Igor Petrushevski is widely considered as one of the leading violin professors in Europe. His students are winners of international competitions including: Tchaikovsky, Paganini, Long-Thibaud, Tibor Varga, Lipizer, Indianapolis, Tokyo, Wieniavski, Cologne, Heifetz, Sion, Postacchini, Joachim, Britten, Caneti, Enescu, Valsesia and Khachaturian. His students have performed with Maxim Vengerov, Krzysztof Penderecki, Vladimir Jurovski, Christian Jarvi, Schlomo Mintz, Giancarlo Guerrero and many others. He has made numerous radio and television performances all over the world. Over the last 20 years he has given master classes and played in the major concert halls of Italy, France, Austria, UK, all of the former Yugoslavia, Russia (Moscow Conservatory), North and South America, China (Beijing conservatory) and Korea. Some of his current and former students are leading important orchestras in the USA, Russia and the UK and are playing in major orchestras such as the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Covent Garden Orchestra etc. Many also have prominent solo international careers and are holding teaching posts in universities all over the world. He is professor at the Wagner Konservatorium, and honorary professor at the Yerevan State Conservatory.
Previously he worked at the Trinity College of Music and for many years at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he had one of the largest classes and his students won the most prizes at international competitions. He was artistic director of the ‘Strings In London International Music Festival’. A documentary ﬁlm about his life and work has been broadcast in over 20 countries. He has been a jury member of international competitions including the George Enescu International Violin competition, the London Oratory International Violin competition, the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, the Osaka International Music Competition and the Aram Khachaturyan International Violin Competition. He plays on a L. Storioni violin.