Nadir Khashimov, violin
Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 23 year old violinist Nadir Khashimov graduated from the Uspensky Specialized School of Music for Gifted Children and currently studies with renowned violinists Pamela Frank and Shmuel Ashkenasi at the Curtis Institute of Music. Mr. Khashimov is the William R. Stensrud Annual Fellow, a holder of scholarships from the Vladimir Spivakov International Foundation and is the winner of the Woodruff Award for Excellence. He also won First Prize at the Young Musicians Republican Competition, Uzbekistan, First and Special Prize at the Dvarionas International Violin Competition, Lithuania and First Prize and Grand-Prix at the Enescu International Violin Competition, Romania.
Mr. Khashimov has performed with many orchestras throughout the world, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Orchestra of Russia and London Symphony Orchestra. He has attended the Bowdoin and Sarasota Music Festivals, Heifetz Institute, and the Verbier Academy where he was awarded the Violin Prize of the Festival. He has collaborated with distinguished artists such as Roberto Diaz, Ralph Kirshbaum, Kevin Griffiths and many others. Other notable accomplishments include debuts at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium and the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Mr. Khashimov plays on a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin from 1828.