| »[Viktoria] Mullova may be the most elegant, refined and sweetly expressive violinist on the planet.« |
Chicago Tribune, August 2005
Viktoria Mullova studied at the Central Music School of Moscow and the Moscow Conservatory. Her extraordinary talent attracted international attention when she won first prize at the 1980 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki and the gold medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982. Her dramatic flight to the West in 1983 was accompanied by extensive media coverage. Since then she has performed with the world's best orchestras and conductors and has appeared at all the leading international festivals. She is known the world over for her exceptional versatility and musical integrity. Her interests span the entire musical spectrum from Baroque and Classical repertoire to contemporary works and the latest developments in the areas of fusion and experimental music. The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Viktoria Mullova have long enjoyed a close musical friendship. She, Paavo Järvi, and the orchestra were enthusiastically acclaimed on their major tour of the USA and Canada in 2005.