Svetlin Roussev was born in Roussé, Bulgaria, in 1976. He began studying with his mother at the Music School in Roussé. In 1991 he entered the Paris Consevatoire (CNSM), where he studied with Gérard Poulet, Dévy Erlih and Jean-Jacques Kantorow.
In 1994, the jury unanimously awarded him First Prize for violin summa cum laude and First Prize for chamber music.
In 2000, Svetlin was invited as Concertmaster with the Auvergne Chamber Orchestra, France. In addition, he was voted “Discovery of the year 2000” by the ADAMI and was selected for sponsorship by the Natexis-Banques Populaires Corporate Foundation in 2001.
Svetlin Roussev has also won many international prizes (including Indianapolis International Violin Competition (USA), Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud and Melbourne). At the first international Music Competition of Sendai (Japan) in 2001, he was awarded the Grand Prix, Special Public Prize and Special Prize for the best performance of a Bach concerto.
In May 2001, Svetlin was awarded First Prize, Special Audience Prize and Special Prize for the best interpretation of a Bach concerto at the Sendaï International Competition, in Japan.
Svetlin Roussev has played under the great conductors such as Leon Fleisher, Yehudi Menuhin and Yuzo Toyama and appears as a soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique de radio France, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Montevideo Philharmonic, the Sendai Philharmonic… and takes part in many festivals including Radio-France-Montpellier, Sully-sur-Loire, Kuhmo (Finland), La Roque d’Anthéron, L’Empéri, La Vésère, Orangerie de Sceau.
Svetlin Roussev plays the Stradivarius 1710 “Camposelice” violin kindly loaned by the Nippon Music Foundation.