Viktoria Mullova

Viktoria Mullova

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Viktoria Mullova (Виктория Муллова)
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Russian violin virtuoso, born on 27 November 1959, near Moscow, Russia, ex USSR. She is married to Matthew Barley.

Mullova has become highly regarded for her performances and recordings of a number of great violin concertos, compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, and her innovative interpretations of popular and jazz compositions by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, The Beatles, and others.

After studying at the Central Music School of Moscow and at the Moscow Conservatoire under Leonid Kogan, she won first prize at the 1980 International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki and the Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1982. During a tour of Finland in 1983, Mullova and her lover Vakhtang Jordania (who posed as her accompanist so they could defect together), left the hotel in Kuusamo, after Jordania told the KGB officer who was watching them that Mullova was too sick from drinking to attend the afterparty. They left the Stradivarius owned by the Soviet Union on the hotel bed, jumped into a taxi, and drove several hundred kilometers to the Swedish border. In Sweden, they applied for political asylum. At that time, the Swedish police treated young, on-the-run musicians just like any other political defector and suggested they stay in a hotel over the weekend until the American embassy opened. So for two days they sat under false names in a hotel room, not even daring to go down to the reception desk, wisely, as it turned out, because their photographs were on the front page of every newspaper. Two days later they were already walking around Washington D.C. with American visas in their pockets. Mullova lives currently in Holland Park, London, England.

Mullova has made many recordings including her debut release of the Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Jean Sibelius violin concertos which was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque.

She formed the Mullova Chamber Ensemble in the mid-1990s. The ensemble has toured Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands and has recorded the Bach violin concertos on Philips Classics. She was nominated for a 1995 Grammy Award for her recording of the Bach Partitas, and she won a 1995 Echo Klassik award, a Japanese Record Academy Award and a Deutsche Schallplattenkritik prize for her recording of the Brahms concerto. Her recording of the Brahms B major Trio (No 1) and Beethoven's Archduke Trio with André Previn and Heinrich Schiff was released in 1995, receiving a further Diapason d'Or.

Mullova's international career as a soloist has included performances with The Philharmonia Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed as soloist and director with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Mullova plays on the "Jules Falk" Stradivarius (1723) and a 1750 Guadagnini. Her bows include a Baroque style bow by a modern maker, a Dodd and a Voirin.
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Viktoria Mullova Discography

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416 821-2 Viktoria Mullova, Tchaikovsky*Sibelius*, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa Viktoria Mullova, Tchaikovsky*Sibelius*, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Violin Concertos (Album) Philips 416 821-2 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
420 216-1 Vivaldi*, Viktoria Mullova, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe*, Claudio Abbado Vivaldi*, Viktoria Mullova, Chamber Orchestra Of Europe*, Claudio Abbado - Le Quattro Stagioni, The Four Seasons, Die Vier Jahreszeiten, Concerto Per L'Orchestra Di Dresda (Album) Philips 420 216-1 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
420 948-1 Bach* / Bartok* / Paganini*, Viktoria Mullova Bach* / Bartok* / Paganini*, Viktoria Mullova - Works For Solo Violin (Album) Philips 420 948-1 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
422 364-2 Shostakovich*Prokofiev*Mullova*Royal Philharmonic Orchestra*Previn* Shostakovich*Prokofiev*Mullova*Royal Philharmonic Orchestra*Previn* - Violin Concertos(CD) Philips 422 364-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
422 332-2 Paganini*, Vieuxtemps*Viktoria Mullova, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy Of St Martin In The Fields* Paganini*, Vieuxtemps*Viktoria Mullova, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy Of St Martin In The Fields* - Violin Concerto No. 1 • Violin Concerto No. 5(CD) Philips 422 332-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
426 254-2 Stravinsky* / Ravel* / Prokofiev* - Viktoria Mullova · Bruno Canino Stravinsky* / Ravel* / Prokofiev* - Viktoria Mullova · Bruno Canino - Divertimento / Sonata In G / Sonata No. 2 In D(CD, Album) Philips 426 254-2 UK 1990 Sell This Version
432 077-1 Mendelssohn* / Viktoria Mullova / Academy Of St Martin In The Fields* / Sir Neville Marriner Mendelssohn* / Viktoria Mullova / Academy Of St Martin In The Fields* / Sir Neville Marriner - Violin Concertos / Violinkonzerte (Album) Philips 432 077-1 France 1991 Sell This Version
438 998-2 Brahms* / Viktoria Mullova / Berliner Philharmoniker / Claudio Abbado Brahms* / Viktoria Mullova / Berliner Philharmoniker / Claudio Abbado - Violin Concerto - Live In Tokyo(CD, Album) Philips 438 998-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
434 075-2 Bach* / Viktoria Mullova Bach* / Viktoria Mullova - Partitas For Violin Solo(CD) Philips 434 075-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
442 123-2 Beethoven*Brahms*Mullova*Schiff*Previn* Beethoven*Brahms*Mullova*Schiff*Previn* - Beethoven Op 97 "Archduke" / Brahms Op 8(CD, Album) Philips 442 123-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
446 675-2 Bach* / Viktoria Mullova / François Leleux* Bach* / Viktoria Mullova / François Leleux* - Violin Concertos(CD) Philips 446 675-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
434 084-2 J.S. Bach* / C.PH.E. Bach* / Viktoria Mullova / Bruno Canino J.S. Bach* / C.PH.E. Bach* / Viktoria Mullova / Bruno Canino - Sonatas For Violin And Piano(CD) Philips 434 084-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
289 456 542-2 Stravinsky* / Bartók* / Viktoria Mullova / Los Angeles Philharmonic* / Esa-Pekka Salonen Stravinsky* / Bartók* / Viktoria Mullova / Los Angeles Philharmonic* / Esa-Pekka Salonen - Violin Concertos(CD) Philips 289 456 542-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
464 184-2 Viktoria Mullova Through The Looking Glass(CD, Album) Philips 464 184-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
464 979-2 Bartók* / Elgar* / Shostakovich* / Szymanowski* / Kyung Wha Chung* / Viktoria Mullova / Henryk Szeryng Bartók* / Elgar* / Shostakovich* / Szymanowski* / Kyung Wha Chung* / Viktoria Mullova / Henryk Szeryng - The 20th-Century Violin Concerto, Vol. 2(2xCD) Philips 464 979-2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
470 292-2 Mozart* / Viktoria Mullova / Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment Mozart* / Viktoria Mullova / Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment - Violin Concertos 1, 3 & 4(CD, Album) Philips 470 292-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
470 629-2 Beethoven*, Mendelssohn*Viktoria Mullova, John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire Et Romantique Beethoven*, Mendelssohn*Viktoria Mullova, John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire Et Romantique - Violin Concertos (Album) Philips 470 629-2 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
ONYX 4001 Vivaldi* / Viktoria Mullova / Il Giardino Armonico / Giovanni Antonini Vivaldi* / Viktoria Mullova / Il Giardino Armonico / Giovanni Antonini - Violin Concertos Amadeus ONYX 4001 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
475 7451 Bach* / Viktoria Mullova / François Leleux* Bach* / Viktoria Mullova / François Leleux* - Violin Concertos - 3 Partitas(2xCD, Album) Philips 475 7451 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
ONYX 4015, none Viktoria Mullova, Katia Labèque Viktoria Mullova, Katia Labèque - Recital(CD) Onyx Classics, KML Recordings ONYX 4015, none Europe 2006 Sell This Version
ONYX 4020 J.S. Bach* - Viktoria Mullova, Ottavio Dantone J.S. Bach* - Viktoria Mullova, Ottavio Dantone - Sonatas(2xCD, 6-p) Onyx Classics ONYX 4020 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
477 7466 Vivaldi*, Viktoria Mullova, Giuliano Carmignola, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon Vivaldi*, Viktoria Mullova, Giuliano Carmignola, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon - Concertos For Two Violins(CD, Album) Archiv Produktion 477 7466 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
ONYX 4040 Viktoria Mullova, Bach* Viktoria Mullova, Bach* - 6 Solo Sonatas & Partitas(2xCD) Onyx Classics ONYX 4040 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
480 3932 Niccolò Paganini / Henri Vieuxtemps / Viktoria Mullova / Academy Of St Martin In The Fields* / Sir Neville Marriner Niccolò Paganini / Henri Vieuxtemps / Viktoria Mullova / Academy Of St Martin In The Fields* / Sir Neville Marriner - Violinkonzerte(CD) Decca, Universal, Eloquence 480 3932 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
4114 Bach*Viktoria Mullova, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina Bach*Viktoria Mullova, Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina - Concertos(CD, Car) Onyx Classics 4114 Europe 2013 Sell This Version