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  • date of birth: 27th of March 1991

  • is currently a Peabody Institute student, under the tutelage of Prof. Midori Gotō

  • has studied violin with his mother, with Prof. Nadiya Varyanko, Mariya Futorska, Yaroslava Rivnyak, Dmytro Tkachenko, Qian Zhou and graduated the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore

  • participated in masterclasses with Vadym Repin, Ilya Gringolts, Ivry Gitlis, Gyorgy Takacs-Nagy, Nigel North, Bernard Lanskey, Pierre Amoyal, Nam Yun Kim, Petru Munteanu, Kszysztof Węgrzyn, Takashi Shimizu, David Takeno and Norman Fischer

  • has performed on instruments by Guarneri del Gesù, Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, Carlo Landolfi, Lorenzo Storioni and Stefan-Peter Greiner, loaned by late Mr. Rin Kei Mei and private collections

Prizes: Winner of the “Tadeusz Wroński” Violin Solo Competition in 2015


First Round

Bach Grave and Fugue from Sonata for Solo Violin in A minor

Mozart Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major K. 216

Paganini Caprice no. 17

Second Round

Beethoven Sonata no. 4 in A minor op. 23

EnescuMénétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite op. 28

Ysaÿe Sonata for Violin Solo no. 1 in G minor op. 26


Brahms Sonata no. 2 in A major op. 100

Enescu Sonata no. 2 in F minor op. 6

Ravel Tzigane


Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major op. 35