Sokolov appears throughout the world with esteemed conductors including Vasily Petrenko, Ivor Bolton, Andrey Boreyko, Susanna Mälkki, Yannick Nézet-Seguin, Kwamé Ryan, Hubert Soudant, and Yann Pascal Tortelier and at orchestras such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Hallé plus the festivals in Aspen, St Denis and Gstaad.
A keen recital and chamber performer Sokolov enjoys collaborations with pianists Evgeniy Isotov and Igor Levit and cellists Leonid Gorokhov and Maximilian Hornung. Appearing regularly at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris he is a frequent guest in the Grands Interprètes series at the Auditorium de Lyon and at London’s Wigmore Hall; he has performed at the Ravenna, Kissinger Sommer and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern festivals, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Essen Philharmonie and in Vancouver and Hong Kong.
Exclusively signed with EMI/Virgin Classics, Sokolov is developing a strong and varied catalogue of recordings, releasing Enescu’s Sonata No. 3 with pianist Svetlana Kosenko for them in 2009. His first concerto DVD was of the Sibelius Violin Concerto under Vladimir Ashkenazy and with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and Bruno Monsaingeon’s film un violon dans l’âme / Natural Born Fiddler, a record of Valeriy’s recital in Toulouse in 2004, received much praise from the critics and continues to be frequently broadcast on ARTE TV. He is generously supported by the Accenture Foundation as part of their young musician scheme.