For full functionality of this page it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are the instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser ELVIN HOXHA GANIYEV | George Enescu Festival


  • date of birth: November 25, 1997
  • currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien Hannover in Germany, studying with Prof. Krzysztof Wegrzyn;
  • holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Spain, from the class of Prof. Zakhar Bron;
  • debut with Moscow Virtuosi under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov at the Kremlin Palace;
  • has performed with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sascha Goetzel or Plácido Domingo;
  • worked with masters such as Ivry Gitlis, Vadim Repin, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Maxim Vengerov, Fazıl Say and Viktor Pikayzen.

Prizes: David Oistrakh Violin Competition, Lipinski-Wieniawski Competition for Young Musicians, Vienna International Music Competition


First Round

Bach Adagio and Fugue from Sonata in G minor for Solo Violin

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major K. 218

Paganini Caprice No. 17

Second Round

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor Op. 30 No. 2

Enescu “Ménétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite Op. 28

Ysaÿe Sonata No. 3 in D minor for Solo Violin Op. 27, Ballade


Grieg Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor Op. 45

Enescu Sonata No. 2 in F minor for Violin and Piano Op. 6

Waxman Carmen Fantasie


Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47