Sergej Krylov, violin and musical direction LCO

Seductive musicality, fervent lyricism and intense tonal beauty are just some of the qualities that have earned Sergej Krylov a place among the world’s most renowned performers. The violinist displays breathtaking virtuosity and gives deep, expressive insight into the works that make up his exceptionally wide-ranging repertoire.

Over the past few seasons, Sergej Krylov has become a regular guest of many major institutions and orchestras. He has worked with the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, DSO Berlin, Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, NHK Tokyo, Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra and St Petersburg Philharmonic, Filarmonica della Scala, Accademia di Santa Cecilia and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

Over the past decade, he has collaborated with leading conductors such as Vasily Petrenko, Fabio Luisi, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Marin Alsop, Nikolaj Zhaider, Ton Koopman, Roberto Abbado, Mikhail Pletnev, Andrey Boreyko, Dmitry Liss, Andris Poga and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

The 2022 and 2023 seasons were marked by concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko, the Orchestre national de Lyon and Nikolaj Znaider, the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg and Ton Koopman, the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and Andris Poga, and the Estonian Symphony Orchestra and Tonu Kaljuste. In 2022, he also performed with the Hungarian National Philharmonic, the Armenian Philharmonic, the Pomeriggi Musicali Milan and the Zuidnederland Philharmonie.

As Music Director of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, a position he has held since 2008, Sergey Krylov plays the dual role of soloist and conductor in a vast repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music. He has toured the Baltic States and major European concert halls with the orchestra. Sergey Krylov has also expanded his conducting activities, working with orchestras such as the Russian National Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic, the Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Petruzzelli Theatre, the Novosibirsk Philharmonic and the Zagreb Philharmonic.

In addition to his first recordings for Melodiya and EMI, Krylov’s discography includes two releases for Deutsche Grammophon: the first is a recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, and the second an album devoted to Paganini’s 24 Caprices. Both albums received critical acclaim.

Sergej Krylov premiered Ezio Bosso’s violin concerto “Esoconcerto” with the Orchestra Filarmonica Della Fenice, recorded live under the composer’s direction and published by Sony Classical.

He also recorded Krzysztof Penderecki’s violin concerto “Metamorphosen” under the direction of the Polish composer, as part of a historic project to record Penderecki’s complete works.

Born into a musical family, Sergej began studying the violin at the age of five. A graduate of the Moscow Central School of Music (class of S.I. Kravchenko) and a pupil of Abram Stern and Salvatore Accardo, Sergej Krylov has been a professor at the Lugano Conservatory in Switzerland since 2012. He has served on the jury of many prestigious international competitions, including the 16th P.I. Tchaikovsky International Competition, the 10th Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition in Vienna, and the 55th and 56th editions of the Niccoló Paganini International Competition in Genoa, where he was jury president.

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