Sergej Krylov has established himself as one of the most talented violinists of his generation. He is regularly invited to perform at prestigious concert halls worldwide and has appeared with orchestras including the Staatskapelle Dresden, Philharmonique de Radio France, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Filarmonica della Scala, Accademia di Santa Cecilia,London Philharmonic, Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Russian National Symphony, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Atlanta Symphony, English Chamber and Budapest Festival orchestras.
Among the important personalities with whom he has worked, his friendship with Mstislav Rostropovich has been one of the most significant influences in Krylov’s artistic life. Krylov has appeared with many conductors including Vladimir Jurowski, Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Andrey Boreyko, Dmitri Kitajenko, Omer Meir Wellber, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Fabio Luisi, Asher Fisch, Vasily Petrenko, Nicola Luisotti, Julian Kovatchev, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Saulius Sondeckis, Zoltán Kocsis and Yuri Bashmet.
Major engagements of the 2014/15 season include a double appearance in St Petersburg with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic conducted by Yuri Temirkanov and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev. He will return to Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to perform Paganini’s Concerto n. 5 with Roberto Abbado and to Cologne and Zagreb with Dmitri Kitajenko to perform Mendelssohn and Prokofiev Violin Concertos. With the Rai Orchestra in Turin he will perform the Italian premiere of Gubaidulina’s Offertorium conducted by Tonu Kaljuste. In the meantime he will conduct and play on various occasions his Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra in Vilnius and will embark with it on a tour in Italy and in Poland. With Pietari Inkinen and the Toscanini Orchestra he will perform Brahms’ Double Concerto with Mario Brunello at the cello. Many recitals for solo violin and with piano complete his calendar.
Sergej devotes a great deal of time to chamber music projects, playing alongside Denis Matsuev, Yuri Bashmet, Itamar Golan, Lilya Zilberstein, Aleksandar Madžar, Bruno Canino, Stefania Mormone, Maxim Rysanov, Nobuko Imai, the Belcea Quartet and Elīna Garanča. Since 2009 he has been Music Director of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, regularly taking the double role of soloist and conductor in a wide repertoire ranging from Baroque music to contemporary works.
His discography, in addition to the release of the Paganini 24 Caprices, includes recordings for EMI and Melodya.
Born in Moscow into a family of musicians, Sergej Krylov began studying the violin at the age of five and completed his studies at the Moscow Central Music School. While still very young he won the International Lipizer Violin Competition, the Stradivarius International Violin Competition and the Fritz Kreisler Competition.