Prof. Igor Petrushevski Is one of the most successful violin teachers in Europe. His students are winners of many international violin competitions including T. Varga, P.I. Tchaikovsky, Indianapolis, Long-Thibaud, N.Paganini, J.Joachim, Sion, B.Britten, Canetti, G.Enescu, Valsesia, and A.Khachaturian. Prof. Petrushevski’s students have performed solo with Maxim Vengerov, Vladimir Jurowski, Christian Jarvi, Krzysztof Penderecki, Schlomo Mintz, Misha Maisky, Giancarlo Guerrero and with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the Hamburg Philharmonic, the Vilnius State Philharmonic, the Transylvania State Philharmonic, the George Enescu Philharmonic, the Slovak Radio, the MDR Sinfonieorchester, the Zurich Symphony Orchestra, the Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Youth State Orchestra of Armenia.
Over the last 20 years, Prof. Petrushevski has given master classes and played in the major concert halls of UK, Italy, Austria, France, all the former Yugoslavia, Russia, North and South America, Korea, Japan, and China. Some of his students are leading important orchestras in the USA, the UK, Russia and are playing in orchestras such as the Wiener Philharmoniker, Covent Garden Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, etc. Some of Prof. Petrushevski’s students have prominent solo international careers and are holding teaching posts in major universities throughout the world.
He has given master classes in some of the most important institutions in the world such as the Moscow Conservatory, Reina Sofia School of Music, Beijing Conservatory, Shanghai Conservatory, Korean National University, Royal Academy of Music and many others.
Igor Petrushevski is a professor at the Richard Wagner Konservatorium in Vienna and an honorary professor at the Yerevan State Conservatory. He started his violin teaching career at the Trinity College of Music after which Prof. Petrushevski worked at the Royal Academy of Music in London for 13 years. Prof. Petrushevski has been a jury member of international competitions including the George Enescu International Violin Competition, the Aram Khachaturian International Violin Competition, the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, and the Osaka International Music Competition. In 2019-2020 he will be a jury member of the Vienna Classic Strings Competition, Khachaturian Competition, Belgrade Jeunesses Musicales, and the Enescu Competition.