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

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.


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  • 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.

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