Born in Moscow into a family of musicians, Sergej Krylov started studying the violin at the age of five and made his debut with orchestra at ten, performing in Russia, China, Finland and Germany. At a very young age he won First Prize at the International Competition “R. Lipizer” and, after studying with Salvatore Accardo, he was awarded First Prize at both the “A. Stradivari” Competition in Cremona and the prestigious “Fritz Kreisler” in Vienna.
Krylov has developed a highly successful career, performing at the Berlin Philharmonie, Munich Philharmonie and Herkulessaal, Wien Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Théatre des Champs-Elysées and Auditorium de Radio France in Paris, Athens’ Megaron Centre, Brussels Bozar, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Teatro La Fenice in Venice and Teatro alla Scala in Milan. He appears with some of the most prestigious orchestras in the world, such as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, English Chamber Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Hessischer Rundfunk Frankfurt, Camerata Academica Salzburg, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonie, Orchestra Verdi in Milan, Filarmonica Toscanini, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg and Copenhagen Philharmonic.
Krylov has appeared with notable conductors including Yuri Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Andrey Boreyko, Nicola Luisotti, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Jurowski, Dmitri Kitajenko, Omer M. Wellber, Saulius Sondeckis, Zoltan Kocsis, Julian Kovatchev and Yuri Bashmet.
Krylov is also an active chamber musician, performing alongside Yuri Bashmet, Itamar Golan, Lilya Zilberstein, Aleksandar Madzar, Yefim Bronfman, Denis Matsuev, Bruno Canino, Stefania Mormone, Mikhail Rudy, Maxim Vengerov, Misha Maisky, Nobuko Imai, the Belcea Quartet, and Elina Garanča. He has served as Music Director of the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra since 2009.
Krylov's discography includes recordings for EMI, Melodya and Agorà, as well as the recent publication of Paganini's 24 Caprices. He plays the Stradivari “Scotland University” (1734) from the Sau-Wing Lam Collection, Courtesy of “Fondazione A. Stradivari” in Cremona.