Date of Birth: 13.05.1980
Instrument: A. Stradivari No. 60 (borrowed from National Collection in Moscow)

He began playing the violin when he was nine. Aleksander Budnikov studied with Professor Valery Vorona at the Ippolitov-Ivanov State Music Institute and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. studies under his tutelage. He has received a diploma in the Mykola Lysenko Violin Competition in Kiev and the third prize in the International Competition of Classical Heritage Teacher and Student in Moscow. Scholarship holder of the Russian Performing Art Foundation. He has played in the Moscow Conservatory, Ukraine, Italy, Great Britain, France and Latvia. Concertmaster of the Youth Chamber Orchestra conducted by Professor Vorona.



Stage 1:

J. S. Bach: first and second movement of a sonata for solo violin BWV 1001
N. Paganini: Capriccio No. 23 Op. 1
H. Wieniawski: Capriccio Op. 10 No. 5 (Alla Saltarella)
E. Ysaÿe: Third Sonata in D Minor for violin solo Op. 27 Ballade

Alexander Budnikov - J.S.Bach I Sonata g-moll Andante.mp3 3.96 MB

Alexander Budnikov - J.S.Bach I Sonata g-moll Fuga.mp3 4.56 MB

Alexander Budnikov - N.Paganini Kaprys op.1 nr 23.mp3 3.32 MB

Alexander Budnikov - H.Wieniawski Kaprys op10 nr 5.mp3 1.72 MB

Alexander Budnikov - E.Ysaye-III Sonata d-moll.mp3 5.46 MB

Stage 2:

J. Brahms: III Sonata in D Minor, Op. 108
H. Wieniawski: Legende Op. 17 and Scherzo-Tarantelle in G Minor Op. 16
K. Szymanowski: Romance in D Major Op. 23

Stage 3:

W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto in G Major KV 216 (first movement) ; Cadence author: D. Oistrakh
W. A. Mozart: first movement of Sinfonia Concertante in E flat Major KV 364/320d

Stage 4:

H. Wieniawski: Second Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 22
J. Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47