Nina Mikhailovna Beilina

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Nina Michailowna Beilina ( Russian: Нина Михайловна Бейлина ; born March 4, 1937 in Moscow , Russian SFSR , Soviet Union ; † November 25, 2018 in New York ) was a Russian violinist . Since 1977 she lived in the USA .


Nina Beilina began her musical training at the Central Music School in Moscow with the well-known teacher Professor Abram Jampolski . At the age of 17 she switched to the Moscow Conservatory and completed her training with the Leopold Auer student Professor Juli Eidlin in St. Petersburg . Her official training was completed by studies with David Oistrach .

Nina Beilina attracted attention as a prize winner in three major competitions:

  • Enescu Prize
  • Long Thibaud Prize
  • Tchaikovsky competition.

She soon played recitals and orchestral concerts and gave three recitals a year in Moscow. As the most famous violinist of the former Soviet Union, she frequently toured other communist countries, but also performed in Finland and South America. After her concerts were limited to the Eastern Bloc, she emigrated to the United States in 1977. She has now given concerts in almost every continent. The violinist has been heard in the most important concert halls such as Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York's Lincoln Center, and her concerts in North America alone have led to collaborations with renowned orchestras in the United States. In Europe she played with the orchestras of Santa Cecilia in Rome, the RAI orchestras in Milan, Rome and Turin, as well as the Philharmonics of Brussels and Helsinki.

Nina Beilina later taught as a professor at the Mannes School of Music in New York City and led master classes in Italy, Germany and Taiwan.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Neil Genzlinger: Nina Beilina, Soviet Violinist and Festival Founder, Dies at 81. (No longer available online.) In: November 30, 2018, archived from the original on December 1, 2018 ; accessed on December 3, 2018 .

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