At only 25 years of age, violinist Yury Revich is already a multi-faceted artist of incredible depth and maturity. Winner of an ECHO Klassik 2016 “Newcomer of the Year” award, “Young Artist of the Year 2015” at the International Classical Music Awards and “Young Musician of the Year” by the Beethoven Center Vienna, he is one of the most expressive and versatile musicians of his generation.
Yury made his debut at Carnegie Hall in 2009 and La Scala in 2013 and his concerts since then have included performances at the Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, Zurich Tonhalle, Vienna Konzerthaus, Leipzig Gewandhaus and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall Moscow amongst many others while his recordings to date are featured on labels such as Sony Classical and Odradek as well as a recording with ARS records for which he won his ECHO Klassik Award.
An artist of immense diversity, Yury enjoys a wide range of musical interests. An avid interpreter of Baroque, he frequently collaborates with harpsichordist Olga Fillipova, and is a dedicated chamber musician collaborating with renowned artists such as Daniil Trifonov. During his studies at the Vienna Conservatory, Yury founded the quartet “Quatuor du Soleil” whose performances encompass music from the Baroque through to contemporary works. He also lives out his creativity in the film medium and has studied directing, acting and has already produced a short film of his own.
2015 saw the launch of Yury’s new international concert cycle in Vienna entitled "Friday Nights with Yury Revich" with artists such as Paul Badura-Skoda and Alexey Igudesman and many other celebrity appearances. Yury has also created his own “Kunst & Klassik kuratiert von Yury Revich” concert and art series at the Belvedere in Vienna.
In addition to performance, Yury is a passionate advocate for many charitable and philanthropic causes. Together with the European-Russian Society for International Cooperation, he organized a concert in Vienna in 2011 for the victims of the Japanese tsunami and also organized the First Austrian Gala Charity "All for Autism" in 2015.
Born into a musical family, Yury started playing the violin at age 5. At the age of 7, he entered the Central Music Academy of the Moscow Conservatory as a student of Galina Turchaninova. Between 2005 and 2009, he studied under Viktor Pikaizen before moving to the Vienna Conservatory in 2009, where he currently studies with Pavel Vernikov. He is an Ambassador for the Amadeus Vienna International School and professor at the WOM academy in Santander, a unique organisation which aims to promote classical music as a basis for generating musical and cultural excellence throughout Spain.
Yury plays on a 1709 Stradivarius, generously loaned to him by the Goh Family Foundation.
Maestro Svilen Simeonov has established himself as one of Bulgaria’s foremost conductors. He has been awarded Musician of the Year Prize with Sofia Amadeus orchestra (1999) by the Bulgarian National Radio, the Crystal Lyre Award (2001) with Colegium Musicum orchestra-Bankja, and the Golden Lyre Award with Sofia Sinfonietta orchestra (2007) for high artistic achievements in the performing arts. Maestro Simeonov is the Chief Conductor of Sofia Sinfonietta orchestra ,Sofia Amadeus orchestra and Vidin State Symphony Orchestra in Bulgaria and is serves as Guest Conductor at the Viennese Operetta Stage (Operetten Buhne Wien, Heinz Helberg,2004-2006), Teatro Lirico d’Europa (since 2001) and Strauss Festival orchestra and ballet (since 2007 with Euroconcert and Promoconcert).
Maestro Svilen Simeonov is a graduate of “Pancho Vladigerov” State Academy in Sofia, and Academy for Music and Dance in Plovdiv with degrees in clarinet and conducting. He has also completed conducting studies with Prof. Salvatore Mass Conde at the Vienna Academy of Music. Previous appointments include music manager and conducting the Opera and Symphony Society in Burgas, Bulgaria. A dedicated educator, Maestro Simeonov has taught conducting in Sofia – Bulgaria, Yangstown - State University USA, Dana School of Music-Ohio, USA , Thile College PA – USA, Wenstminster Collige Pensilvania- USA, Seoul – Korea, Kozani and Vlasti– Greece, Festival of the Gulf – Italy , Hanoi – Vietnam. He is often invited to run courses and master classes in festivals worldwide.
Maestro Simeonov has been hailed by the press for his performances and staging. The Bulgarian premier musical magazine Musical Horizons states: “We could feel the conductor’s suggestiveness, who managed to instill such emotional efficiency into the strings that made people hold their breath sharing the moment… …Tchaikovsky’s confession (Serenade for Strings), a work of a genius, tugged at the audience’s heartstrings, who expressed its gratitude by a round of applause”.
Maestro Simeonov has guest conducted in a host of countries in Europe, Asia and America. He has performed in virtually every prestigious concert hall in the world among which are: Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Musikverein the Gold Hall – Vienna, Concertgebouw – Amsterdam, Bulgaria Hall – Sofia, Seoul Art Center – Korea, Bunka Kaikan Center – Tokyo, Victoria Hall - Geneva, Ton Halle-Zurich, RAI Arturo Toscanini Hall-Torino, Palau de la Musica – Barcelona, Auditorium National de la Music – Madrid, Theater Monumental de Madrid, Teatro de Zarsuela Madrid, Teatro Alfredo Craus Las Palmas, Theater Coliseum – Lisbon, Casa de la music-Porto, Bilkent Hall – Ankara, Levent Centre – Istanbul, Sava Centre – Belgrade, Megaron Music Hall – Athens, Megaron Music Hall – Thessaloniki, Festival Hall – Osaka, Aichi - ken Arts Centre – Nagoya, Stat Hall – Munich, New State Theater – Vienna, Theater am Stadtgarten – Winterthur, Philharmonics Hall – Wroclaw, the Novi Sad Opera House, Theater Auditorium-Cuenca, Theater Society di Manotva ,Fort de France Theater – Martinique, Baalbek historical site – Lebanon, Apollon Amphitheatre – Patra, Irodio Amphitheater Athens – Greece, Amphitheater Ohrid - Macedonia, Nis concert Hall – Serbia etc.
Since 1994 Maestro Simeonov is a Music Director and Chief Conductor of Sofia Amadeus Orchestra. Since 2001 he is a Principal Conductor of Vidin State Symphony. Since (2003) Maestro Simeonov’s appointment as Chief Conductor, Sofia Sinfonietta has been one of the most sought after Bulgarian orchestras.