Belgian violinist of Russian-Ukrainian heritage, Marc Bouchkov has carved an international career performing with leading orchestras and conductors across Europe. His orchestral appearances include concerts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Mariss Jansons, the Munich Philharmonic and Philippe Jordan, HR-Sinfonieorchester and Christoph Eschenbach, Filarmonica della Scala and Lorenzo Viotti and the Mariinsky Theater Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev. He has also appeared with the NDR-Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich, Orchestre National de Belgique, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI in Turin, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, Moscow Philharmonic, Orchestra di Milano Giuseppe Verdi and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, among others, under Stanislav Kochanovsky, Michael Sanderling, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Lionel Bringuier, Maxim Vengerov and James Judd, to name but a few. Mr. Bouchkov performed with pianist Mao Fujita at the Riga-Jurmala Music Festival and at the Tsinandali Festival, where he played five different programs including performances with pianist and conductor Lahav Shani and Brahms’ Double Concerto with cellist Mischa Maisky under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach. In 2021 he performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Ludovic Morlot, followed immediately by an invitation to be artist-in-residence of the orchestra in the 2022-2023 season, during which he appeared with the orchestra at the Concertgebouw performing Korngold, Stravinsky and Brahms’ violin concertos. Marc Bouchkov’s first recording by Harmonia Mundi includes two world première pieces by Ysaÿe and two works composed by himself. The album was awarded a Diapason d’Or and a Diapason Découverte, and nominated for the ICMA 2018. His international awards include the first prize at the Montreal International Violin Competition and the silver medal of the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition, the London Music Masters Award and the music prize of the Kulturstiftung Dortmund. Born into a family of violinists, Marc Bouchkov received his first lessons at the age of five from his grandfather. Studies with Claire Bernard and Boris Garlitsky followed. With Mihaela Martin, he developed as a Young Soloist in a postgraduate course at the Kronberg Academy. Since October 2018 he has been tutored by Eduard Wulfson. Mr. Bouchkov currently serves as professor on the faculty of the Conservatoire Royale de Liège and the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein. From 2017 to 2019 he taught at the Kronberg Academy as Artistic Assistant. He plays a Carlo and Michelangelo Bergonzi violin from 1742-44 as a private loan on behalf of Edwulstrad RMIC Ltd.
Photo: Nikolaj Lund
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