David Oistrakh Quartet

String Quartet


David Oistrakh Quartet features today's most outstanding musicians of Russia.  In 2012 the family of the legendary 20th century violinist honored the quartet with his name.  Over the years of  artistic friendship and passion for art of quartet led the young soloists and the grand masters of quartet to form this extraodinary ensemble.

75 years after the triumph of the Russian legend David Oistrakh at the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, the first violinist of the quartet Andrey Baranov symbolically won the first prize in 2012. 

Baranov is also laureate of David Oistrakh competition and Liana Isakadze competition (student of Oistrakh) among many other top prizes in international competitions.  His international career has led him to perform as soloist with London Philharmonic, Sendai Philharmonic, St-Petersburg Philharmonic, Brussels Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Belgium and Luxemboug Philharmonic across the globe.

Second violinist of the David Oistrakh Quartet is Rodion Petrov. He is a graduate of the Reina Sofia Music Academy in Madrid and the Moscow State Conservatory.

Rodion is a prizewinner of numerous competitions including "Premio Rudolfo Lipizer" (Italy, 1996) and "Premio Paganini (Italy, 1998). He appeared as a soloist at such concert halls as "Auditorio Nacional" (Madrid), "Suntory Hall" (Tokyo) and others.  Rodion Petrov is a regular participant of the festivals and concerts in Russia, Europe and Asia.

Violist Fedor Belugin is laureate of number of international competitions and teaches at the Moscow State Conservatory and at the Gnessin Music Academy. He is one of the
 few violist with leading quartet activities as well as an active solo career. During an important period of his life he was a violist of the Shostakovich Quartet.

Cellist Alexey Zhilin is considered as one of the leading cellist of his generation in Russia.

Having won number of international prizes, Zhilin is an artist-in-residence at the "House of Music" in St-Petersburg. Beside his quartet career, Zhilin appears frequently as soloist with chamber and symphony orchestras in Russia and abroad.  In 2012  he recoreded  a CD in Germany with Andrey Baranov.

All four musicians play on notable italian instruments of the 18th/19th century. Particularly noteworthy is the Antonio Stradivarius “Huggins”  (1708) kindly loaned to Andrey Baranov by the Nippon Music Foundation.


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