Vladimir Mendelssohn


The descendant of a prominent musical family, Vladimir Mendelssohn has appeared throughout the world as a soloist, chamber musician, composer and arranger. He has made numerous recordings for a variety of labels and is constantly in great demand at countless international festivals, performing with the world’s finest musicians.

Mendelssohn’s engagements have taken him to the US, almost every country in Europe, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong and South America. He has performed in renowned concert halls such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Paris’ Théâtre des Champs Elysées and Salle Gaveau, Berliner Philharmonie, Munich’s Herculessaal, London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein. A prolific composer, he has produced works for solo instruments, mixed choir, chamber music groups, symphonic and chamber orchestra. He has also composed music for ballet, stage and screen.

Since 2005, Mendelssohn has assumed the role of Artistic Director at the celebrated Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland. A sought-after teacher, Mendelssohn is a professor of chamber music at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, and also teaches in The Hague, Essen and Bologna.