Effervescent musicianship, intense lyricism and beguiling tonal beauty belong to the qualities that have secured Sergej Krylov’s place among today’s most renowned performers.
He gained wide international fame, winning the first prizes at the Rodolfo Lipizer, Antonio Stradivari and Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competitions. Mstislav Rostropovich, with whom the young violinist often performed in joint programs, had a great influence on the musician's work. “I was amazed by the quality of this remarkable violinist whom I consider to be one of the five best contemporary violinists in the world,”- Rostropovich wrote about his young colleague.
Today, Sergej Krylov’s versatile skills are reflected in his extensive concert repertoire, which covers musical eras from the early Italian Baroque to the avant-garde compositions of the 21st century. The musician's recent recordings include Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Paganini's 24 Caprices (Deutsche Grammophon), Krzysztof Penderecki's violin concerto “Metamorphosen” conducted by the composer (DUX, 2017), as well as a video recording of the “Esoconcerto” violin concerto performed with the author, Ezio Bosso, at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (Sony Classics, 2016). Sergej Krylov took part in the concert project and recording of the DVD “Twin Spirits” with Sting. At the invitation of the Oscar winning Italian director Gabriele Salvatores, he recorded the music “Fantasy for Violin” for the film “Il ragazzo invisibile”.
Sergej Krylov collaborated with such conductors as Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Marin Alsop, Dmitri Kitayenko, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Charles Dutoit, Mikhail Pletnev, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Valery Gergiev, Yuri Simonov, Vasily Petrenko, Fabio Luisi, Andrey Boreiko, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dmitry Liss, Vladimir Jurowski, James Conlon, Saulius Sondeckis, Omer-Meir Wellber and Roberto Abbado.
He performed with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Dresden Saatskapelle, Deutsche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Budapest Festival Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Russian National Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, and many others.
Since 2008 Sergej Krylov is the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, with which he has performed more than two hundred concerts around the world. He has conducted numerous orchestras in the UK, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Israel.
Chamber music projects connected Sergej Krylov with many renowned musicians. Among them are Bruno Canino, Itamar Golan, Denis Matsuev, Zoltan Kocsis, Mario Brunello, Boris Berezovsky, Enrico Dindo, Nikolai Lugansky, Alexander Knyazev, Yuri Bashmet, Misha Maisky, Yefim Bronfman.
A graduate of the Central Music School in Moscow (class of S.I. Kravchenko), a student of Abram Stern and Salvatore Accardo, Sergej Krylov holds the post of Professor at the Lugano Conservatory (Switzerland) since 2012. The musician took part in the jury of many prestigious international competitions, including the XVI International P.I. Tchaikovsky and the 55th International Niccolo Paganini Competition in Genoa, where he was a chairman of the Jury.
For his outstanding contribution to the development of musical art, Sergej Krylov was awarded the prizes "Le Muse" (Florence), "Viotti d'oro" (Vercelli), "Angelo dell'anno" (Milan), "Torrone d'oro", "Violino d 'argento”(Cremona) and "Russian Rome".