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ALEKSEY   

    SEMENENKO,

             violin

While winning the international Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2015 and the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York in 2012, the Ukrainian violinist Aleksey Semenenko secured his place in the international elite circles of the young musicians. Nowadays, he is actively involved in the music life of Europe and North America.


Mr. Semenenko was born in Odesa in 1988. He started playing violin at the age of 6 under the mentorship of Zoia Mertsalova. He studied at the Odesa National Music Academy named after Antonina Nezhdanova and obtained his Ph.D. from the Cologne University of Music in the class of Zakhar Bron. Since the year of 2021, Mr. Semenenko is a professor at Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen, Germany. 


Aleksey Semenenko made his debut in Europe in Hamburg in 2007 at Color Line Arena. Shortly afterwards, he performed at the concert halls in Essen and Cologne as well as at the opening of the Musical Landscape of North Rhine-Westphalia festival. Many of his performances took place in the Louvre, Alice Tully Hall in New York, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and symphonic concert hall of Berlin. 

In 2017, Mr. Semenenko became a fellow member of the BBC New Generation Artists London which arranges studio recordings and performances of the leading orchestras of Great Britain. The violinist plays on an instrument of a modern German violin, made by Stephan von Baehr and lent by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.