Artiom Shishkov

Artiom Shishkov

Artiom Shishkov born in Minsk in 1984 and started to play violin at the age of five with Janna Kutchinskaya as his teacher and successfully debuted as a soloist with orchestra in the Belarus State Philharmony when he was only eight. From 1994 till 2002 he studied at the Republic Music College and later at the Belarus State Academy of Music with Eduard Kutchinsky. In 2010-2012 he studied as a postgraduate student at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts with Dora Schwarzberg.
Dedicated chamber musician, Artiom is the first violin of the “Lipkind Quartet” under the leadership of one of the world’s leading cellists Gavriel Lipkind.
Artiom Shishkov performs a lot both as soloist and chamber musician and combining his intense concert life with teaching and giving master-classes.

The laureate of 15 International Competitions, among them:

  • 3rd Yankelevitch International Violin Competition (Russia, 2013, I prize)
  • The Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition (Brussels, 2012, VI prize)
  • International Max Rostal Competition (Berlin, 2012, III prize)
  • I International Violin Competition “Torun 2007″ K. Shymanovsky in memorium
  • (Poland, 2007, II prize)
  • XIII International Brahms Competition (Austria, 2006, II prize)
  • and many other musical competitions in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus


  • Award from the Vladimir Spivakov Fund
  • Award from the “New Names” Fund (his name is in the “Golden Book” of the Fund)
  • Award from the “Russian Performing Arts” Fund
  • Laureate of the Special Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus

He has participated in various International Festivals, including:

  • Menuhin Gstaad Festival (Switzerland)
  • Klara Festival (Belgium)
  • Swiss Music Festival (Switzerland)
  • GAIA Chamber Music Festival (Switzerland)
  • Musica Mundi Festival (Belgium)
  • Festival ete Mosan (Belgium)
  • Podium Festival (Germany)
  • Arte Amanti Chamber Music Festival (Belgium)
  • International Juri Bashmet Festival (Belarus)
  • International “Art-November” Arts Festival (Russia)