Aylen Pritchin is one of the most vivid and versatile violinists of his generation. He was born in St Petersburg in 1987 and began to study the violin at the age of six. He studied at the Special Middle School of Music of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire under Elena Zaitseva.
Graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire (class of Eduard Grach). He is currently Eduard Grach’s assistant.
Frequently tours throughout Russia and abroad. In 2014 he won the Grand Prix at the Long–Thibaud–Crespin Competition in Paris.
He has also won numerous awards including the Yuri Temirkanov Prize, first prizes and special prizes at the Tchaikovsky Youth Competition (Japan, 2004), the International Yampolsky Competition (Russia, 2006), the Vladigerov Competition (Bulgaria, 2007) and the Canetti Competition (Italy, 2009).
Over-all winner at the International Competition in Sion, the Kreisler Competition in Vienna and the Oistrakh Competition in Moscow. In 2011 he received the Special Jury Prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition and was a prize-winner at the Wieniawski International Competition in Poznań.
Has toured to Bulgaria, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Israel, Japan and Vietnam. Has given recitals at prestigious concert venues including the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Théâtre des Champs Élysées in Paris.
Works with renowned symphony ensembles including the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic, the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra under Pavel Kogan, the Moscow Soloists chamber ensemble, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok (Hungary) and the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra (Poland).
Has appeared under such conductors as Yuri Simonov, Fabio Mastrangelo, Shlomo Mintz, Roberto Benzi, Cornelius Meister and Dorian Wilson.