Ilya Grubert - International Violinist and Master Teacher

Ilya Grubert - Violinist and Master TeacherLatvian violinist, Ilya Grubert, was born in Riga in 1954. He has established himself as one of the great modern violinists and teachers with a rich connection to the history of virtuoso violin playing through his teachers and his experience collaborating with the worlds top orchestras and conductors.

Grubert began his studies at the Emīls Dārziņš Music School. He studied under Yuri Yankelevich and Zinaida Gilels, and then under Leonid Kogan at the Moscow Conservatory. He earned his first international success at the Sibelius Competition in 1975.

Ilya Grubert won the Paganini and Tchaikovsky Competitions in 1978 and went on to build a distinguished career performing with orchestras such as the Moscow Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Russian State Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Netherlands Philharmonic. Among the conductors he has collaborated with are Mariss Jansons, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Voldemar Nelson, Mark Wigglesworth, and Maxim Shostakovich.

Ilya Grubert now lives in the Netherlands and is a professor at the Amsterdam Conservatory and at the University of Minho in Portugal.