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Guest Artists

Kirill Troussov
Praised internationally for his “”irreproachable technique and exceptional musical sensibility”, Russian violinist Kirill Troussov is widely recognized as one of the leading soloists of his generation. He performs with renowned orchestras in major concert halls, and is a regular featured artist at prestigious festivals around the world. His passion for chamber music has led to collaborations with many of the world’s leading artists including Sol Gabetta, Yuja Wang, Julian Rachlin, Daniel Hope, Joshua Bell, Yuri Bashmet, Mischa Maisky and Gautier and Renaud Capuçon. Highlights of his past concert seasons include an appearance at the BBC Proms, an Asian tour with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra and substituting for Gidon Kremer in Paris. He has given masterclasses at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, the European Music Institute Vienna and has served on the jury of the Schoenfeld International String Competition in China. Kirill Troussov won first prize at the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition and the International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition. He was also awarded the PRIX DAVIDOFF at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Europäischer Kulturpreis. His CDs have been highly praised by the international press and include a duo recording with his sister and pianist Alexandra Troussova on EMI records. Kirill Troussov plays on the Antonio Stradivari, Cremona, 1702, the 'Brodsky' violin which was performed on for the world premiere of the Tchaikovsky violin concerto in 1881. His mentors include Sir Yehudi Menuhin and Igor Oistrakh.