Roman Kholmatov

Roman Kholmatov

Born in Kherson (Ukraine) in 1994. Since 2019, he studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Telefónica Violin Chair with professor Zakhar Bron. He has been granted a scholarship by Fundación Albéniz.

He began playing the violin at the age of four. In 2010 he entered the Mykola Lysenko School of Music in Kiev and in 2012 he was admitted to the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Ukraine (class Shott S.), where he completed his graduate studies. He has also attended masterclasses by Ingolf Turban, Silvia Marcovici, Giovanni Guzzo, Christoph Poppen and Linus Roth.

He has been awarded first prize at the I. Paderewski Competition of Zhytomir (Ukraine), the Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition (Lviv, Ukraine), the Renaissance International Music Contest-Festival of Gyumri (Armenia) and at the Eugène Ysaÿe International Violin Competition of Liège (Belgium). In 2018 he was also awarded first prize ex aequo and Prix des élèves de l'école de lutherie for his participation at the 5th Mirecourt International Violin Competition (France).

He has performed with the Gileya Chamber Orchestra (Kherson, Ukraine) for a few years. Since 2016, he performs as soloist with the Kyiv-Classic Orchestra.
He plays a Joseph Klotz “mon Senior” violin from 1807.

As a student of the School, he has been part of the Google Da Vinci Ensemble and is currently a member of the BP Mendelssohn Quartet.