Marc Bouchkov


"There is something mythical about a performance. And it should stay that way. Everything and nothing can be going on in our heads while we play. Maybe that’s necessary for us to shape and connect with the music."
Marc Bouchkov, bNo. 8 (Ballett am Rhein), December 2017
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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 His violin playing is grounded not only in a thorough knowledge of the score, the historical content and the authenticity of the interpretation, but also in his belief that performance is a way to communicate directly with his listeners.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 2020/21 include concerts with the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt with Stanislav Kochanovksy, the Brussels Philharmonic with Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra with Kerem Hasan and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra with Juanjo Mena. Furthermore, Marc Bouchkov will be playing chamber music in the Kölner Philharmonie, the Wigmore Hall in London as well as in Nagoya (Japan), Bilbao, Naples and Augsburg.

Marc Bouchkov is resident artist of the 20/21 season with the Hamburger Camerata.

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Contacts: Arnold Simmenauer, Anna Haefliger – Haefliger Productions



2021 / 2022
with Christopher Park (Piano)

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in D major, Op. 12 No. 1

Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor


Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 17 in C major, K. 296

Stravinsky: Divertimento for Violin and Piano

with Jonathan Roozeman (Cello) and Behzod Abduraimov (Piano)

Arensky: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 32

Rachmaninoff: “Trio élégiaque” for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 1 in G minor


Dvořák: Piano Trio No. 4 in E minor, Op. 90 “Dumky”

For the 100th birthday of Paul Celan
“Reachable, close and secure amid all losses”
Texts and Songs from Czernowitz

with Jens Harzer (Recitation), Zoryana Kushpler (Mezzosoprano), Vadim Gluzman or Marc Bouchkov (Violin), Olena Kushpler (Piano), Brigitte van Kann (Conception)

Paul Celan said his home, Bukovina, was a place “where books and people lived.” At its centre: Chernivtsi, a city of many languages and cultures. An homage to Chernivtsi and its great poets. A Hommage to Czernowitz and its great poet.


Poems by Rose Ausländer and Paul Celan

Music by Auerbach, Fried, Lanjyk, Lydkevich, Mahler, Pärt, Ravel, Ysaÿe

2020 / 2021

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


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)

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


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


Arnold Simmenauer
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