“…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…Bravo and bravo again!” (Fanfare Magazine)
Viktor Uzur has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician in many countries of Europe, Asia, South America and North America where he is regularly featured on NPR’s “Performance Today”. He 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. Uzur’s most recent recordings include Russian Masterpieces (2018) and Live at Club Congress (2017).
Uzur 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. Uzur is cello professor at Weber State University where he is also founder and director of the Bonneville Chamber Music Festival.
He 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. While still a student in Moscow, Uzur was also the principal cellist and soloist with ARCO Moscow Chamber Orchestra which brought him many CD releases and international tours. 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.
“Applying relentless energy, razor-sharp virtuosity, and a great sense of fun….Uzur has created a treasury of irresistible encore items.” (Strings Magazine)