Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis – violin (Latvia)

General information

Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis counts amongst the most promising instrumentalists of his generation. The winner of XXVI Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition in Fermo, Italy and Oleh Krysa 3rd International Violin Competition in Lviv, Ukraine, he was awarded 3rd Prize at the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition in Auckland, New Zealand. He also received numerous special prizes for best interpretation of a virtuoso piece, contemporary piece and audience prize on various competitions.

As a passionate chamber musician, Jevgēnijs performs regularly at prominent festivals such as the Styriarte festival, Carinthian Summer festival, Festival St. Gallen, Arsonore and Tiroler Festspiele. He collaborates with both prominent and young musicians such as Benjamin Schmid, Markus Schirmer, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Nils Mönkemeyer, Aaron Pilsan, Julia Hagen, Clemens Hagen and Sharon Kam.

Jevgēnijs was selected as the Vienna Konzerthaus’s Great Talent young artist in residence and performed as a soloist throughout Europe, Russia, Israel and New Zealand.

In 2015 he founded the Oberton String Octet, an ensemble with which he performs regularly. The main focus of the ensemble lies in not only performing the great works of octet repertoire, but also less known rarities of the genre. In 2020 they will release their debut CD featuring string octet highlights, as well as premiering a romantic piece from the 19th century.

Born in 1995 in Riga, Latvia Jevgēnijs received his first violin lessons at the age of four. He studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz in the class of Prof. Boris Kuschnir. Jevgēnijs participated in masterclasses by Gyorgy Pauk, Ana Chumachenko and Julian Rachlin. As the Arancio prizewinner of the 2019 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Jevgēnijs Čepoveckis plays the ex-Christian Ferras Nicolo Amati violin, Cremona 1645, which is on loan from Rare Violins In Consortium, Artists and Benefactors Collaborative.