Oleksandr Semchuk began studying violin at 4 years of age with Maestro I. Pylatiuk. When only eight years old he started his brilliant career performing his first concert as a soloist with orchestra. Among his teachers are such violinists world renown as Bohodar Kotorovych, Yehudi Menuhin, Tibor Varga, Viktor Tretyakov and Alberto Lysy.

At an early age Semchuk won the prestigious and much coveted "Youth Assembly of Art" competition in Moscow, going on to win the "Mykola Lysenko International Competition" (Ukraine), and "Award City of Gubbio" (Italy) and many other international competitions.

Meanwhile, he embarked on a brilliant career that has brought him world – wide success, both as a soloist with orchestra and playing chamber music, collaborating with such internationally renowned musicians as B.Canino, R.Koelman, V.Sirenko, A.Lucchesini, O.Mandozzi, M.Brunello, V.Kozhukhar, K.Bogino, L.Gorokhov, M.Kugel, V.Mendelssohn, E.Baatarzhavyn, G.Mirabassi, M.Rysanov, M.Diadiura, O.Kogan, D.Cohen, B.Petrushansky, K.Karabitz, N.Eppinger, D.Shapovalov, A.Casellati, G.Fratta and many others.

Since 2002 collaborates with the Italian pianist Leonardo Zunica, performing the brightest programs of chamber music repertoire, including the first Italian performance of Olivier Messiaen Fantasy for violin and piano.

In recognition of Semchuk’s great contribution as founder and promoter of the cultural project Artists for the rebirth of Ukraine, The Ukrainian state awarded him with the title of Merited Artist of the Ukraine in 2002. Throughout the territory of the former Soviet Union, Oleksandr is the youngest artist to be awarded the title of Honoured Knight of the State.

Oleksandr Semchuk has been living in Italy for several years, where he has built up a busy teaching career, working at the School of Music of Fiesole and the Music Academy of Florence. In 2010 he was invited to coordinate the Department of Strings at the International Piano Academy "Incontri col Maestro" in Imola, where he currently teaches. His success as a professor of violin are evident in the multiple awards and prizes (over 60) won by his students in important international competitions over the years, These include the Oistrakh International Competition (Moscow), Brahms International Competition (Pordschach), Monaco Master's International Competition (Monaco), Kreisler International Competition (Vienna), to name but a few. His former students include leaders and members of major orchestras throughout Europe, as well as teachers of violin at Italian Conservatories. Regularly holds masterclasses at Royal College of Art (London), Paris Conservatory and and various Italian State Conservatories.

Oleksandr Semchuk often is member of juries of international violin and chamber music competitions.

Oleksandr Semchuk has made several recordings, and recorded more than seven hours of music as soloist in the "Golden Collection of the Ukraine", with contributions from the great solo repertoire including the Brahms and Sibelius concertos.

He plays a violin by Auguste Bernardel 1840 and uses the bow "White Lady" by Vera Navea.



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