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Yury Revich

Violinist

Austrian violinist and composer Yury Revich won the ECHO Klassik Award, the International Classical Music Award, and his recording of Saint-Georges double concertos was listed on the US Billboard classical charts in 2021.

At 18, he had his Carnegie Hall debut alongside Daniil Trifonov in New York and later debuted with Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at Teatro Alla Scala in Milan. 
 
Since then he has been performing at venues such as Berlin Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein, London Cadogan Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Prinzregententheater Munich, Tonhalle Zurich, Leipzig Gewandhaus, BOZAR Brussels and many others
 
As a prize-winning recording artist, he recorded 9 CDs for various labels, including SONY and NAXOS. 
 
Besides performing many works dedicated to him by composers like Johanna Doderer and Benjamin Rota, Yury is a keen composer. For example, recent premieres were at the World Space Week 2021 and the World Expo in Dubai in 2021.
 
His violin concerto Awakening to be premiered in Salzburg in April 2022.
 
As a traditionally trained classical musician, it has always been important for Yury to collaborate with artists across the board, within and beyond classical music. 
 
His interest in interdisciplinary and cross-genre collaborations reaches over to contemporary art, dance, literature, and various musical genres. He collaborated with Ute Lemper, Sunnyi Melles, Cornelius Obonya, Christiane Hörbiger, Ramon Vargas, Constantin Luser, Pixie Lott, Arotin and Sergey, Gabriel Prokofiev and Gérard Depardieu. In a more classical setting he performed alongside Paul Badura-Skoda, Sumi Jo, Alexey Igudesman, Ferhan and Ferzan Önder, Angelika Kirchschlager and various others.
Several of the artists mentioned above were guests in his concert series “Friday Nights with Yury Revich, ” which he established in 2015.
 
Born into a musical family of violinists since the 19th Century, Yury started playing the violin at age 5. 
 
Between 2015 and 2022 Yury played on Stradivari violin (Goh Foundation), since 2022 Yury plays on Guarneri del Gesù violin, kindly loaned by Lukas Hufnagl.
 

Philanthropist since he was 18 and a great supporter of various charitable causes, Yury organized in Vienna a concert in 2011 for the victims of the Japanese tsunami, and in 2015 the first Austrian Charity Gala “All for Autism”, which happened to be one of the biggest events dedicated to raising autism awareness in Europe. He became an official ambassador of UNICEF Austria in 2017.

Yury, why are your charity projects important to you?

As a public figure, I have the possibility to reach a bigger community to raise awareness for social causes, themes, and projects. I am aware of my fortunate position – to be able to live my dream as musician and play violin – but I also know that many people are far less blessed and live in difficult situations.

My humanitarian work and engagements are my way to pay it forward.

“Dreamland with Yury Revich for UNICEF” staged for the first time in Vienna in 2017. Since then, it successfully raised funds for the Water Project of UNICEF Austria and helped to build a proper water system in many schools around Syria.

“Dreamland” is a place where the dreams come true. Together we can help children who are in difficulty to create their own dreamland: a place that has peace, education, and proper health care.

2017

In June 2017, Yury Revich played at the opulent and amazing opening of the famous Viennese Life Ball.

It is the worldwide biggest charity event in support of HIV/Aids and is live broadcasted in many countries.

2016

As part of “Friday Nights with Yury Revich“, a concert was organized in June 2016 in support of the charitable organization “Dancer Against Cancer/MY Aid“. The net gain of this event was donated to an onco-psychological institution.

The net profit of this crossover-concert supported the integration initiative “Voices of Refugees Choir”, under the supervision of Kerem Sezen. The choir was given the possibility to play together with famous artists such as Yury Revich or actress Mercedes Echerer.

2015

Yury Revich initiated the charity Gala concert “All for Autism” for the Austrian Umbrella Association for Autism in Austria in 2015.

With music as a universal language, this crossover project has the possibility to reach different interest groups and thus rises awareness for autism.

We are very happy that this public work shows first results as with beginning of 2018, the diagnosis can be cleared through the legal Austrian social security. 

This successful concept is still going strong, and another concert took place on 28th of April 2019 at the famous Wiener Musikverein.

SING. DANCE. DREAM. REPEAT.

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