Biography

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Aylen Pritchin is one of the most interesting and versatile Russian violinists of his generation. As Bruno Monsaingeon said the young artist is “obviously gifted with something special to say and with an outstanding musical culture”.

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In the season 2018-2019 Aylen Pritchin reunites with Teodor Currentzis and the MusicAeterna orchestra to perform Tchaikovsky's Violin concerto on tour in Russia and comes back as a guest soloist to the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra with Korngold’s Violin concerto in Moscow. As a soloist he is also engaged to make his debut with Transilvania Philharmonic Orchestra in Cluj (Romania) and Cannes Symphony Orchestra in France. In April 2019 Aylen Pritchin is going to make his recital debut in Vancouver (Canada) together with his duo partner Lukas Geniusas.

The engagements of the previous 2017-2018 season include many performances as a soloist with orchestra as well as a chamber musician. Among the events of the season there were performances of Prokofiev’s 1st violin concerto with Teodor Currentzis in Moscow (Russia), Schubert’s String quintet with David Geringas in Rellingen (Germany), both violin and viola parts in Schönberg's Pierrot lunaire with Teodor Currentzis and Alexander Melnikov among others. Also Aylen Pritchin appeared as a guest-soloist with Bruch‘s G minor concerto in Durango (Mexico) and made his debut with the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra in Moscow and Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in St.Petersburg (Russia).

Among the orchestras Aylen Pritchin has played with during last years are MusicAeterna Orchestra, Lille National Orchestra, Tatarstan National Orchestra, I Pomeriggi Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, St.Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra. Among the conductors he has performed with there are Teodor Currentzis, Yuri Simonov, Alexander Sladkovsky, Maxim Emelyanychev.

Born in St.Petersburg Aylen Pritchin has studied there with Elena Zaitseva and later with
Eduard Grach in the Tchaikovsky Moscow conservatory. In 2014 he was awarded as the First Prize winner of the 2014 Long-Thibaud Competition. In previous years Aylen Pritchin became a prize winner of numerous competitions such as Wieniawski and Kreisler competitions among the other ones.

In December 2017 the Russian label „Melodiya“ has published the third album of Aylen Pritchin with Prokofiev´s works for violin and piano recorded together with Yury Favorin. Other two CDs include Russian music for violin (Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Desyatnikov) and works for piano trio with Lukas Geniusas and Alexander Buzlov.

As result of his great interest for the less known music Aylen Pritchin’s large repertoire includes such works like violin concertos by Schnittke and Martinu or violin sonatas by Antheil and Feinberg. In 2017 the musician took part in world premieres of works by Klaus Lang, Arman Gushchyan and Sergey Akhunov.

Beside concert performances Aylen Pritchin is regularly invited to give masterclasses in Nagold Summer Music Academy (Germany) and Martina Franca (Italy).