The Russian violinist Ilya Gringolts wins over audiences with his extremely virtuosic playing and sensitive interpretations. As a sought-after soloist, he devotes himself to the great orchestral repertoire but also to contemporary and seldom-played works. He has premiered compositions by Peter Maxwell Davies, Augusta Read Thomas, Christophe Bertrand and Michael Jarrell. In addition, he is interested in historical performance practice.
Ilya Gringolts has performed with leading orchestras around the world such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Finnish Radio Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber and Australian Chamber Orchestra, with whom he toured a play-conduct programme in 2018/19.
As a keen chamber musician, Ilya Gringolts collaborates with artists such as Yuri Bashmet, David Kadouch, Itamar Golan, Peter Laul, Aleksandar Madzar, Nicolas Altstaedt, Andreas Ottensamer, Antoine Tamestit and Jörg Widmann. He is also the first violinist of the Gringolts Quartet, which he founded in 2008 and which enjoys great success with performances at the Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad and Teatro La Fenice in Venice, among others.