Aleksey Semenenko

Country Ukraine
Speciality Violin

Born in Odessa in 1988, Aleksey Semenenko has studied the violin since he was 6 with Zoya Mertsalova. After winning the children's music festival he performed with the Odessa Philharmonic; in the following years Alexey played with National Orchestra of Kiev, with Moscow Virtuosi, in Kremlin and in the International House of Music in Moscow. His European debut took place in Hamburg in 2007, he has also performed in Philahmonies of Cologne and Essen. At the 2011 Musik Landschaft Westfalen Festival, he performed Paganini’s Concerto No. 2 with the National Philharmonic of Russia under Vladimir Spivakov. His concerts include performances in Berlin Philharmonia, in Louvre in Paris as well as in Santori Hall in Tokyo.

As an avid chamber musician, Aleksey Semenenko became a co-founder of the Stolyarsky Quartet, which has given concerts in Russia, the Ukraine, France, Malta, and Switzerland. He currently studies with Zakhar Bron at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. Mr. Semenenko plays a 1760–70 Landolfi violin, loaned to him by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben fund of Hamburg, Germany. Aleksey’s honors include the Grand Prix of the 2006 National Violin Competition in Lvov (Ukraine), the Alois Kottmann Award in Hofheim, Germany (2010), the Third Prize of the International Paganini Competition in Moscow (Russia). In 2012 he won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions; in 2015 was awarded the First Prize at the Goldstein Violin Competition in Bern (Switzerland) and in May 2015 has won the Second Prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition.

Aleksey Semenenko is a participant of the 20th International Musical Olympus Festival in St. Petersburg and Musical Olympus Gala concerts in Moscow (Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, 2015) and Berlin (Berlin Philharmonie, 2016).