Timur Yakubov

Timur Yakubov was born in 1976 in Moscow and began playing violin at the age of 5. He studied in Gnessin Music School with Natalia Fikhtengolz and E. Ozol. In 1994, he was invited by the Russian Culture Foundation to join the “New Names” International Program. This introduction paved the way for long series of concert engagements in International festivals. 

His extensive concert tours covered major world capitals. He thus performed as soloist and as orchestra concertmaster in Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Russia, Mexico and France.

In 1994, Timur entered the Moscow State Conservatory where he studied under Professors S. Kravchenko , A. Koshvanets, and D. Shebalin. Later on Timur pursued his studies at the Geneva Conservatory. His teachers were Gabor Takacs-Nagy and M.Kiener. As a member of the Quatuor Fratres, Timur became a laureate of the International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta, Italy (2000). It was through the Festival de Santander, Spain in 2002 that the Quartet received the opportunity to study with R. Schmidt, member of the Hagen Quartet. Quatuor Fratres worked with some major chamber music personalities, such as Valentin Berlinski of the Borodin Quartet, Philippe Audoli of the Quatuor Ludwig, Sandor Devich of the Bartok Quartet as well as Sigiswald and Barthold Kuijken.

In 2005 the Quatuor Fratres were awarded First Prize of the Concours de Musique de Chambre de l’Association des Amis et Anciens Elèves du Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève. Later that year, they obtained the Honor Diploma as finalist of the Joachim Chamber Music Competition in Weimar, Germany. In 2006, the quartet was awarded the First Prize of the Musica Antiqua International Competition in Bruges, Belgium.

In 2008, Timur was appointed Assistant of Professor G.Takasc-Nagy in La Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève and Professor of Violin at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève.

In 2009, Timur joined The Aviv Quartet. Since then he has performed in the world's leading chamber music venues including Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre in London, the Colmar Intrnational Festival in France, Vienna Konzerthaus, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, De Doolen in Rotterdam, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Der Kammermusiksaal in Berlin and many others. Its recordings for Naxos, including works by Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Erwin Schulhoff and Erno Dohnanyi, have been highly acclaimed for their freshness of spirit vivacity, and top class quality of string quartet performing.
In 2014-2015 Timur was invited for several projects as principal violist in the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
In 2015 Timur is appointed principal viola at the Residetie Orkestr in The Hague, Holland.
Timur has performed as viola soloist in many countries including Russia, Switzerland, USA and many more. As a chamber musician, he has performed with many today’s outstanding artists such as B. Kuijken, A.Ogrinchouk, M. Rysanov, B. Brovtsyn, B. Andrianov, G. Lipkind, P. Bruns, N.Gvetadze and many others.

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