„A world-class violinist“ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung): Kirill Troussov amazes audiences, critics and fellow musicians with unparalleled elegance and irresistible joy of music-making. From Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw to Suntory Hall in Tokyo or at the BBC Proms – the international artist creates unforgettable musical emotions on his Stradivarius, the original instrument played in the world première of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto!
Kirill Troussov has collaborated with celebrated conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Daniele Gatti, Mikko Franck, Lawrence Foster, Jiri Belohlàvek, Michail Jurowski, David Stern, Christoph Poppen, Vladimir Spivakov, and Louis Langrée. He has appeared with major orchestras such as Staatskapelle Berlin, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National de France, Radio Orchestra of Hessischer Rundfunk, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic and Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, bringing him among others to Tonhalle Zürich, Berlin Philharmonie, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Théâtre du Châtelet, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, De Doelen, NCPA in Beijing, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid, Verbier Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and Gstaad Menuhin Festival.
A profound passion for chamber music and musical friendship connects Kirill Troussov with artists like Sol Gabetta, Yuja Wang, Daniel Hope, Joshua Bell, Gautier und Renaud Capuçon, Yuri Bashmet, Mischa Maisky, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Julian Rachlin, Christian Zacharias und Natalia Gutman. With his sister, the outstanding pianist Alexandra Troussova, he regularly performs as one of the most admired siblings duos in classical music.
His international awards include the European cultural award “Pro-Europa”, the Davidoff-Prize of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the international Yamaha Prize and the Reuters-Prize of the Verbier Festival. Kirill Troussov regularly gives master classes at the Mozarteum Salzburg, European Music Institute Vienna, in Cremona, Milan, Madrid, Dublin, Berlin, Munich, Oslo, Budapest, in the US and Hong Kong.
Kirill Troussov’s recordings - among others for EMI Classics, Warner Classics, Dabringhaus und Grimm, Naxos and Farao Classics - have been repeatedly awarded by the international press. He also performed together with Yuja Wang on her DVD with Kurt Masur. His recent CD releases “Emotions” (MDG) and “Memories” (MDG), both duo performances with his sister and outstanding pianist Alexandra Troussova, received rave reviews including by Germany's “Süddeutsche Zeitung” and French music magazine „Diapason“.
Born in St. Petersburg, Kirill Troussov completed his studies with Zakhar Bron and Christoph Poppen. His mentors were Igor Oistrach, Herman Krebbers und Sir Yehudi Menuhin. Kirill Troussov plays the Antonio Stradivari violin “Brodsky” of 1702, on which violinist Adolph Brodsky performed the world premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto on 4 December 1881.
Siblings Duo Troussov
Kirill Troussov, violin
Alexandra Troussova, piano
"Highly emotional, with aplomb" (Crescendo) - Ever since they could walk, they have made music together: Kirill Troussov and his sister Alexandra Troussova. Today they have become one of classical music's few sibling duos of international fame. "With the same heartbeat and breath, we have lived music each and every day as long as I can recall", reminisces Alexandra Troussova. "Even though we are at home the world over, our European origins always accompany us and that makes our music distinctive", adds Kirill Troussov. Critics rave about their "masterful performance: The siblings create a fascinating range of colours and emotions." (Pizzicato).
Pianist Alexandra Troussova has collaborated with conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Sir Neville Marriner, Gerd Albrecht, and Joseph Suk. She has appeared at Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Konzerthaus Berlin, Munich's Prinzregententheater, Kurhaus Wiesbaden, Théâtre du Châtelet, Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Tonhalle Zürich, Gulbenkian Foundation, and Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid.
Ms. Troussova is a regular guest at major festivals such as the Verbier Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Festival Carinthischer Sommer, Saint-Denis Festival, Festival La Folle Journée, Festival Piano aux Jacobins, Al Bustan Festival, Festival de Lanaudière, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and Klavierfestival Ruhr. As a sought-after chamber musician she also collaborates with Frans Helmerson, Sarah Chang, Alexander Knjasev, David Guerrier and Nils Mönkemeyer.
Alexandra Troussova studied with James Tocco, Dimitri Bashkirov, Vadim Suchanov and Alfredo Perl.