Violinist, Teacher and Artistic Director of the Trans-Siberian Art Festival in Novosibirsk
Violinist and teacher. Studied under Zakhar Bron in Novosibirsk and after 1989 continued studying with him in Lübeck, Germany. In 1989 he became the youngest winner ever of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels, after which he was welcomed into the world's most prominent concert halls. His recordings have been recognized with the ECHO Klassik and Diapason d'Or awards among others. Since 2006 he has recorded exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon. In 2014 he organized and became the Artistic Director of the First Trans-Siberian Art Festival in Novosibirsk.