Sergei Krylov (violinist)
Biography and Art
Sergej Krylov was born in Moscow in a family of musicians. The father Alexander Krylov was an outstanding violin maker. The mother Liudmila Krylova is a famous piano player and a teacher.
At the age of 5 Sergej Krylov began violin lessons. In a year he performed his first concert. At the age of 10 he was already a student of Sergey Kravchenko and Abram Shtern in the Central Music School at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and made his orchestra debut and started to perform in Russia, China, Poland, Finland and Germany. At the age of 16 he recorded a disc together with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra conducted by Saulius Sondeckis in the company Melodiya.
At the age of 18 the musician got the first award at Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition in Gorizia (Italy), after that he started to frequent lessons with Salvatore Accardo in The Walter Stauffer Academy. The young musician gained considerable publicity after getting the first award at Antonio Stradivari Competition in Cremona and the first award at the prestige Fritz Kreisler competition in Vienna.
Sergej Krylov performs on the stages of the Berlin and the Munich Philharmonic Halls, in the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus in Vienna, in Théatre des Champs-Elysées and Salle Pleyel in Paris, in the Megaron in Athens, in Bozar in Brussels, in the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, in Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, in the China National Concert Hall in Beijing, in Teatrola Fenice in Venezia, in La Scala Theatre in Milan, in the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, in the Concert Hall named after Tchaikovsky (the Moscow Philharmonic Society), in the Grand Hall of the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Society named after Shostakovich.
The musician performs with the world-famous orchestras such as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, the Chamber Orchestra “Moscow Soloists”, the Dresden Staatskapelle Symphony Orchestra, the State symphony orchestra “Novaya Rossiya”, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Hessischer Rundfunk, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonic, the Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra in Milan, Filarmonica Toscanini, the Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra etc.
Among the most significant personalities the musician has collaborated with Mstislav Rostropovich is worth specially mentioning. He wrote: “Sergej Krylov is one of the top five contemporary violinists”.
Sergej Krylov has also collaborated with such conductors as Yuri Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev, Nicola Luizotti, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dmitry Kitaenko, Mikhail Pletnev, Omer Welber, Andrey Boreiko, Yutaka Sado, Zoltan Kocsis, Dmitry Liss, Vladimir Yurovsky and Yury Bashmet.
Yefim Bronfman, Elina Garanca, Yury Bashmet, Denis Matsuev, Itamar Golan, Alexander Knyazev, Bruno Canino, Misha Maisky, Nobuko Imai, Alexander Buzlov, Lilya Zilberstein, Andrea Bonatta, Gloria Campaner and many outstanding musicians have been his chamber music partners. As the result of collaboration with Sting he recorded DVD “Twin Spirits”, dedicated to Robert Schumann.
Since 2008 Sergej Krylov has combined his solo career with the work of a conductor. He is the Chief Conductor of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra. As a conductor he has collaborated with such orchestras as the English Chamber Orchestra, the symphony orchestra Regionale Toscana, the chamber orchestra Accademia Orchestra Mozart, the symphony orchestra “Magna Grecia”, the Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, the Novosibirsk Academic symphony orchestra and others.
Awards and prizes
- 1989 - the first award at Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition in Gorizia in Italy.
- 1993 and 1997 – Chile Critics’ award "The Best Foreign Performer of the Year" (Chile).
- 1998 - the first award at Antonio Stradivari International Violinist Competition in Cremona (Italy).
- 2000 - the first award at Fritz Kreisler Violinist competition in Vienna (Austria).
- 2000 – the Golden Medal "Viotti d'Oro" (Vercelli, Italy).
- 2003 – the award for musical arts achievements "Torrone d'oro" (Cremona, Italy).
- 2004 – the award for contribution into the development of musical arts "Angelo dell'Anno" (Milan, Italy).
- 2005 – Silver Violin "Violino d'argento" (Cremona, Italy).
- 2005 – the order "Paul Harris Fellow" (Cremona, Italy).
- 2009 – the award for outstanding achievements in the sphere of music culture "Le Muse" (Musa Polimnia) (Florence, Italy).
- 2013 - Honorary citizen of the year - Persico Dosimo (Cremona, Italy)