5 won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance, and they earned Grammy nominations for recordings of Dvořák’s Symphony No.
When the soloist enters over a brief introduction by oscillating strings, it’s as though the violin were emerging from a pristine Nordic landscape.
The second movement spins a melody of exquisite radiance; the final opening with a galloping rhythm led by the timpani, is a breathless, non-stop showcase for the soloist’s brilliance.
From 2007 to 2011, Manfred Honeck was music director of Stuttgart Staatsoper.
His operatic guest appearances include Dresden Semperoper, Royal Opera of Copenhagen, and the Salzburg Festival. Honeck has worked with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Rome’s Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and the Vienna Philharmonic.
In the United States he has conducted the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia, and Boston Symphony orchestras.
He has been artistic director of the International Concerts Wolfegg in Germany for more than 20 years.i MOVE is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).It is part of the international division at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in the Federal City of Bonn, with the objective to promote international collaboration and the initiation of cooperation and business relationships in vocational training and continuing education.Manfred Honeck received honorary doctorates from several North American universities, and he was awarded the honorary title of professor by the Austrian Federal President.Learn more about Manfred Honeck Nikolaj Znaider performs as both conductor and violin soloist with the world’s most distinguished orchestras.He has been principal guest conductor of the Mariinsky Orchestra since 2010, and was previously principal guest conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.