Mikhail Andrushchenko, concertmaster

A true professional musician, Mikhail Andrushchenko possesses both the artistic charisma and the virtuosity to draw the audience’s attention. 


Having performed at various parts of the world, he has earned the respect of numerous fans due to his unique performing style. Mikhail was born in 1992 in Donetsk, Ukraine. Feeling drawn to music since his early childhood, he got his primary education at the Donetsk State Music Academy under M.V. Ochosalsky. 


In 2008, as a student of the school at the Donetsk Music Academy, he won the Grand Prix at the “Blue Bird” international competition. In 2012, Mikhail Andrushchenko went on to study at the Moscow State Conservatory under Sergei Kravchenko (violin) and Alexander Bonduriansky (chamber ensemble). 


In 2013, he taker private lessons from Evgeny Levin, an adept of David Oistrakh’s violin school. Along with lessons under E. Levin, Mikhail participated in master classes by outstanding violinists and teachers: Maxim Vengerov, Zakhar Bron, Eduard Grach and Vladimir Ivanov. Then he educates himself. During this period of time, he experiments with styles. Takes Baroque violin lessons from Ulrike Tietze (Germany). In 2014-2015 season was a second concertmaster in Kremlin chamber orchestra. 


Mikhail Andrushchenko is an active performer who works with such conductors as Misha Rakhlevsky (Russia), Feihu Jiao (China) and many others across Russia and Ukraine. 


His creative portfolio includes collaborations with numerous well-known performers: Andrei Baranov (violin, Switzerland; winner of the Queen Elizabeth competition in Brussels), Aleksandr Trostianky (violin, professor of Moscow conservatory), Olga Leman Balashova (mezzo-soprano, Italy; soloist at the Royal Opera House of Parma), Artur Naziullin (clarinet, Russia; laureate of numerous international competitions), Siranush Gasparyan (mezzo-soprano, Armenia; soloist at the Erevan Opera), Olga Nefyodova (soprano, Russia; intern at the Mozarteum Salzburg conservatory), Denis Lupachyov (flute, Russia; soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre orchestra), Anton Gakkel (cello, Russia; soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre orchestra and assistant to Valeri Gergiev), Vyacheslav Zubkov (piano, Ukraine). Alexey Zhilin (cello, David Oistrakh string quartet), Miriam Prandi (cello, Italy). In 2015 Mikhail becomes a soloist Sochi Chamber Philharmonic and first violin Rachmaninov string quartet. Takes part in festivals in Russia, Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands. 

In 2018, at the invitation of Teodor Currentzis becomes a guest artist MusicAeterna orchestra in first violin section. Since 2019 is a full-time artist. In 2022 becomes a violinist in Speachquartet. In autumn was recorded CD with string quartet 14 by L. Beethoven.