Violin Kirill Troussov


The Russian violinist Kirill Troussov was met with thunderous applause when he played at the final concert of the festival “Kissinger Winterzauber”[…] The master violinist played the Shostakovich violin concerto from its brooding beginning to its folkloristic finale with incredible suspense and moving empathy.
Main Post, Frank Kupke
16/1/2011 Festival “Kissinger Winterzauber”

Kirill Troussov gained international fame 2009 in Paris, when he substituted for Gidon Kremer in a performance with the Orchestre National de France directed by Daniele Gatti at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées broadcast live by Radio France. The reactions of audience and critics were equally enthusiastic.

He appeared as a guest soloist with the Munich Philharmonic, also performed with the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Orchestre National de France, Orchestra, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de Montpellier, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the direction of such conductors as Sir Neville Marriner, Daniele Gatti, Lawrence Foster, Jiri Belohlávek, David Stern, Christoph Poppen, Vladimir Spivakov, Mikko Frank and Louis Langrée.

Kirill Troussov is regularly engaged as a soloist and chamber musician at the Verbier Festival, the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and the Kronberg Academy where he also gives materclasses. As a chamber musician he collaborated with artists like Yuri Bashmet, Mischa Maisky, Heinrich Schiff, Christian Zacharias, Sol Gabetta, Yuja Wang, Julian Rachlin, Daniel Hope, Natalia Gutman, Dmitri Sitkovetsky and Gautier Capucon. Troussov performed at the Munich Philharmonie and the Berliner Philharmonie, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Théatre des Champs Elysées, the De Loelen Rotterdam, the Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels and also the Auditorio Nacional de Musica de Madrid.

Kirill Troussov has won first prizes at the Yehudi Menuhin, Oleg Kagan and the Wienawski violin competitions. He was also awarded the Davidoff-Prize at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the “Reuters-Scholarship” at the Verbier Festival and the Europäische Kulturpreis “Pro-Europa”.

Together with his sister the pianist Alexandra Troussova EMI recororded their recital of works by Brahms, Beethoven and Wienawski. The disque was given many awards by the international press.

Born in St. Petersburg in 1982, Kirill Troussov took his first violin lessons at the Rimsky-Korsakov-Conservatory at the age of four. He made his debut at the age of six with the Russian National Orchestra under the direction of Arnold Katz in Moscow. He studied with Zakhar Bron and Christoph Poppen. His artistic career was accompanied by mentors like Igor Oistrakh and Sir Yehudi Menuhin.

Highlights in Troussov´s 2010/11 season include a tour in Germany with the Verbier Festival Orchestra performing Shchedrin´s Concerto “Parlando”, concerts with the Orchestre National de Montpellier, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Bochumer Symphoniker. Also appearances at the Kronberg Music Festival and Academy, the Oleg Kagan Festival in Kreuth and a return to the Verbier Festival.