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Alexei Ludevig was born in St Petersburg, Russia, where he studied viola with Yuri Bashmet, Dmitry Shebalin (of the Borodin Quartet) and his father Alexei Ludevig Sr. In addition, he studied conducting with Maris Yansons.

He has performed in over a dozen countries on four different continents. As a soloist with orchestras including: the St.Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, St.Petersburg Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Camerata St.Petersburg, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Radio Orchestra etc. As a soloist and chamber musician he has appeared with internationally renowned musicians including: Arnold Katz, Saulius Sondezkis, Michaela Martin, Arto Noras, Martti Rousi, Alexander Rudin, Mark Drobinsky and Sergei Stadler at prestigious festivals such as; “Rancontres Musicales d’Evian”, “Schlezwig-Holstein”, “St. Petersburg White Nights Festival”, “Radio France Festival”, Davos Music Festival, “St. Petersburg Palaces International Chamber Music Festival”, of which he also served as co-artistic director. He is Artistic Director of “New Silver Age Music Festival”.

Alexei Ludevig’s repertoire spans three centuries. He has made world premiers of several works of Russian composers(Slonimsky, Uspensky, Sapozhnikov etc), as well as pieces by modern American and French composers. Some of these works were written especially for him.

Alexei Ludevig divides his time between work as a soloist and chamber musician performances mostly with theSt Petersburg Chamber Soloists (which he founded) and teaching at the St.Petersburg Conservatoire and St.Petersburg Music College.

"Alexei Ludevig is a brilliant violist and outstanding musician.
In performance he is appearing as a remarkable artist possessing big emotional power."
Rudolf Barshay

"Alexei Ludevig knows how to make his viola sing with the all-encompassing grace of a human voice. Mysterious and dark, he judiciously mixes his panache with soft poetry always with a gliding, weightless bow, which draws out the deepest sounds...Lively, sensitive, deft, Ludevig varies his colors constantly."

"Alexei Ludevig has both enormous talent and flexibility for playing in all styles...he plays with lyricism and breathtaking excitement."

'The concert served to highlight the excellence of the string players, especially violist Alexei Ludevig who shared a smiling rapport and introduced much warmth."

"A veritable renaissance of chamber music in Russia...Alexei Ludevig and his colleagues gave one breathtaking performance after another... Ludevig is a true musician- possessing a virtuoso technique which he harnesses to musical aims."

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