Stanislav PRONIN (violin) Canadian violinist and composer Stanislav Pronin was born in Moscow, Russia and began his violin studies in Israel at the age of 8. His first teacher was his grandfather, Veniamin Pronin. Stanislav continued his studies at Indiana University with Nelli Shkolnikova and Jaime Laredo, as well as composition lessons with Professor Sven-David Sandstrom, and later at the Hochschule für Musik Köln, Germany, with Professor Zakhar Bron.
Stanislav’s professional career began following his solo debut in Israel at the age of 10. He has
performed as soloist and chamber musician at many festivals including Verbier Festival and Interlaken, Classics in Switzerland, Banff Festival and Stratford Festival in Canada, Kronberg Festival in Germany, Skanderborg Festival in Denmark, etc. He performs regularly in USA, Canada, Europe and Scandinavia. As chamber musician, he has collaborated with many great musician. Stanislav has also been Primarius of the Toronto-based Annex Quartet since 2012. Stanislav is an avid performer of new music. He has worked with and premiered works of such composers as John Adams, Fabian Panisello, David Robert Coleman, Murray Schafer, Ned Rorem, Toivo Tulev, Hans Abrahamsen and Lera Auerbach.
In addition to solo and chamber music, Stanislav is an experienced orchestra musician. He has been invited to perform as Concertmaster with many orchestras. He often tours with the West Eastern Divan Orchestra at the personal invitation of Daniel Barenboim.
An avid music educator, Stanislav regularly teaches violin and chamber music masterclasses worldwide. He has been Guest Professor at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater since 2014. Additionally, he had held an Artist in Residence position at the University of Texas at Austin, and had given masterclasses at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, WWU Munster, Stoliyarski School of Music in Odessa, assisted Professor Zakhar Bron at the Kronberg Academy, and had been guest faculty at many festivals. Stanislav is also a member of Play
With A Pro online teaching community. He is also on facultyat the Zakhar Bron School of Music in Zurich, Switzerland.
Stanislav is a recipient of multiple awards from such organization as the American String Teachers Association, America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts and Classical Artists Development Foundation. He is a laureate of numerous international competitions, including Michael Hill, Wieniawski, and Queen Elizabeth.