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Nicolás Chumachenco
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Nicolás Chumachenco, son of Russians and born in Poland, grew up and studied in Argentina. He perfected violin studies in the USA with Jascha Heifetz at the South California University and with Efrem Zimbalist at the Curtis Institute of Philadephia. After being the winner of the prestigious Tchaikovsky contest in Moscow and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels, he started a brilliant career that led him to perform on the major concert halls throughout Europe. Inmediately, great conductors of the moment invited him as soloist to perform the masterpieces of the concert repertoire. Among them, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Zubin Mehta, Ferdinand Leitner, Vaclav Smetacek, Peter Maag or Rudolf Kempe, as well as Yehudi Menuhin, with whom he collaborated regularly at the Gstaad Festival that now has the name of the renowned violinist. At the same time, Chumachenco has worked chamber music in different styles: violin solo- including recital interpretations and recordings of the two masterpieces of his repertoire: The Sonatas and Partitas by Bach and the Caprichos by Paganini. He participated as first violin in the Zürich Kammerquartett, with whom he has offered numerous concerts in Europe and America.He has been for many years Professor of violin at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg (Germany). Actually he offers master classes in Aragon’s Conservatory. Nicolás Chumachenco is conductor and soloist of the “Orquesta de Cámara Reina Sofía” in Madrid since 1990.

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