Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev is a solo concert violinist who is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien Hannover in Germany, studying with Professor Krzysztof Wegrzyn. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Spain, from the class of Professor Zakhar Bron.
He is the recipient of the 2019 IKSV Istanbul Culture and Arts Foundation Aydin Gun Encouragement Award.
Elvin 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.
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, 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 Elvin 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.
Elvin has won 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.
As a passionate young musician Elvin has performed at many festivals internationally such as Interlaken Classics Festivals in Switzerland, Menton Festival in France, Rostropovich Festival and Gabala Festival Music in Azerbaijan, Vladimir Spivakov Invites Festival, Trans-Siberian Art Festival in Russia, Istanbul Music Festival and Ankara Music Festival in Turkey, Cannes Music Festival, Voices for Peace and Festival du Floréal Musical d’Epinal in France, Oettingen Festival in Germany and Megaro Festival in Greece.
He has recorded with LGT Young Soloists for the album “Italian Journey” under RCA Red Seal/Sony Music Switzerland.
Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev is supported by QNB Finansbank, the main sponsor of ÇEV Contemporary Education Foundation of Turkey Young Talents Project.
Elvin performs on a 1715 Guiseppe Guarneri “filius Andreae” violin with an Eugène Sartory bow.