Winner of the 2015 Echo Klassik Award for Newcomer of the Year, Serbian-French violinist Nemanja Radulović has taken the classical music world by storm with his thrilling virtuosity, depth of expression and adventurous programming, both in the recording studio and on the concert stage. An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, Nemanja’s most recent album, Baïka, features his evocative interpretations of Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto as well as Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade arranged for solo violin and chamber orchestra.
Recent highlights include Nemanja’s critically acclaimed residency with the Bournemouth Symphony [“Radulović had his audience spellbound for the entire concert…” Andy Martin, Bournemouth Echo]; his orchestral debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; the opening of the Jeunesse Musicale series at the Vienna Konzerthaus; a play/direct performance with the Munich Chamber Orchestra (resulting in an immediate re-invitation to work with the ensemble); and a special new collaboration with clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer, accordionist Ksenija Sidorova, and pianist Laure Favre-Kahn, performing to audiences at Schleswig-Holstein, Gstaad, Périgord Noir, and Impérial Annecy festivals. Additional highlights include a very successful return to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko conducting, and a European tour with the I, CULTURE Orchestra and Kirill Karabits, featuring visits to the Radio France Festival in Montpellier and the Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen.Read more
An artist who seeks to broaden the boundaries of classical music, Nemanja champions the power of music to bring people together with his unique energy and candour. He has amassed a legion of loyal fans around the world who have enjoyed his performances with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Munich Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Staatskapelle Dresden, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony in Tokyo, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Orquesta Nacional de España, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Salzburg Camerata, NDR Radiophilharmonie in Hanover, WDR Sinfonieorchester in Cologne, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Belgian National Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI in Turin, Orchestra della Toscana, Tampere Philharmonic, Gävle Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Copenhagen Phil, Geneva Camerata, Macao Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, and the Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa.
Nemanja has an equal passion for the intimacy of chamber music, and is an increasingly active recitalist on the international circuit. He has performed at such notable venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie, both the Salle Pleyel and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Athens Megaron, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, and the Melbourne Recital Centre in Australia. His many recital partners include Marielle Nordmann, Laure Favre-Kahn, and Susan Manoff, the latter with whom he has also recorded a disc of Beethoven Sonatas released on the Decca/Universal Music label.
Nemanja also regularly undertakes a play/direct role with his infectious, high-energy ensemble The Devils’ Trills [noted for their “immense purity, artistic force, passion, intimacy and exquisite dynamic choices leaving the audience in complete astonishment”, Johannes Seifert, Augsburger Allgemeine] and his chamber orchestra, Double Sens, recently celebrated for their recordings of Bach and Rimsky-Korsakov, as well as The 5 Seasons, a piece that combines Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with a new composition – Spring in Japan – by Aleksandar Sedlar and dedicated to the Japanese tsunami victims in 2011. Their other recent recordings include Paganini Fantasy (2013), Journey East (2014), BACH (2016), Tchaikovsky (2017) and most recently Baïka (2018).
Nemanja’s recognition for his work in classical music includes International Revelation of the Year by the Victoires de la musique classique in 2005, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Arts in Niš, Serbia, and an ELLE Style Award for Musician of the Year in 2015. He is the winner of several international violin competitions, such as Joseph Joachim in Hannover, George Enescu in Bucharest and Stradivarius in Cremona.
Born in Serbia in 1985, Nemanja Radulović studied at the Faculty of Arts and Music in Belgrade, the Saarlandes Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Saarbrücken, the Stauffer Academy in Cremona with Salvatore Accardo and the world-renowned Conservatoire de Paris with Patrice Fontanarosa.
The latest recording by violin virtuoso Nemanja Radulović, Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto and Rococo Variations, has been released on Deutsche Grammophon. The album features Tchaikovsky's seminal Violin Concerto with the Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by...
“[The Tchaikovsky] concerto is brimming with typical Russian tunes, and the third movement is a breathtaking finale comprising fiery violin gymnastics that require speed-of-lightning vigour and skill from the soloist, which Radulovic undoubtedly possesses.”
“The [Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra] has an incredible track record in attracting true stars to [the position of Artist in Residence], but Radulovic, who looks as much rock star as classical musician, is surely one of the brightest ever”.
“With his rock star looks, Nemanja Radulovic knows how to distil rare emotion and candour of anything from Barber to Fauré. His striking technique is merely the mechanism through which he deploys his phrasing with freedom and intelligence.”