Russian National Orchestra
 

Alexey Bruni

Concertmaster

 

 

Alexey Bruni represents one of the most brilliant Russian artistic dynasties, which arrived in Russia in the 18th century and traces its ancestry to 14th century Italy. A featured violinist in festivals and concert halls around the world, he has been entrusted with the first performance of many compositions.  

Bruni served as concertmaster of the USSR State Symphony under Yevgeny Svetlanov. In 1990, he became the founding concertmaster of the Russian National Orchestra, a position he continues to hold. He has led the RNO and been featured as soloist in a series of highly acclaimed international tours and recordings. As a composer, he wrote a work for cello and orchestra, which was dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich and performed in Moscow by the Russian National Orchestra. 

Alexey Bruni was born in Tambov, Russia and began his violin studies at the age of six. He graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory, where he earned a doctorate degree and presently serves as professor of violin. 

Winner of both the Paganini and Thibaud international violin competitions, Bruni has performed in more than forty countries, as a soloist with symphony orchestras and as a recitalist. His repertoire includes more than thirty five concerti.

Bruni has been designated "People’s Artist of Russia" by the Russian government, a rare distinction that rewards his artistic contributions and affords him the use of a treasured Amati violin, circa 1632. A prolific poet, he has published a collection of verses and poems.