12 June / 18:00
Philharmonic Hall
Sergej Krylov, violin (Italy) Choir of the Choir college named after M.Glinka based on St.Petersburg Court Capella

Born in Moscow into a family of musicians, Sergej Krylov started studying the violin at the age of five and made his debut with orchestra at ten, performing in Russia, China, Finland and Germany.

At a very young age he won First Prize at the International Competition “R. Lipizer” and, after studying with Salvatore Accardo, he was awarded First Prize at both the “A. Stradivari” Competition in Cremona and the prestigious “Fritz Kreisler” in Vienna.
Following this he has developed a highly successful career, performing at the Berlin Philharmonie, Munich Philharmonie and Herkulessaal, Wien Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Théatre des Champs-Elysées and Auditorium de Radio France in Paris, Athens’ Megaron Centre, Brussels Bozar, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Teatro La Fenice in Venice and Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

Sergej Krylov has appeared with some of the most prestigious orchestras in the world, such as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, English Chamber Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt, Camerata Academica Salzburg, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonie, Orchestra “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan, Filarmonica Toscanini, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg and Copenhagen Philharmonic.

Among the most important personalities with whom he has worked, his friendship with Mstislav Rostropovich marks a very significant moment in Krylov’s artistic life. They have appeared together several times. Krylov has also appeared with many conductors: Valery Gergiev, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mikhail Pletnev, Nicola Luisotti, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Andrey Boreyko, Vladimir Jurowski, George Pehlivanian, Jutaka Sado, Saulus Sondezkis, Zoltan Kocsis, Julian Kovatchev and Yuri Bashmet.

Sergej Krylov often works on chamber music projects and in recent years he has played alongside Yuri Bashmet, Bruno Canino, Itamar Golan, Lilya Zilberstein, Aleksandar Madzar, Maxim Vengerov, Misha Maisky, Yefim Bronfman, Denis Matsuev, Stefania Mormone, Mikhail Rudy, Nobuko Imai, the Belcea Quartet and Elina Garanča.

Since 2009 he is Music Director of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra.

His discography, in addition to the recent publication of the Paganini 24 Caprices, includes recordings for EMI, Melodya and Agorà. Sergej Krylov plays the Stradivari “Scotland University” (1734) from the Sau-Wing Lam Collection, Courtesy of “Fondazione A. Stradivari” in Cremona.


Choir of the Choir college named after M.Glinka (based on St Petersburg State  /former Imperial/ Capella ) is one of the oldest professional assemblies in Russia. Is stated its history in 1479 when on the order of the Great Prince Ivan III a choir of the Czar's singing deacons was organized in Moscow which became the first in Russia professional choir and the cradle of Russian choral art. And Choir college as an independent school with a regular system of education started its history since 1856.

The creative image of the Capella has always been defined by the outstanding musicians: M. F. Poltoratsky, M. Berezovsky, D. S. Bortniansky, M. I. Glinka, A. F. Lvov, G. Y. Lomakin, M. A. Balakirev, N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov, M. S. Liapunov. A. S. Arensky, M. G. Klimov, V. Sveshnikov, G. A. Dmitrevsky, A. I. Anisimov, E. P. Kudriavtseva, F. M. Kozlov, V. A. Chernushenko.

Since 2008, Vasily Grachev has been the artistic director and conductor of the choir. Choir has toured in the UK, Germany, Denmark, USA, France, Switzerland, Holland, Austria, Finland, Spain, Italy and China. The collective participates in International, European, Russian Festival of choral art and is a member of international cultural programs such as Arts Festival in Denmark, the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg, G8 leaders summit, economic and cultural forums.