Bertrand Lavrenov – Belgian violinist
For several years now, as a professional violinist and organizer of international musical projects,
Bertrand Lavrenov has devoted himself entirely to promoting, playing and teaching music.
Winner and finalist of national and international competitions, Bertrand, the youngest of five siblings,
grew up in a family of professional musicians where music was part of his life from an early age. It is
therefore naturally that he began to learn the violin intensively at the age of eight. At only twelve years
old, he went on tour with the string orchestra “La Vraie Note” (created by his father) and at fifteen he
entered as “Young Talent” the class of Mr. Aroutiounian at the “Royal Conservatory of Music of Liege”.
He obtained there with Distinction, in 2015, his “Master Diploma” in violin specialization and the
following year (in the class of Mr. Koch) his “Master Diploma” in teaching.
Since these years, his musical career has allowed him to rub shoulders with internationally renowned
musicians in Europe, Asia and Africa. The experience of these meetings allows him today to have a
critical vision of music in a global context.
Bertrand had the opportunity to perform on many stages; Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands,
Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Bulgaria, Madagascar and China both as a soloist and in various formations.
His repertoire ranges from music for solo violin to symphonic works, including chamber music and
As an organizer of international artistic exchange projects, Bertrand has worked on the development
of numerous events. In August 2016, he participated in the organization of a “masterclass” in the city
of Xi’an in China and, in July 2017, he was the organizer of the “2nd International Music Stage” in
Belgium. In 2018, he was the organizer of the “Ysaÿe International Music Competition” and the “3rd
International Music Stage” which took place in Liège. In 2019, he organized his fourth music course in
Gao Tai in China and during the summer of 2021 he created with his friend and colleague Kephren
Baiwir: “Appassionata International Music Competition & Festival for Amateurs”. In addition, for
several years he has been president of the association “Lavrenov Music Society” which aims to
promote music worlwide.
These projects have allowed Bertrand to work with more than four hundred professional and nonprofessional musicians. His responsibilities in the development of these events were diverse. Bertrand
attaches great importance to artistic and cultural exchanges because he is convinced that they allow
the individuals who participate in them to flourish.
Since September 2022, Bertrand is also the Godfather of the ” Nosy-Be Symphonies” festival in
Madagascar for which he brings musical and logistic support.