Ilya Norshtein has been critically acclaimed for his outstanding interpretive abilities. He graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky conservatoire (Prof. Z. Shihmurzaeva and E.Bushkov) and got his post-graduate Diploma with F. Andrievsky in Lubeck, Germany.
Mr. Norshtein is a prize-winner of many international competitions including the International Sabitov Violin competition (Ufa, Russia) and Jeunesses Musicales (Belgrade, Serbia).
Ilya Norshtein performs often, both as soloist and chamber musician, and combines his intense concert life with teaching and giving master-classes. As a chamber musician Ilya has appeared around the country and internationally collaborating with soloists such as Natalia Gutman, Dmitry Khovorostovsky, Daniil Kramer, Alexander Gindin, Aleksandr Trostyansky, Vladimir Tonha, Aleksey Utkivn, and many others.
He is the concertmaster of the famous “Hermitage” Ensemble of Soloists, which regularly performs in the best halls of Russia and at international music festivals.
Norshtein began his conducting career in 2015 and works with the Kaluga Youth Symphonic Orchestra.
Apart from his music career, Ilya is an active producer, participant of many art initiatives, founder of various festivals and concert series. He is the founder of the first internet edition of “Moscow Music Herald”.