Biography

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Aylen Pritchin is one of the most interesting and versatile Russian violinists of his generation. The young violinist is the First Prize winner of the 2014 Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition and also got SACEM prize for the contemporary piece.

Born in 1987 in Saint-Petersburg Aylen Pritchin began playing violin at age six and later enrolled in the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, studying with Eduard Grach.

Among the other prizes he has been awarded in the last years there are Yuri Temirkanov prize, the Sion-Valais Competition (2009), the Kreisler Competition in Vienna (2010), the Oistrakh Competition in Moscow (2010), the Wieniawski Competition in Poznan (2011). Other competitions are: Tchaikovsky V International Youth Competition 2004 (Japan, 1st prize and golden medal); Yampolsky IV International competition 2006 (Russia, 1st prize); Vladigerov International competition 2007 (Bulgaria, 1st prize, special award for the best performance of Pancho Vladigerov’s works); Canetti International Violin Competition 2009 (Italy, 1st prize, special prize for the best performance of contemporary piece).

Aylen Pritchin has a very active concert career in Russia and abroad. He gave performances in numerous cities of Russia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Israel, Poland, Belgium, Sweden, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan. Aylen Pritchin has performed in Konzerthaus (Vienna), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Musikaliska (Stockholm), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow), Théâtre des Champs-Élysées (Paris). As a soloist he has collaborated with such conductors as Cornelius Meister, Yuri Simonov, Dorian Wilson, Mikhail Gerts, Shlomo Mintz, Donato Renzetti, Fabio Mastrangelo, Roberto Benzi, Pascal Rophé, the orchestras were Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, The Svetlanov Orchestra, St.Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, Lille National Orchestra, Orchestre National des pays de la Loire, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, ORF Symphonieorchester Wien, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Dohnanyi Orchestra Budafok.

In 2016 the Russian label “Melodiya” has published a CD of Aylen Pritchin and Lukas Geniušas with Russian music for violin. He has a lot of radio recordings as well made for Radio France in Paris, Radio Popolare in Milano, Latvian Radio in Riga.