Dr Evgeny Sorkin

Casual Lecturer in Violin

Russian born violinist Evgeny Sorkin has been in demand as performer from a very early age. At the age of 10 Isaac Stern has chosen Evgeny to perform a concert tour of the USA including performance at the Department of State in Washington. At 16 after hearing Evgeny perform, Sir Yehudi Menuhin likened his playing to that of young David Oistrakh.

Evgeny has attended the Moscow State Conservatorium — studying violin with Professor Kravchenko, string quartet with Professor Shishlov, and piano trio with Professor Alikhanov — receiving a cum laude distinction upon his graduation. After moving to Australia Evgeny studied with Associate Professor Alice Waten at the Australian National Academy of Music and at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he was the first [...]

Russian born violinist Evgeny Sorkin has been in demand as performer from a very early age. At the age of 10 Isaac Stern has chosen Evgeny to perform a concert tour of the USA including performance at the Department of State in Washington. At 16 after hearing Evgeny perform, Sir Yehudi Menuhin likened his playing to that of young David Oistrakh.

Evgeny has attended the Moscow State Conservatorium — studying violin with Professor Kravchenko, string quartet with Professor Shishlov, and piano trio with Professor Alikhanov — receiving a cum laude distinction upon his graduation. After moving to Australia Evgeny studied with Associate Professor Alice Waten at the Australian National Academy of Music and at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he was the first person ever to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Sydney.

Evgeny Sorkin was a member of The International Holland Music Sessions from 2006. He toured over 15 countries as a soloist, appearing at venues such as Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatorium (Moscow), Hamer Hall (Melbourne). Evgeny has performed extensively as a member of the Brevis Trio receiving a recognition medal from the Union of Russian Composers for the promotion and performance of contemporary music. Evgeny has been awarded many prizes in international competitions including 1st prize at the 2002 6th Togliatti International Violin Competition, and 2nd Prize at the 2003 18th Caltanissetta International Chamber Music Competition, and top Prizes in Taneev International Competition and Gisborne International Music Competition.

From 2006 Evgeny began teaching violin at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne. In 2009 he became a staff member at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and balances his teaching with a busy recital schedule.

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is largely influenced by the Russian violin tradition where technical mastery serves artistic purpose. My central focus is to help students develop an understanding of how things work from the technical and artistic point of view and apply gained knowledge in their performance. This includes developing creative and stylistically aware musicians, but also to form tension free and flexible movements that would allow students to perform with ease and maintain an injury free career in music.

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Areas of Study

Strings

Phone

+61 2 9351 1228

Location

C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music