Eugeniy Chevkenov

violin, conductor
biography

CURRICULUM VITAE

Eugeniy CHEVKENOV / Евгений Шевкенов

Born 1971 in a famous family of musicians in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Eugeniy Chevkenov started to study violin at age of 6, at 13 gave his first solo- recital and played as a soloist with an orchestra. At age 17 won 1st prizes at both National Violin Competition and National Chamber Music Competition.
After graduating Sofia Music Academy he continued his education at Vienna Music University, where still a student he played several years in Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna Staatsoper.
Winner of numerous intentional awards, he has given concerts as soloist and conductor in nearly 40 countries worldwide, in most prestigious halls such as Carnegie Hall New York, Musikeverein and Konzerthaus Vienna, Metropoliten Arts Center Tokio, Osaka Symphony Hall, Pesti Vigado Budapest, Bellas Artes Mexico City...
Founder and Art director of "Ensemble Concertante Wien".
In 2000 he was awarded Honor-Citizenship of Austria, for his extraordinary achievements as a musician. During the same year he became Professor at Gustav-Mahler Conservatory Vienna, where he worked for 14 consequitive seasons, for a period also as Vice-Rector. 
Since 2013 Professor at „Wiener Musikseminar“, since 2014 at „Richard Wagner Conservatory“ Vienna. Chevkenov teaches master-classes in USA, Europe and Asia, he is distinguished member of International Juries at various competitions.
Since 2014 Chairman of The Culture Committee of "Viena Economic Forum".

“...virtuosic bow work... slow Movements flowed as a soprano might sing her arias - sweetly, with sophistication... Chevkenov produced an exciting performance!" "WASHIGTON POST" Dec. 10 2004

“...brilliant musician... sweet tone... a delightful evening...”
“WASHINGTON POST” Febr. 15 2006

“...Eugeniy Chevkenov brilliert...” „DIE PRESSE“ Wien 17. Juli 2007

„Eugeniy Chevkenov has displayed considerable virtuosity and musicality on the occasions I have worked with him. An artist of outstanding gifts!”


Sir Neville MARRINER


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Reviews
G.Schedl´s Triptychon
2007-07-10 Die Presse, Vienna
""...Eugeniy Chevkenov brilliert...""
(Gerhard Kramer)
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Eugeniy Chevkenov´s Recital
2004-12-10 Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
""...virtuosic bow work... slow Movements flowed as a soprano might sing her arias - sweetly, with sophistication... Chevkenov produced an exciting performance!""
(Grace Jean)
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