Alexey Lundin

4. April, 2013
Russia / Violin

Alexey Lundin was born in Moscow in 1971 to the family of musicians.

He started playing the violin at the age of 5 and at 13 debuted in concert with Mendelssohn’s E minor Concerto. Two years later Alexey won the junior contest “Concertino-Prague”. While studying at the famous Moscow Gnessin School he frequently appeared in concerts both in Moscow and some other cities of Russia.

In 1990 Alexey entered Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where his teacher was Nadezhda Beshkina, herself trained by Lev Zeitlin, who, in his turn, was one of the favorite student of Leopold Auer.

During his conservatory years, Alexey felt a great inclination to chamber music, having entered the chamber music class of Prof. Tatiana Gaidamovich. In 1993 he, as a member of a piano trio, became a prize-winner of Chamber Ensembles Competition in Trappani (Italy) in 1996 won the Contest in Weimar (Germany).

In 1995 Alexey Lundin was admitted to post-graduate course as a soloist with Prof. Marina  Iashvili and as chamber music player artist with Prof. Alexander Bonduriansky. With Marina Iashvili he gave numerous performances, e.g. Duets by Weniawski, Sonata for Two Violins by Prokofiev, Sarasate’s “Navarra”, and some other famous violin pieces. Besides, he attended the string quartet class of of Prof. Rafael Davidian, who played an important role in the young musician’s professional growth.

In 1998 Alexei has become the primaries of “Mozart Quartet”. His partners are Irina Pavlikhina (violin II), Anton Kulapov (viola) and Viacheslav Mariniuk (cello). The young company was supported by Valentin Berlinsky, an outstanding musician who was a long-term cellist of the famous Borodin Quartet. The “Mozart Quartet” had soon achieved a leading position in Russia’s musical life and in 2001 won the Shostakovich String Quartet Competition.

Since 1997, Alexey Lundin has become a member of the famous chamber orchestra “Moscow Virtuosi”, having become the group’s concertmaster the next year. Besides leading the orchestra, Alexei is often playing with the orchestra’s chief conductor Vladimir Spivakov in duos of J.S. Bach, Vivaldi and Schnittke.

Alexey Lundin is also active in the solo field, performing widely and recording for various labels,  taking part in TV and radio shows. His solo repertoire includes concertos by Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Brahms, Bruch, Prokofiev, Taneyev. Also remarkable is his playing modern music, such as Edisson Denissov, Krzystof Penderecki, Giya Kancheli, Vladimir Krivtsov, Roman Lednev, David Krivitsky, Andreas Muschtukis,and others. Yuri Butzko has dedicated his 4th Violin Concerto to Alexey Lundin. The violinist has been accompanied by such comductors as Salus Sondeckis, Vladimir Simkin and Theodore Kurentzis. Among his chamber music partners there are Elisso Virsaladze and Mikhail Lidsky.

In 2000 Alexey Lundin was give n a grant of “Triumph Award” for his achievements in the arts and literature.

Alexey Lundin

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