Victor Sumenkov started playing violin at the age of four. In 2002 he completed a Master of Music Degree in viola performance at the Novosibirsk State M. I. Glinka Conservatory. He continued his education in Germany with Professor Matthias Buchholz, entering the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, where he won the famous German scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Victor has won two international competitions in Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk. In 2004 Victor received the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation Scholarship. In 2007 he took the audition for the emerging Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and won the sub-principal viola position. Since August 2008 Victor has been part of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and more recently a viola teacher in the Qatar Music Academy.