ANTON MARTYNOV

  • Violin
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A sort of modern-day Vivaldi, Anton Martynov is described by Ivry Gitlis as “an absolute and complete musician: magnificent violinist, excellent pianist, composer and conductor - what more can you expect - all in one person!" Anton Martynov studied at the Gnessin School and Academy of Moscow with Elena Malkina, Irina Svetlova, Vladimir Spivakov and Valentin Berlinski, then with Dora Schwarzberg in Brescia and with Gigino Maestri at the Milan Conservatory. In 1993, he recorded Brahms’ Concerto Op. 77, distributed by ARTE. Winner of the Stresa International Competition (1994), he joined the Anton Quartet in Paris and became soloist of the Milan Symphony Orchestra under Chailly and of Minkowski’s Musiciens du Louvre. Beginning a solo career in 2010, in the last few years he has performed in France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Brazil, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey and Bulgaria, playing with the Orchestra of Italian Switzerland, the Maggio Musicale, the Modo Antiquo, the Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca, the Istanbul and Izmir Symphonic Orchestras. His partners now include Martha Argerich, Boris Berezovsky, Gérard Caussé, Henri Demarquette, Ivry Gitlis (who he also accompanies at the piano), David Guerrier, Xavier Phillips and many others. In 2017, he opened the Bologna Festival in trio with Martha Argerich and Jorge Bosso. His repertoire includes Bach’s Six Sonatas and Partitas and Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin as well as his own transcriptions and compositions for violin, orchestra and other instruments. Several of his live recordings of the Lugano Festival are included in the collections of EMI and Warner Music, nominated to Grammy in 2017. Two other CDs are dedicated to today’s composers Antonio Santana (Erol, 2014) and Alexander Mansourian (Brilliant Classics, 2017). The first two CDs of the “Music for Two” series with Kremena Nikolova (NovAntiqua Records) made headlines of French magazines in 2016 and got nomination to the International Classical Music Awards in Luxembourg in 2017. His recording of Federico Maria Sardelli’s Violin Concerto under the direction of the author (Brilliant Classics, 2014) received 5 Diapasons in 2014, their common version of Vivaldi’s “La Stravaganza” with Modo Antiquo will be released by Dynamic in 2018. Anton Martynov the founder and artistic director, with Michaël Guttman, of the Parisian festival Le Printemps du Violon since 2016. He is professor of violin at the Royal Conservatory of Mons in Belgium and assistant to Philippe Graffin at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris. He plays a magnificent violin by Nicolò Gagliano of 1732.