The violin playing of Marc Bouchkov, born in 1991, is very much about communicating with the audience. He comes from a family of violinists, beginning lessons aged five with his grandfather before becoming a pupil of Claire Bernard and Boris Garlitzky. Bouchkov has been successful in many competitions and came first, for example, in the Montreal International Musical Competition in 2013. This season's highlights include performances as soloist with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Belgium and the Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Bouchkov has also appeared with several other leading European orchestras and has played chamber music all round Europe. In October 2016 he made his debut at London's Wigmore Hall, where at the same time he received the London Music Masters Award. Since 2014 he has been a student of Mihaela Martin at the Kronberg Academy. Bouchkov plays a violin from 1865 built by the Parisian Jean Baptiste Vuillaume.