Kirill Troussov

March 7, 1982 - Saint Petersburg (Russia)


Kirill Troussov gained international fame 2009 in Paris, when he stood in for Gidon Kremer in a performance with the Orchestre National de France directed by Daniele Gatti at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées broadcast live by Radio France. The reactions of audience and critics were equally enthusiastic.

He appeared as a guest soloist with the Munich Philharmonic, also performed with the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Orchestre National de France, Orchestra, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Orchestre de Paris, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the direction of such conductors as Sir Neville Marriner, Daniele Gatti, Jiri Belohlávek, David Stern, Christoph Poppen, Vladimir Spivakov, Mikko Frank and Louis Langrée.

Kirill Troussov is regularly engaged as a soloist, chamber musician at the Verbier Festival, the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and the Kronberg Academy where he also gives materclasses. As a chamber musician he collaborated with artists like Yuri Bashmet, Mischa Maisky, Heinrich Schiff, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Julian Rachlin, Sol Gabetta, Yuja Wang and Lawrence Power. Troussov performed at the Munich Philharmonie and the Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Wiesbaden Kurhaus, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Auditorium du Louvre, the Théatre de Champs Elysées, the De Loelen Rotterdam, the Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels and also the Auditorio Nacional de Musica de Madrid.

Kirill Troussov has won first prizes at the Yehudi Menuhin, Oleg Kagan and the Wienawski violin competitions. He was also awarded the Davidoff-Prize at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the “Reuters-Scholarship” at the Verbier Festival and the Europäische Kulturpreis “Pro-Europa”.

Together with his sister the pianist Alexandra Troussova EMI recororded their recital of works by Brahms, Beethoven and Wienawski. The CD was given many awards by the international press.
Born in St. Petersburg in 1982, Kirill Troussov took his first violin lessons at the Rimsky-Korsakov-Conservatory at the age of four. He made his debut at the age of six in the St. Petersburg Philharmonie. A year later he was invited to perform with the Russian National Orchestra under the direction of Arnold Katz in Moscow. He studied with Zakhar Bron and Christoph Poppen. His artistic career was accompanied by mentors like Igor Oistrakh and Lord Yehudi Menuhin.

Highlights in Troussov`s 2009/10 season include a tour in Germany with the Verbier Festival Orchestra performing Shchedrin’s Concerto “Parlando”, concerts with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Bochum Symphony Orchestra. Also appearances at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, the Berliner Philharmonie and the Ohrid Festival in Macedonia, the Istanbul Music Festival and a return to the Verbier Festival.

Kirill Troussov plays the Antonio Stradivari “Brodsky” (1702), on which Adolph Brodsky performed the world premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto on 4th December 1879.

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