Maxim Tzekov

All prize winners
First Prize
Nationality: Austrian
Instrument: Violin
Date of birth 2000/10/27

Maxim Tzekov was born in Austria in 2000 and started to play the violin at the age of five. As aspiring young soloist and chamber musician he has already performed in prestigious venues and festivals such as the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Bregenzer Festspiele or the Chopin Festival in Gaming. Maxim started his musical education under the guidance of Dina Schneidermann and later on continued his studies with Ivan Dimitrov (Vienna Symphonic Orchestra) and Veronika Gottfried. In 2015 he was accepted at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and since then he has been studying in the class of Lieke te Winkel, and in 2017 additionally with Gerhard Schulz. He also received important inspirations through masterclasses with Benjamin Schmid, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Stephan Picard und Tanja Becker-Bender. In 2019 he was accepted as active student in the masterclass of Gerhard Schulz at the renowned Kronberg Academy.

As soloist and chamber musician he made appearances on important international stages such as Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna, the Bregenz Festival, the “Hohenloher Kulturtage”, the International Chamber Music Festival Allegro Vivo and the International Chopin Society. He collaborated with orchestras such as the Franz Schmidt Chamber Orchestra, the International Chamber Orchestra Vienna, the Camerata Pro Musica Hungarica and the Concertino Ensemble Augsburg. During the upcoming season 2019/2020 together with pianist Sophie Druml he will play a recital at Musikverein Vienna.

Maxim Tzekov is winner of the International Violin Competition Kloster Schöntal 2019, where he also received a special price for the best interpretation of a work by J.S. Bach, as well as laureate of Austria’s most important youth competitions Prima La Musica and Musica Juventutis, at which his laureate’s concert at Schubert Hall of Konzerthaus Vienna was broadcasted by the major Austrian cultural radio programme Ö1. In 2017 together with Fabian and Linus Köhring he won the first prize and the chamber music prize at the Allegro Vivo Chamber Music Festival Competition.

In the international movie production of Paganini: The Devil’s Violinist starring David Garrett, he embodied the role of young Paganini. His concert tours have already led Maxim to various countries such as Austria, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, USA and Thailand.

If you are interested in working with Maxim, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.



J.S. Bach, Sonata No. 1 in G Minor (BWV 1001)
J.S. Bach, Sonata No. 2 in A Minor (BWV 1003)
J.S. Bach, Partita No. 3 in E Major (BWV 1006)
F. Kreisler, Recitativo and Scherzo- Caprice (op. 6)
N. Paganini, Caprices No. 6,13,14,15,16,21,24 (op. 1)
J. X. Schachtner, Florilegium (Hommage à Leopold Mozart) for Solo Violin

With piano

L. v. Beethoven, Sonata for Piano and Violin No.7 in C Minor (op. 30/2)
L. v. Beethoven, Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 8 in G Major (op. 30/3)
E. Bloch, Nigun from Baal Shem
J. Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor (op. 108)
J. Brahms, Scherzo from the FAE Sonata
F. Kreisler, Variations on a theme by Corelli, Praeludium & Allegro, Liebesleid, Schön Rosmarin, Caprice Viennoise, Syncopation
W. A. Mozart, Sonata for Piano and Violin in E-flat Major (KV 481)
A. Pärt, Fratres
S. Prokofiev, Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor (op. 80)
C. Saint-Saens/ E. Ysaye, Caprice d´après l´etude en forme de valse de Saint-Saens
P. Sarasate, Romanza Andaluza (op. 22/1)
I. Stravinsky, Suite italienne for Violin and Piano
A. Webern, 4 Pieces for Violin and Piano (op. 7)
H. Wieniawski, Polonaise de concert (op. 4)

With orchestra

J. S. Bach, Violin concerto No. 1 in A Minor (BWV 1041)
L. v. Beethoven, Romance No. 1 in G Major (op. 40)
M. Bruch, Violin Concerto in G Minor (op. 26)
A. Glazunov, Violin Concerto in A Minor (op. 82)
J. Haydn, Violin Concerto No. 4 in G Major
E. Lalo, Symphony Espagnole in D Minor (op. 21)
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Violin Concerto in E Minor (op. 64)
W. A. Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major (KV 216)
W. A. Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major (KV 219)
W. A. Mozart, Adagio in E Major (KV 261) & Rondo in C Major (KV 373)
C. Saint-Saens, Introduction and Rondo-Capriccioso in A Minor (op. 28)
P. I. Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major (op. 35)
P. I. Tchaikovsky, Valse-Scherzo (op. 34)
A. Vivaldi, Concerto No.10 in B Minor for 4 Violins, Cello and Strings (RV 580)

Chamber music:

L.v. Beethoven, Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola in D Major (op. 25)
L. Jungmann, Suite for Flute, Violin and Viola in A Minor (op. 21)
L. Köhring, Boku no yume for Flute, Violin and Viola
L. Köhring, Fantasy on Themes from Eugène D´Alberts The Black orchid for Violin, Alto Saxophone and Vibraphone
F. Mendelssohn- Bartholdy, String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor (op. 13)
D. Milhaud, Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano (op. 157b)
W. A. Mozart, Divertimento in F Major (KV 138)
A. Piazolla, Tango Suite No. 1 (arr.) for Violin, Soprano Saxophone and Vibraphone
M. Reger, Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola in G Major (op. 141a)
C. Schumann, Piano Trio in G Minor (op. 17)
J. S. Svendsen, String Octet in A Major (op. 3)


Nigun «Improvisation» (1923) [Ernest Bloch]

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