Filip Zaykov

Filip Zaykov

Czech Republic
Filip Zaykov (*1997) is a Czech violinist and co-founder of the award-winning piano trio Incendio, which has gained international recognition through performances at prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall and Philharmonie Berlin, as well as invitations to festivals such as Verbier Festival, Davos Festival, Ohrid Summer Music Festival, Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, Ticino Musica, and Prague Spring.

He studied with Natalia Prischepenko at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden and with Friedemann Eichhorn at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar. Currently, he is a member of Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz and is studying conducting at the Malko Academy for Young Conductors.

Filip began playing the violin at the age of five in Prague under the guidance of Magdaléna Micková and Jiří Fišer. He also studied piano for a long time with Peter Toperczer. At the age of ten, he made his solo debut in Antonio Vivaldi's Double Concerto in A minor with Josef Suk and the Prague Philharmonia. As a soloist, Filip has performed multiple times with the Prague Philharmonia, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, and the North Bohemian Philharmonic Teplice.

He also has extensive experience as an orchestral musician. In the 2023/2024 season, he was the concertmaster of the Metropole Orkest. Previously, he has served as concertmaster in orchestras such as the Chamber Philharmonic Next Generation, the Film Philharmonie Prague, and the European Music Campus Orchestra. From 2016 to 2018, he was a member of the Orchestral Academy of the Czech Philharmonic.

His group Trio Incendio has been recently given the Hans-Gál-Preis 2023 and won prizes in competitions such as the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition, Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition, International Kiejstut Bacewicz Competition, Gianni Bergamo Music Award, International Bohuslav Martinů Competition, COOP Music Awards, and Concorso Internazionale Marcello Pontillo.

The trio had the opportunity to work on two public master classes with Alfred Brendel on Schubert's two piano trios. One of them was released by the Czech label Supraphon. The trio is an Alumni-Ensemble of the European Chamber Music Academy and has collaborated with personalities such as Hatto Beyerle, Johannes Meissl, Hyung-ki Joo, Avedis Koyoumdjian, Itamar Golan, Dirk Mommertz, and also with Christian Tetzlaff, Rainer Schmidt, and Miguel da Silva.