Victoria Mullova is a world famous violinist. She studied at the Central Music School of Moscow and then at the Moscow Conservatory. Her exceptional talent attracted attention when she won first prize at the competition. J. Sibelius in Helsinki (1980) and received a gold medal at the competition. P. I. Tchaikovsky (1982). Since then, she has performed with the most famous orchestras and conductors. Victoria Mullova plays the Stradivarius violin Jules Falk
Victoria Mullova’s creative interests are varied. She performs baroque music and is also interested in the work of contemporary composers. In 2000, together with the Enlightenment Orchestra, the Italian chamber orchestra Il Giardino Armonico and the Venetian Baroque Ensemble, Mullova performed early music concerts.
In 2000, together with the famous English jazz pianist Julian Joseph, she released the album Through the Looking Glass, containing works by contemporary composers. In the future, the artist performed works specially commissioned by her by such composers as Dave Marik (premiere with Katya Labeque at the London Festival in 2002) and Fraser Trainer (premiere with the experimental ensemble Between the Notes at the London Festival in 2003). She continues to collaborate with these composers and in July 2005 presented a new work by Fraser Trainer on the BBC.
With a group of like-minded people, Victoria Mullova created Mullova Together, who first went on tour in July 1994. Since then, the ensemble has released two discs (Bach concertos and Schubert’s octet) and continues to tour in Europe. The ensemble’s inherent combination of performing skills and the ability to breathe life into modern and old music was highly appreciated by the public and critics.
Victoria Mullova also actively collaborates with pianist Katya Labek, performing with her all over the world. In the fall of 2006, Mullova and Labek released a joint disc called Recital (“Concert”). Mullova performs Bach’s works on vintage gut strings, both solo and in ensemble with Ottavio Danton (harpsichord), with whom she toured Europe in March 2007. Immediately after the tour ended, they recorded a CD of Bach’s sonatas.
In May 2007 Victoria Mullova performed the Brahms Violin Concerto with gut strings with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.
Recordings made by Mullova for Philips Classics have won many prestigious awards. In 2005, Mullova made a number of new recordings with the newly formed label Onyx Classics. The very first disc (concerts by Vivaldi with the Il Giardino Armonico orchestra conducted by Giovanni Antonini) was named the Golden Disc of 2005.