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Igor Petrushevski


Igor Petrushevski is widely considered to be one of the leading violin professors in Europe. His students are winners of international competitions including: Tchaikovsky, Paganini, Long-Thibaud, Tibor Varga, Lipizer, Indianapolis, Tokyo, Wieniavski, Cologne, Heifetz, Sion, Postacchini, Joachim, Britten, Caneti, Enescu, Valsesia and Khachaturian. His students have performed with Maxim Vengerov, Krzysztof Penderecki, Vladimir Jurovski and Christian Jarvi. He has made numerous radio and television performances all over the world.

Over the last 20 years he has given master classes and played in the major concert halls of Italy, France, Austria, UK, all of the former Yugoslavia, Russia (Moscow Conservatory), North and South America, China (Beijing conservatory) and Korea. Some of his current and former students are leading influential orchestras in the USA, Russia and the UK and are playing in major orchestras such as the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Covent Garden Orchestra etc. Many of his current and former students also have prominent solo international careers, and are holding teaching posts in universities worldwide. Igor Petrushevski is a professor and head of the strings department at the Richard Wagner Konservatorium, as well as honorary professor at the Yerevan State Conservatory.


For many years Igor Petrushevski worked at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he taught one of the largest classes, and during which time his students won a noteworthy majority of prizes at international competitions. He is artistic director of the Strings In London International Music Festival.

Petrushevski works internationally in major festivals and gives masterclasses at the Mozarteum Summer Academy, the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sophia, the Beethoven Easter Festival, and the Enescu Festival. He is currently an artist in residence in festivals in Italy, Great Britain, Montenegro, Austria, Korea, and the United States, where he also gives regular master classes in solo violin and chamber music. He has been a jury member of international competitions including the George Enescu International Violin competition, the London Oratory International Violin competition, the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, the Osaka International Music Competition and the Aram Khachaturyan International Violin Competition.


A documentary film about his life and work has been broadcast in over 20 countries. He plays on a L. Storioni violin.

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