• Teacher, violinist, producer.

    Eugene Chukhlov

  • About Eugene


    Eugene Chuckhlov is applauded regularly as a soloist, chamber and orchestral player. With almost 30 years as performer and teacher, Eugene Chukhlov has played a vital role in the music life of the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally, a member of the Arlekin String Quartet, he was affiliated with the chamber music program at San Francisco State University for many years.


    Eugene was born into a family of musicians—his father was concertmaster of an opera company in Russia. After winning his first competition at the age of thirteen, Chukhlov moved from Central Asia to Moscow to further his studies, earning degrees in psychology and pedagogy at Gnesin College and a Masters from the Moscow Conservatory.


    His faculty positions at The Crowden School and The San Domenico School have earned him high praises from faculty peers, parents and students alike. He also manages private studios in the East Bay and Marin County. His love of working with both pre-teens and teenagers creates a dynamic learning environment.


    Eugene performed with the New Century Orchestra, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and the Berkeley Symphony.


    With whatever is left of his day, he cherishes the time with his wife, violinist Edith Szendrey, two lovely children and two crazy dogs.

    Current Work

    San Francisco Chamber Orchestra - associate concertmaster

    San Domenico Conservatory - violin and chamber music teacher

    Crowden Music School - violin and chamber music teacher

    San Francisco Choral Society - orchestra personnel manager

    Classical Sound Productions - owner

  • Tchaikovsky Souvenir at St. Paul

    Arlekin Quartet with Edith Szendrey and Michael Graham

  • Shostakovich at HPAF

    - with Iggy Jang, Perry Carp & Sean Leffler

  • Brahms with faculty at HPAF

    - with Iggy Jang, Igor Veligan & Perry Carp

  • Piazzolla solos with SF Chamber Orchestra

    - with my beautiful student Minyoung

  • Birthday Surprize

    - Chee-Yun and the festival orchestra almost killed me by playing HB instead of Seasons

  • GO WARRIORS !!!!
  • I love my work and I am proud of my kids!

    These are the videos of my private students as well as my Crowden and San Domenico classes.

    Russian Waltzes

    Always wanted to make this arrangement! With help of my dear friend Arkadi Serper it happened. Kids were amazing!

    La Bella Cubana

    One of the best arrangements I ever made and one of the best bunch of talented kids I had worked with at the Crowden! I received messages from Cuba thanking me for sharing their culture with the world!

    Tiger Rug by Stephane Grappelli & Mark O'Connor

    Another crazy talented bunch at Crowden! It took me four month to write this piece down. I played with Mark O'Connor twice and showed him this video - he could not believe that the kids could do that:)

    Long live the Crowden school!

    Balkan Blues by Jonathan Mei

    One of my best ever students became quite a player and a composer! So proud!

    Jacob plays Scene de Ballet

    SDVP Juries

    Luci plays Schumann

    SDVP Juries

    Tara plays Brahms

    Good luck at Eastman!

    Vincenzo plays Hindemith

    SDVP recital

    Jacob's quartet plays Beethoven 59/3

    At Chee-Yun & Friends

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