Stanislav Izmailov was born in Leningrad. He began to study the violin at the age of five, and at the age of thirteen he won 1st prize at the International Brother and Sister Competition. In 2000 he graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov College in violin (class of Elena Zaitseva). The same year, he entered the St Petersburg State Conservatoire (class of Professor Antonina Kazarina). During his studies, he appeared at numerous international festivals.
In 2004 he made an acclaimed debut with the Symphony Orchestra of Moldovan Radio and Television (Chişinău) during the international Crescendo festival, performing Alexander Glazunov’s Violin Concerto.
From 2006 to 2009 Stanislav Izmailov was Leader of the Symphony Orchestra of the State Academic Cappella in St Petersburg, often appearing there as a soloist.
In the spring of 2009 following a competitive audition he was admitted to the Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra directed by Valery Gergiev as Deputy Leader and soloist. Since December 2011 he has been a Leader of the Mariinsky Orchestra.