Education & Achievements
M.A., Moscow Conservatory
Eugene Chukhlov was born into a family of musicians—his father was a concertmaster of an opera company in Russia. He has played violin and piano since age five, and attended music schools during childhood, winning his first competition at thirteen. In 1979, Chukhlov moved from Central Asia to Moscow to study, receiving degrees in psychology and pedagogy at Gnesin College, and a masters from the Moscow Conservatory; he was first violinist in the Arlekin Quartet, and part of the Grand Symphony Orchestra of Moscow (BSO).
In 1990, Chukhlov moved to the United States and has played with many groups as a soloist, principal, and concertmaster, touring extensively with a quartet and the Western Opera. In the last few years, he has been busy with family (two children and a well-beloved dog), teaching at Crowden School and San Domenico. He currently has studios in the East Bay and Marin, and plays with the New Century Orchestra, Opera, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and the Berkeley Symphony.