Sergey Antonov started playing cello at the age of 5. He has studied at the Central Music School and has graduated from the Moscow Conservatory where studied under the renowned cellist M. Rostropovich and Natalia Shakhovskaya. He holds an Artist Diploma from Longy School of Music, and worked with Grammy nominated cellist Terry King. Antonov has appeared on Russian National Television and in live concerts on Boston’s NPR radio station. His performances were also broadcast by NHK Japan.
In addition to being the International Tchaikovsky Competition gold medal winner for cello, Antonov has been a recipient of the Golden Talent Award by the Russian Performing Arts Foundation as well as garnering top prizes at the Justuz Friedrich Dotzhauer Competition; David Popper International Cello Competition; American String Teachers Association; theNew England Chamber Music Foundation; the Swedish International Duo Competition the Lyrica Chamber Music Series “Young Artist of the Year”.
After winning theInternational Tchaikovsky Competition, Antonov has been touring extensively throughout the world. Antonovis a member of the acclaimed Hermitage Piano Trio and collaborated with such maestros as Vladimir Spivakov, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Yan Pascal Tortilier, Mikhail Pletnev, Oue Eiji, Yuri Simonov, Christopher Zimmerman, Jonathan McPhee, Yuri Botnari, Alexey Shabalin, Bernadene Blaha among many others. He has made his conducting debut in the spring of 2014.