Azer­bai­jan’s tal­ented vi­o­lin­ist wins medal in Berlin

Azer News - - Culture & Lifestyle - By La­man Is­may­ilova

Azer­bai­jan's tal­ented vi­o­lin­ist Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev has won a gold medal at the 2nd Ber­liner In­ter­na­tional Mu­sic Com­pe­ti­tion.

The jury mem­bers highly ap­pre­ci­ated the per­for­mance of the na­tional mu­si­cian.

No­tably, Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev is in­cluded in the Golden Book of Azer­bai­jan's young tal­ents.

The mu­si­cian was born in Ankara into a mu­si­cal fam­ily. His grand­fa­ther, Server Ganiyev, was fa­mous conductor and vi­o­lin­ist; his fa­ther is a lead cel­list, and his mother, a pianist.

Elvin started play vi­o­lin, when he was 5 years old, and when he was 6 years he was suf­fi­ciently pro­fi­cient to join the Mu­sic Prepara­tory Pri­mary School at the Bilkent Univer­sity. At 8 years, he gave his first orches­tral con­cert with his grand­fa­ther, and, dur­ing the same year, he was ad­mit­ted to the Zurich Con­ser­va­tory Young Stu­dent pro­gramme as a stu­dent of the le­gendary Zakhar Bron (with whom he still stud­ies).

In 2005, Elvin be­came a mem­ber of Ci­hat Askın and Young Friends (CAKA) and in 2006 he was awarded 1st prize in the In­ter­na­tional Clas­si­cal Cul­ture Her­itage com­pe­ti­tion in Moscow.

He has al­ways per­formed with renowned con­duc­tors, such as Zu­bin Me­hta, Yuri Bash­met, Vladimir Fe­doseyev, Gen­nady Rozhdestven­sky, Zakhar Bron, Sasha Goet­zel, Gur̈ er Aykal, Rauf Ab­dul­layev, Server Ganiyev, Rengim Gok­men, Naci Ozguuc, Valery Vorona, Klaus Weise, Placido Domingo ,Erol Erdinc, Jules van Hessen, En­der Sakpı­nar, Niko­lay Lalov, and David Bernard. He has worked with masters, such as Zakhar Bron,Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Ivri Gitlis, Ci­hat Aşkın, Fazıl Say,Vik­tor Pikayzen, Yusif Ey­va­zov, and Guḧ er-Suḧ er Pekinel.

Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev is the win­ner of dif­fer­ent in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­vals, in­clud­ing the 11th In­ter­na­tional Young Vi­o­lin­ist Com­pe­ti­tion af­ter Wieni­awski and Lip­in­ski (Poland), In­ter­na­tional Tchaikovsky Com­pe­ti­tion for Young Mu­si­cians (Switzer­land), "Clas­si­cal Her­itage" In­ter­na­tional Com­pe­ti­tion (Rus­sia), and “Night in Madrid” fes­ti­val-con­test (Spain).

He has re­ceived many hon­ours and many awards in­clud­ing a medal from the Pope.

The pur­pose of the Ber­liner In­ter­na­tional Mu­sic Com­pe­ti­tion is to dis­cover artists of out­stand­ing per­son­al­ity and pro­vide awards which can help launch in­ter­na­tional ca­reers.

It is open to a wide range of per­form­ers and is di­vided into three groups: pi­anists, string per­form­ers, singers and wind per­form­ers.

The mu­sic com­pe­ti­tion brought to­gether the 18-35 year old vi­olin­ists from all over the world.

The jury in­cluded the ex­perts from the U.S., France, Czech Repub­lic, Italy, Rus­sia, Ger­many, Nor­way and Poland.

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