Awarded every year since 2012 by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts to promising young classical musicians, the Aydın Gün Encouragement Award 2019 was granted to the 22 year-old Azerbaijani-Turkish violinist Elvin Hoxha Ganiyev.

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. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Spain. Ganiyev is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien Hannover in Germany.

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