Nikolai Tsinman

Violinist and conductor

Nikolai Tsinman was born in Moscow in 1993 to a musical family. In 2017 he graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (violin class of Eduard Grach), and in 2020 he graduated from the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music (class of opera and symphony conducting of Andrei Rein).

Has participated in masterclasses conducted by Yuri Simonov, Teodor Currentzis, Vladimir Ponkin, Valery Polyansky, Yair Kless, Boris Belkin, Zakhar Bron and Taras Gabora among others.

Prize-winner at the Yankelevich International Violin Competition (Omsk, 2009; 2nd prize), the Concertino Prague competition (2009; 3rd prize), the Nurgisa Tlendiev International Conducting Competition (Astana, 2017; 1st prize and “Orchestra Favourite” special prize) and the All-Russian Music Competition (Moscow, 2019; 2nd prize in the category “Opera and Symphony Conducting”). Recipient of a prize at the Homecoming International Chamber Music Festival (Moscow, 2009). Diploma-recipient at the Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition (2010). Participant at the International Music Festival in Casalmaggiore (Italy, 2010), the Chigiana International Festival (Siena, Italy, 2012) and the Interlaken Classics Festival (Interlaken, Switzerland, 2013) in addition to the education programme of the Diaghilev Festival (Perm, 2017). Former grant-recipient of the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation and the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation.

In 2014–2015 he was a violinist and assistant to the principal conductor of the Kaluga Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2016–2017 he was a conductor of the Moscow Academic Satire Theatre. Since July 2018 he has been an assistant to the principal conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra.

Has appeared with the Symphony and Chamber orchestras of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, the Mariinsky Orchestra, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra), the Moscow Virtuosi State Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra under Pavel Kogan, the Symphony Orchestra and the Moskovia Chamber Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatory, the St Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre, the Rayevsky Vyatka Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the State Academic Philharmonic of the Administration of Astana (today Nur-Sultan), the Chamber Orchestra of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra of the Pavel Slobodkin Centre and the Prokofiev Donetsk Academic Symphony Orchestra among other ensembles.

He was conductor of the opera The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky in an immersive production by Moscow’s Troyka Multispace club (2015, production revived in 2017). Participated in the world premiere of the opera Crime and Punishment by Karina Arsamikova at the Diaghilev Festival in Perm and a production of the opera L’elisir d’amore by Donizetti (Conlucia theatre) at the Compass Centre theatre loft in Moscow (2018).

Has recorded a disc with the Chamber Orchestra of the Leonid Lundstrem Artistic Workshop to mark one century since the birth of Oleg Lundstrem (2016).
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