|Born||24 July 1961|
Fedotov studied at the Special Music School in Leningrad and then at the Moscow Conservatory. As well as his career as a soloist, he has also been chief conductor of the Russian Symphony Orchestra (2003–2005), artistic director and chief conductor of the Moscow City Symphony Orchestra – Russian Philharmonic Orchestra from 2006 until December 2010, professor of the Moscow Conservatory since 1987, and professor and head of Department of Violin and Viola of the Gnessin-Academia of Music from 2003 until 2008.
He is believed to be the first person since Paganini himself to give a recital on both the violins belonging to Paganini, one a Guarneri, the other a Vuillaume (in Saint Petersburg in 2003). He has appeared in most of the major concert halls with many of the major orchestras of Russia, Europe as well as Japan, playing a repertoire of over fifty concertos.
Fedotov's wife is the pianist Galina Petrova.
Amongst the prizes he has won are:
- 1981: All-Union Violin Competition (Riga)
- 1982: Paganini Competition (Genoa)
- 1984: Viotti International Music Competition – chamber music (Vercelli)
- 1986: First Prize, the Gold Medal, and all special prizes in the III International Violin Competition (Tokyo)
- 1986: Second Prize in the International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow)
- 2003: Fedotov–Petrova duo, laureate of the Moscow Government Award (2003)
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- Biography, Fedotov's web site
- Official site of Maxim Fedotov and Galina Petrova
- Maxim Fedotov biography and discography at Naxos.com
- Maxim Fedotov on the website of the Saint Petersburg House of Music (in Russian)
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