Dr. Evgeniy Sporov
Born in Gorky (also known as Nizhny Novgorod), Russia, Evgeniy Sporov began his violin and piano studies at the age of six and has since performed as a recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral musician throughout Russia, Germany, Greece and the United States. Dr. Sporov’s first public appearance as a violinist took place in the Great Hall of Glinka State Conservatory in Nizhny Novgorod when he was nine. He and two now internationally renowned stars, Sergey Ostrovky and Emil Rovner, formed a trio and gave several successful performances at the conservatory in the series of concerts called ‘The Alphabet of the Organ’. After a year of frequent appearances, the trio was joined by other talented, young, regional musicians to form ‘The Rondo Chamber Ensemble’.
In 1989, at the age of thirteen, Dr. Sporov was one of three students accepted to a musical lyceum in the Glinka State Conservatory, an exclusive musical institution for talented young musicians. At the age of sixteen, without entrance exam, he became the second-youngest student ever accepted to the Glinka State Conservatory. During these years, he was also actively playing in the Sofia Chamber Orchestra and the New Time String Quartet. As violinist of the renowned Sofia Chamber Orchestra, Dr. Sporov performed at the ‘Days of Volga in Essen’ Festival in Essen, Germany in 1994. He also participated in the Porto Heli Festival in Greece in 1997.
Dr. Sporov is the recipient of many scholarships and an accomplished music educator. Before moving to the U.S. in 2000, he was the regional supervisor for the string departments of 127 music schools and three music colleges in Russia. He has coached in the Interlochen Fine Arts Camp, the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Jackson Community String Ensemble, and many others. For orchestral experiences, Dr. Sporov frequently plays as either concertmaster or assistant concertmaster of many orchestras and symphonies, such as the Michigan State University Symphony, Midland Symphony, Traverse Symphony, Jackson Symphony, Stockton Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Modesto Symphony, and Solano Symphony.
Dr. Sporov holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance and a Master of Music degree in Chamber Music from the Glinka State Conservatory. In 2006, he earned his Doctoral of Music Arts degree in Violin Performance from Michigan State University.