Daria Spiridonova

violin, baroque violin

News: got the 4 th prize at the Bonporti baroque violin competition

news: I have got Note 1 Music Gmbh prize of the Biber Competition: production of a CD in the following year 2024, which will be published on the label Pan Classics.

Bio

I was born in Kazan, Russia, where I graduated from the special music school at the Kazan State Conservatory in 2010. In 2016, I received a diploma with honors at the Faculty of Historical and Contemporary Performing Arts of the Moscow State Conservatory, and in 2018 a postgraduate diploma at the Moscow Conservatory. In the same year, I moved to Frankfurt am Main to continue my studies at HfMDK. I am currently studying at the Cesena Conservatory in Italy with the inimitable master of pedagogy and exceptional musician Luca Giardini.

I have had the good fortune to meet and learn from such greats as Marina Katarzhnova and Alexander Trostyansky, excellent solo violinists and chamber musicians on the Moscow stage; harpsichordists Maria Uspenskaya and Aleksey Shevchenko opened for me the world of basso continuo in all its glory; Olga Pyatnickaya, Mikhail Dubov, Olga Martynova, Elizaveta Miller and Alexei Lyubimov are people without whom I cannot imagine my path towards chamber music.

 in 2019 I won one of the main prizes of the H. I. von Biber Early Music Competition, took part in two CD recordings as a chamber partner and solo violin with Maria Ladurner (soprano) and Jan Nigges (recorder), and in October 2020 played my first solo tour all over Holland with 8 concerts as part of the Utrecht Early Music Festival. The year 2020 also brought participation in the wonderful «Grandezze e Meraviglie» Festival in Sassuolo, Italy, with my dear teacher Luca Giardini and the 2nd prize in the international competition of baroque violinists “José Herrando” (Onda, Spain).

In 2021 I was honored with the Premio Rotary in Cesena, a special prize in multidisciplinary media competition RheinMain Gestalt, was taken to semi-final of Brugge Early Music competition, played as a soloist and a chamber music partner on such stages as Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) and Bozar (Brussels) and in September have got a violin from Willem van der Sijde (1690) from the Netherlands’ Jumpstart Foundation.

The year 2022 has given me collaborations with such outstanding musicians as Andreas Scholl, Cecilia Bernardini, Michele Pasotti, Dorothee Oberlinger, guest-leading in Frau Musika Orchestra in Italy, Divino Sospiro Orchestra in Portugal, and the Copenhagen Soloists Orchestra in Denmark, and a very special experience of performing a solo recital in the main program of the Utrecht Early Music Festival. 

2023 was the year of travel – I was glad to expand my concert geography; in a year I appeared on stage in Germany, Italy, Croatia, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Slovenia, Portugal and Malta. The most important events were my performance with the Munich Chamber Orchestra as soloist at the Konzerhaus Linz and a recital at the Utrecht early music Festival with my own arrangements of Bach.

I don’t only specialise in baroque and classical repertoire but continue to play romantic and contemporary music on the modern violin. I am currently working on a project arranging folk songs from a number of different countries for solo violin. Release in 2024!

I would very much like to thank my very first violin teacher, Elmira Gazizova, who always believed in me and never gave up.