.RAZUMOVSKY Ensemble  

Alexander Zemtsov

Alexander Zemtsov, Viola
Alexander Zemtsov was born in 1978 and first studied with his mother violinist Ludmila Zemtsova, and his father, composer Evgeny Zemtsov and later at the Gnessin Music Lyceum in Moscow under Prof.E. Ozol. After graduating with honours he studied at the Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater in Hamburg with Prof. M. Nichiteanu and Professor Michael Kugel in the Hogeschool of Music in Maastricht (Holland).

Zemtsov won numerous prizes: first prize at the International Youth Competition "Classical Legacy" in Moscow in 1995, first prize at the Elise Meyer competition in Hamburg in 1997, and first prize at the 8th Brahms competition in Poertschach, Austria, in 2001. Since the age of 19 Alexander has worked with several European orchestras. In September 2002 Alexander was appointed Principal Viola with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Alexander is member of The Hermitage Trio and the Razumovsky Ensemble. He regularly appears with both ensembles at the Wigmore Hall and other venues and festivals throughout the UK.

He was recently appointed Viola Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.