Grigory SEDUKH (born 1952, Kharkov, Ukraine)
Hutchins’ violin-piccolo; Regular violin
1975-1978 – Postgraduate level at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory “Rimsky-Korsakov”.
1970-1975 – BA at the Kharkov Conservatory, where he studied violin with professor Adolf Leschinsky, who had been a pupil of an outstanding European violinist Carl Flesch.
1959-1970 – The specialized music school of the Kharkov Conservatory.
1957-1959 – Began his violin studies at the age of five from his father, a professional violinist and teacher.
June 18th 2011 Grigory Sedukh has been inducted as specially appointed professor of Tokyo International University.
March 9th 2010 Grigory Sedukh has won at multimedia nomination of the International Competition - Festival "Vivat Talant (Vive Talent), Peterburg''s Spring - 2010". DVD of Grigory Sedukh''s project "Glance into Eternity" has become by prize-winner of first level.
March 24th 2010 Grigory Sedukh has won at multimedia nomination of the International Competition - Festival "Vienna''s Bridges". This Competition - Festival took place at Vienna, Austria. DVD of Grigory Sedukh''s project "Glance into Eternity" has become by prize-winner of first level.
May 2010 Grigory Sedukh has won at multimedia nomination of the International Competition - Festival "Festival''s Briges of Paris". This Competition - Festival took place at Paris, France. DVD of Grigory Sedukh''s project "Electric Classic" has become by prize-winner of first level.
March 3rd 2010 Grigory Sedukh has won in the International Competition - Festival "Vivat Talant" (Vive Talent), Peterburg''s Spring - 2010". He played with normal violin and violin-piccolo. This Competition - Festival took place at St.Petersburg, Russia. Grigory Sedukh has become by prize-winner of first level in age''s category after 35 years old.
March 4th 2010 Grigory Sedukh received one more diploma at the same Competition - Festival for professional mastery as teacher who prepared successfully the competition''s program with student.
Since 2009 till now – Grigory Sedukh has been teaching at the Violin - solo Department and the studying of orchestra''s parts Department of the St. Petersburg Musical College “Rimsky-Korsakov”.
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 - Tours in Japan. During Japan Tour-2010 Her Imperial Majesty Empress of Japan Michiko-sama has attended concert at Tokyo Yamaha Hall 21.06.2010.
2007 – CD recording in Japan: “Amor”
2005 - Tours in Holland.
2005 – A presenter at the first International Convention of the "New Violin Family Association" (USA).
2003 - CD recordings: 1) 5 Sonatas by D. Scarlatti with violin and organ.
2) “History of the Tango” by Piazzola. “Suite in Old Stile” by Schnittke with violin-piccolo and harpsichord.
2002, 2003 - participation in the international "Gnesin Project" program. Concerts were held in Amsterdam, London, Geneva, St.Petersburg, Moscow and other cities.
2002 - CD recordings: “Orientale” and “From Nigun To Operetta” produced in Japan.
2000 - performed a special part in the world premiere of Alexander Knijfel’s opera, "Alice in Wonderland" with the Nederlands Opera, Amsterdam.
2000 – CD recording: “Orientale” and “From Nigun To Operetta”
From 1997-1999 and 2003 to present – has been teaching the violin-piccolo at the St. Petersburg Conservatory.
From 1994 through 1999, Sedukh was the violin-piccolo soloist of the St. Petersburg Hutchins Violin Octet. With this unique ensemble he recorded Vivaldi’s “The Little Goldfinch” Concerto and was reached the semifinals of Grammy Awards-1998.
Mr. Sedukh regularly performs recitals as well with St. Petersburg orchestras and toured the USA in 1998, where he made a CD recording.
Grigory Sedukh is the author of many transcriptions for violin-piccolo, especially the Six Cello Suites by J.S.Bach. The full score of this arrangement was published in St. Petersburg, and it was recorded at the St. Petersburg Recording Studio (formerly “Melodia”). Another CD is to be released by the New Year 2000, featuring various Christmas Carols and tunes.
Grigory Sedukh has been a violin-piccolo soloist since 1994, and in 1995 was presented with a violin-piccolo made by the well-known American violinmaker, Dr. Carleen Maley Hutchins. Soon this tiny violin became his favorite instrument.
Sedukh has been teaching at the Chamber Music Department of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory since 1994. Being a very thorough teacher Mr. Sedukh not only follows the traditions of the Russian classical violin school, but also brings to his students new views from some of the famous current European teachers such as Zachar Bron and Wolfgang Marschner, whose master classes he regularly attends.
Since 1989 Sedukh has been member of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
From 1993-1995 – Second Violin of the St.Petersburg Philharmonic String Quartet, which has given many concerts in Russia and abroad.
1980-1989 – The Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra.
1978-1980 – The Principal Violin of the Leningrad Concert orchestra.