Aylen Pritchin

  • Violin
Aylen Pritchin started taking music lessons at the age of six. Born in St Petersburg, he studied with Elena Zaitseva in his hometown and then at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow with Eduard Grach. In 2014, Aylen was awarded First Prize at the Long-Thibaud International Violin Competition. He has won major prizes at the Wieniawski, Tchaikovsky, Sion-Valais, Kreisler and Oistrakh International Violin Competitions. He has performed in countries such as Switzerland, The Netherlands, Italy, Israel, Poland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Sweden, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Vietnam and Japan and in prestigious venues such as the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Stockholm Musikaliska, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Tchaikovsky Conservatory Hall in Moscow and the Champs-Elysées Theatre in Paris.  
Aylen Pritchin has regularly performed chamber music with artists such as Maxim Emelyanychev, Lukas Geniusas, Yury Favorin, Alexander Melnikov, Maxim Rysanov, Vladimir Mendelssohn and David Geringas. In August 2019, the Ad Vitam Records label released his CD dedicated to solo violin music with some of the most important works of the 20th century, including the first ever edition of the work “Tema con 8 variazioni” by composer Jean Françaix. Aylen plays a 1719 Carlo Borgonzi violin.