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Liv Migdal

Violin, Chamber Music

Melbourne, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Berlin, Oslo, Shanghai: as a soloist with renowned orchestras and conductors, the award-winning musician has toured concert stages worldwide.

In 2016 she made her debut at the Berlin Philharmonie, and the following year at the Elbphilharmonie. In 2017, her concert tour to China included acclaimed debuts in Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai. In addition to invitations from renowned festivals such as Schumann-Fest Bonn, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and a number of other music festivals in Europe, the violinist's concert calendar in recent years has also included tours to Australia, France, Denmark and Great Britain. 


All of Migdal's CD recordings, featuring works from the Baroque to the present, have received excellent critical reviews and numerous international awards, including the recordings with pianist Marian Migdal as duo partner and the International Classical Music Award (ICMA) nominated Eight Seasons by Vivaldi and Piazzolla with the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin. 

2019 marked the release of the violinist's fourth CD album, Refuge, featuring solo sonatas by Bach, Ben-Haim and Bartók, which was highly acclaimed by international critics and nominated in three categories for the OPUS KLASSIK 2020: Solo Recording of the Year, Young Artist of the Year and Instrumentalist of the Year. 

Liv Migdal, who comes from a family of artists - her father an internationally renowned musician and pianist, her mother a writer - began her violin studies as an eleven-year-old junior student with Christiane Hutcap at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre, where she graduated with a diploma. She continued her artistic education in the master class of Igor Ozim at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, followed by postgraduate studies in early music with Reinhard Goebel. After receiving her Master's degree with distinction, Liv Migdal was honored in Austria with the Paul Roczek MusicAward for outstanding violin playing. 

Since her early concert performances, Liv Migdal has received a number of international music awards and scholarships, including First Prize International Ruggiero Ricci Violin Competition Salzburg, International Hindemith Competition Berlin, GWK Music Prize Münster, Fritz Kreisler Competition Vienna, Mozart Society. 

In 2017, the violinist initiated the project - funded by the Ministry of Culture: "Giving a voice to ostracized composers". For many years Liv Migdal has been committed to for the musical work of Paul Ben-Haim in her international performances. In 2022, she performed the German premiere of Ben-Haim with the Pfalzphilharmonie Kaiserslautern.

Highlights for 2023/24 include Migdal's debut with the Staatsphilharmonie Nuremberg, renewed invitations to the Beethovenhaus Bonn, the Laeiszhalle and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, as well as concerts with the Rzeszów Philharmonic, the Bergische Symphoniker and the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau. CD recordings with the Staatskapelle Weimar, among others, are followed by appearances at international festivals such as the Beethovenfest Bonn, Mosel Musikfestival and Schumannfest Bonn, as well as tours to Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, South Korea and Taiwan. 


With the start of the 2023/24 season, Liv Migdal will be Artist in Residence at the Pfalzphilharmonie Kaiserslautern. 

In addition, the violinist will be Artist in Residence at the Kurt Weill Fest Dessau 2024.

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