First concertmaster of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Russian violinist Anton Barakhovsky is recognised as one of the foremost artists of his generation. In 2001 he was invited to join the Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra as its first concertmaster. As a soloist with orchestras around the world, Barakhovsky has been heard with the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Russian State Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Symphony Orchestra, the Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra and the KBS Symphony Orchestra, Seoul. An avid chamber musician, Barakhovsky has collaborated with distinguished artists such as Leon Fleischer, Maurizio Pollini, Sabine Meyer, Yo Yo Ma, Kolja Blacher, and Maxim Vengerov. In 1999 he joined forces with violinist Vadim Repin to make a live recording at the Louvre, Paris, released by Erato to critical acclaim. Barakhovsky began studying the violin with Matvej Lieberman, continuing his studies in Hamburg with Mark Lubotsky and Kolja Blacher and in New York at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of the late Dorothy DeLay.