Holland’s highest music award goes to Russian-born violinist

October 23, 2017 by norman lebrecht


The Nederlandse Muziekprijs (Dutch Music Award) for 2017 is to be given to Maria Milstein, a member of a distinguished Russian family of musicians.

Past winners include Janine Jansen, Christianne Stotijn, Pieter Wispelwey and Jard Van Nes.


Comments (4)

  1. esfir ross says:

    Nathan Milstein came from family of 12 children-there very many with this last name related to violinist

  2. Warren says:

    I do not think Maria Milstein is related to Nathan Milstein, despite rumors that they are.

  3. Melisande says:

    Certainly well-earned prize for the remarkable violinist Maria Milstein. Congrutalations.
    As her sister Nathalie Milstein already explained on this site in 2015: the Milstein family, living in the Netherlands, is not related to the violinist Nathan Milstein, but they are descendants from grandfather Yakov Milstein, a famous Russian musicologist.
    Milstein is a surname that often can be found in Russia.

    1. altanya says:

      She is grand daughter of Yakov Milstein, russian-soviet pianist.

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