Leonid Baranov

Leonid Baranov was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. He studied violin in Russia, the USA and Switzerland under the professors Aneliya Skliarskaya, Riza Gimaletdinov, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Vadim Gluzman, Dora Schwarzberg, Grigory Kalinovsky, Pavel Vernikov, Ilya Gringolts and Yuuki Wong.

He has been active as a soloist since the age of fifteen and has performed with various orchestras in concert halls such as the Vienna Konzerthaus, Israeli Opera House (Tel Aviv), Marinsky Theater (St. Petersburg, Russia), Tonhalle Zurich (Switzerland) and Carnegie Hall (New York, USA). He has worked as a soloist with orchestras such as the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Sinfonietta de Lausanne under conductors such as Alexander Titov, Yury Simonov, David Reiland, Jonathan Bloxham and others.

In 2022 Leonid Baranov won the Rahn Music Prize of the Rahn Kulturfonds, Zurich. From the 2022 to 2024 season he was a member of the Philharmonia Zurich. In the 2024/25 season, he will move to the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, where he will take up his position as principal 2nd violin. He will also continue his busy concert schedule in Switzerland, Europe and America. Leonid Baranov currently plays a violin made by Antonio Mariani in 1667.

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