Sergej Krylov has established himself as one of the most talented violinists of his generation. He is regularly invited to perform with orchestras including the Staatskapelle Dresden, DSO Berlin, Filarmonica della Scala, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, London Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Russian National Symphony, NHK Symphony (Tokyo), Atlanta Symphony, and English Chamber orchestras.
Krylov has appeared with many conductors including Jurowski, Gergiev, Pletnev, Boreyko, Kitajenko, Wellber, Temirkanov, Ashkenazy, Luisotti, Kovatchev, Frühbeck de Burgos, Sondeckis, Kocsis and Bashmet.
Besides the orchestra of the Arena in Verona, major engagements this season include his debut with the London Philharmonic/Kaljuste, Budapest Festival Orchestra/Kitajenko, Mozarteum Orchestra/Minkowski and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France/Petrenko. Other highlights are the concerts in Cologne and Bonn with Kitajenko, in Moscow with Boreyko, and in Bregenz with Pletnev. Among his recent highlights were his debut at the Berlin Philharmonie and a return to the Teatro alla Scala in Milan with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala.
He devotes a great deal of time to chamber music projects, playing alongside Matsuev, Bashmet, Golan, Zilberstein, Canino, Rysanov, the Belcea Quartet and Elīna Garanča. Since 2009 he has been Music Director of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, regularly taking the double role of soloist and conductor.
Born in Moscow into a family of musicians, he began studying the violin at the age of five and completed his studies at the Moscow Central Music School. While still very young he won the International Lipizer Violin Competition, the Stradivarius International Violin Competition and the Fritz Kreisler Competition.