Ailen Pritchin is one of the brightest Russian violinists of his generation. He was born in 1987 in Leningrad. He graduated from the Specialized Secondary School of Music at the St. Petersburg Conservatory (class of E.I. Zaitseva), then the Moscow Conservatory (class of Professor E.D. Grach). Currently, he is an assistant to Eduard Grach.
The young musician is the owner of many awards, including the Yu. Temirkanov Prize (2000); first prizes and special prizes at the International Youth Competition named after P. I. Tchaikovsky (Japan, 2004), international competitions named after A. Yampolsky (2006), named after P. Vladigerov (Bulgaria, 2007), R. Canetti (Italy, 2009), named after G. Wieniawski (Poland, 2011); third prizes at international competitions – named after Tibor Varga in Sion Vale (Switzerland, 2009), named after F. Kreisler in Vienna (Austria, 2010) and named after D. Oistrakh in Moscow (Russia, 2010). At many competitions, the violinist was awarded special prizes, including the jury prize of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2011). In 2014 he won the Grand Prix at the Competition named after M. Long, J. Thibaut and R. Crespin in Paris.
Ailen Pritchin performs in the cities of Russia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Bulgaria, Israel, Japan, Vietnam. The violinist played on many famous stages, including the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Viennese Konzerthaus, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Salzburg Mozarteum, and the Paris Théâtre des Champs Elysées.
Among the ensembles with which A. Pritchin performed are the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia named after E.F. Svetlanov, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic, the State Symphony Orchestra “New Russia”, the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra under conducted by P. Kogan, the Moscow Soloists Chamber Ensemble, the National Orchestra of Lille (France), the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (Austria), the Budafok Dohnany Orchestra (Hungary), the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra (Poland) and other ensembles. The violinist collaborated with conductors – Yuri Simonov, Fabio Mastrangelo, Shlomo Mintz, Roberto Benzi, Hiroyuki Iwaki, Cornelius Meister, Dorian Wilson.
Participant of the projects of the Moscow Philharmonic “Young Talents” and “Stars of the XXI century”.