Mikhail Gantvarg is one of the last successors of the legendary St.Petersburg violin school, which gave birth to a whole "constellation" of world famous violinists.
He has passed through quite a typical way for a modern artist. After winning a prize at the Paganini International Competition in youth, he was combining an intensive concert work together with being a principal violin in The Academic Symphony Orchestra of the St.Petersburg Philharmonia (1975 - 1987). Together with that, he has started his teaching career in the St.Petersburg State Conservatoire.
The main principles of M.Gantvarg's playing manner are being put to realization with his colleagues - the musicians of the "Soloists of St.Petersburg" Chamber Ensemble.
Mikhail Gantvarg and "Soloists of St.Petersburg" have recorded and released more then 40 CDs, containing such capital works as "All Piano and Violin Mozart concertos", monumental works by Vivaldi: "Harmonic Inspiration", "Fancies", "Four Seasons", unique by it's technical difficulties Beethoven's "Great Fugue", Six Sonatas by Rossini, a series of Bach's instrumental concertos, etc.
Since 2011 Prof. Gantvarg is a Rector of St.Petersburg Conservatory.