At the age of 15 his first CD was released in 1997 for “Decca,” then followed an invitation to play for the Royal Family under the baton of Sir Roger Norrington. Scholarships from LYRA and the Max-Hussman foundations were awarded and supported the education of the young violinist for half a decade.
Alexander Scherbakov...one of the most promising young violinists I have heard this year.
Alexander Scherbakov / Violinist
Alexander Scherbakov is recognized as one of the most captivating and musically gifted young artists of his generation. An outstanding soloist he is regularly invited to play in the music capitals of Asia, Europe and America. He spends each season combining concerto performances with recitals and chamber music concerts in collaboration with some of the leading artists around the world. Carrying a vast list of concerto and recital works from early baroque to the twentieth century, he attracts his audiences with a youthful approach to some of the most challenging pieces in the violin literature.
Scherbakov has performed countless concerts around the world from Auckland NZ to Zion, USA including venues such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Memorial Colloseum Los Angeles, Romanian Athenaeum Bucharest, Windsor Castle, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Universal Studios and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Los Angeles, Casa da Musica Porto or the open air Sapporo Art park often working with such conductors as Michael Tilson Thomas, Mandy Rodan, Sir Roger Norrington, Charles Dutoit, Simon Rattle, Justus Frantz, Wen-Pin Chien and John Williams.
In recent years Alexander Scherbakov developed a passion for conducting, founded his own orchestra and has since been assistant to Justus Frantz with the Philharmonic of the Nations and David Stern with the St. Gallen Symphony. He currently holds a private studio of talented students in Zurich. His younger students have won all first prizes at the Swiss Music competition in the categories of violin and chamber music. Furthermore, he often travels abroad (Srinakharinwirot and the Mahidol Music Universities in Bangkok, Hobart Conservatory of Music, Goethe Institutes etc.) to hold master-classes, give seminars on Russian violin school and to inspire the new generation of musicians for the values of such musical training.