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, English Chamber Orchestra and Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra.
Krylov has appeared with many conductors including Gergiev, Temirkanov, Jurowski, Pletnev, Boreyko, Kitajenko, Wellber, Ashkenazy, Luisotti, Kovatchev, Luisi, Sondeckis, Kocsis and Bashmet.
Besides the orchestra of the Arena in Verona, major engagements this season include a double appearance in St Petersburg with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic conducted by Yuri Temirkanov and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev, the return to Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to perform Paganini’s Concerto n. 5 with Roberto Abbado and to Cologne and Zagreb with Dmitri Kitajenko (Mendelssohn and Prokofiev Concertos), the Italian premiere of Gubaidulina’s Offertorium conducted by Tonu Kaljuste. In the meantime he conducts his Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra in Vilnius and embarks with it on a tour in Italy and in Poland. With Pietari Inkinen, Mario Brunello and the Toscanini Orchestra he performs Brahms’ Double Concerto. Many recitals complete his calendar.
He devotes a great deal of time to chamber music projects, playing alongside Matsuev, Bashmet, Golan, Zilberstein, Canino, Rysanov, the Belcea Quartet and Elina 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.