Violinist Sviatoslav Moroz was born in Moscow, Russia, into a family with a long and distinguished musical tradition. His great-grandmother, L. Burakinskaya, studied with the great violinist Joseph Joachim; his mother is the internationally known cellist Natalia Gutman. Moroz started playing the violin at the age of five. He studied with Oleg Kagan at the Moscow Conservatory. After graduation, he worked with Gerald Poulet at the Paris Conservatory. In 2000, Moroz moved to the United States. Acclaimed as an artist of remarkable individuality, Moroz, whose repertoire ranges from Bach to Schnittke, is particularly esteemed for his powerful interpretations of the Romantic repertoire. Appearing as a soloist with many acclaimed orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Moroz has also performed chamber music with many world-known musicians, including Natalia Gutman, Oleg Kagan, Kim Kashkashian, Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter, and Victor Tretyakov. Among his recent recording is a Parnassus disc of Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 2, with Natalia Gutman and Mykola Suk. In addition to performing, Moroz has pursued a distinguished career as a teacher, conducting master classes in Russia, Germany, and the United States.
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