National violinist wins Karol Szymanowski Music Competition
Azerbaijan's talented violinist Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev has became a laureate of the Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition.
The music contest, held in the Polish city of Katowic, provides opportunity for outstanding young artists to broaden the scope and increase the momentum of their career, Azernews reports.
The competition takes place every five years in four performing disciplines: piano, violin, string quartet and voice. The fifth, special category is the composing competition, taking place a year ahead of the performing competition.
The participants find great allies in the amazing concert halls of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, boasting unique acoustic properties.
The title of laureate in this music contest provides a great opportunity for the musician to perform at the best concert venues and collaborate with world-famous musicians and ensembles.
Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev has successfully participated in many competitions and festivals. His name is included in the Golden Book of Azerbaijan's young talents.
The musician was born in Ankara in a musical family. Elvin started playing 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 the age of eight, he gave his first orchestral concert with his grandfather, famous conductor and violin player, Server Ganiyev.
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.
The musician has performed with renowned conductors, such as Zubin Mehta, Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Zakhar Bron, Sasha Goetzel, Gürer 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 Güher-Süher Pekinel.
The talented violinist 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), etc.
He has received many honors and awards, including a medal from the Pope.
In 2018, Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev was presented with the certificate and badge of the honorary title of the Honoured Artist of Azerbaijan.
The musician was awarded with the title of Honored Artist for his merits in the development of Azerbaijani culture.
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