Sergey Dogadin, Violin

Sergey Dogadin is one of the most promising violinists of his generation, who has proven his talent in numerous renowned competitions. At the XVI International Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition in June 2019 he was awarded first prize and gold medal in the violin category. Already in 2011 he participated with great success in this competition and became a double prize winner. Furthermore, he is winner of the International Joseph Joachim Competition in Hanover 2015 and 2nd prize winner of the Isaac Stern International Violin Competition Shanghai 2016. Sergey Dogadin was awarded two special prizes at the ARD International Music Competition in 2009 and in 2018 he won the Singapore International Violin Competition with his interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.

Since his debut at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic under Vasily Petrenko in 2002, Sergey Dogadin has been engaged in a lively concert activity that has taken him to the world’s most important concert halls. There he performed together with renowned musicians such as Yuri Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniil Trifonov, Vladimir Spivakov, Nikolai Tokarev, Yuri Simonov, Wassili Petrenko, Anu Tali, Muhai Tang, Ken-David Masur, Kevin Griffiths, Michael Francis, Fabio Mastrangelo or Michał Nesterowicz and gave concerts with numerous orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the National Orchestras of Estonia and Lithuania, the Nordic Symphony Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra and the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.


In addition, Sergey Dogadin has appeared at numerous festivals among them the Star of the White Nights and Musical Olympus in Saint Petersburg, the Colmar International Festival, the Baden-Baden Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and the Baltic Sea Festival.

In 2008 Sergey Dogadin released his debut album (Solo Musica) with works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Rosenblatt. In 2016 he recorded his second CD (Naxos) with works by Shostakovich together with the pianist Nikolai Tokarev.


Sergey Dogadin was born in 1988 to a family of traditional musicians in St. Petersburg. He began playing the violin at the age of 5 with the renowned teacher Lev Ivashchenko. In 2012 Sergey Dogadin completed his studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory under Vladimir Ovcharek. Further studies followed from 2012–2014 at the HfMT Cologne with Mihaela Martin and from 2013–2015 at the Kunstuniversität Graz with Boris Kuschnir. In 2015 he continued his studies with Boris Kuschnir at MUK University in Vienna. Sergey Dogadin received further musical impulses in master classes with Maxim Vengerov and Zakhar Bron, among others.

Sergey Dogadin is a scholarship holder of the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Yuri Temirkanov Prize, the Prize of the President of the Russian Federation, the Mozart Society Dortmund and the Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation.


He currently plays a violin by Domenico Montagnana (Venice, 1721).

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