Melbourne, Hamburg, Berlin, Oslo, Shanghai: As a soloist with renowned orchestras and conductors, the award-winning musician, Liv Migdal is on tour in concert halls all over the world. In 2016 she made her debut at the Berlin Philharmonie, and a year later at the Elbphilharmonie – where she has been subsequently invited back every year.
In addition to invitations to renowned festivals like the Schumann-Fest Bonn, the Schleswig- Holstein Musikfestival, the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and a number of other festivals in Europe and Asia, the violinist’s concert calendar has recently included tours to Australia, France and Great Britain.
“Electrifying”… “with expressive power”… “existential playing”… “breathtaking”… “from the ear directly to the soul”… “a full-blooded musician”…
All of Migdal’s CD recordings of works from the Baroque to the present day have received excellent critical acclaim and numerous international awards. These include the highly acclaimed recordings with her pianist partner Marian Migdal, and the Eight Seasons by Vivaldi and Piazzolla with the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, which was nominated for the International Classical Music Award (ICMA).
Liv Migdal began her violin studies at the age of eleven with Christiane Hutcap at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock, 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 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 appearances, Liv Migdal has been awarded a number of international music prizes and scholarships: 1st Prize International Ruggiero-Ricci Violin Competition Salzburg, International Hindemith Competition Berlin, GWK Music Prize Münster, Fritz Kreisler Competition Vienna, Mozart Society and others. In 2017 she initiated the project “Giving ostracized composers a voice” (funded by the Ministry of Culture).
Following the celebrated premiere of a work for violin and orchestra dedicated by the composer to Liv Migdal, and an artist-in-residence season, the violinist’s fourth CD album “Refuge” featuring solo sonatas by Bach, Ben-Haim and Bartók was released in 2019. It has received euphoric praise from international critics and was nominated for the OPUS KLASSIK 2020 in three categories: Best solo performance, best young artist and best instrumentalist.
After another acclaimed concert in the Berlin Philharmonie featuring works for violin and orchestra by Karl Amadeus Hartmann and Paul Ben-Haim, further highlights in 2020/21 included appearances at major international festivals such as the Choriner Musiksommer, Lancut Festival in Poland, Dresden Frauenkirche as well as concerts in Szczecin and Copenhagen.
In 2022/23 Liv Migdal will give her debut concert as a soloist at the Musikverein in Vienna; other highlights include performances at the Laeiszhalle and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, the Mosel Music Festival, as well as new CD recordings and tours to Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the Baltic States and Australia.