Evgeny Sviridov is a violinist who combines successfully both modern and historical informed performances. His versatile activities as soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician demand an enormous repertoire that includes pieces of any genre and style from early baroque till ultra modern.
Born in 1989 in St-Petersburg, Evgeny got his first education at the Conservatory there. While studying he had already become a laureate of major international competitions such as Menuhin Competition in Cardiff and Paganini Competition in Genova in 2008. In 2010, on the sly from his conservatory teacher, he joined a Bach competition in Leipzig and suddenly got there a first prize. This prize persuaded him to turn to authentic ways of playing and to studying baroque more thoroughly. In 2016 he got a first prize and audience prize in “Concours Corneille” in Rouen, France; and in 2017 Evgeny won Brugge International Competition Musica Antiqua, collected audience prize as well as a CD production by label “Ricercar”.
Evgeny is playing now unique baroque violin by Januarius Gagliano (Naples, 1732) kindly provided to him by the “Jumpstart Jr.” foundation in Amsterdam.
Since 2016 Evgeny has been living in Cologne and currently serves there as concertmaster of a famous baroque ensemble “Concerto Köln”, becoming one of the youngest musicians who have ever leaded this historical collective.
As both concertmaster and soloist he regularly performs in a major concert venues in Europe: Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie Köln, Musikverein Wien, St-Petersburg and Moscow Philharmonic, and is invited to a famous festivals such as Bachfest in Leipzig, MA Festival in Brugge, Thuringer Bach Woche in Weimar, “Haut Jura” in France, “Earlymusic” in St-Petersburg and many others. Evgeny collaborates with well-known musicians: mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux, counter-tenor Andreas Scholl, violinist and counter-tenor Dmitry Sinkovsky, recorder players Dorothee Oberlinger and Erik Bosgraaf, violinist Hiro Kurosaki and others. He recorded solo CD with Bach and Biber sonatas in 2011 by Genuin Classics.
In 2014 together with his colleagues he organised his own baroque ensemble “Ludus Instrumentalis”, that made an important appearance on a baroque scene by winning Berlin Bach competition in 2015 and “Brothers Grauns” Competition in 2016 in Germany.