A native of Minsk (Belarus), cellist Kyril Zlotnikov moved with his family to Israel at a young age, where he graduated in cello. He’s a founding member of the Jerusalem String Quartet (est. 1996), with which he enjoys an intense international career. Along with his extensive chamber music appearances Kyril Zlotnikov has performed and been broadcast as a soloist with internationally renowned orchestras, such as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Ludwigsburg Symphony Orchestra, The Gulbenkian Orchestra, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Jerusalem Camerata and enjoys artistic collaboration with acclaimed conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez, Lawrence Foster, Asher Fish, Simone Young. A keen recitalist and chamber musician, Zlotnikov has shared the stage with the foremost artists of today such as Daniel Barenboim, Jessye Norman, Pierre Boulez, Elena Bashkirova, Mitsuko Uchida, Natalia Gutman, Tabea Zimmerman, Miriam Fried, Hagai Shaham, Michael Tree, Asher Fish, Nikolaj Znaider, Lang Lang and Richard Stoltzman. Since 2003 Kyril Zlotnikov has been a principal cellist and a teacher of the cello group at the “West-Eastern Divan Orchestra” under Maestro Daniel Barenboim. He also frequently takes part in special projects and tours of the Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra as a principal cellist. Besides his discography with Jerusalem String Quartet, Kyril Zlotnikov recorded the complete Mozart Piano trios for EMI (2006) with Daniel Barenboim and Nikolaj Znaider. Mr. Zlotnikov plays a 1710 G. B. Ruggieri cello, on loan from a private collector.