17th edition | 2022-2023


Brigitte Hool

Valeriy Sokolov


The Ukrainian violinist, winner of the George Enescu International Violin Competition in Bucharest, Valeriy Sokolov is one of the most outstanding artists of his generation.

Working regularly with the world’s leading orchestras, he has enjoyed collaborations with the Philharmonia Chamber of Europe, Cleveland, BBC Symphony, Tonhalle Zurich, Rotterdam Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Tokyo Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris.

He works frequently with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, David Zinman, Susanna Malkki, Andris Nelsons, Charles Dutoit, Cristian Măcelaru, Peter Oundjian, Rafael Payare, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Juraj Valčuha and Kirill Karabits.

He has appeared in many major European festivals including Verbier, Lockenhaus and Lucerne. Valeriy regularly performs in the major concert halls including regular Sunday Morning series appearances at the Théâtre du Châtelet and also at the Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center, Teatro alla Scala, Mariinsky Theatre, Prinzregenten Theatre in Munich and Musikverein in Vienna. The 2022-23 season sees Valeriy return to perform the Sibelius violin concerto with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and a CD recording of the concerto under the baton of Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

He will play twice with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo with Kazuki Yamada and Stanislav Kochanovsky, and with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic under the baton of Karel Deseure. Also this season, Valeriy will be Artist in Residence with the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini.


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