Ukrainian born cellist Georgiy Lomakov has harvested an impressive number of awards and prizes.
He was six when he began lessons with Valentina Rymachevskaya-Balon at the Stoljarski Music School in his home town of Odessa and only two years later took first prize at an international competition in Uzbekhistan. By the age of nine he had been accepted by the famous Lysenko Music School in Kiev where he studied first with Yuri Polans-ki and later with Yelena Tchervova. At twelve he took the first prize at the international Antonio Janigro Competition in Zagreb, Croatia.
He was thirteen when he moved to Germany to study with Reiner Faupel, principal cellist of the Staatsphilharmonie Nuremberg.
An intensive and productive period in Germany brought further successes - first prize at the national Jugend musiziert competition, winner of the International Heran Competition in the Czech Republic, a finalist at Young Concert Artists in Leipzig. He was awarded his diploma with distinction by the Hochschule für Musik in Nuremberg. After completing his studies with Professor Siegmund von Hauseg-ger, attended masterclasses with Lynn Harrell and Gary Hoffman at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland (receiving the Prix Firmenich for the most promising young cellist) and worked with the legendary Bernard Greenhouse at the Kronberg Academy in Germany. Greenhouse encouraged Lomakov to undertake graduate study at the New England Conservatory in Boston with Laurence Lesser, where he achieved his graduate diploma, again with distinction.
Lomakovs stay in the United States gave him the chance to make his American concerto debut in Dallas, playing Schumann and as a Steans Institute Alumnus at the Ravinia Festival, where he performed with Miriam Fried. On the European continent he has given numerous
recitals and performed as a soloist with orchestras through Europe and Japan, many of which have been broadcast.