“We have to admit, after listening, that Aylen Pritchin is the future of the violin and that he will amaze us with all his art.” – ClassiqueHD
"Aylen Pritchin is obviously gifted with something special to say and with an outstanding musical culture.” - Bruno Monsaingeon
“Aylen shows a luminous sound and an imperial right arm, augering a brilliant career.” - Diapason Magazine
Russian violinist Aylen Pritchin is praised by critics for his musical flexibility, personal style, and insightful and artistic interpretations.
Born in Saint Petersburg, Aylen studied with Pr. Elena Zaitseva in his hometown and at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where he studied with Pr. Eduard Grach. In 2014, Aylen was awarded First Prize at the Long-Thibaud International Violin Competition. He was a former major prize winner at the Wieniawski, Tchaikovsky, Sion-Valais, Kreisler and Oistrakh International Violin Competitions.
His career has led him to perform in Russia and abroad, including Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Israel, Poland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Sweden, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Vietnam and Japan; In such prestigious venues as the Vienna Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Stockholm Musikaliska, Salzburg Mozarteum, Tchaikovsky Conservatory Hall in Moscow and the Champs-Elysées Theatre in Paris.
Recent appearances and collaborations
His recent orchestral solo performances include the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, MusicAeterna Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov”, Transylvanian Philharmonic, Tatarstan National Orchestra, I Pomeriggi Orchestra or Orchestre de Cannes among others.
Aylen is regularly invited by such conductors as Teodor Currentzis, Maxim Emelyanychev, Cornelius Meister, Mikhail Gerts, Valentin Uryupin, Yuri Simonov, Dorian Wilson and Shlomo Mintz.
Aylen equally enjoys playing chamber music regularly with such artists as: Maxim Emelyanychev, Lukas Geniusas, Yury Favorin, Alexander Melnikov, Maxim Rysanov, Vladimir Mendelssohn or David Geringas.
The 2019/20 season includes his return to the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra with the Dvorak violin concerto, a collaboration with the Omsk Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Dmitry Vasilyev as part of the Siberian Symphony Orchestra Festival, a tour in Germany with the Russian Chamber Orchestra and conductor Alexei Utkin (Cologne and Wablingen) and a Japan’s tour in which he plays with the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra under Christian Arming and the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra under Michiyoshi Inoue. Among Aylen’s major recital dates in the 2019/20 season is La Folle Journée in Nantes.
The 2020/21 season features concerts with Radio Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra/Vladimir Fedosseiev (Elgar), Saint-Petersburg Symphony Orchestra/Vladimir Petrenko (Tchaikovsky), Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria /Maxim Emelyanychev (Schnittke 2), Toulouse Orchestre National du Capitole/Maxim Emelyanychev (Prokofiev 2), Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra /M. Bakauskas, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra /Y.Simonov (Mendelssohn).
Highlights of the 2021/22 season include Aylen’s debuts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Prokofiev 2 & Saint-Saëns 3) as well as re-invitations to the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (Bruch 1), the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra (Sibelius & Thomas Ades violin concerto – Russian premiere) and the Taiwan National Symphony. Aylen collaborates also with orchestras such as Orchestre de Chambre de la Nouvelle-Europe, Omsk Philharmonic, Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Metamorphosis Chamber Orchestra among others.
Aylen gives chamber music concerts with his music partners Lukas Geniusas and Yuri Favorin, as well as conductor and pianist Maxim Emelyanychev, including the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.
In December 2017 the Russian label Melodiya publishes Aylen Pritchin’s third album with Prokofiev´s works for violin and piano with Yury Favorin. Two other albums include Russian music for violin (Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Desyatnikov) and works for piano trio with Lukas Geniušas and Alexander Buzlov. In August 2019, the label Ad Vitam Records released his latest cd dedicated to solo violin music with some of the most important and significant of the 20th century, including the first edition ever of Tema con 8 variazioni by the composer Jean Françaix.
Aylen Pritchin and Maxim Emelyanychev’s album, dedicated to the Brahms Violin Sonatas has been released in December 2021 on Aparté.
Aylen is currently teaching at the Royal Conservatories of Antwerp and Brussels.