Sergey Malov from St. Petersburg is considered as versatile as he is virtuoso: he plays violin, viola, baroque violin and cello da spalla. His repertoire ranges from early Baroque music to Johann Sebastian Bach, from classical and romantic violin concertos to the world premieres of contemporary music. For his interpretations he deals intensively with questions of style and playing techniques of the respective epoch.
On the violin Sergey Malov won prizes at the Paganini Competition in Genova, the Mozart Competition in Salzburg, the Heifetz Competition in Vilnius and the Michael Hill Competition in Auckland. With the viola he won prizes at the ARD Competition in Munich and at the Tokyo Viola Competition.
As a violin and viola soloist he has performed with orchestras such as the BBC London Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Enesco Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Auckland Philharmonia and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Invitations in past seasons have also taken him to the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom he interpreted Sibelius’s Violin Concerto on Sibelius’s birthday under Klaus Mäkelä, to the Innsbruck Early Music Festival, on a Japan recital tour and a tour with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn. In summer 2019, he was resident artist at the Turku Music Festival in Finland.
At the Leipzig Bach Competition, Sergey Malov was awarded the baroque violin. The « JumpstartJunior Foundation » Amsterdam provided him with a Gioffredo Cappa baroque violin. He has performed as a soloist with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, the Seville Baroque Orchestra, the « Musica Viva » Orchestra Moscow, the Camerata Salzburg and the Baroque Orchestra Halle.
Highlights of the past season 2020/21 included debuts as soloist with the hr-Sinfonieorchester, and as soloist and conductor with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia in Moscow. Re-invitations led him to the Orchestra de Ciudad de Granada as Conductor in Residence, among others. The 2021/22 season includes further glittering debuts, among others at the Musikverein Vienna, the Boulez Saal Berlin, and the International Music Festival Bogotá welcomes him for three concerts.
Sergey Malov’s recordings of works by J.S. Bach, Paganini and Ysayes, among others, have been released by DECCA, EASonus, Hänssler Profil, Alba and Pan Classics as well as Solo Musica. In autumn, his recording of J.S. Bach’s 6 Cello Suites was awarded an OPUS Klassik 2021. Having been recorded on his Violoncello da spalla it received outstanding critics (“…a CD which is thoroughly terrific.“ Süddeutsche Zeitung, Reinhard J. Brembeck, 27.4.2020). His most recent release (2021) is the 24 Caprices by Niccolo Paganini.
Since September 2017, Sergey Malov has been appointed professor of violin at the Zurich University of Music.
The videos with his Violoncello da Spalla have been viewed over one million times on the internet.