Biography

"Full-blooded authority, fleet-fingered dexterity, innate musicality and substantial accuracy..."
-The Strad-

n his twenties, violinist Yury Revich is already a multi-faceted artist of incredible depth, maturity and creativity. Winner of an ECHO Klassik 2016 “Newcomer of the Year” award, “Young Artist of the Year 2015” at the International Classical Music Awards and “Young Musician of the Year” by the Beethoven Center Vienna, he is one of the most expressive and versatile musicians of his generation.

With 18 years old Yury made his debut at Carnegie Hall with Daniil Trifonov, later on in La Scala with Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and his concerts since then have included performances at the Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, Zurich Tonhalle, Vienna Konzerthaus, Leipzig Gewandhaus, BOZAR Brussels and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall Moscow amongst many others while his recordings to date are featured on labels such as Sony Classical as well as a recording with ARS records for which he won his ECHO Klassik Award.

An artist of immense diversity, Yury enjoys a wide range of musical interests. An avid interpreter of Baroque, he frequently collaborates with harpsichordist Olga Fillipova, and is a dedicated chamber musician collaborating with renowned artists such as Daniil Trifonov. Yury performs a number of works dedicated to him, by composers including Johanna Doderer and Benjamin Rota. He also lives out his creativity in the film medium and has studied directing, acting and has already produced two short films of his own.

2015 saw the launch of Yury’s new international Concerts of Arts cycle in Vienna entitled "Friday Nights with Yury Revich" with artists such as Paul Badura-Skoda , Sumi Jo, Ute Lemper, Alexey Igudesman, Angelika Kirchschlager, Sunnyi Melles, Christiane Hörbiger, Ferhan and Ferzan Önder and many other celebrity appearances. Yury has also created his own “Kunst & Klassik kuratiert von Yury Revich” concert and art series at the Belvedere in Vienna.

In addition to performance, Yury is a passionate advocate for many charitable and philanthropic causes. He co-organized a concert in Vienna in 2011 for the victims of the Japanese tsunami, he also organized the First Austrian Gala Charity "All for Autism" in 2015 , which since then became one the biggest Autism Awareness events in Europe. Yury is the official partner of UNICEF Austria, and hosts annual Dreamland Gala for UNICEF in Vienna in Theater an der Wien as part of his “Friday Nights with Yury Revich” Concerts of Arts.

Recent collaborations include many different orchestras around the world, including Russian National Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Collegium Musicum Basel, Tonkünstler, Moscow Soloists, Russian State Symphony, La Verdi Milano, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Zagreb Soloists, Nord West Deutsche Philharmonie, KKO, Kammerphilharmonie Potsdam, and works with conductors such as Yuri Bashmet, Sebastian Weigle, Xian Zhang, Mikhail Pletnev, Yuri Simonov, Gintaras Rinkevecius, Ariane Matiakh, Karl-Heinz Steffens, Svyatoslav Kochanovsky, Duncan Ward, Liana Isakadze and many others.

Born into a musical family, Yury started playing the violin at age 5. At the age of 7, he entered the Central Music Academy of the Moscow Conservatory as a student of Galina Turchaninova. Between 2005 and 2009, he studied under Viktor Pikaizen before moving to the Vienna Conservatory in 2009, where he studied with Pavel Vernikov. During his studies at the Vienna Conservatory, Yury founded the quartet “Quatuor du Soleil” whose performances encompass music from the Baroque through to contemporary works.

He is an Ambassador for the Amadeus Vienna International School and professor at the WOM academy in Santander, a unique organisation which aims to promote classical music as a basis for generating musical and cultural excellence throughout Spain.

Yury plays on a 1709 Stradivarius, generously loaned to him by the Goh Family Foundation.

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Yury Revich