Anton Sorokow was born to a musical family in Moscow in 1978. He received his first violin lessons from his mother at the age of four. In 1991, Sorokov moved to Vienna and became an Austrian citizen in 1996.
He graduated with honors from the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts in March 1994, where he studied with professor Dora Schwarzberg from 1991.
From an early age, Anton Sorokov has performed with renowned orchestras such as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Berliner Symphoniker, the Nuremberg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie, the Vienna Concert-Verein, the Philharmonia Orchestra London et al.
As a soloist, Sorokov has worked with renowned conductors of the likes of Mstislav Rostropovich, Fabio Luisi, Myung Whun Chung, Ulf Schirmer, Lior Shambadal Philippe Auguin and Alexander Shelley.
Since 2005, Sorokov has been first concertmaster of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
Anton Sorokow is also a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna since 2011. He has previously been a professor at the Vienna Conservatory ( Konservatorium Wien - Privatuniversität ) from 2008 to 2011.
Anton Sorokov plays Guarneri del Gesù’s “ex Carrodus” violin, Cremona 1741, on loan from the Oesterreichische Nationalbank.