Marc Bouchkov was born 1991 into a family of violinists. He began studying with his grandfather Mattis Vaitsner at age five and continued with Claire Bernard and Boris Garlitzky. International awards include First Prize at the Henri Koch Young Artists Audition, the Queen Elizabeth and the Montreal International Competitions and the Rheingau Musik Festival. He has played with leading orchestras including the Belgian National, Royal Philharmonic of Liege, Moscow Philharmonic and Rheinische Philharmonic. In 2014 he performed the inaugural concert of the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s ‘Essentials’ series. A keen chamber musician he has played at festivals such as the Schubertiade and the Heidelberg Frühling. In 2017 his first recording was awarded a Diapason Découverte, and in 2018 Gramophone featured him as ‘one to watch’. This season he performs Tchaikovsky with the Munich and Hamburg Symphony orchestras, and concerts in Hamburg, Paris and Berlin.
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