Maxim Fedotov is a Russian violinist, "Russian Paganini", "brilliant artist and
perfect master" ("Frankfurter Rundschau"). Laureate and winner of major
International Violin Competitions: in Tokyo, International Tchaikovsky
Competition, Paganini International Violin Competition. Peoples' Artist of
Russia, Laureate of the Moscow Government Prize, Professor of the Moscow
Conservatory, Head of Violin and Viola Chair of the Russian Music Academy.
President of the Association of Tchaikovsky Competition Stars.
Gives guest appearances in the most prestigious concert halls worldwide.
Performed more than 50 recitals and symphonic concerts at the Great Hall of the
Moscow Conservatory during the last 10 years. Plays with all major Russian
orchestras, with a number of European and Japanese orchestras. Performs with
world famous conductors. The important part of his artistic life is occupied by
performances and recordings in a duet with pianist Galina Petrova. Among his
records there are also "24 Caprices" by Paganini ("DML-classics") and a series
of CDs "All music for violin and orchestra by Bruch" ("Naxos").
Maxim Fedotov was the first violinist to perform a recital on two Niccolo
Paganini’s violins - Guarneri del Jesu and J.B.Vuillaume (St.Petersburg, 2003).
Since 2003 he is the principal conductor of the Russian Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2006 he is the artistic director and principal conductor of the Moscow
Symphony orchestra Russian Philhar-monia.
Galina Petrova is a brilliant pianist - ensemble player. Her mastership is
distinguished for "superb piano mastery combined with wonderful music
intellectuality and artistic charm" ("La Voce del Popolo"). Merited Artist of
Russia, Laureate of the Moscow Government Prize (2003). Soloist of the Moscow
Performs in all prestigious concert halls of Russia. Toured in Japan, Germany,
Italy, France, Turkey, Croatia, Australia, China, countries of the Baltic area
and others. Was elected to join Petrovskaya Academy of Science and Arts (St.Petersburg)
as its Corresponding Member.
Hold master classes in Japan, Croatia, Australia. Participates in major
festivals and culture events - "Moscow Stars", "Russian winter", "Talents of
Russia", "Stars of the Planet", Russian culture festivals in different
countries. Took part in the "Millenium Concert" at the Grand Hall of the UN
General Assembly (New York, 2000). Has made recordings for CDs released by "DML-classics",
"Naxos", "Gold Club", etc.
Galina Petrova is the partner of violinist Maxim Fedotov in all his chamber
performances. Their duet is considered to be the most harmonious ensemble of our
times. Critics call them "Musicians with temperament of a tiger", "the best
Moscow duet" ("The Independent Newspaper"), "brilliant Russian virtuosos" ("Nice