violin

Olga Volkova

28 - Russia

Women

Began to study playing violin at the age of five at the Prokofiev central music school in Vladivostok (classes of Zinaida Bespalova and Felix Kalman). M. Rostropovich invited Olga to continue her studies at Central music school affiliated with the Moscow Conservatory (class of Prof. Irina Bochkova). Received her bachelor’s degree from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (class of Prof. Zakhar Bron) and continues to pursue her master’s degree there with Prof. Barnabás Kelemen. She also studies at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Brussels with Prof. Augustin Dumay.

A laureate of numerous international competitions such as Paganini International violin competition in Moscow and Carl Nielsen International competition in Denmark.

Since 2016 has been working as the first concertmaster of the Mariinsky Theatre orchestra. Plays on a Francesco Stradivari violin kindly provided by the theatre.

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