Sergej Krylov has established himself as one of the most talented violinists of his generation. He is regularly invited to perform at prestigious concert halls worldwide and has appeared with orchestras including the Staatskapelle Dresden, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the London Philharmonic, the Hessischer Rundfunk Orchestra in Frankfurt and the St Petersburg Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Russian National Symphony, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Atlanta Symphony, English Chamber and Budapest Festival Orchestras.
Among all the people with whom he has collaborated, his friendship with Mstislav Rostropovich has been one of the most significant influences in Krylov’s artistic life. Krylov has appeared with many conductors including Vladimir Jurowski, Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Andrey Boreyko, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Omer Meir Wellber, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fabio Luisi, Asher Fisch, Vasily Petrenko, Nicola Luisotti, Julian Kovatchev, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Saulius Sondeckis, Zoltán Kocsis and Yuri Bashmet.
Major engagements for the 2014-15 season include appearances in St Petersburg with the St Petersburg Philharmonic conducted by Yuri Temirkanov and the Mariinsky Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev. He will return to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to perform Paganini’s Fifth Concerto with Roberto Abbado and to Cologne and Zagreb with Dmitrij Kitajenko to perform Mendelssohn and Prokofiev’s Violin Concertos. With the RAI Orchestra in Turin he will perform the Italian premiere of Gubaidulina’s Offertorium conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste. Additionally, on several occasions he will conduct and perform with his Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra in Vilnius and will undertake a tour with that ensemble to Italy and Poland. With Pietari Inkinen and the Toscanini Orchestra he will perform Brahms’ Double Concerto with Mario Brunello at the cello. Many recitals for solo violin and with piano complete his calendar.
Sergej devotes a great deal of time to chamber music projects, playing alongside Denis Matsuev, Yuri Bashmet, Itamar Golan, Lilya Zilberstein, Aleksandar Madžar, Bruno Canino, Stefania Mormone, Maxim Rysanov, Nobuko Imai, the Belcea Quartet and Elīna Garanča. Since 2009 he has been Music Director of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, regularly taking the dual role of soloist and conductor in a wide repertoire ranging from Baroque music to contemporary works.
His discography, in addition to the release of Paganini’s twenty-four Caprices, includes recordings for EMI and Melodiya.
Born in Moscow in a musical family, Sergej Krylov began studying the violin at the age of five and completed his studies at the Moscow Central School of Music. While still very young he won the International Lipizer Violin Competition, the Stradivarius International Violin Competition and the Fritz Kreisler Competition.