Valery Viktorovich Sokolov (b. September 22, 1986 , Kharkov ) - Ukrainian violinist .
|Valery Viktorovich Sokolov|
|Full name||Valery Viktorovich Sokolov|
|Date of Birth||September 22, 1986 (32 years)|
|Place of Birth||Kharkov , Ukrainian SSR|
Valery Sokolov - laureate of international competitions, violinist. Born in Kharkov in 1986. He is engaged in playing the violin from 5 years of age.
He received elementary music education at the Children's Music School No. 9 in Kharkov (the class of the teacher Kravetskaya N. Yu.) And the Kharkov secondary special music boarding school (the class of assistant professor Evdokimov S. A.).
Since 2001, Valery moved to the UK, to the school. Yehudi Menuhin in London in the class of Professor Natalia Boyarskaya.
Since 2005 he has been studying at the Royal College of Music in London in the class of Professor Felix Andrievsky, also interning with Mark Lubotsky in Hamburg.
In 2005 he won the Grand Prix of the international competition to them. George Enescu (Bucharest, Romania).
In 2010, Valery completed his postgraduate studies at the elite music academy in Kronberg (Frankfurt, Germany) in the class of Gidon Kremer and Anna Chumachenko, and in 2014 he completed an internship at the Vienna Conservatory under Boris Kushnir.
The violinist regularly tours with European (London, Stockholm, Brussels, Geneva, Zurich, Munich), Asian (Seoul, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Singapore) and American (Ottawa, Cleveland, Seattle) symphony orchestras. Every year, Valery Sokolov performs in concerts of symphony orchestras of the St. Petersburg, Moscow and Kiev Philharmonic.
Collaborated with the BBC Orchestras, Orchestra de Paris, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Orchestra. Gustav Mahler, Radio Orchestra of France, Bavarian Radio and NDR in Hamburg.
Each concert season, Valery Sokolov performs at home, in collaboration with leading Ukrainian groups: the State Academic Orchestra of Ukraine and the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine.
He collaborated with major conductors: Vladimir Ashkenazi, Y. Temirkanov, D. Tsinman, N. Marriner, Y. Simonov.
Special thanks to the outstanding Ukrainian conductors V. Sirenko, N. Dyadyure, K. Karabitsa, H. Erl, V. Ploskin, N. Ponomarchuk and V. Protasov for their continued cooperation.
The violinist's solo concerts are held in the most prestigious concert halls of Europe: Wigmore Hall in London, Theater Chatelet in Paris, the Conservatory. G. Verdi in Milan, in Lucerne.
In chamber music, colleagues on stage were violinists: Vadim Repin, Liza Batiashvili, Nikita Borisoglebsky, Boris Brovtsyn, Robi Lakatosh, viola players: Gerard Cosse, Maxim Rysanov, Lawrence Power, celloists: Harry Hoffman, Misha Maysky, Leonid Pyroshchev, Mist Maisky, Leonid Pyroshchev, Mist Maisky, Leonid Pyorus, Paul Cello; Peter Mainz and pianists: Denis Matsuev, Catherine Stott, Piotr Andrejevsky, Itamar Golan, Sasha Madzhar, David Frey, Nelson Gerner.
Yevgeny Izotov, pianist, winner of international competitions, is a permanent, long-term partner in the Sokolov chamber ensemble.
The long-term friendship and close musical collaboration connects the musician with the legendary director Bruno Monsenjon. The result of the creative tandem of the violinist and the director was three concert films: “Violon dans l'aime” (EMI classics, DVD) in 2004, “Sibelius at the Paris Conservatory” with Vladimir Ashkenazi (Euroarts, DVD) in 2009, and “ Concerts of Bartok and Tchaikovsky in Zurich ”with David Tsinman, 2010.
Valery Sokolov is dedicated to the Third Concerto for violin by the outstanding Ukrainian composer Yevhen Stankovich.
Valery Sokolov regularly writes CDs:
Enescu Sonata n.3 (EMI)
Bartok and Tchaikovsky, Violin Concertos (EMI)
Tchaikovsky "Memories of Florence" (Sony)
Schulhoff - chamber music (Naxos)
Stankovic Concerts for violin (Ukrainian Radio Foundation)