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Kirill Troussov Performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor

Released on Orchid Classics, the new album features Troussov with Hungary’s MÁV Symphony Orchestra and conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy


As part of Orchid Classics’ Live series, German violinist and pedagogue Kirill Troussov will explore the full range of violin concerto repertoire, with his first album featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor. 

The albums within Kirill Troussov Live project are set to become a long-running series over several years. The recordings are released as streaming-only EPs in partnership with Orchid.

Upcoming albums in the series include Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy with the Lubeck Philharmonic Orchestra and Cristian Mandeal in May 2023, as well as Pytor Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Orchestra of Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste and the late Nikša Bareza in May 2023. 

“Thrilled to announce my new long term collaboration with Orchid Classics!” Troussov posted on Facebook. “Many of my live concert performances have been recorded over the past years! And now they will be released one by one every month under the “Kirill-Troussov-Live” series on all streaming platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer and more.”


Born in St. Petersburg in 1982, Troussov took his first violin lessons at age four at the Rimsky-Korsakov-Conservatory and made his debut at the age of six. His mentors included Zakhar Bron, Christoph Poppen, Igor Oistrakh, and Lord Yehudi Menuhin.

In 2009, he drew international attention after stepping in for Gidon Kremer performing live and on Radio France with the Orchestre National de France and Daniele Gatti at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

Troussov plays the 1702 “Brodsky” violin by Antonio Stradivari — the violin on which Adolph Brodsky performed the world premiere of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in 1881.

To purchase and listen to the first recording of Kirill Troussov Live, click here. The album trailer can be viewed below. 



Having performed at venues such as the Tonhalle Zürich, Berliner Philharmonie, Concertgebouw, Palais des Beaux Arts Brüssel, Beijin’s NCPA, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, and Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional de Musica, Troussov’s chamber music collaborators include Yuja Wang, Daniel Hope, Joshua Bell, Gautier und Renaud Capucon, Yuri Bashmet, Mischa Maisky, and Julia Fischer.

Troussov regularly gives masterclasses around Europe, including at the Mozarteum Salzburg and European Music Institute Vienna, as well as around Hong Kong, and the U.S. He also performs as a duo with his sister, pianist Alexandra Troussova, and have recorded highly acclaimed albums together. 

His many accolades include first prizes at the Yehudi Menuhin, Oleg Kagan, and the Wienawski violin competitions; the Davidoff-Prize at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival; Verbier Festival’s Reuters-Scholarship; and the Europäische Kulturpreis Pro-Europa award.

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