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Maxim Brilinsky received his first violin lessons at the age of five in Lviv (Ukraine) and continued his studies in 2000 with Prof. Michael Frischenschlager at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. From 2005 he studied violin at the Paris Conservatoire Nationale Superior de Musique et de Dance with Prof. Jean-Jacques Kantorow. After having been concertmaster of the chamber ensemble “Orchestre d’Auvergne” in the 2006/07 season, he joined the Second Violin Group of the Vienna State Opera on 1 September 2008. After another successful rehearsal, he has been a member of the orchestra’s primary group since September 1, 2011. In the same year he was inducted into the Vienna Philharmonic.

Maxim Brilinsky was a scholarship holder of the Herbert von Karajan Center in Vienna and the Thyll-Dürr-Stiftung Zurich. He won the fourth prize at the “Yehudi Menuhin Competition” in Boulogne-sur-Mer (2002), the second prize and a special prize at the “Paganini Competition” in Genoa (2002), and the second prize and a special prize at the “Benjamin Britten Competition” in London (2004).

After another successful rehearsal in June 2014, he became the vocal leader of the first violins of the Vienna Philharmonic. Since 2018, Maxim Brilinsky has also been a concertmaster in the Vienna Hofmusikkapelle. In 2020, Sony Classical released his CD recording of “24 Capricci” and “Nel cor più non mi sento” by Niccolo Paganini. In 2021 followed the recording of Eugène Ysaÿe’s “6 Sonatas for Solo Violin Op. 27” at Hänssler Classic.


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