Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev and Daniel Kharitonov

Main programme
30 September 2023Saturday
Philharmonic hall

Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev (violin, Azerbaijan)

Daniel Kharitonov (piano, Russia)


Sergei Prokofiev. Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1

Claude Debussy. Sonata for Violin and Piano

Fazil Sai. Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1

Johannes Brahms. Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3

Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev started playing the violin when he was five years old. At the age of 8, he gave his first orchestral concert and that same year he was admitted to the Zurich Conservatory Young Student programme. At the age of 10, the musician made his debut with the "Moscow Virtuosi" State Chamber Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Spivakov. Since then, he has actively performed with renowned conductors and esteemed orchestras.

Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev is the laureate of numerous prestigious international competitions, including the David Oistrakh Violin Competition (Moscow), Lipinski-Wieniawski Competition for Young Musicians (Lublin, Poland), the International Jascha Heifetz Violin Competition (Vilnius, Lithuania). The musician performs in the most prominent concert halls throughout the world on a 1715 Guiseppe Guarneri's violin.

"The fame of the violinist Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev in the music world can be compared, perhaps, only with the fame of Mozart himself. In Turkey he is called "Azerbaijani Mozart", and in Russia – "Azerbaijani Paganini". The twenty-six-year-old talented virtuoso musician is an Honored Artist of Azerbaijan, a presidential scholarship holder, his name is included in the "Golden Book" of young talents of Azerbaijan." Viktor Aleksandrov, "Muzykalnaya zhizn" magazine

Daniel Kharitonov is one of the most promising young pianists in Russia. He showed early aptitude for music. At the age of 5, he was admitted to the Novosibirsk Special Music School (college), and a year later he entered the Central Music School at the Moscow Conservatory. Since 2016, Daniel Kharitonov had studied at the Royal College of Music in London, where he received a bachelor's degree and completed his postgraduate studies.

16-year-old Daniel Kharitonov received the 3rd prize and a bronze medal after the performance at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, which also brought him recognition and love of fans from all over the world. The pianist performs with the best musicians and collectives from all over the world. His concerts have been held in the main halls of Moscow and many cities of Russia. Daniel Kharitonov has been on tour in more than 40 countries of the near and far abroad. In 2013, the pianist successfully performed at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York, receiving high praise from American critics.