Misha Nodelman

Misha Nodelman

Lecturer for violin, chamber music


Misha Nodelman is a master violinist who joined the Russian musical elite at an early age. His effortless masterly violin playing and deep musicality make every concert with him an event. Misha Nodelman is first concertmaster of the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, an international prize winner and has been teaching as an assistant to Prof. Zakhar Bron in Cologne since 2006.

Misha Nodelman was born in 1977 in St. Petersburg into a family of musicians. He attracted attention early on due to his extraordinary talent. After winning first prize at the Young Talents Competition in St. Petersburg, he received top-class Russian violin training at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, first at the special music school there for highly gifted children, then under Prof. Ovcharek.
During this time he became the winner of the violin competition of the “Gartow Foundation” St. Petersburg. With the string quartet “Modus” he won the third prize at the competition of the Munich Concert Association. He was also a member of the chamber orchestra “St. Petersburg Kamerata” under Saulius Sondeckies.

His path then led him to one of the most famous violin teachers of our time, Zakhar Bron in Cologne.
During this period he became a prize-winner of the 1st International Liana Issakadze Violin Competition and received the first prize as well as the special prize at the International Violin Competition Eurasia-2. He became a scholarship holder of the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation. Misha Nodelman completed his studies with the concert exam.

Misha Nodelman performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician. As concertmaster of the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, he is familiar with the workings of a large orchestra. An experience that makes him even more valuable as a soloist.
He leads the Nodelman Quartet, which brilliantly and expressively interprets classical music literature.
In the meantime, the Nodelman Quartet has become one of the best string quartets in Germany. In addition to the concert stage, the Nodelman Quartet repeatedly stands out through peace projects, such as the multimedia project “Threnody for the Victims of Ukraine”, which received nationwide attention, or “Sounding Stumbling Stones”, an artistic project of the Nodelman Quartet against forgetting.

Since the winter semester of 2022/23, Misha Nodelman has been a lecturer for violin at the Anton Rubinstein International Music Academy in Düsseldorf and since 2022 he has been a lecturer at the Beethoven Conservatorium in Tegelen.