conductor & violinist

Sergej Bolkhovets

Sergej Bolkhovets is a rising young conductor with an already extensive international career as a violinist. From 2016-2018 he was awarded with the prestigious position of Junior Fellow in Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), winning this competition among over 120 applicants.

 

In December 2018 Mr. Bolkhovets made his debut with the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester. In the 2017-18 season, he had his conducting debut with the Hallé and Manchester Camerata. He also returned to work with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Norrlandsoperan, Gävle Symphony Orchestra and Dalasinfoniettan. He finished the season by working as Assistant Conductor in Verdi´s Don Carlo at the Daegu International Music Festival.

Mr. Bolkhovets has also conducted 10/10Ensemble, Gävle Sinfonieorchester, Dalasinfoniettan, Jenaer Philharmoniker, Västerås Sinfonietta, Norrbotten “NEO” and “KammarensembleN”. He was also the Assistant Conductor of both the Händel Theodora and Massenet Cendrillon opera productions at the RNCM during his time as Junior Fellow.

Further recent highlights include being an active participant in the 2018 Verbier Festival “Conducting Mentorship Program” and the Järvi Conducting Academy, where in the final concert he “made a blazing case for Tchaikovsky Third’s tricky finale” (review by The Arts Desk, 13 August 2018).

He has also been assisting on numerous occasions at the BBC Philharmonic Manchester (Juanjo Mena, Nicholas Collon), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Vasily Petrenko, Cristian Mandeal) as well as the Hallé (Sir Mark Elder) and at the Verbier Festival (Valery Gergiev, Christoph Eschenbach, Gianandrea Noseada, Alain Altinoglu)

Sergej Bolkhovets has accompanied internationally acclaimed soloists in concerts, such as British cellist Hannah Roberts – Solo Cellist at Camerata Manchester – with Elgar Cello Concerto and the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, Norbert Anger – Principal Cellist at the Dresden Staatskapelle – with the Schumann Cello Concerto and the Marburg University Symphony Orchestra, Avan Yu – winner of Silver Medal at Santander International Piano Competition and Gold Medal with nine special awards at Sydney International Piano Competition – with Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto and the Berlin Schöneberg Symphony Orchestra at the Berlin Philharmonie concert hall.

Additionally to the Junior Fellowship in Conducting at the RNCM in Manchester, Bolkhovets studied conducting at the Weimar Music Academy with Markus Frank and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with Prof. B Tommy Andersson. He has also participated in masterclasses with Sir Mark Elder, Paavo & Neemi Järvi, Leonid Grin, Peter Rundel, Jac van Steen, Timothy Reynish and Kenneth Kiesler.

In his career as a violinist, Sergej Bolkhovets started playing in the Berlin Philharmonic already at the age of 22, prior his graduation from “Hanns Eisler” Music Academy in Berlin, where he studied with Prof. Ulf Wallin and post-grad programme with Prof. Tabea Zimmermann. He also studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in a post-grad soloist diploma programme with Joakim Svenheden. He has played with conductors such as James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Claudio Abbado, Paavo Järvi, Wolfgang Sawalish and many others. Bolkhovets continued to play in a total of 23 professional orchestras, and been guest concert master in a.o. the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Frankfurt Opera, Orquestra de Algarve, Gothenburg Symphony, Helsingborg Symphony, Gävle Symphony, Stockholm Royal Philharmonic, Stockholm Royal Opera, Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt and Camerata Nordica.

As a soloist he has performed over 20 violin concertos across Europe and USA, including with the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic and Bielefeld Philharmonic, concertos by J. Adams (The Dharma at Big Sur), Bach, Beethoven (Solo & Triple), Bottesini (Double), Bruch (1), Brahms (Solo & Double), Dvořák, Mendelssohn (2), Khachaturian, Nielsen, Prokofiev (1+2), Schostakovich (1), Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi (4 Seasons) and Vaughan-Williams.

As a pedagogue, Sergej has been a dedicated violin teacher for over 18 years. He has served as faculty member at the Nordic Music High School in Stockholm since 2008, and 2011-2013 also at Stockholm’s Royal College of Music. Furthermore, he has given violin masterclasses in Benasque, Spain, at the Boston Conservatory, USA, in Tallinn, Estonia and Stockholm. Since 2017 he is also teaching conducting and Chamber Music at the Junior RNCM in Manchester.

 

conductor & violinist

Sergej Bolkhovets

Sergej Bolkhovets is a rising young conductor with an already extensive international career as a violinist. From 2016-2018 he was awarded with the prestigious position of Junior Fellow in Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), winning this competition among over 120 applicants.

 In December 2018 Mr. Bolkhovets made his debut with the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester. In the 2017-18 season, he had his conducting debut with the Hallé and Manchester Camerata. He also returned to work with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Norrlandsoperan, Gävle Symphony Orchestra and Dalasinfoniettan. He finished the season by working as Assistant Conductor in Verdi´s Don Carlo at the Daegu International Music Festival.

 Mr. Bolkhovets has also conducted 10/10Ensemble, Gävle Sinfonieorchester, Dalasinfoniettan, Jenaer Philharmoniker, Västerås Sinfonietta, Norrbotten “NEO” and “KammarensembleN”. He was also the Assistant Conductor of both the Händel Theodora and Massenet Cendrillon opera productions at the RNCM during his time as Junior Fellow.

 Further recent highlights include being an active participant in the 2018 Verbier Festival “Conducting Mentorship Program” and the Järvi Conducting Academy, where in the final concert he “made a blazing case for Tchaikovsky Third’s tricky finale” (review by The Arts Desk, 13 August 2018).

 He has also been assisting on numerous occasions at the BBC Philharmonic Manchester (Juanjo Mena, Nicholas Collon), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Vasily Petrenko, Cristian Mandeal) as well as the Hallé (Sir Mark Elder) and at the Verbier Festival (Valery Gergiev, Christoph Eschenbach, Gianandrea Noseada, Alain Altinoglu)

 Sergej Bolkhovets has accompanied internationally acclaimed soloists in concerts, such as British cellist Hannah Roberts – Solo Cellist at Camerata Manchester – with Elgar Cello Concerto and the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, Norbert Anger – Principal Cellist at the Dresden Staatskapelle – with the Schumann Cello Concerto and the Marburg University Symphony Orchestra, Avan Yu – winner of Silver Medal at Santander International Piano Competition and Gold Medal with nine special awards at Sydney International Piano Competition – with Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto and the Berlin Schöneberg Symphony Orchestra at the Berlin Philharmonie concert hall.

 Additionally to the Junior Fellowship in Conducting at the RNCM in Manchester, Bolkhovets studied conducting at the Weimar Music Academy with Markus Frank and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with Prof. B Tommy Andersson. He has also participated in masterclasses with Sir Mark Elder, Paavo & Neemi Järvi, Leonid Grin, Peter Rundel, Jac van Steen, Timothy Reynish and Kenneth Kiesler.

In his career as a violinist, Sergej Bolkhovets started playing in the Berlin Philharmonic already at the age of 22, prior his graduation from “Hanns Eisler” Music Academy in Berlin, where he studied with Prof. Ulf Wallin and post-grad programme with Prof. Tabea Zimmermann. He also studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm in a post-grad soloist diploma programme with Joakim Svenheden. He has played with conductors such as James Levine, Zubin Mehta, Claudio Abbado, Paavo Järvi, Wolfgang Sawalish and many others. Bolkhovets continued to play in a total of 23 professional orchestras, and been guest concert master in a.o. the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Frankfurt Opera, Orquestra de Algarve, Gothenburg Symphony, Helsingborg Symphony, Gävle Symphony, Stockholm Royal Philharmonic, Stockholm Royal Opera, Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt and Camerata Nordica.

 As a soloist he has performed over 20 violin concertos across Europe and USA, including with the Stockholm Royal Philharmonic and Bielefeld Philharmonic, concertos by J. Adams (The Dharma at Big Sur), Bach, Beethoven (Solo & Triple), Bottesini (Double), Bruch (1), Brahms (Solo & Double), Dvořák, Mendelssohn (2), Khachaturian, Nielsen, Prokofiev (1+2), Schostakovich (1), Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi (4 Seasons) and Vaughan-Williams.

As a pedagogue, Sergej has been a dedicated violin teacher for over 18 years. He has served as faculty member at the Nordic Music High School in Stockholm since 2008, and 2011-2013 also at Stockholm’s Royal College of Music. Furthermore, he has given violin masterclasses in Benasque, Spain, at the Boston Conservatory, USA, in Tallinn, Estonia and Stockholm. Since 2017 he is also teaching conducting and Chamber Music at the Junior RNCM in Manchester.