Marc Bouchkov

Violin

"The music we are performing can be personal, but you have to share it whether it is a symphony, or a concerto, or chamber music, or even if it's solo music. If it's alone, you have to listen to yourself, and to the silence which accompanies you. You have to share it with the silence around you."
Marc Bouchkov, violonist.com, May 2013
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Biography

Marc Bouchkov’s artistry is driven by expression. His violin playing is grounded not only in a thorough knowledge of the score, the historical content and the authenticity of the interpretation, but also in his belief that performance is a way to communicate directly with his listeners. The closeness of the violin’s sound to the human voice is his inspiration for expressing feelings and emotions in music, turning these into a musical experience for the audience.
Marc Bouchkov was born 1991 into a family of violinists. He received his first lessons at the age of five from his grandfather, Mattis Vaitsner. Studies with Claire Bernard and Boris Garlitzky followed. From October 2014 to July 2017 Marc pursued his studies with Mihaela Martin as a Young Soloist in a postgraduate course at the Kronberg Academy. Since October 2018 he is under the musical tutorship of Eduard Wulfson. Bouchkov teaches as professor for violin at the Conservatoire Royale de Liège and also, as of this year, at the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein.

Marc Bouchkov’s artistic development has been marked by numerous international awards. He is prize winner of the highly-regarded “International Violin Contest Henri Koch”, the “Queen Elizabeth Competition” and the “Montreal International Musical Competiton”. Most recently Bouchkov was awarded the second prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition and has been honored with the music prize of the Kulturstiftung Dortmund.
„Curious, inventive, mischievous and drunk with freedom, [...] an incredible ability to defy the laws of gravity”Jean-Michel Molkhou, Diapason, November 2017
As a concert artist, the young musician has enjoyed a rapidly growing and widely acclaimed career. “Without doubt: an exceptional talent!” wrote the Neue Zürcher Zeitung after his concert with the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and Lionel Bringuier.

Bouchkov has collaborated with distinguished conductors such as Stanislav Kochanovsky, Howard Griffiths, Andrey Boreyko, and Christoph Eschenbach, as well as orchestras such as the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the Orchestre National de Belgique, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI in Turin, the NDR-Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie. In 2014, upon the invitation of Mariss Jansons, Bouchkov performed the inaugural concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's "Essentials" series.

As a keen chamber musician, Marc Bouchkov collaborates with artists such as Georgy Dubko, Alexei Stadler, Behzod Abduraimov, Christopher Park, Kian Soltani and Adrien Boisseau. He is a frequent guest at international festivals including the Verbier- and Davos festival and the Heidelberger Frühling and has performed across many reputable concert halls such as the Theatre de la Ville in Paris, the Konzerthaus Berlin and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. In October 2016 he gave his debut at Wigmore Hall London where he was awarded with the London Music Masters award.

In the fall of 2017 the first album of Marc Bouchkov was released with works by Ysaÿe, Chausson and himself. The album was produced as part of the new harmonia#nova series by harmonia mundi and was awarded a Diapason Découverte and nominated for the ICMA 2018.

Highlights of the season 2019/20 include performances with the Mariinsky Theatre under Valery Gergiev, for the very first time a collaboration with the Hamburg Ballet – John Neumeier (Bernstein Serenade), the recording of the Mendelssohn Double Concerto Symphony under the baton of Howard Griffiths with Claire Huangci and the Basel Chamber Orchestra, as well as recitals and chamber music in St.Petersburg, Zurich, Bonn and the Schubertiade in Hohenems.

2019 / 2020
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Contacts: Arnold Simmenauer, Anna Haefliger

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Programme

2020 / 2021
Solo

Ysaÿe: Sonata for Violin solo No. 5 in G major, Op. 27
Bach: Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin in D minor, BWV 1004
Ysaÿe: Sonata for Violin solo No. 4 in E minor, Op. 27
Bouchkov: Fantaisie
Schubert/Ernst: Der Erlkönig (for Solo Violin)

Chamber Music
Kyril Zlotnikov (Cello), Denis Kozhukhin (Piano)

Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8
Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 32

Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50

2019 / 2020
Solo

Ysaÿe: Sonata for Violin solo No. 5 in G major, Op. 27
Bach: Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin in D minor, BWV 1004
Ysaÿe: Sonata for Violin solo No. 4 in E minor, Op. 27
Bouchkov: Fantaisie
Schubert/Ernst: Der Erlkönig (for Solo Violin)

Duo
with Georgiy Dubko (Piano)

Brahms: Sonata No 2 in A major, Op. 100
Ysaÿe: Étude en forme de valse
Ysaÿe: Sonata for Solo Violin No. 4 in E minor, Op. 27
or Bach: „Chaconne“ from the Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin in D minor, BWV 1004
Schubert: Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C major, Op. 159 D 934

String Trio
with Adrien Boisseau (Viola), Kian Soltani (Cello)

Schubert: String trio in B-flat major, D 471
Beethoven: String trio in G major, Op. 9 No 1
Zimmermann: String trio
Dohnányi: Serenade in C major for String trio, Op. 10

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Schedule

02.11.2019
19:30 Uhr
Zürich, CH / Razzia
Marc Bouchkov, Claire Huangci
04.11.2019
19:30 Uhr
Vevey, CH / Salle del Castillo
Marc Bouchkov, Claire Huangci
07.11.2019
19:30 Uhr
Aarau, CH / Stadtkirche
Marc Bouchkov, Claire Huangci
17.11.2019
11:30 Uhr
London w/Kronberg Academy, GB / Wigmore Hall
Marc Bouchkov, Maciek Kulakowsky, Jonian Ilias Kadesha
17.11.2019
19:30 Uhr
London w/Kronberg Academy, GB / Wigmore Hall
Marc Bouchkov, Elena Bashkirova, Mohamed Sindy, Jonian Ilias Kadesha
24.11.2019
18:00 Uhr
Elmau /Klais, DE / Schloss Elmau
Marc Bouchkov, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Gábor Takács-Nagy
27.11.2019
18:00 Uhr
Elmau /Klais, DE / Schloss Elmau
Marc Bouchkov, Maria Dueñas, Máté Szücs, Anastasia Kobekina, Lukas Geniusas
30.11.2019
20:00 Uhr
Dortmund, DE / Orchesterzenturm NRW
Marc Bouchkov, Christoph König, Sinfonieorchester des Orchesterzentrums (OZM Symphony)
06.12.2019
19:00 Uhr
Poznan, PL / Adam-Mickiewicz-Universität
Marc Bouchkov, Filharmonia Poznan, Jiri Rozen
08.01.2020
19:30 Uhr
Luzern, CH / KKL Kultur- und Kongreßzentrum Luzern
Marc Bouchkov, James Dudd, Argovia Philharmonic
09.01.2020
19:30 Uhr
Hamburg, DE / Großes Haus
Marc Bouchkov, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, Garrett Keast
10.01.2020
19:30 Uhr
Hamburg, DE / Großes Haus
Marc Bouchkov, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, Garrett Keast
18.01.2020
19:30 Uhr
Hamburg, DE / Großes Haus
Marc Bouchkov, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, Garrett Keast
23.01.2020
19:30 Uhr
Hamburg, DE / Großes Haus
Marc Bouchkov, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, Garrett Keast
21.02.2020
19:30 Uhr
New York, NY, US / Carnegie Hall
Marc Bouchkov, Jonathan Roozeman, Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula
22.02.2020
15:00 Uhr
New York City, NY, US / Carnegie Hall
Marc Bouchkov, Stephen Waarts, Matthew Lipman, Jonathan Roozeman, Antoine Tamestit, Gary Hoffman
23.02.2020
New York City, NY, US / Carnegie Hall
Marc Bouchkov, Stephen Waarts, Matthew Lipman, Jonathan Roozeman, Antoine Tamestit, Gary Hoffman
25.03.2020
19:00 Uhr
Bern, CH / Casino
Marc Bouchkov, Claire Huangci, Howard Griffiths, Kammerorchester Basel
29.03.2020
16:00 Uhr
München, DE / Prinzregententheater
Marc Bouchkov, Claire Huangci, Kammerorchester Basel, Howard Grifftih

Discography

Ysaye - Chausson - Bouchkov
Eugene Ysaye
Fantaisie for Violin and Piano, Op. 32
Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27 Nos. 5 & 6
Legende norvegienne for Violin and Piano
Si vous saviez for Violin and Piano

Ernest Chausson
Poème for Violin and Piano, Op. 25

Marc Bouchkov
Fantaisie for Solo Violin
Melodie for Solo Violin

Georgiy Dubko - Piano

Widmann: Duets - Viola Concerto - Jagdquartett
Jörg Widmann
Viola Concerto
24 Duos (selection)
Jagdquartett

Antoine Tamestit - Viola
Bruno Philippe - Cello
Signum Quartett
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Daniel Harding - Conductor

Videos

Vasks: Distant Light
Sibelius: Violin concerto | Tonhalle Zürich - Season opening
Ysaye: Sonata for Violin solo No 6
Piazzolla: Verano porteno
C. Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso

Contact

Arnold Simmenauer
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Anna Haefliger
t: +49 (0)30 41 47 81 733
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