Professor of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, Sergey Kravchenko was born in 1947. He graduated from the famous Stolyarsky School of Music in Odessa in 1965 and entered the Moscow Conservatoire. His teacher was world-renowned violinist, professor, musician Leonid Kogan.
After he became a Prize winner at Paganini competition in Geneva (in 1969), his concert career began. Later he also became a Prize winner in J. Thibaut competition in Paris (in 1971) and in Competition of String Quartets in Liege, Belgium (in 1972). Sergey Kravchenko toured extensively throughout Russia and abroad. He played and gave master classes in Germany, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, South and North Korea, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, France, Spain, Belgium, Luxemburg, Brazil, Finland, Israel, USA, Australia.
Since 1972 he has been teaching violin at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, where he started as Leonid Kogan’s assistant and then became a full-time Professor. From 1996-2001 he was the Dean of Orchestral Faculty. Many of his students are winners of international competitions: V. Igolinsky, V. Mullova, A.Lukirsky, S. Krylov, I.Gaisin, A.Kagan, J.Ko, N. Sachenko, A.Stepanenko, E. Stembolsky, O. Shurgot, N. Kozhuhar and others.
He is a member of jury at many prestige International competitions: Tchaikovsky competition, Brahms competition, Oistrakh competition, Enescu competition, Lysenko competition and others. Sergey Kravchenko has made numerous recordings in Russia, Germany, France, Italy and other countries. He is also an author of several methodic books for violin. For his outstanding achievements Sergey Kravchenko was awarded an honorary title: “Distinguished Artist of Russia”.