Curious, inventive, mischievous and drunk with freedom […] an incredible ability to defy the laws of gravity.
Marc Bouchkov was born in 1991 in Montpellier, France, into a family of violinists. He received his first lessons at the age of five from his grandfather, Matthis Vaitsner. He studied with Claire Bernard and Boris Garlitzky.
Marc Bouchkov’s artistic development has been marked by numerous international awards. He is prize-winner of the highly-regarded International Violin Contest Henri Koch, the Queen Elizabeth Competition and the Montreal International Musical Competition. Most recently Bouchkov was awarded the 2nd prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition and has been honoured with the Music Prize of the Kulturstiftung Dortmund.
From October 2014 to July 2017 Marc Bouchkov studied in a postgraduate course at Kronberg Academy with Mihaela Martin, where he was an artistic assistant from 2017 to 2019. Since 2018 Marc Bouchkov has been guided by Professor Eduard Wulfson, with whom he prepared for the International Tchaikovsky Competition. Bouchkov teaches as professor for violin at the Conservatoire royal de Liège and the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein.
Bouchkov has collaborated with distinguished conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Sanderling, Maxim Vengerov, Andrey Boreyko, Stanislav Kochanovsky, as well as orchestras such as the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the Orchestre National de Belgique, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI in Turin, the NDR-Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2014 upon the invitation of Mariss Jansons, Bouchkov performed the inaugural concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s Essentials series.
As a keen chamber musician, Marc Bouchkov collaborates with artists such as Alexey Stadler, Georgy Dubko, Behzod Abduraimov, Christopher Park, Kian Soltani, Dmitry Masleev, Alexandre Kantorow, Martin Stadtfeld and Filippo Gorini. He is a frequent guest at international festivals including the Verbier Festival, the Davos Festival and the Heidelberger Frühling and has performed across many reputable concert halls such as the Theatre de la Ville in Paris, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. In October 2016 he gave his debut at Wigmore Hall in London where he was awarded with the London Music Masters award. In 2020 has appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York.
In the fall of 2017 the first album of Marc Bouchkov was released with works by Ysaÿe, Chausson and himself. The album was produced as part of the new harmonia#nova series by harmonia mundi and was awarded a Diapason découverte and nominated for the International Classical Music Award 2018.
Information for December 2020