Head of the Academy of Strings of
Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Professor of the State Conservatory "Tchaikovsky" in Moscow, Sergey Kravchenko was born in 1947. He graduated from the famous Stolyarsky Odessa Music School in 1965 and entered the Moscow Conservatory. His teacher was the violinist Leonid Kogan world renowned.
After becoming First Prize winner at the Paganini competition in Geneva (in 1969), he began his concert career. Later also she became First Prize winner at the Jacques Thibaut Competition in Paris (in 1971) and String Quartet Competition in Liege, Belgium in 1972).
Sergey Kravchenko traveled extensively in Russia and abroad. He played and gave master classes in Germany, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Italy, Japó, Taiwan, North Korea and South Korea, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, France, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Brazil, Finland, Israel, USA and Australia.
Since 1972 he has been professor of violin at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where he started as Leonid Kogan assistant and then became full professor. From 1996 to 2001 he was dean of the School of Orchestral Instrument.
Many of his students are winners of international competitions: V. Igolinsky, V. MULLOVA, A.Lukirsky, S. Krylov, I.Gaisin, A.Kagan, J.Ko, N. Sachenko, A.Stepanenko, E. Stembolsky, Shurgot O., N. Kozhuhar and others.
He is a member of the jury in many competitions of international prestige: Tchaikovsky Competition, Contest J. Brahms, D. Oistrakh competition, Enescu competition, Lysenko competition and others.
Sergey Kravchenko has made numerous recordings in Russia, Germany, France, Italy and other countries. He is also author of several methods for violin.
For outstanding achievements Sergey Kravchenko has been awarded the honorary title "Distinguished Artist of Russia".