Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev


Elvin is a solo concert violinist with a broad and diverse repertoire who is currently pursuing his Konzertexamen degree at Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen with Prof. Aleksey Semenenko and his second Master’s degree in Instrumentalsolist program of UdK Berlin with Mark Gothoni simultaneously.
He holds a Master’s Degree from Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien Hannover in Germany, where he studied with Professor Krzysztof Wegrzyn, and also a Bachelor’s Degree from Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Spain, from the class of Professor Zakhar Bron.
Elvin was born in 1997 into a family of esteemed musicians and started playing the violin when he was five 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. Since the age of 10, when Elvin made his debut with Moscow Virtuosi under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov at the Kremlin Palace, he has always performed with renowned conductors and esteemed orchestras in prominent concert halls and prestigious international festivals throughout the world.

Elvin has won numerous awards and honors at prestigious international competitions. In 2023, he won the 2nd place at the prestigious Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition. He was the Semi-finalist and the winner of the special iPalpiti Prize at the 2021
George Enescu International Violin Competition. The same year, he was also awarded the Public Prize at the International Jascha Heifetz Violin Competition, where he was a semifinalist.

Elvin is also the laureate of many other reputable international music competitions, including the 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. Some of the orchestras he has played with are Berliner Philharmoniker, Moscow Virtuosi, Shanghai Chamber Orchestra, Amsterdam Philharmonic, Azerbaijani State Philharmonic, Qatar Philharmonic, Odessa Philharmonic, New Russia Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Musica Viva Moscow, Tchaikovsky Symphony and nearly all the Turkish orchestras; with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Zakhar Bron, Sasha Goetzel, Server Ganiyev, Dmitry Liss, Rengim Gökmen, Valery Vorona, Klaus Weise, Placido Domingo… at venues as Carnegie Hall, The Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Kremlin Palace and Tchaikovsky Concert Hall Moscow, Grand Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo, De Doelen Rotterdam, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Athena Megaro Hall, Zurich Tonhalle, The Royal Albert Hall, St. John’s Smith Square London…


He released a debut album in 2019, “Say’s 1001 Nights in the Harem Violin Concerto,” and a Single “Chausson, Poème Op.25,” on digital music platforms. He recorded with LGT Young Soloists for the “Italian Journey” album under RCA Red Seal/Sony Music Switzerland.
His latest album, “Voyages, Chapter Istanbul,” where he performed Cem Esen’s and Fazıl Say’s Violin Sonatas, was released in 2021. He is currently developing new recording projects both for classical and contemporary works.

Elvin founded an ensemble of 15 musicians called “Afterimage Ensemble,” whose purpose is to play lesser-known compositions of composers from minority groups. The ensemble is working on the concert programs and planning performances for the upcoming seasons.
Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev is supported by the ÇEV Contemporary Education Foundation of Turkey Young Talents Project. Elvin performs on a 1715 Guiseppe Guarneri “filius Andreae” violin with an Eugène Sartory bow.

“I’m truly impressed by his tremendous talent.” | Zubin Mehta
“Elvin has shown exceptional talent as a soloist. Apart from his high quality of technical
abilities, he is playing with a variety of colors in his sound and with an expression that
touches every audience.” | Prof. Zakhar Bron
“With his remarkable talents, I certainly believe that Elvin should be considered one of
the few greatest violinists of our time.” | Vladimir Ashkenazy
“Elvin embodies the characteristics of the world’s greatest virtuosos.” | Gennady
“I would like to give my utmost consideration regarding his distinguished talent and
promising potential for his future career.” | Plácido Domingo



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