gstaad, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Moscow Meets Friends, Gergiev Festival Rotterdam, Baltic Sea Festival, White Nights Festival in St Petersburg and the Moscow Easter Festival, Festival de Pa9ues – Aix-en-Provence, Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo and Festival de Saint-Denis in Paris. Lozakovich enjoys collaborations with other notable artists including lvry Gitlis, Emanuel Ax, Renaud Capuson, Khatia Buniatishvili, George Li, Seong-Jin Cho, Martin Frost, Shlomo Mintz, Maxim Vengerov, Alexander Romanovsky and many others.

At the age of 15, Lozakovich signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon, with a view to collaborating for the long-term. Daniel Hope personally invited him to record a selection of Bartok’s Duos for two violins for Hope’s My Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin album. In June 2018 the yellow label released Lozakovich’s critically acclaimed debut album, of Bach’s two violin concerti with the Kammerorchester des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the solo partita No. 2, which gave Lozakovich a fantastic platform to introduce his musical thinking to a wider public. The outstanding success of this debut album was marked in the music charts and the album notably went to number 1 in the French Amazon charts, in all music categories and to number 1 in the classical album charts in Germany.

Awarded numerous accolades including 1st prize at the 2016 Vladimir Spivakov International Violin Competition, both 1st Prize and the “Grand Prix” at the 2012 EMCY International Music Competition, “Ohrid PEARLS”, Macedonia. Lozakovich was also recipient of the 2015 Manfred Grommek Prize of the Kronberg Academy. Most recently, he received the Excelentia Prize, awarded to him under the honorary presidency of Queen Sofia of Spain and “The Young Artist of the Year 2017” award at the Festival of the Nations.

Born 2001 in Stockholm, Lozakovich took up the violin in 2007 and made his concerto debut with the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra under Vladimir Spivakov two years later. From 2012 he has studied at the Karlsruhe University of Music with Professor Josef Rissin, and since 2015 with Eduard Wulfson in Geneva. His studies have additionally been influenced by Mikhail Kazinik, Nataija Beshulya, Dora Schwarzberg and Gerhard Schulz.


August 16, 2020
Latvian National Opera
19:00 Sunday