*1991 in Belgium
2014-2017 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
Studies with Mihaela Martin
funded by the Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff-Stipendium
2015 Violin Masterclasses, concert
2015 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert
2017 Alumni Meeting
2017 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert
2017-2019 Artistic Training Assistant for the Kronberg Academy Study Programmes
2019 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert
Belgian violinist Marc Bouchkov was born in 1991 and had his first violin lessons from his grandfather Matthis Vaitsner at the age of five. In 2001 he was admitted to Claire Bernard’s class at the Lyons Conservatory and transferred to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris and Boris Garlitsky in 2007. Accompanying his violin studies he has taken many masterclasses as part of his further musical training.
Marc Bouchkov has already won many internationally acclaimed prizes and awards. He won first prize in the Henri Koch International Violin Competition (2008), the Young Concert Artists European Auditions (2010) and the Montreal International Musical Competition (2013). After being awarded the Ebel promotional prize in 2011, the following year he was a finalist in the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. 2016 he received the “Lotto-Förderpreis” of the Rheingau Musik Festival. In 2019 he was awarded second prize at the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Marc Bouchkov has performed with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, the Belgian National Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie. He played Brahms Violin Concerto with the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker for a ballet production of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. In 2014, upon the invitation of Mariss Jansons, Marc Bouchkov performed the inaugural concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's "Essentials" series.
As a keen chamber musician, Marc Bouchkov receives invitations to Hamburg, Montpellier, Zurich, Colmar, St. Petersburg and Montreal as well as to festivals like the Heidelberger Frühling and the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg. In October 2016 he gave his debut at Wigmore Hall London where he was awarded with the London Music Masters award.
In the fall of 2017the first album of Marc Bouchkov was released with works by Ysaÿe, Chausson and himself. The album was produced as part of the new harmonia#nova series by harmonia mundi andwas awarded a Diapason Découverte and nominated for the ICMA 2018.
Marc Bouchkov is sponsored by Brigitte Feldtmann, who has provided him with a violin by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris, 1865.
In 2015 he appeared in both Kronberg Academy’s Violin Masterclasses & Concerts and the Kronberg Academy Festival. He also performed at the Kronberg Academy Festival in 2017 and 2019. From 2014 to 2017 Marc Bouchkov studied at the Kronberg Academy with Mihaela Martin. These studies were funded by the Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff Stipendium. From 2017 to 2019 he has been holding a position as Artistic Training Assistant at the Kronberg Academy Study Programmes. Since 2018, Marc Bouchkov has been guided by Eduard Wulfson, with whom he prepared for the International Tchaikovsky Competition. He teaches as professor for violin at the Conservatoire Royale de Liège.
Last updated: October 2019