Recognized for his intense richness of tone, remarkable technique and exceptional musicality, the Russian-born violinist Artur Kaganovskiy was discovered and brought to the United States as a child prodigy at the age of six by the renowned violinist Isaac Stern. A graduate of The Juilliard School, his primary teachers include Grigory Kalinovsky, Lewis Kaplan and Masao Kawasaki.
Winner of the Waldo de Mayo International Violin Competition and recipient of the Fritz Kreisler and Joseph Fuchs scholarship awards at The Juilliard School, Artur Kaganovskiy made his Carnegie Hall debut at the Stern Auditorium in 2007, performing Elgar’s Violin Concerto with the conductor David Gilbert and members of the New York Philharmonic. Since then, his solo engagements have taken him throughout Europe, in North and South Americas and China, collaborating with orchestras including the Napa Valley Symphony, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra , The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Serbian National Philharmonic, Transylvania Philharmonic Orchestra, The National Chamber Orchestra of Moldova, Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra and the Salzburg Chamber Soloists amongst others.
As a chamber musician he has collaborated with such artists as Pinchas Zukerman, Grigory Kalinovsky, Zachar Bron, Joseph Silverstein and Michael Tree.
With David Chesky’s Joy and Sorrow Album, Artur Kaganovskiy was nominated for the 2015 Grammys as best violin soloist. His recordings of the Brahms and Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos, recorded with the National Symphony of Ukraine was released by Centaur Records on April 6th 2018 (May 8th in Europe), the same label on which his Schubert Sonatinas Album for violin and piano with pianist Attila Székely will be released in Spring 2019.
From 2018, Artur Kaganovskiy has been named Music Director of Csikikamerazenekar Orchestra. In Spring 2019, Artur Kaganovskiy will embark on a Spanish tour with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, performing Bach’s Double Concerto with acclaimed violinist Shlomo Mintz.
Besides his extensive career as a violin soloist, Artur Kaganovskiy has taught masterclasses at IKSEV Foundation for Arts in Izmir, Turkey; ESRA Foundation program in Budapest, Frost School of Music at Miami State University, USA; Guadalajara University, Mexico and in his free time makes violins and bows, many which are used by professionals.
Artur Kaganovskiy alternatively performs on a 1730 Pietro Guarneri of Venice violin and on his 1740 Carlo Antonio Testore “ex-Pikayzen” violin.