Vladimir Tsypin, violin

General information

Veteran violinist of one of the world’s greatest orchestras, soloist, chamber musician, master coach, composer.

Soviet-born Vladimir Tsypin, a graduate of the Latvian State Conservatory in Riga, was a top prize winner there in three major Republican competitions, including the Tchaikovsky National Competition among five Soviet republics in 1972. Maestro Zubin Mehta invited him to join the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 1983, where Mr. Tsypin held the title “Assistant Principal Second Violin” from 1986-2002. He has worked with such great conductors, as Bernstein, Maazel, Muti, among others. He performed with the New York Philharmonic in the best concert halls in the United States and around the world. In 2018, Mr. Tsypin stepped down to pursue the career of a violin coach, soloist, and chamber musician. He has played in small ensembles and solo in Merkin Concert Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Carnegie Hall in New York City. In 1994 and 1995 Mr. Tsypin toured Japan as part of “The New York Trio Concertant.” Mr. Tsypin has given solo recitals in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Taiwan, and Japan. He has served as Judge at the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Pörtschach, Austria. Mr. Tsypin is proud of a CD recorded in Germany featuring his own compositions “Songs For Voice And Violin,” a rare combination. The Russian lyrics are the creation of his wife, Luba Tsypin, who also sings on the recording. Mr. Tsypin plays the violin part. An album “Songs Without Words” for violin and piano (label “Preiser Records,” Vienna, Austria), featuring music of German composer Nikolaus Schapfl, as well as discs premiering works by American composers Anthony L. Scarmolin, John Sichel, and Joel Suben (“Centaur” and “MSR Classics” labels), have received critical acclaim. Felix Mendelssohn’s Sonatas and Klara Schumann’s Three Romances are presented on label “Musicarte XXI” where Mr. Tsypin collaborated with an Argentinean pianist Patricia Vila. Mr. Tsypin is the music director, and his wife is the president of the Artistic Club Luba in Bergen County, New Jersey. Through this chamber music salon, founded in 1992, Mr. Tsypin and his esteemed colleagues guest artists produce concerts in Tsypins’ own home and on tour.

Mr. Tsypin is available to perform solo and chamber music around the world, also to present master classes and individual coaching sessions. In 2018, he announced the opening of Vladimir’s Violin Studio, focusing on preparing young professionals for orchestra auditions.

Vladimir Tsypin is a member of the faculty of the following schools:

  • International Academy of Music in the City of Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in Italy

  • Summit Music Festival in Purchase, NY, USA

  • International Music Festival in Burgos, Spain

  • International Summer Academy Theodor Leschetitzky in Vienna, Austria