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Viacheslav Dinerchtein

Violist Viacheslav Dinerchtein has appeared as soloist with orchestras, in recitals and chamber music concerts throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia, including such venues as the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Carnegie Hall (New York), Chicago Cultural Center, Spoleto Music Festival (Italy), the Niagara Music Festival (Canada), Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Teatro Colon de Bogota (Colombia), Sociedad Filarmónica de Lima (Peru), and International Viola Congresses (USA, South Africa, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Netherlands), among numerous others. Protagonist of TV and radio broadcasts, dedicatee of several compositions for viola, among them winners of competitions for composers, Dinerchtein is recognized for his efforts to popularize the unattended viola repertoire. He is an editor for music publishing houses Ovation Press and Amadeus Verlag, and President of the Swiss Viola Society. He studied with his father, Boris Dinerchtein, Joseph de Pasquale (Master of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University) and Roland Vamos (Doctor of Musical Arts, Northwestern University; diss. “Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata: A Historical Survey”).

Dinerchtein is an artist of unusual breadth and versatility, and his career as classical violist is further distinguished by pursuits in other domains. He is an award-winning travel photographer, a FIDE- certified chess trainer, and a semiprofessional card magician. He holds several culinary diplomas and is avidly engaged with amateur astronomy. Born in Minsk, Belarus, into a family of classical musicians, Dinerchtein grew up in Mexico before pursuing his studies in the U.S. He now resides in Zurich, Switzerland, with his wife and two children.