Russian National Orchestra Concertmaster Alexey Bruni represents one of Russia's most brilliant artistic dynasties, a family which arrived in Russia in the eighteenth century and traces its ancestry to fourteenth century Italy. A featured violinist in festivals and concert halls around the world, Bruni has been entrusted with the first performance of many compositions. A prolific poet, he has published a collection of verses and poems.
Bruni served as concertmaster of the USSR State Symphony under Yevgeny Svetlanov and, in 1990, became the founding concertmaster of the Russian National Orchestra, a position he continues to hold. He has led the RNO and has been featured soloist in a series of highly acclaimed international tours and recordings. As a composer, he wrote a work for cello and orchestra, dedicated to Mstislav Rostropovich and performed in Moscow by the Russian National Orchestra.
Alexey Bruni was born in Tambov, Russia and began his violin studies at the age of six. He graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory, earning a doctorate degree, and is presently professor of violin at the conservatory.
Winner of both the Paganini and Thibaud international violin competitions, Bruni has performed in more than 40 countries, as a soloist with symphony orchestras and as a recitalist. His impressive repertoire includes more than 35 concerti.
In 2004 the Swiss canton of Ticino placed Alexey Bruni on the corporate list of patricians by hereditary right.
Bruni has been designated a “People's Artist of Russia” by the Russian government, a rare distinction that rewards his artistic contributions and affords him the use of a treasured Amati violin, circa 1632.