Violin Advisor

Igor Yuzefovich

Internationally acclaimed violinist Igor Yuzefovich is now in his third season as Concertmaster of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, having previously served in the same position with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and as Assistant Concertmaster with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (USA).

Born in Moscow, Russia into a musical family, Mr. Yuzefovich began his violin studies at the age of 5, and soon after enrolled at the Gnessin Music School, studying with Irina Svetlova. In 1991, Mr. Yuzefovich moved to the United States where he continued his violin studies and later earned advanced degrees from The Peabody Conservatory under the tutelage of world-renowned pedagogue Victor Danchenko.

A winner of numerous competitions, Mr. Yuzefovich’s concerts, and recitals have taken him from Carnegie Hall in New York to Cairo Opera House in Egypt, across Europe and Asia.

In addition to a busy calendar with the SSO, Igor Yuzefovich continues to be an active chamber musician, often reuniting with the Monument Piano Trio, which he co-founded in 2004. The trio made its debut in the US to critical acclaim and has since captivated audiences across the United States and in China. Its debut recording, featuring works by Brahms, Shostakovich, and Schoenfield received high praise from critics and audiences alike.

Mr. Yuzefovich is committed to educating the next generation of musicians in Singapore as an Artist Faculty at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory and is sought after for solo and chamber music masterclasses around the world. When he is not leading the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Yuzefovich can be seen and heard in his appearances as frequent guest concertmaster with many of world’s well-respected orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, and London Philharmonic among others.

Our school is honoured to have Mr. Yuzefovich, on our distinguished panel of advisors; sharing his experience in violin instructions with us here at Melody Strings.