«… A wonderful talent with a lively temperament, virtuosic brilliance and a very high professional level …» (Yehudi Menuhin)
Maria Solozobova is one of the most promising violinists of her generation. She has won several prestigious international music competitions, for instance the Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria (first prize and special audience price 2000), the W. A. Mozart Competition in Zurich (first prize 2005), the Tibor Varga Competition and the Rodolfo Lipizer Prize.
Maria is a frequent guest, both as a soloist and a chamber musician, at the most prestigious festivals in the world. She has performed with many leading orchestras including the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Wuerttembergische Philharmonie, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Zürich, Festival Strings Lucerne, Zurich Symphony Orchestra, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ljubljana Philharmonic Orchestra, Romanian Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow chamber orchestra "The Seasons" and the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow.
Maria Solozobova is one of the most promising violinists of her generation. Her dazzling career has already taken her to the world's finest concert halls including the Tonhalle Zurich, Stadtcasino Basel, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Berliner Philharmonie, Koelner Philharmonie, Great Hall at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Konzerthaus in Vienna and Ljubljana's Philharmonic Hall. Solozobova has played under many famous conductors such as Vladimir Spivakov, David Zinman, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Jurowski, Daniel Raiskin, Muhai Tang, Peter Csaba, Howard Griffiths and Michael Hofstetter. She is a frequent guest, both as a soloist and a chamber musician, at the most prestigious festivals in the world. Solozobova's performances today include appearances with leading orchestras and musicians worldwide including as Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Yuri Bashmet, Maria Joao Pires, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sol Gabetta and Mikhail Pletnev.
Maria Solozobova's playing is an enthralling combination of virtuosic power, creative spontaneity, beautiful tonal warmth, elegance and musical insight. Her repertoire covers the whole spectrum from baroque works through classical and romantic music to contemporary compositions. Maria Solozobova plays an Italian violin by Nicolo Gagliano (1728).
In 2009 Maria Solozobova founded as artistic director the «Classical Highlights» Zurich, an annual international series of four concerts in distinguished concert halls in Switzerland. And since 2015 she taught at the University of Music Lausanne.