In the orchestra since 2018
Born in Saint Petersburg in 1991, he received his professional education at the Lyceum of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory (1998–2005) and at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, class of Professor Stefan Kropfitsch (2006–2010). In 2012–2017 he worked as a concertmaster of the cello group in the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pavel Kogan. Currently, he is a soloist of the Moscow and St. Petersburg Philharmonias, soloist and concertmaster of the Kremlin Orchestra in Moscow. Since 2018 he has been a soloist and an artist of the musicAeterna orchestra.
He took part in master classes by professors of the Moscow State Conservatory Natalia Shakhovskaya and Natalia Gutman, Professor Frans Helmerson (the Cologne University of Music and Dance), Arto Noras (Sibelius Academy in Helsinki).
Laureate of the international competitions: New Names in Moscow (I prize), the competition of the Garth Family Foundation (Germany/Russia, I Prize), International Alexander Glazunov Youth Music Competition Glazunov Youth Music Competition in Paris (I prize), Concert with Orchestra International Competition in Voronezh (I prize, grand prix), 8th International Osaka Musical Competition (Japan, 2007), Maria Yudina International Chamber Music Competition (2007). He was awarded grants from the foundations of Konstantin Orbelian, Vladimir Spivakov, Mstislav Rostropovich.
Since the age of 14, he has been performing in the Small Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia with subscription solo concerts. In 2007, he made his debut in the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia with a cello concerto by С. Saint-Saëns. The following season, he performed the First Cello Concerto by D. Shostakovich together with the Honoured Collective of Russia, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Philharmonia (artistic director and chief conductor – Yuri Temirkanov).
In 2010, he made his solo debut at the Vienna Konzerthaus. He performs in the leading concert halls of Moscow – the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Moscow State Conservatory, the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Singing Centre, House of Music, in the halls of the Moscow Kremlin. Together with Russian singer Irina Bogacheva he toured in Italy.
His repertoire is extensive and includes cello concertos by J. Haydn, L. Boccherini, J. S. Bach, C. Saint-Saëns, R. Schumann, Variations on a Rococo Theme by P. I. Tchaikovsky, D. Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto № 1, L. van Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, R. Strauss’s Don Quixote, and many others. He works closely with composer Alex Pryer. He plays the cello of the Italian master Lorenzo Storioni.