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Viktoria Mullova

violinist

Viktoria Mullova, USSR Violinist.

Background

Mullova, Viktoria was born in 1960 in a suburb of Moscow. Daughter of an engineer and a teacher of English.

Education

Studied at the Central Music School in Moscow, then at the Moscow Conservatory. Pupil of Leonid Kogan.

Career

1st prize in the Wieniawski Competition in Warsaw in 1974. Winner of the 1981 Sibelius Competition in Finland. Winner of the 1982 Moscow Tchaikovskii Competition.

Defected to the West in 1983 together with Vakhtang Zhordania, the conductor, through Finland and Sweden. Has performed all over the world since.