Zefunot Culture introduced Semion to its audience and assisted him continuously from an early age and throughout his studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
Semion Gavrikov, Principal Second Violin of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, was born in Russia, and imigrated to Israel in 1998, where he studied at the Buchman-Mehta School of Music with Irina Svetlova.
He has performed throughout the United States, Europe, China, Russia and Israel as soloist and chamber musician in numerous prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, Jordan Hall in Boston, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, and the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory. As soloist he has performed with orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon-LeZion, the Jerusalem Symphony, the Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra among others.
He won prizes at the Aviv Competition and the Clermont Competition. Semion Gavrikov has collaborated with leading musicians such as Donald Weilerstein, Shlomo Mintz, Vadim Gluzman, Alisa Weilerstein, Misha Maisky, Atar Arad, Roger Tapping, Itamar Golan, Itzhak Perlman, Ida Haendel, Frans Helmerson. He participated in Yellow Barn Festival and Colmar Festival in France, and in advanced studies at the Perlman Music Program, Keshet Eilon and IMS Prussia Cove.
He is the recipient of scholarships from America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Zfunot Tarbut Organization, Buchman-Heyman Foundation, Dorothy Richard Starling Scholarship Fund, as well as personal support from Angelica Berrie, Rachel and Dov Gottesman. In 2013 he graduated from the New England Conservatory of Boston where he studied with Donald Weilerstein, subsequently serving as his assistant.
Semion Gavrikov is a member of the IPO Richter Quartet, and a Chamber Music Faculty member at the Buchman-Mehta School of Music, Tel-Aviv University. He plays a 1708 ”Ex Havemeyer” Antonio Stradivari violin on loan from Mr. Yehuda Zisapel.