Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev was born in 1997 into a family of esteemed musicians and started playing the violin when he was 5 years old. At the age of 8, he gave his first orchestral concert with his grandfather Server Ganiyev, and that same year he was admitted to the Zurich Conservatory Young Student program. At the age of 10, Elvin made his debut with Moscow Virtuosi under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov at the Kremlin Palace. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Spain, from the class of Professor Zakhar Bron. Ganiyev is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien Hannover in Germany, studying with Professor Krzysztof Wegrzyn.

Ganiyev has always performed with renowned conductors, such as Zubin Mehta, Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sasha Goetzel, Gürer Aykal, Rauf Abdullayev, Placido Domingo, Jules van Hessen and David Bernard among others. He has worked with masters, such as Ivri Gitlis, Vadim Repin, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Maxim Vengerov, Cihat Aşkın, Fazıl Say and Viktor Pikayzen in prominent concert halls throughout the world such as Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Kremlin Palace and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Athena Megaro Hall, Zurich Tonhalle, the Royal Albert Hall, St. John’s Smith Square in London.

Among the many esteemed orchestras that Ganiyev has performed with are Moscow Virtuosi, Shanghai Chamber Orchestra, Amsterdam Philharmonic, Borusan Philharmonic, Azerbaijani Philharmonic, Qatar Philharmonic, Odessa Philharmonic, New Russia Orchestra, BMTG NY Chamber Orchestra, Bilkent Chamber & Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Bron Chamber Orchestra, Burgogne Lyric Orchestra, Turkish Presidential Symphony Orchestra, İstanbul State Symphony, Bursa State Symphony, Antalya State Symphony, Eskişehir State Symphony, İzmir State Symphony, and Albanian RTSH Orchestra. He has received numerous awards and honours at prestigious international competitions including David Oistrakh Violin Competition, Lipinski-Wieniawski Competition for Young Musicians, Golden Medal Berliner International Music Competition, and Vienna International Music Competition to name a few.

Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev will receive his award at the opening ceremony of the 48th Istanbul Music Festival.

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