Igor Oistrakh has performed with the world's greatest orchestras under Klemperer, Reiner, von Karajan, Ormandy, Giulini, Solti, Maazel, Ozawa, Rozhdestvensky, and his father, David Oistrakh. For 27 years, he played in a unique duo with his father making several recordings together. The family tradition has continued with his son Valery who is a prize-winning concert violinist himself.
Fellow of the Royal College of Music, "People's Artist of USSR", Presidency of the Russian section of the European String Teachers Association, honorary member of the Ysaye foundation, President of the Cesar Franck foundation in Belgium and jury member of the most prestigious violin competitions, Professor at the royal Conservatory in Brussels.
His wife, Natalia Zertsalova, is his duo pianist and together they have been awarded Honorary Membership in the Beethoven society in Bonn for their recording of the complete Beethoven Sonatas. They were also awarded the "Weiner Flotenuhr" by the Vienna Mozart Academy for their recording of the complete Mozart Violin Sonatas.
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