Nikita Gerkusov has won several prizes from international competitors and has won the Johannes Brahms Competition, among others.
After permanent engagements as solo violist with the Orchestra of the Theater Passau and subsequently with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Nikita won the audition for solo violist with the Tonkünstler Orchester Niederösterreich in summer 2017 and has lived in Vienna since then.
Nikita Gerkusov was born in St. Petersburg in 1992 and received his first violin lessons at the age of 3. He first attended the special music school for gifted children with Prof. Elena Zaitseva before he enrolled in both subjects violin and viola at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, where he completed his bacchelor studies. Nikita Gerkusov has lived in Europe since moving in 2011. Close contact with well-known professors such as Nathan Braude, Jürgen Kussmaul and Alexander Zemtsov round off his musical education.
Nikita Gerkusov began his international concert career as a soloist while still studying at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. As a great lover of chamber music, he quickly looked for participation in various chamber music ensembles that took him on concert tours across Europe and to the USA.
Nikita Gerkusov plays a viola from the collection of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, built by Giovanni Paolo Maggini.