Born in Moscow into a family of musicians, Sergej Krylov started studying the violin at the age of five and made his debut with orchestra at ten, performing in Russia, China, Finland and Germany.
At a very young age he won the First Prize at the International Competition “R. Lipizer” and, after studying with Salvatore Accardo, he was awarded the First Prize at both the “A. Stradivari” Competition in Cremona and the prestigious “Fritz Kreisler” in Vienna.
Following this he has developed a highly successful career, performing at the Berlin and Munich Philharmonie, the Wien Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Radio France Auditorium in Paris, Athens’ Megaron Centre, Brussels Bozar, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Teatro La Fenice in Venice and Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
Sergej Krylov has appeared with some of the world most prestigious orchestras, such as Vienna Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Camerata Academica Salzburg, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonie, Orchestra “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan, Filarmonica Toscanini, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg and Copenhagen Philharmonic.
Among the most important personalities he has worked with, the friendship with Mstislav Rostropovich marks a very significant moment of Krylov’s artistic life and he has performed with the great Russian artist several times. Krylov has also appeared with many conductors, i.e. Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valery Gergiev, Yuri Temirkanov, Mikhail Pletnev, Nicola Luisotti, George Pehlivanian, Jutaka Sado, Saulus Sondezkis, Zoltan Kocsis, Julian Kovatchev, Muhai Tang and Yuri Bashmet.
Sergej Krylov is also working with many prestigious artists on chamber music projects, and in recent years he has played alongside Yuri Bashmet, Bruno Canino, Aleksandar Madzar, Maxim Vengerov, Misha Maisky, Yefim Bronfman, Stefania Mormone, Mikhail Rudy, Nabuko Imai and Lilya Zilberstein.
Last February 2009 Krylov has been nominated Music Director of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, after Saulius Sondeckis.
His discography, next to the very recent publication of the 24 Caprices of Paganini, includes recordings for EMI, Melodya and Agorà.
Sergej Krylov – Paganini: Caprice No. 13
Sergej Krylov – Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Sergej Krylov – Sarasate: Introduzione e Tarantella Op. 43