Mentor Chair | Violine
Marc Bouchkov’s artistry is driven by expression. His violin playing is grounded not only in a thorough knowledge of the score, the historical content and the authenticity of the interpretation, but also in his belief that performance is a way to communicate directly with his listeners. The closeness of the violin’s sound to the human voice is his inspiration for expressing feelings and emotions in music, turning these into a musical experience for the audience.
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.
As a concert artist, the young musician has enjoyed a rapidly growing and widely acclaimed career. Higlights of the 2018/19 season include collaborations with the Münchner Symphoniker and the Hamburger Symphoniker, both with Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto as well as recitals and concerts at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Maison de Radio France in Paris, and the Konzerthaus in Berlin.