Igor Frolov

  Igor Alexandrowich Frolov was born on 10 January 1937 in Moscow, to a musical family. His father was a pedagogue, concertmaster and a conductor of Radio Symphony Orchestra afterward. His mother was an accompanist in D. F. Oistrakh's class.

Igor Frolov graduated from musical school in B. V. Belenki's violin class.He studied in Moscow State P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in A. I. Jampolski's class. However he completed his musical studies (and took doctor's degree) in D. F. Oistrakh's class in 1965.

He is Professor at the Piotr Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow, Artistic Director and conductor of Moscow Camerata chamber orchestra, Artistic Director of Moscow Philharmonic Society, People's Artist of Russia, as well as Full Member of International Academy od Sciences. 

He is laureate of All-Russian Violin Competition (1959), All-Union Competition od Music Performers (1960), International George Enescu Violin Competition in Bucharest (1961), International M. Long – J. Thibaud Competition in Paris (1967).

Teaching activities of Igor Frolov:

  • In years 1965–1971 was assistant teacher in D. F. Oistrakh's violin class
  • From 1998 – he is Professor at the Moscow Conservatory of Music. From 2007 he teaches in violin class under direction of Professor S. I. Kravchenko.

Master Classes:

  • He runs master classes in Russia and abroad  (in Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Poland and Turkey) 
  • In years 2004-2005 he led master classes and judged in different competitions in Boston (USA)

Igor Frolov served as a judge in competitions:

  • He was Chairman of the Jury of International P. I. Tchaikovsky Violin Competition
  • For many years he was the Chairman of the Judges at the All-Russian Violinists’ Competition

Concert activity:

  • From 1964 he is a soloist of Moskoncert

Fantasy for violin solo 'In memory of David Oistrakh' by Igor Frolov was proposed for obligatory repertoire of second stage of 13th International P. I. Tchaikovsky Violin Competition.