The Ceremony of Awarding Honorary Citizenship of Cremona

November 11, 2023 | STRADIVARIfestival, Honorary Citizen of Cremona

Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari

Cremona, Italy

It was a memorable November part of the “STRADIVARIfestival” that took place on Saturday evening in the G. Arvedi Auditorium in Cremona, which before a concert with a varied and lively program hosted the ceremony of awarding honorary citizenship to the violinist Sergej Krylov: A Muscovite by birth, he arrived in Stradivari’s homeland years ago together with his father Alexander, luthier, and mother Ludmilla, pianist.

Although his concert career took him far away, the Maestro always returned to perform in Cremona, creating bonds that made him become an adopted and now honorary citizen, as commented by the Mayor Gianluca Galimberti. I was moved by Krylov’s thanks upon receiving the honour, which he dedicated to his parents with a smile towards his mother in the room and a thought for his late father whose violin he then played during the concert.

Krylov Violin Project 2023
Sergej Krylov (music director, violin and conductor)
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra


Concerto  for violin and orchestra in A minor, BWV 1041


Concerto for violin n. 1 “ESOCONCERTO” for violin, strings and timpani


Divertimento for orchestra  Sz.113 BB.118



Fondazione Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari

Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi, 21:00


Krylov Violin Project | STRADIVARIfestival

Sergej Krylov is an Ambassador of the STRADIVARIfestival set in Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi, Museo del Violino in Cremona. On 18 October 2023 he performed a violin and piano music recital with Alexandra Dovgan


Schubert. Sonata for violin and piano Op.137 No.1

Beethoven. Sonata for violin and piano No.5, Op.24 “La Primavera”

Franck. Sonata in A for violin and piano


Cremona – Krylov, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra | La Provincia

La Provincia Review: Krylov, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Museo del Violino, STRADIVARIfestival 2018

Luca Muchetti, October 11, 2018

Stradivari Festival All’MdV il suono magico di Krylov

Lei all’auditorium la prima delle due serate che vedono protagonista il virtuoso. Stasera il violinista russo-cremonese in scena con la Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra.



Stradivari, Amati, Guarneri: Krylov opens with jewels | Corriere della Sera

“The Treasury of Treasures”: performing on eight magnificent violins by Amati, Stradivari and Guarneri.

Sergej Krylov (violin and conductor) Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Concerto in E for violino and orchestra BWV 1042
Allegro – Adagio – Allegro
violin Nicolò Amati “Hammerle” 1658

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)
Concerto for violin and orchestra RV 253 “La tempesta di mare”
Presto – Largo – Presto
violin Antonio Stradivari “Clisbee” 1669

Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto in G minor for violin and orchestra BINV 1056R
Senza indicazione di movimento – Largo – Presto
violino Giuseppe Guamer filius Andrea “Quarestani* 1689

Nicolò Paganini (1782 – 1840)
Cantabile op. 17 for violin and orchestra
violin Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu“Principe Doria” 1734
*La Campanella” dal Concerto n. 2 in si minore per violin e orchestra
(trascrizione per orchestra da camera)
violin Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu “Stauffer” 1734
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921)
Introduction and Rondò capriccioso for violin and orchestra
violino Antonio Stradivari “Cremonese” 1715
Pablo de Sarasate (1844 – 1908)
Carmen Fantasy for violin and orchestra
violino Antonio Stradivari “Vesuvio” 1727c

violino Antonio Stradivari “Lam – ex Scotland University” 1734