Project Description

Kyril Zlotnikov – cello

Born into a musical family, Kyril Zlotnikov studied in Belarus with Vladimir Perlin, continuing in Israel with Uzi Wiesel, Hillel Zori and Michael Khomitzer. He is a founding member of the Jerusalem Quartet, which performs world-wide and records for Harmonia Mundi. With Daniel Barenboim and Nikolaj Znaider, he recorded for EMI the complete Mozart piano trios. He has performed as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Ludwigsburg Symphony, West-Eastern Divan, Jerusalem Camerata and Gulbenkian orchestras, under conductors including Barenboim, Mehta, Foster and Fisch. From 2001-2012 he led and taught the cello section of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. He appears regularly at major chamber music festivals including the Proms, Verbier, Gstaad, Salzburg, Ravinia, Schleswig-Holstein and Schwetzingen festivals, and has collaborated with artists such as Mitsuko Uchida, Lang Lang, Tabea Zimmerman and Pierre Boulez. He plays a 1710 Giovanni Battista Ruggieri cello generously loaned from a private collection.