Timur Yakubov

Main subject teacher viola and orchestral parts (Classical Department)

Founder of the Quatuor Fratres, Timur won several prizes at the International Competitions, such as Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta, Italy, Joachim Chamber Music Competition in Weimar, Germany and Musica Antiqua International Competition in Bruges, Belgium.

The Quartet has participated in numerous festivals in Switzerland, France, Poland, Spain, Germany and Russia.

Between 2007 and 2013, Timur served as an Assistant of Professor G. Takasc-Nagy in La Haute école 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 appeared in the world's leading chamber music venues including Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre in London, Vienna Konzerthaus, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, De Doolen in Rotterdam, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Der Kammermusiksaal in Berlin and many others. The Quartet has participated in Festivals such as Colmar International Festival in France, Verbier in Switzerland, Festival of Quartets in Luberon, France, Folles Journées de Nantes, France. 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, London, England.

In 2016 Timur is appointed principal viola at the Residentie Orkest (Hague Philharmonic Orchestra) and Docent at the Royal Conservatoire.

As a chamber musician, he has performed with many today’s outstanding artists such as B. Kuijken, A. Ogrinchouk, A. Weithaas, M. Rysanov, K. Blaumane, A. Kobrin, B. Brovtsyn, B. Andrianov, G. Lipkind, L. Elschenbroich, J. Steckel, Clara-Jumi Kang, P. Bruns, N. Gvetadze, A. Sitkovetsky, A. Baeva, I. Gringoltz, F. Miura, W. Levin and many others.

Timur has studied in Moscow Conservatory and Conservatoire de Musique de Genève. His teachers were, N. Fikhtengoltz, E. Ozol, A. Koshvanets, D. Shebalin, S. Kravchenko, G. Takacs-Nagy and R. Schmidt.

Timur plays an Artemi d' Alex viola, made in Cremona by Artem Petrovichev. Since 2023, Timur is appointed as Main Subject Teacher Classical Music Viola at the Royal Conservatoire.