Biography

“…unbelievable pyrotechnics that bring to mind the virtuosity of David Oistrakh’s recordings...effortlessly à la Rostropovich in his prime...synergistic combination of Casals and du Pré-like fire and Fournier’s elegance." (Fanfare Magazine) 

Viktor Uzur has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician in many countries of Europe, Asia, North America and South America. He is regularly featured on NPR’s “Performance Today”, and has given concerts and has been an artist in residence at festivals in Austria, Spain, Italy, France, Russia, Canada, Korea, China, Latvia, Brazil, United States and the former Yugoslavia. His previous engagement as the principal cellist and soloist with ARCO Moscow Chamber Orchestra brought him many CD releases and international tours.

Uzur received his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Cello Performance with soloist diploma from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow during which time he worked with teachers such as A. Fedorchenko, D. Miller and N. Shakovskaya. In the United States he has also worked with Bernard Greenhouse, Lynn Harrell, Carter Brey, Michael Flaxman, Peter Wiley and David Starkweather. He holds a doctoral degree from Michigan State University where he studied with Suren Bagratuni.

He is a prize winner and a diploma recipient at competitions such as the Yugoslavian National Solo Competition, Sarajevo, Jeuness Musicales International Competition, Belgrade and XI International Competition Tchaikovsky, Moscow. His most recent recordings include Solo Cello, String Theory, Viktor Uzur in Recital and Entertainers.

Uzur is cello professor at Weber State University where he is also founder and director of the Bonneville Chamber Music Festival.

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