Masterclass with Volodja Balžalorsky


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Volodja Balžalorsky, Violin

Volodja Balžalorsky is an internationally acclaimed violinist, a two-time winner of Independent Music Awards in 2014. He received top honors in the Live Performance EP category for Karol Szymanowski: Violin Sonata in D Minor with pianist Hinko Haas and Vox Pop Independent Music Award 2014 for Debussy Violin Sonata performed with pianist Christoph Theiler. Additionally, he was a four-time nominee for IMAs in 2014.

Balžalorsky has been recognized with several other international music awards, including The Hollywood Music in Media Award, The Inland Empire Music Award, The Ontario Independent Music Award, The Canary Island Music Award, and the Julij Betetto Music Award.

His reputation as an artist with a sensitive, intelligent, and intuitive gift of interpretation, coupled with a polished technique and a rich, full tone, is well-established through highly praised concerts, broadcasts, CD and TV recordings in various countries.

Following his successful performance in the international cycle Violin Virtuosos in Belgrade, esteemed critic Slobodan Turlakov in former Yugoslavia defined Balzalorsky’s artistic personality as passionately devoted to the violin, inspired by a flame that distinguishes the most refined and authentic violinists. His interpretation is described as calling for an exalted and compassionate listener, a distinction of rare and predestined musicians (Vecernje Novosti, Belgrade).

Balžalorsky has been a guest artist at international festivals and concert series in various countries, including Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, and the USA.

Particularly active in the field of chamber music, Balžalorsky collaborates with many international groups and ensembles. For several years, he has successfully performed in DUO with pianists Christoph Theiler and Hinko Haas. Critics commend the exceptional harmony of ease and authenticity in his performances, maintaining unity with his musical partners.