Bezverkhni van Gent (BVG)Mikhail Bezverkhni

Mikhail Bezverkhni, violinist, painter, actor and composer was born in Leningrad (USSR). He studied art for 14 years under Vladimir Rajkov, a student of Robert Falk. Has exhibitions in several countries and in private collections.
Along with his artistic life he has forged an impressive career as a solo violinist. He has made numerous international tours and is laureate and prize winner of various international competitions. In 1976, Mikhail won the Grand Prix D’Elisabeth, the first prize in the violin edition of that year at the Queen Elisabeth International Musical Competition in Brussels.
This highly prestigious recognition took place during a time in which he was free to travel outside the USSR. Even though he made numerous concert tours and performances within the USSR, he was prevented from travelling for longer periods in and out of the West starting in 1976. After the Fall of the Wall in 1990, Mikhail settled permanently in Belgium.
In addition to the numerous recordings he has made for such labels as Melodya , Pavane, La Campanella a.o.He has also earned his spurs as a conductor, actor and composer of soundtracks, among other types of music. His soundtrack along with the production of “Suite Gambrinus” won the first Prize during the International Film Festival of Valencia in 1992.
As latest achievement there is the successful acquisition by the Raccolta Lercaro, museum of modern art Bologna/Italy, of three paintings by Mikhail Bezverkhni to its collection [see link] on July 2011.