Having completed his studies at the Tchaïkovsky Conservatoire of Moscow, in the class of S. Snitkovsky, under the direction of David Oïstrach, Igor Volochine then began a brilliant career as solo violinist in the Collegium Musicum chamber orchestra.
In his capacity of Concertmaster of the National Symphonic Orchestra of Moscow, Igor Volochine travelled throughout the world playing in the most prestigious concert halls, and took part in numerous recordings for records and television.
In 1986 Youri Bashmet invited him to join the Moscow Solists Ensemble as a solo violinist. The Ensemble performed in the Salle Pleyel, the Concertgebouw, the Albert Hall, the Carnegie Hall etc.
Now living in France (since 1991), Igor Volochine is frequently invited to play in international festivals both as a soloist and as a performer of chamber music.
His pedagogical activity is rich and varied. From 1997 to 2013, he taught at the Conservatoire National Superieur in Paris, and also at the National Regional Conservatoires in Paris and Versailles. He is now Professor at the Ecole Normale A. Cortot in Paris. At the same time he gives proficiency courses and master classes in Italy, Japan, Taiwan etc.