Marc Bouchkov


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Marc Bouchkov was born 1991 into a family of violinists. He received his first lessons at the age of five from his grandfather, Mattis Vaitsner. He studied with Claire Bernard and Boris Garlitzky, who has been his mentor ever since.
Marc Bouchkov’s artistic development has been marked by numerous international awards. He won First Prize at the highly-regarded “International Violin Contest Henri Koch,” at the “European Young Concert Artists Audition” and at the “Queen Elizabeth Competition”. In 2013 he won the First Prize at the “Montreal International Musical Competition“, was named an award-winner of the Stiftung Juventus by Georges Gara and received the “Lotto-Förderpreis” of the Rheingau Musik Festival. From October 2014 to July 2017 Marc Bouchkov studied as a Young Soloist in a postgraduate course at the Kronberg Academy with Mihaela Martin.

Marc Bouchkov has performed with the NDR-Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, the Belgian National Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie.
As a keen chamber musician, Marc Bouchkov receives invitations to Hamburg, Montpellier, Zurich, Colmar, St. Petersburg and Montreal as well as to festivals like the Heidelberger Frühling and the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg.

The season 2017/18 began for Marc Bouchkov with the release of his first album with works by Ysaye, Chausson and himself, which was produced as part of the new harmonia#nova series by harmonia mundi and, in November 2017, was awarded a Diapason d’or and a Diapason Découverte as well as nominated for the ICMA 2018; in January 2018, Gramophone featured him as „One to Watch“ together with a glorious review of his album.