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Dobrinsky, Shlomy (1981-Present)

Violinist from Moscow who began playing at six years of age and attended the Gnesine Special Music School, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Jerusalem Academy, the Royal College of Music, and the Tel Aviv Academy.  His teachers included Maya Glezarova, Lena Mazor, Izhak Rashkovsky, Irina Svetlova, Haim Taub, and Yossi Zivoni.

Before graduating with a Bachelor’s of Music degree from the Royal College of Music, he was showered with accolades such as the Croydon Soloist Award, the Israeli-American Music Award, the James Verwey Memorial Prize, the KPMG Martin Foundation Concerto Award, the Public Support Prize and 3rd Prize at the Lipizer Violin Competition, and the Zubin Mehta Award.

He went on to obtain his Master’s degree in the field of Advanced Instrumental Studies, which was conferred on him by the Guildhall School of Music ad Drama.

In 2002, he joined the Philharmonia Orchestra.  He was part of the warm-up act on 20th January 2004, along with his frequent collaborator, Mei Yi Foo, in a concert before the concert that comprised Cesar Franck’s “Violin Sonata” and Sergei Prokofiev’s “Sonata No. 2”.  On 23rd April 2005, the Philharmonia Orchestra appeared at Royal Festival Hall with pianist Emanuel Ax and soprano Angela Denoke in a program that included Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat Op. 73” (“Emperor”), Richard Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra, and the “Prelude and Liebestod” from Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

Other artists and groups with whom he has performed include Mark Almond, Adam Brown, the Bromley Symphony, Oliver Coates, Danny Driver, the Knighton Chamber Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the New Professionals, Madalina Nicolescu, the Orchestra of St. Paul, and Trio Morfeo.

On 14th May 2005, the Bromley Symphony presented the overture from Le Corsaire by Hector Berlioz, “Symphony No. 5” by Prokofiev, and the “Violin Concerto” of Johannes Brahms, on which Shlomy was the featured soloist.

Likewise, he found himself in the spotlight on 4th February 2006, this time with the Orchestra of St. Paul and Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto”, Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Symphony No. 101” (“The Clock”) and the overture from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.

The London Symphony Orchestra teamed up with pianist Barry Douglas on 3rd July 2007, for Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1”, which was followed by Henri Dutilleux’s “Metaboles” and Maurice Ravel’s Daphnes et Chloe – Suite No. 2.

Mark Almond, Mei Yi and Shlomy gave a recital at the University Women’s Club in London as a part of the Kids for Kids concert series, which benefits children in Darfur, Sudan in 2008.

On 28th July 2009, Shlomy and Christian Ihle Hadland were the soloists at the Koster Chamber Music Festival at Kosters Tradgardar for an all-Mozart affair that featured “Piano Concerto No. 15, KV 450” and “Serenade in E flat major, KV 375”.

The Knighton Chamber Orchestra employed Shlomy as their soloist in October 2009 for a concert of Benjamin Britten’s “Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings”, Haydn’s “Oxford” symphony, and Mozart’s “Violin Concerto No. 4 in D”.

On 30th November 2009, the Philharmonia Orchestra offered up Zoltan Kodaly’s “Dances de Galanta”, Modest Mussorgsky’s “Tableaux d’une exposition”, and Tchaikovsky’s “Concerto pour piano et orchestre No. 1 en si bemol mineur, Op. 23”, with Simon Trpceski at the keys.  They paired Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Concierto para violin No. 1 en La m, Op 77” with Tchaikovsky’s “Sinfonia en Si m, Op. 58” (“Manfred”) on 4th February 2010.

On 26th February 2010, the Knighton Chamber Orchestra utilized flautist Jo Conquest and Shlomy as their soloists in a tripleheader that featured Malcolm Arnold’s “Flute Concerto No. 2”, Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 6” (“Pastoral”) and Mozart’s “Violin Concerto No. 4 in D”.

The New Professionals took the stage at St. James Church in Piccadilly on 8th March 2010 for an eclectic program that included Alberto Ginastera’s “Concerto for Strings”, Bohuslav Martinu’s “Concertino for Piano Trio”, and Heitor Villa-Lobos’s “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9”.

On 21st March 2010, Mei Yi and Shlomy reunited at Wigmore Hall for a recital of works by John Adams, Ernest Chausson, Mozart, and Strauss.

Joshua Bell and the Philharmonia Orchestra joined forces on 25th March 2010 for Beethoven’s “Konzert fur Violine und Orchester D-Dur” and “Symphonie No. 3 Es-Dur, Op. 55” (“Eroica”).

On 19th July 2010, Adam Brown and Shlomy delivered a guitar and violin recital at St. Martin-in-the-Fields that included Agustin Barrios’s “Julia Florida” and “Waltz No. 4”, Leo Brouwer’s “Cuban Landscape with Bells”, Antonio Lauro’s “Virgilio”, Alfonso Montes’s “Preludio de Adios”, and Astor Piazzolla’s “Histoire du Tango”.

Trio Morfeo, which comprises Mei Yi, Shlomy, and Brian O’Kane, appeared at St. John’s Church in London on 27th September 2010 for Brahms’ “Piano Trio No. 1 in B major” and Mozart’s “Piano Trio in G major, K. 564”.

In 2014 he performed on the original soundtrack for Paddington and in 2015 performed on the original soundtrack of Halo 5: Guardians.

Here he is performing the 1st movement of J.S. Bach’s Violin and Oboe Concerto..