Sergej Krylov

Sergej Krylov has established himself as one of the most talented violinists of his generation. He is regularly invited to perform at prestigious concert halls worldwide and has appeared with orchestras including the Staatskapelle Dresden, Philharmonique de Radio France, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Filarmonica della Scala, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, London Philharmonic, Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Russian National Symphony, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Atlanta Symphony, English Chamber and Budapest Festival orchestras.

Among the important personalities with whom he has worked, his friendship with Mstislav Rostropovich has been one of the most significant influences in Krylov’s artistic life. Krylov has appeared with many conductors including M. Pletnev, D. Kitajenko, V. Gergiev, V. Jurowski, A. Boreyko, F. Luisi, O. M. Wellber, Y. Temirkanov, V. Ashkenazy, A. Fisch, V. Petrenko, N. Luisotti, S. Sondeckis, Z. Kocsis and Y. Bashmet.

Sergej devotes a great deal of time to chamber music projects, playing alongside D. Matsuev, Y. Bashmet, I. Golan, L. Zilberstein, A. Madžar, B. Canino, S. Mormone, M. Rysanov, N. Imai, Belcea Quartet and E. Garanča. Since 2008 he has been nominated Music Director of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and he is regularly taking on the double role of soloist and conductor in a wide repertoire ranging from Baroque music to contemporary works performing concerts in Vilnius and touring all over Europe.

His discography, in addition to the release of the Paganini 24 Caprices, includes recordings for EMI and Melodya.

Born in Moscow into a family of musicians, Sergej Krylov began studying the violin at the age of five and completed his studies at the Moscow Central Music School. While still very young he won the International Lipizer Violin Competition, the Stradivarius International Violin Competition and the Fritz Kreisler Competition.