Winner of more than twenty violin competitions, with first prizes to Leonid Kogan and Leopold Auer, and having won the Grand Prix at the Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition, Matvey Blumin, despite his youth, has already established as one of Russia’s most prominent current musicians and has earned impeccable prestige among the audience.
His tours usually take him to the best concert halls in Russia, such as the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, the Moscow Philharmonic Concert Hall and the Glinka Hall in St. Petersburg. On several occasions, his concerts have been broadcast on the first channel of Russian television.
As a soloist, he is a regular guest of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow, the Crimean Philharmonic, the Sevastopol Symphony Orchestra, the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, as well as the David Oistrakh String Quartet. Most recently, invited by D. Matsuev, he has participated in the Sochi Crescendo Festival and the Denis Matsuev Presents Festival, with great success.
He has recorded as a soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic, a concert broadcast in Russia, and his upcoming recordings will include compositions by Paganini. He first studied in Crimea and later at the Forge of Violin Artistry in Moscow with M. and F. Belugin.