Aylen Pritchin

Russian violonist Aylen Pritchin, 27, is the winner of the the Thibaud contest of the Long Thibaud Crespin Competition in Paris. Second prize was awarded to Naoka Aoki, 22 (Japan) and third prize to Frederike Starkloff, 24 (Germany). The jury was chaired by Salvatore Accardo.

Aylen Pritchin was born in 1987 in Saint-Petersburg and started violin lessons at age 6. Enrolled in Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory in 2005, he participated in master-classes with Shlomo Mintz, Yair Kless, David Takeno, Gyorgy Pauk, Jossif Rissin, Zakhar Bron, Vadim Gluzman, Hatto Beyerle, Natalia Gutman, Boris Berman, Vadim Sakharov. He was a prize-winner of many international competitions, among them Temirkanov Prize, Tchaikovsky Youth Competition, Sion in Switzerland, Fritz Kreisler and Oistrakh competitions (in 2010). In 2011, Aylen got the special jury prize at Tchaikovsky international competition (Russia) and became a laureate of Wieniaswski International competition (Poland).

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