Kirrill Sharapov

Kirill Sharapov

Kirill Sharapov was born in 1982 in a family of a musician. Started to play the violin at the age of 6 and began his study at a Special music school. When he was just 10(!) he already played at the piano trio; as the most talented child he took part in a musical project for gifted children "The Summer concerts". He first performed as a soloist at 12 years old, with the Concert by Mozart.

From 2001 till 2005 he was permanent player for musical project "Music evenings".

Since 2003 till present he has been a 1-st violinist of string quartet "Collegium".

Since 2006 till present Kirill has been the first violinist of chamber music ensemble "Kiev".

He has a big experience as a member of piano trio and in March of 2008 he became a member of "Art-Line trio".

He is a graduate and post-graduate from the Kiev Tchaikovsky Conservatoire.

He made more than 20 recordings on the Ukrainian National Radio.

Kirill is also a winner of following internationals contests: International competition "Yamacha music foundation of Europe "(I-st prize; Ukraine, 2003); International Lysenko competition (II-rd prize; Ukraine, 2002); The International competition " Art end education of XXI century"(I-st prize, Ukraine, 2002); International competition of violinists (diploma; Kloster-Shantal, Germany, 1999); International competition of violinists " Youthful artistic assemblyies" (diploma;Russia,1996); International Kotorovich competition of young violinists (diploma; Ukraine,1995).

As a member of the string quartet he performed: Bartok's musical compositions at an International music forum "Tage der kammermusic" (Munich); Laureate of the Competition-Festival "Bienale of actual arts in Ukraine"; winner of the I-st prize of the International Competition "Klassik auf der Strasse (Switzerland); Finalist of the XXX-th International Chamber Music Competition "Premio Vittorio Gui"(Firenze, Italy); Semifinalist of the V-th International Quartet Competition (Bordeaux); awarded Special Prize French Bow (Bordeaux, France); got the Special prize of the International String Quartet Competition "Premio Paolo Borciani".

Participated at the International Music festival of David Oistrach (Parnu, Estonia, 2007); Kiev Music Festival (October of 2007); scholar and participant of the International Cultural Program of ACCR Found (France) and Pro Quartet; invited to the IX-th International Music Festival in the Fontainbleu (France); "Four mouvements of quartet" (Cremona,2008); "Orlando Festival"(2009).

He took lessons with: E.Feltz, W.Levin, S.Metz, H.Beyerle, M.da Silva.