llya Gringolts (born 2 July 1982 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg)) is a Russian violinist and composer.

Gringolts studied violin in St. Petersburg with Tatiana Liberova and Jeanna Metallidi. He then attended the Juilliard School, and studied violin with Itzhak Perlman for 3 years.[1] From 2001 to 2003, Gringolts was a member of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists programme. Gringolts is currently on the music faculty of the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. In addition to the modern violin, he has a continued commitment to period-instrument performance. He founded the Gringolts Quartet in 2008 and plays first violin in the quartet. Gringolts plays the “ex-Kiesewetter” Stradivarius violin, loaned to him by the Stradivari Society of Chicago. Gringolts has made commercial recordings for such labels as Onyx[2] and Deutsche Grammophon.[3][4] Gringolts is married to the Armenian violinist Anahit Kurtikyan. The couple have two daughters.[1] His sister Olga is married to violinist Maxim Vengerov.


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