Alexandr Kislitsyn – Violin Lessons

Violin Teachers in Philly
Classical Training for Strings
Beginner – Advanced Students
International Performance, Concert Violinist
Novosibirsk State Conservatory B.A. Violin Performance
Temple University M.M. Violin Performance


I teach Violin and  Viola. I was born into a musical family with a long tradition in the arts. Ungratified by the monotony of kindergarten, I willfully launched my informal musical training by trailing my mother to her rehearsals with the Omsk Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. My formal training began shortly after that, and I went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance from Novosibirsk State Conservatory and a Master’s degree in Violin Performance from Temple University.
I made my debut as a concert violinist with the Omsk Philharmonic at the tender age of 6, and have since gone on to concertize throughout Russia, Europe, Asia, and North America, giving solo recitals and performing with symphony orchestras as well as chamber ensembles in such notable venues as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Kimmel Center Verizon Hall, Big Hall of the Novosibirsk Conservatory, Thailand Cultural Centre Hall, and Tomsk Philharmonic Hall. Winner of numerous national and international competitions and recipient of multiple prestigious musical awards, my extensive repertoire includes major works from solo and chamber literature.
Offstage, I have served as a youth violin instructor at Temple University Music Preparatory (2014-2016) training the next generation of inspired musicians.

Read our interview with Alexandr Below!

When did you begin playing violin/viola, and why?:

I started playing the violin at the age of 6 because both of my parents are musicians, and I was growing up surrounded by music. 

What are your personal goals as a musician?:

One of my personal goals is to share my emotions and feelings with an audience through the music and to play as many concerts as possible.    

What is your favorite  from one of your past (or current) teachers?:

My favorite piece of advice is only by practicing many hours daily, and loving music you can become a great musician, a violinist. 

What is your biggest musical achievement?:

I hope it’s still in the future. 

Favorite thing about teaching?:

My favorite thing about teaching is to see how my students grow and become better musicians every day. 

What is a piece of advice you would like to share with anyone learning music?: 

Play a lot of chamber music with different people and instruments. By doing that, you may learn a lot from your colleagues.