Daniel Lozakovich, whose majestic music-making leaves both critics and audiences spellbound, was born in Stockholm in 2001 and began playing the violin when he was almost seven. He started studying with Professor Josef Rissin at the Karlsruhe University of Music in 2012, and since 2015, has been mentored by Eduard Wulfson in Geneva. The violin grapevine was buzzing with news about the amazing youngster from Sweden long before he made his international breakthrough in 2016, when he hit the headlines worldwide as the winner of the Vladimir Spivakov International Violin Competition and as returning soloist with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev in the closing concert of the XV Moscow Easter Festival. He signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon in 2016, soon after his 15th birthday. The deal made him the youngest member of DG’s family of artists, reinforcing his status as a one-in-a-million virtuoso blessed with an entrancing range of expression and musicianship.
Before long, Lozakovich had performed with, among others, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Moscow Philharmonic,and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras, the Orchestre National de France, and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has since gone on to work regularly with other leading orchestras and with some of the world’s most eminent conductors, including Vasily Petrenko, Leonard Slatkin, Andris Nelsons, Semyon Bychkov, Neeme Järvi, Klaus Mäkelä, Robin Ticciati, and Lahav Shani. His chamber music partners, meanwhile, include Emanuel Ax, Khatia Buniatishvili, Seong-Jin Cho, Sergei Babayan, Martin Fröst, Renaud Capuçon, Daniel Hope, Shlomo Mintz, and Maxim Vengerov.
In addition to his victory at the Spivakov Competition, Lozakovich has also been awarded many other prizes, including the 2017 Young Artist of the Year award at the Festival of the Nations in Germany, the 2017 Young Talent award at the Premios Excelentia in Spain and the 2019 Promising Young Artist award at the Premios Batuta in Mexico. In the 2019-20 season, Lozakovich made his much-anticipated debut with the LA Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen, giving three performances of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, as well as his subscription series debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Nelsons, before performing the same work in Toronto and at the Gulbenkian in Lisbon. In 2020, he made his debut with the Orchestre de Paris, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach, giving two performances of the Mendelssohn Concerto at the closing concerts of the Canary Islands International Music Festival.
Lozakovich plays both the “ex-Baron Rothschild” Stradivari, on generous loan on behalf of the owner by Reuning & Son (Boston) and Eduard Wulfson, and the Le Reynier Stradivarius (1727), kindly loaned by the LVMH group.