Ilian Garnetz – violin

Ilian Garnetz

Winner of the Tibor Varga International Competition Switzerland (2008), the Queen Elisabeth Competition (2009) and David Oistrach International Competition Moscow, Ilian Garnetz is one of the most promising violinists of our time. “…Ilian Garnetz is a very attractive, mature artist; a violinist who has a perfect technique, a large colourful tone, explosive temperament and artistic charm which always evokes sympathy of the audience,” said Igor Oistrach about him.

Born in St. Petersburg and raised in Chisinau/Moldova, Ilian Garnetz took his first violin lessons from Galina Buinovschi at the musical lyceum C. Porumbescu in Chisinau. He gave his official debut at the age of ten with the Chisinau Symphony Orchestra. He continued his studies and graduated at the Academy of Music in Chisinau with Prof. B. Dubosarski and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Prof. Alexandre Vinnitsky. Ilian completed his violin education at the Royal Conservatory of Bruxelles with Igor Oistrach.
He has been invited as a soloist to many festivals, such as the Enescu Festival Bucuresti, Festival Brest or Pablo Casals Festival. He performed with different orchestras all over Europe, including the Chisinau, Moscow Philharmonics, Kiev, Minsk, Bucharest, Cluj, Ankara, Istanbul, Zurich, Stuttgart, Odessa, Prague Radio Symphony and Chamber orchestra, the Slovak Sinfonietta or the Belgian National Orchestra.
In 2001, Ilian Garnetz has made a Schubert-Ysaye-Brahms recording for the Fuga Libera label with pianist Alina Bercu. This CD has received the “Cle d’Or” in France and the “Golden Label” in Belgium.

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