“I am very happy and proud to receive an LMM Award. As well as having prestigious performing opportunities in the UK for the first time, it will also be an extremely fulfilling way to start an artistic exchange with the schools and children. They are our audiences of the future. I really hope that I will inspire this new generation to simply love music!”
Marc Bouchkov’s artistic development has been marked by numerous international prizes and awards. He won First Prize at the highly-regarded “International Violin Contest Henri Koch,” as well as at the “2010 European Young Concert Artists Audition” in Leipzig. That same year, he received the First Prize for Violin with Special Distinction from the Jury at the CNSM Paris; the prestigious Ebel Prize followed in 2011. In 2012, he was a finalist and award-winner at the 2012 “Queen Elizabeth Competition” in Brussels. In 2013, he won First Prize at the “Montreal International Musical Competition,” and was named an award-winner of the Stiftung Juventus by Georges Gara.
As a concert artist, Marc Bouchkov has enjoyed a rapidly growing career. Alongside numerous recitals in Hamburg, at the Montpellier Festival, at he Théâtre de la Ville de Paris, at the International Musical Olympus Festival in St. Petersburg and in Montreal, his collaborations with orchestras such as the Belgian National Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, the Filharmonia Lodz, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie are becoming ever more extensive.
In the 2014/15 season, Marc Bouchkov made his debut with the NDR-Sinfonieorchester in Hamburg. A highlight of the season was his performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker for one of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein’s ballet productions. In December 2014, upon the invitation of Mariss Jansons, Bouchkov performed the inaugural concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s “Essentials” series.
As a chamber musician, Marc Bouchkov will perform his first concerts – along with the cellist Kian Soltani and violist Adrien Boisseau – in the Kölner Philharmonie, Beethovenhaus Bonn and Auditorium du Louvre in the 2015/16 season. Additional engagements include concerts in the Tonhalle Zürich, at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg and at the Heidelberger Frühling festival.
Marc Bouchkov is studying since October 2014 as a Young Soloist at the Kronberg Academy with Mihaela Martin. He is sponsored by Brigitte Feldtmann, who has provided him with a violin by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, 1865.