Misha Quint

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Misha Quint ( Russian Михаил (Миша) Квинт , German transcription Mikhail (Misha) Kwint * on 27 . April 1960 in Leningrad ) is a Russian cellist .

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Career and musical activities

Misha Quint started playing the cello at the age of nine. A milestone were the first competitive successes, starting at the age of 13 (Leningrad, see below). As part of his further career, Quint performed with well-known Russian orchestras such as the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the Leningrad Philharmonic , the Leningrad State Orchestra, the Orchestra for Classical and Contemporary Music and the Symphony Orchestras of Lithuania and Georgia .

In 1989 Quint went to the USA . He made his New York debut at Y on 92nd Street and made his orchestral debut at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center . He often performs with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra. His solo appearances have taken place in the Metropolitan Symphony, with the New York Chamber Orchestra, with the National Irish Symphony, with the New York Chamber Symphony and with the London Chamber Orchestra of Soloists in Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Quint played under the direction of Maxim Shostakovich , Paul Lustig Dunkel, Colman Pierce, Sidney Harth, Ravil Martinov, Camilla Kolchinsky, Yakov Bergman and Ira Levin.

The press characterized him as "a master of emotion, of shaded phrasing and of flawless technique". Daniel Webster of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes: "" ... [his] virtuosity provided a fresh voice ... "" and "The Russian school of stringed instruments got a different light with Quint". Quint's radio shows include appearances on QXR "In the Listening Room" and live appearances at WGBH in Boston, WMNB (New Jersey), WNYC (New York).

Misha Quint played the world premieres of new pieces by well-known contemporary composers such as Schnittke , Basner and Gubaidulina .

Music educational activities

Misha Quint is a faculty member at the Mann College of Music in the Preparatory Division in New York City . He is the musical director, founder and teacher of the international music festival "InterHarmony". Quint was a faculty member of the International Institute of Music in Marktoberdorf , Germany. He was also the musical director and is the founder of the International Cello Festival in Blonay and the Interharmony Music Festival in Geneva (Switzerland). He has given master class courses and concerts in England , Germany, Switzerland, Ireland and the USA .

International Music Festival "InterHarmony"

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The festival has been taking place in Sulzbach-Rosenberg since 2005 and in Arcidosso in Tuscany (Italy) since 2012 . The years before it ran in Birklehof (Germany), in San Francisco ( California ) and in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts . There is intensive concerts at these festivals. They include public performances and master classes . InterHarmony is focused on string instruments and the piano . In this context, Misha Quint also made music with the now freelance soprano Caitlin Hulcup and Christa Mayer , a member of the Semperoper Dresden ensemble

The InterHarmony International Music Festival has gained recognition in Germany and the United States. The US Consul General gave a speech at the 2008 final concert.


  • Boccherini Competition Leningrad , 1st Prize
  • 1975: International Competition Prague
  • 1975: Russian national competition
  • 2009: CRS Contemporary Music Competition.

supporting documents

  1. a b c d Misha Quint Biography . Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  2. Inter Harmony International Music Festival Presents German Inter Harmony Showcase at German House . May 3, 2012. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved March 1, 2009.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.germany.info
  3. a b InterHarmony International Music Festival . Retrieved November 8, 2015.
  4. http://www.caitlinhulcup.com/
  5. https://www.semperoper.de/ensemble/haben/peid/christa-mayer/42.html
  6. US Consul General in Bavaria . Archived from the original on April 22, 2009. Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved November 8, 2015.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / munich.usconsulate.gov
  7. ^ CRS Competition . Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved May 16, 2010.

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