Violinist Timofei Bekassov was born in the Ukraine. He took his first violin lessons at the age of four with Pyotr Stolyarski, who was an assistant to the founder of the famous Russian School of Violin. He later studied in Moscow, where Anatoly Kisilev was his violin teacher and Valentin Berlinsky, founder of the Borodin Quartet, his teacher for string quartet. During his student days, he was a member of the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Vladimir Fedosejev. In 1985, he won the National Violin Competition of the Russian Soviet Republic. Apart from the orchestra, he also has a great love of chamber music. Timofei Bekassov was a member of the Moscow Radio String Quartet and a co-founder of the Moscow Piano Quartet.
He came to Germany in 1992, and became second concertmaster of the Rhenish State Philharmonic Orchestra, Koblenz. He has been a member of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen since 1993.
Since his student days Timofei has been interested in the art of violin and bow making, which he also studied in Moscow.