Kirill Troussov is widely recognised as one of the foremost violinists of his generation and has received consistently high critical praise for his recordings and performances. Born in St. Petersburg, Kirill Troussov took his first violin lessons at the Rimsky-Korsakov-Conservatory in St.Petersburg at the age of four. He made his debut at the age of six with the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Arnold Katz in Moscow. He studied with Zakhar Bron and Christoph Poppen. His artistic career was accompanied by mentors like Igor Oistrakh and Sir Yehudi Menuhin.
Since then, Troussov has established himself as a soloist at the very highest level. He has played with orchestras such as the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Orchestre National de France, the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Baden-Baden and Freiburg, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de Montpellier, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and the Verbier Festival Orchestra in collaboration with conductors like Sir Neville Marriner, Daniele Gatti, Lawrence Foster, Jiri Belohlávek, Michail Jurowski, Krzysztof Urbański ,David Stern, Christoph Poppen, Vladimir Spivakov, Mikko Frank and Louis Langrée.
In 2010 Kirill Troussov substituted for Gidon Kremer in a performance with the Orchestre National de France conducted by Daniele Gatti at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. The concert was broadcasted live on Radio France. The reactions of audience and critics were equally phenomenal. Recently he celebrated great success on the Asia Tour 2013 with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra.
Kirill Troussov is regularly engaged as a soloist and chamber musician at the Verbier Festival, the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, the Oleg Kagan Festival and the Kronberg Academy in Frankfurt, where he also frequently gives master-classes. He has a great commitment to performing chamber music and has played with Yuri Bashmet, Mischa Maisky, Heinrich Schiff, Christian Zacharias, Sol Gabetta, Yuja Wang, Denis Matsuev, Julian Rachlin, Daniel Hope, Natalia Gutman, Joshua Bell, Dmitri Sitkovetsky and Renaud and Gautier Capucon. Troussov appeared in great concert halls such as the Munich and the Berliner Philharmonie, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Théatre des Champs Elysées in Paris, the de Doelen in Rotterdam, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Auditorio Nacional de Musica de Madrid.
Kirill Troussov has won first prizes at the Wieniawski, Oleg Kagan and the Menuhin Violin Comepetitions. He was also awarded the Davidoff-Prize at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the “Reuters-Scholarship” at the Verbier Festival and the European cultural award “Pro-Europa”.
Kirill Troussov’s recital CD for EMI Classics, with his sister, the pianist Alexandra Troussova, was given many awards by the international press. He also appears on Yuja Wang’s DVD with Kurt Masur (2011). Kirill Troussov’s most recent recording is the CD of the Schwarz – Schilling`s Violin Concerto with the State Symphony Orchestra of Weimar and José Serebrier (2013).
Saison 13/14: Concerts in Europe, Japan, China, USA and at the Winter Olympics in Sochi with Orchestras such as the Wuhan and Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra, Prague Festival Orchestra, Ural Philharmonic, Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice and the Robert-Schumann Philharmonie in halls like the Konzerthaus in Berlin, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Tonhalle in Zurich, Casino in Bern, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Qintai Hall in Wuhan, the NCPA in Beijing and the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, among others. In summer he will appear at festivals like the Colmar Festival in France, the Bellerives Festival in Geneva, the Oleg Kagan International Festival in Kreuth (Germany), the Istanbul international Music Festival and will come back to perform at the Verbier Festival.
Kirill Troussov plays the Antonio Stradivari violin “Brodsky” of 1702, which was played by the violinist Adolph Brodsky to perform the world premiere of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto on December 4th 1881.