Svetlin Roussev

Since winning the First Prize at the prestigious Sendai International Competition in 2001, violin virtuoso Svetlin Roussev enjoys an impressive international career in many of the world’s major concert halls, including the Bolshoi Theatre and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Seoul Arts Center, Salle Pleyel, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Cité de la Musique in Paris, Budapest’s Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Konzerhaus in Berlin, Palais des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles.

Roussev is a regular guest soloist with such renowned orchestras as the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre National de Belgique, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, Bulgarian National Radio, under the baton of eminent conductors such as Myung-Whun Chung, Leon Fleisher, Yehudi Menuhin, Marek Janowski, François-Xavier Roth, Jonathan Nott, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Denis Russel-Davies, amongst many others.

Roussev has won numerous prizes at international competitions, including Indianapolis, Long-Thibaud and Melbourne. At the Sendai International Music Competition, he also garnered the Audience Prize and the Best Bach Concerto Performance. With remarkable virtuosity and intensity, Svetlin Roussev performs a broad repertoire ranging from the baroque to the contemporary. He is the Artistic Advisor and artist-in-residence of the March Music Days International Festival in Ruse, after serving as Artistic Director and artist-in-residence of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra.

Svetlin Roussev performs on the Amati-Stradivarius 1720 violin kindly loaned by AMUNDI.