Daniel Avstrikh

Birth date

Sept. 5, 1984




Born in Leningrad and since 1997 has resided in Germany. He studied at the Secondary Special Music School of the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg Conservatory and at Oberlin Conservatory of Music (USA). Since 2004 he has been pursuing advanced studies at the Cologne University of Music and Dance studying under Prof. Viktor Tretyakov. In 2005 he won second prize at the Pablo Sarasate International Competition in Pamplona (Spain) and the Niccolò Paganini International Violin Competition in Moscow. He appears on tour in Russia, Israel, and in countries in Europe, East Asia, and North and South America. In 2012 he joined the Michelangelo Quartet with which he often performs all of Beethoven’s string quartets. He plays a violin made by Pietro Guarneri in 1695 that is furnished by the German Foundation for Musical Life.

Daniel in pictures