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Viacheslav Dinerchtein

Violist Viacheslav Dinerchtein has appeared as soloist with orchestra, in recitals and chamber music concerts throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, including venues such as Kennedy Center (Washington), Carnegie Hall (New York), Chicago Cultural Center, Spoleto Music Festival (Italy), the Niagara Music Festival (Canada), Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Teatro Colon de Bogota (Colombia), Sociedad Filarmónica de Lima (Peru), International Viola Congresses (USA, South Africa, Germany, Portugal, Italy), among numerous others. Protagonist of TV and radio broadcasts, dedicatee of several compositions for viola, among them winners of competitions for composers, Dinerchtein is recognized for his efforts to popularize the unattended viola repertoire. His recording of the complete viola sonatas by Weinberg is set to be released in a centenary edition by Solo Musica (Sony Music). Former member of the Lipkind String Quartet, Dinerchtein is President of the Swiss Viola Society and editor for the music publishing houses Ovation Press and Amadeus Verlag.

Studied with his father Boris Dinerchtein, with Joseph de Pasquale (Master of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University), and with Roland Vamos (Doctor of Musical Arts, Northwestern University; diss. “Shostakovich Viola Sonata”). Born in Minsk (Belarus), Dinerchtein grew up in Mexico, and now resides in Switzerland with his wife and two children. He is an award-winning amateur photographer, certified chess trainer, and a semiprofessional card magician.