|Stadler, Sergey Valentinovich
Born May 30, 1962 in Leningrad into a family of musicians. Graduated from the specialized school of the Leningrad Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory and then did his postgraduate course at the Moscow State Conservatory. Vayman M.N., Glutnikov B.L., Kogan L.B., Ohstrah D.F., Sergeev B.A., Tretyakov V.V. were his teachers at different time.
Has given concerts in 43 countries, has recorded 25 compact disks.
First violinist of a number of modern composers works. Often gives concerts with his sister, the pianist Yuliya Stadler.
Winner of a number of international concerts such as "Concertino- Prague" (1976, First Prize), Long- Thibaud Contest (Paris, 1979, Grand-Prix and a special prize for the best performance of French music), Sibelius Contest (Helsinki, 1980, Second Prize and a special public prize), Tchaikovsky Contest (Moscow, 1982, First Prize and Gold medal).
The only violinist in the world to be awarded the honour to play Paganini's violin in a concert.
Taught at the St. Petersburg Conservatory for five years.
President of the Hermitage Academy of Music.
Honoured Actor of Russia.