Anatoly Bazhenov (violin) is a professor, People's Artist of Ukraine, laureate of Shevchenko National Prize.
He graduated from the M. Glinka Music College of Dnipropetrovsk (class of prof. M. Liberman), the Moscow Conservatory (class of prof. B. Belenky) and finished the post-graduate course of the P.I. Tchaikovsky Kyiv Music Academy of Ukraine (class of prof. O. Krysa).
His artistic career began in 1969 with the performance of S. Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto with the Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg Philharmonic under the guidance of Yuri Temirkanov. In 1972 he was awarded with a special prize of the International Violin Competition «Prague Spring».
His repertoire includes more than 3000 chamber and solo concerts. Since 1970 Anatoly is the first violinist of Lysenko National Quartet. As a quartet participant he performed the world premieres of the Ukrainian composers’ compositions, such as Liatoshynsky, Skoryk, Stankovych, Sylvestrov, Karabyts, Zubytsky and foreign composers: Cambini, Respighi, Malipiero, Webern, Berg, Stockhausen, Bridge, Elgar, Pistone, Neyns, Schnittke.
Both as a soloist and with symphony and chamber orchestras, A. Bazhenov played at such prestigious venues around the world as: «Gaveau» and «Auditorium les Halle» in Paris, «Alice Tully Hall» in New York, «Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall» in Las Vegas, «Rudolfinum» in Prague, «Izumi Hall» in Osaka, «Real teatro de S. Carlos de Lisboa» and the others.
Anatoly Bazhenov has a lot of radio, TV, gramophone and CD records in cooperation with such companies as «Melody», «Amati» and «Etcetera».
Since 1983 Bazhenov works as professor, and since 2010 as the Head of the Violin Chair of P.I.Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine.
Unceasing creativity, inquisitive mind, and impeccable performing technique - these are the components of a true artist’s talent.