Artistic director of the Musikfestival Zell am See
Igor Petrushevski is one of the most successful violin teachers in Europe. His students are winners of many international violin competitions including Tibor Varga, Tchaikovsky, Indianapolis, Long-Thibaud, Paganini, Lipizer, Tokyo, Wieniawski, Heifetz, Joachim, Sion, Britten, Canetti, Enescu, Valsesia, and Khachaturian.
Prof. Petrushevski’s students have performed with Maxim Vengerov, Christian Jarvi, Krzysztof Penderecki, Schlomo Mintz, Vladimir Jurowski, Giancarlo Guerrero and with orchestras such as: the Royal Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the Hamburg Philharmonic, the Vilnius State Philharmonic, the Transylvania State Philharmonic, the George Enescu Philharmonic, the Slovac Radio, the MDR Sinfonieorchester, the Zurich Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Youth State Orchestra of Armenia.
Prof. Petrushevski has made numerous television and radio performances. Over the last 20 years, Igor Petrushevski has given violin master classes and played in the major concert halls of UK, Italy, Austria, France, all the former Yugoslavia, Russia, North and South America, Korea and China. Some of his students are leading important orchestras in the USA, the UK, Russia and are playing in orchestras such as the Wiener Philharmoniker, Covent Garden Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. Many of Igor Petrushevski’s students also have prominent solo international careers and are holding teaching posts in major universities throughout the world.
Igor Petrushevski is professor at the Richard Wagner Konservatorium and honorary professor at the Yerevan State Conservatory. He started his violin teaching career at the Trinity College of Music after which Prof. Petrushevski worked at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He was the artistic director of the ‘Strings In London International Music Festival. Prof. Petrushevski has been a jury member of international competitions including the London Oratory International Violin Competition, the George Enescu International Violin Competition, the Aram Khachaturian International Violin Competition, the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, and the Osaka International Music Competition. He played on A. Stradivari of 1699 for many years following Milan period j.B. Guadagnini and currently plays on L. Storioni.