Oleg Larshin, Violin & Viola
Oleg Larshin took center stage in the orchestra’s season opener Saturday night, delivering an impressive, if self-effacing, performance of Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. [...] Larshin played the opening theme of this well-known concerto with breadth and confidence before moving easily into the intricate and technically challenging trills and passagework of the second theme, all while maintaining striking musicality.” (Wayne Lee Gay, Texas Classical Review).
Praised for his technical control and depth of sound, Larshin has performed extensively as a soloist and in chamber music ensembles in Russia and the United States. Some of his most recent solo appearances include performing Bruch Concerto with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Concerto with the TCU Symphony Orchestra and Roberto Rodriguez’ Xochiquetzal with the Meadows Percussion Ensemble. He has also performed as a soloist with the Michigan State University Orchestra, the Moscow Special Central Pre-Conservatory Music School Orchestra and the Moscow State Orchestra, collaborating with conductors such as Mark Gorenstein, Beau Benson, Alexander Yakupov, Jon Lee, Robert Austin, German Gutierrez.
Since moving to Texas, he has performed in chamber music ensembles with faculty members of SMU and UNT, such as Susan Dubois, Matt Albert and Nicola Ruzevic, as well as other musicians like Dzmitry Ulasiuk, Mai Ke, and Hannah Thomas-Hollands.
Larshin has also worked with major orchestras, such as the Big Symphony Orchestra named by “P. I. Tchaikovsky,” with whom he toured Europe and Asia, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Chamber Orchestra and Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. He currently plays with Plano Symphony Orchestra and Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, and from Fall 2019 he will become a member of the Dallas Opera Orchestra.
Larshin started his musical studies at the age of 7 with professor Zoya Mahtina. He then continued his studies with Eduard Gratch (Moscow Conservatory), Dmitry Berlinsky (Michigan State University) and Emanuel Borok (Southern Methodist University). He is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma program under the guide of Elizabeth Adkins at the Texan Christian University.