THE PHILHARMONIC
Dmitri Torchinsky
Dmitri Torchinsky
  • Violin I

Russian-born violinist Dmitri Torchinsky was surrounded by music from a very early age. His father was the concertmaster of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and his mother a flute teacher. He started to play the violin at the age of 5 under careful guidance of the best teachers, curators of the Russian violin tradition.

Torchinsky was later educated in London and Vienna. Having won several violin competitions, he went on to play with many major orchestras in the UK and Austria. He is one of the founding members of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra having joined in 2008, is an active member of the well-established ensemble Doha String Quartet & Friends, a group that he also manages and promotes, is on the teaching roster at the Qatar Music Academy and is busy at home helping bring up his two children.