French-Bulgarian violinist Dimiter Tchernookov has been 2nd concertmaster of the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra since 15 August 2017.
Tchernookov has been described as "a musician who can really give the music a human voice", and "a soloist with a brilliant technique" - according to the commentary after his debut recital in Carnegie Hall with the Grand Air Trio.
After studying at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris under Olivier Charlier, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2005, he continued his studies in New York at the Mannes College of Music with Lucie Robert. There he obtained the Master of Music Degree in 2005 and four years later the Professional Studies Diploma, as well as a special award for excellence in performance, the Georges & Elizabeth Gregory Award. During these five years in New York, he performed in all major venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Yamaha Hall, Museum of the City of New York, NYC & Morgan Libraries and Yale & Colony Clubs.
Tchernookov has been a soloist with various ensembles including the Bachanalia Festival Orchestra, the Metro Chamber Orchestra and the New York Chamber Virtuosi. He was a prizewinner in the California International Young Artists Competition, the Five Towns Music & Art Foundation Young Musician Competition and won first prize in the Mannes College of Music Concerto Competition. This has earned him guest appearances at the Fontainebleau Festival, the American Conservatory Festival, the Casalmaggiore International Festival and the Festival de la Roque d'Antheron, among others.
In 2011, Tchernookov moved to Amsterdam where he successfully continued his career. He was deputy 2nd concertmaster of the Radio Chamber Philharmonic. He also plays regularly in the Philharmonia Orchestra in London. His participation in master classes worldwide gave him the opportunity to work with and learn from great musicians such as Gerard Poulet, Donald Weilerstein, Ani Kavafian, Sylvia Rosenberg, Yifra Neaman, Takashi Shimitsu, David Chan, and the Orion Quartet.
Dimiter Tchernookov was deputy concertmaster at Het Gelders Orkest from 2013 to 2017. He is also a regular guest with renowned Dutch orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Amsterdam Sinfonietta.