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Biographie Evgeny Sviridov

Evgeny Sviridov is one of the leading baroque violinists in Europe nowadays. As both concertmaster and soloist he regularly performs in a major concert venues in Europe: Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Brugge, Philharmonie Köln, Musikverein und Konzerthaus Wien, Moscow Philharmonic; and is invited to a famous festivals such as Oude Muziek Utrecht, MA Festival in Brugge,  Bachfest in Leipzig, Barocktage Berlin, Cremona music festival, Potsdamer Sanssouci, Thuringer Bach Woche in Weimar, « Haut Jura » in France and many others.  Evgeny collaborated with well-known musicians: Andreas Scholl, Vivica Genaux, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Dorothee Oberlinger, Erik Bosgraaf, Hiro Kurosaki and others.

Born in 1989 in St-Petersburg, Evgeny got his first education at the Conservatory there. While studying he had already become a laureate of major international competitions such as Menuhin Competition in Cardiff and Paganini Competition in Genova in 2008. In 2010 he joined a Bach Competition in Leipzig and got there a first prize. This prize persuaded him to turn to authentic ways of playing and to studying baroque more thoroughly. In 2016 he got  a first prize and audience prize in“Concours Corneille” in Rouen, France; and in 2017 Evgeny won Brugge International Competition « Musica Antiqua ».

Among his solo CD recordings are diverse Vivaldi Sonatas (ERP), Bach and Biber Sonatas (Genuin); latest CD production by label « Ricercar » with Giuseppe Tartini’s Violin Sonatas got the « Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik » in 2019.

Since 2018 he has been holding a teaching position for a baroque violin at the High School of Arts in Bremen.

Since 2016 Evgeny has been living in Cologne and currently serves there as concertmaster of a famous baroque ensemble “Concerto Köln”, becoming one of the youngest musicians who have ever leaded this historical collective. Furthermore he is a regular concertmaster by « B’Rock » orchestra and ensemble « Il Pomo d’Oro ».

In 2014 together with his colleagues he organised baroque ensemble « Ludus Instrumentalis », that made an important appearance on a baroque scene by winning Berlin Bach competition in 2015 and « Brothers Grauns » Competition in 2016 in Germany.

Evgeny is playing now unique original baroque violin by Januarius Gagliano (Naples, 1732) kindly provided him by “Jumpstart Jr” foundation in Amsterdam.