Russian violinist Sergey Levitin is Co-Concert Master for the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. He joined the Orchestra as Associate Concert Master in 2003 and was appointed to his current position in 2009.
Levitin studied at the St Petersburg State Conservatory and the Conservatory for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. In 1996 he was appointed Concert Master for the Kirov Orchestra at the Mariinsky Theatre by Valery Gergiev, subsequently touring and recording extensively with the company. He has appeared as guest leader with the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra and Tonhalle Orchestra, among others. As a soloist he has performed at the Usher Hall, the Edinburgh, White Nights and Cortona festivals and throughout Russia, Europe and the USA under such conductors as Gergiev, Antonio Pappano and Gianandrea Noseda. He has recorded the world premieres of a number of violin concertos with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Martin Yates (Dutton Epoch).
Levitin has won several international awards in Italy and Spain and was a member of the Hermitage String Trio.