was born in 1990 into a family of Russian musicians and began playing the violin under the guidance of Galina Turchaninova at the age of five. In 1997, he entered the Moscow Conservatory Musical College while studying with his mother for another ten years which significantly contributed to his early artistic success. In 2006, Mikhail was admitted to the Cologne Music Academy to study with Viktor Tretyakov and pursued his studies at the "Escuela Superior de musica Reina Sofia" in Madrid with Ana Chumachenco from 2010 to 2011. Furthermore, he extensively partook in masterclasses of Gidon Kremer, Donald Weilerstein, Christian Tetzlaff, Harald Schoneweg, Zarius Shikhmurzaeva, Ana Chumachenco, Veniamin Varshavsky, Vadim Repin, Kolja Blacher, Midori and Boris Garlitzky.
He is a top-prizewinner of numerous international competitions including J. Heifetz (Vilnius, Lithuania, 2009), R. Lipizer (Gorizia, Italy, 2008), A. Postacchini (Fermo, Italy, 2007) and P. Sarasate (Pamplona, Spain, 2009).
Currently, Mikhail lives in Germany where he studies at the Music Academy of Munich in the class of the eminent violinist Prof. Ana Chumachenco. His concerts are received with great acclaim in Russia, Switzerland, Spain, Croatia, Germany, Italy, France, Turkey, Ukraine and others. The young artist has performed at renowned venues like the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Glazunov Hall in St. Petersburg, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Auditorio Nacional de Musica de Madrid, Auditorio de Zaragoza, Philharmonic Hall of Cologne, Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik or the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, to name just a few. Moreover, he has participated at numerous international festivals in Russia and abroad guesting with the Russian State Academic Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov”, National Philarmonic Orchestra of Russia, State Symphony Orchestra “New Russia”, Moscow Philharmonic, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Spain, Lithuanian National Orchestra and working with conductors such as Y. Simonov, K. Griffiths, J. Domarkas, S. Skripka, B. Sudjic and many more.
Mikhail Pochekin was assigned the Russian Ministry of Culture Grant in 2003 and a Grant of the German foundation "Junge Musiker". In September 2008 he received the Pablo Sarasate Prize in Madrid and was granted the use of the Stradivari Ex Bossier (Ex Sarasate) violin. He exclusively performs on instruments made by his father, Yuri Pochekin.