“Stanislav Pronin brilliantly displayed his outstanding virtuosity, but even more important was his natural way of getting various musical aspects and ideas across clearly… Collaboration with Weilerstein and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra was superb… The Shostakovich concerto certainly proved to be the highlight of the evening… Stanislav Pronin’s two solo encores…”
-John Christiansen, Aarhus, Denmark, September 2012
Despite his young age, Stanislav Pronin is recognized as one of today’s most brilliant violinists and a truly exceptional musical personality. Born in Moscow, Stanislav Pronin can trace his musical lineage to the great school of Odessa trained violinists. His first teacher was his grandfather, Veniamin Pronin, who was a professor of violin at the Odessa Conservatory and a pupil of the renowned pedagogue Pyotr Stoliarsky, teacher of David Oistrakh and Nathan Milstein. Among his grandfather’s close friends and colleagues were violinists David Oistrakh and Leonid Kogan, pianist Emil Gilels and the great Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich. A student of Professor Zakhar Bron at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Stanislav Pronin has also received artistic tutelage from Nelli Shkolnikova, Jaime Laredo, Boris Kuschnir, Pinchas Zukerman, Joel Smirnoff, Donald Weilerstein, Pamela Frank, Pavel Vernikov, Maxim Vengerov and many others. Stanislav Pronin is the recipient of multiple awards from such organizations as the American String Teachers Association, America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts and Classical Artists Development Foundation. He performs on a Nicola Bergonzi violin from 1785, and the ex-Ysaye, ex-Flesch Voilin bow, generously on loan from a private donor.