The refined, passionate and commanding playing of Ukrainian violinist Aleksey Semenenko identify him as inheritor of the great Odessa violin tradition and earnt him places on both the BBC New Generation Artists scheme and Young Concert Artists in New York, bringing him to the attention of audiences across Europe and the US.
He has given recitals at Snape Maltings, Wigmore Hall, the Kennedy Center and Alice Tully Hall,
and performed concertos with orchestras including BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC
Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie- Orchester Berlin, Seattle Symphony, Orchestra of St Luke’s,
National Orchestra of Belgium, Ulster Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. His
festival performances include invitations at the Hay, Cheltenham and Edinburgh festivals
...a powerful technique, rich tone and passionate approach. There was a fluidity and warmth to his playing throughout the program
The New York Times
The most recent addition to Semenenko’s discography is his new album ‘Crossroads’ on BIS, with pianist Artem Belogurov, featuring sonatas by Previn, Schemmer and Gay. The launch of the album was marked by a Wigmore Hall recital in which the duo performed a selection of American works.
Semenenko began his violin studies at the age of six with Zoya Mertsalova at the StolyarskySchool, making his solo debut with orchestra only a year later with the Odessa Philharmonic. Hecompleted his studies with Zakhar Bron and Harald Schoneweg at Cologne’s Hochschule fürMusik and was a prize winner inthe2015QueenElizabethViolinCompetition.Alongside hisperforming career, Semenenko isViolin Professorat the Folkwang Universität der Künste.He iskindly supported by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben