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Galiya Zharova

Special Mention

Nationality: Russia

Age: 32

Stage: Final


STAGE ONE - SELECTION: Tchaikovsky-Kreisler, Song without words; Tchaikovsky Valse-scherzo; Paganini, Caprice n. 5; Prokofiev, Sonata for violin and piano n. 1

SEMIFINAL: J.S. Bach, Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, Adagio, Fuga; Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005, Adagio

FINAL: E. Ysaÿe, 6 Sonatas for Violin Solo, Op. 27, No. 4 in E Minor;

Galiya Zharova was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Graduated with honours from the Central School of Music (2010) and the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (2015), as an assistant trainee of the Moscow Conservatory in the class of Professor A.E. Vinnitsky.

As a soloist she has performed with such orchestras as the Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Almaty Philharmonic Orchestra, Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra, Symphonica Arctica, Philharmonic Orchestra of the city of Kaliningrad. The Turku Philharmonic Orchestra (Finland), the Minsk Philharmonic Orchestra, the Nikolaev Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Four Seasons, Moskovia, conducted by Marius Stravinsky, Eduard Grach, Fabio Mastrangelo and others.

The violin’s repertoire includes various eras and styles, baroque and romanticism, classicism and contemporary music. In September 2017 Galiya performed 24 caprices of Paganini at the Rachmaninoff Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.

She won numerou prizes at international competitions such as 4th prize at Viktor Tretyakov International Violen competition, 1st prize at Ysaye International music competition, Golden Medal at Manhattan music competition, 2nd prize at Leopold Auer Violin competition, 1st prize at Maria Yudina Chamber music competition, 1st prize at Postacchini Violin competition, 1st prize at Beethoven Violin competition and 2nd prize at David Oistrakh Violin competition.

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