Honored Artist of Russia Igor Zimin (cello) was born in 1965 in Moscow. Graduated from the music school and the Academic School at the Moscow State Conservatory. P.I.Tchaikovsky. In 1990 he graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Professor N. N. Shakhovskaya).
From 1988 to 1995, he was concertmaster of the cello group at the Moscow Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Igor Zhukov; from 1995 to 2001 - the first concertmaster, soloist of the Russian State Symphony Orchestra "Young Russia" (conductor - Mark Gorenstein).
From 2001 to the present time - the first accompanist, soloist of the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic (conductor - Yuri Simonov). In 2010 he received the title of Honored Artist of Russia.
Has been active in concert since 1990. Regularly gives recitals in the best concert halls in Moscow, Russia and abroad (including both with symphony orchestras and in various chamber instrumental ensembles). Since 2002 he has regularly performed in a duet with the pianist, laureate of international competitions, Yulia Buryleva; from 2011 to the present - with the laureate of the international competition Svetlana Tarnorutskaya.
Igor Zimin is a permanent member of the Moscow Philharmonic's subscriptions, one of which - "Instruments Tell ..." for children and their parents - is the author's project of the musician. He teaches, gives master classes for cellists and chamber ensembles of various composition (from a duet to a chamber orchestra).
Since 2011 he has been teaching at the ten-year school named after V. Gnesins. Igor Zimin's concerts are successfully held at the Moscow Philharmonic Society and the halls of the Russian Philharmonic Society.