“Sergej Krylov transfixed the house, fiddling with the kind of effortless lyricism, liquid flow and mercurial tones that distinguish the best violinists playing at their
best.” The Times
Effervescent musicianship, intense lyricism and beguiling tonal beauty belong to the qualities that have secured Sergej Krylov’s place among today’s most renowned
performers. Mstislav Rostropovich, with whom the young violinist often performed in joint programs, had a great influence on the musician's work. “I was amazed by the quality of this remarkable violinist whom I consider to be one of the five best contemporary violinists in the world,”- Rostropovich wrote about his young colleague.
For his outstanding contribution to the development of musical art, Sergej Krylov was awarded the prizes "Le Muse" (Florence), "Viotti d'oro" (Vercelli), "Angelo dell'anno" (Milan), "Torrone d’oro" and "Violino d'argento”(Cremona). Today, Sergej Krylov’s extensive concert repertoire covers musical eras from the early Italian Baroque to the avant-garde compositions of the 21st century. His recent recordings include Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Paganini's 24 Caprices (Deutsche Grammophon), Krzysztof Penderecki's violin concerto “Metamorphosen” conducted by the composer (DUX), as well as a video recording of the “Esoconcerto” violin concerto performed with the author, Ezio Bosso, at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (Sony Classics). At the invitation of the Oscar winning Italian director Gabriele Salvatores, he recorded the music “Fantasy for Violin” for the film “Il ragazzo
Sergej Krylov performed with the great orchestras of Europe, Russia, Asia and America under the baton’s of the world’s celebrated conductors such as Rafael
Frühbeck de Burgos, Marin Alsop, Dmitri Kitayenko, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Charles Dutoit, Vasily Petrenko, Fabio Luisi, Yuri Temirkanov and Vladimir Jurowski to
name a few.
Since 2008 Sergej Krylov is the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, with which he has performed more than two hundred
concerts around the world. He has conducted numerous orchestras in the UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Israel and others. Sergej Krylov holds the post of Professor at the Lugano Conservatory (Switzerland) and is often invited to join the jury of prestigious international competitions, including the XVI International P.I. Tchaikovsky as well as the 55th and the 56th International Niccolo Paganini Competition in Genoa, where he was a President of the Jury.