Andrii Murza

violin

Ukrainian violinist, founder and artistic director of Odesa International Violin Competition.

Andrii has performed in numerous important festivals and concert series, including Heidelberg International Festival, Santander International Festival, LvivMozArt International Festival, International Festival of contemporary music «Two days and two nights of new music». He is regularly invited to perform recitals and chamber music program in the cities of Switzerland, France, Germany, Ukraine, China and Spain at venues such as Yehudi Menuhin Forum, Palacio de Festivales, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Shenzhen Concert Hall, Deutsche Oper am Rhein and Royal Palace “El Pardo” in Madrid, where he was honored to play for Spanish Royal family.

He made a recording for the National Radio of Spain with works by Bach, Schubert, Schnittke and Saint-Saens, as well as for the Radio SWR Classic, performing violin sonata by Ukrainian composer Viktor Kosenko.

Andrii Murza has performed with such orchestras as Philharmonie Baden-Baden, National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Odesa Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta de Córdoba, National Orchestra of Moldova, Radio Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. He collaborated with many well-known conductors, among them Oksana Lyniv, Aziz Shokhakimov, Pawel Przytocki, Hobart Earle and Peter Csaba.

Andrii was born in Odesa (Ukraine) in a family of musicians. He began his education at the famous Stolyarsky School at the age of 6 with Anna Lapteva and later at the Odesa National Music Academy named after A.V. Nezhdanova by professor Mikhail Turchinsky. After his graduation he continued his education in Europe with the world-famous professor Marco Rizzi at the Queen Sofía College of Music in Madrid, as well as postgraduate studies at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts. A huge influence on his professional development was provided by classes with outstanding musicians, including Pinchas Zukerman, Gerard Poulet, Zakhar Bron, Viviane Hagner, Miriam Fried and Ferenc Rados.

He won numerous prizes at international violin competitions and awarded with the various awards and grants of cultural funds, among them Isaac Albeniz Foundation, Sinfonima Foundation, German National Cultural Foundation, Ottile Zelbach Foundation and Vladimir Spivakov International Foundation.

Andrii Murza appointed as a member of String Department at the Odesa National Music Academy and takes part as a jury member in the various international competitions. Since 2016 he is a member of 1. Violin group at Düsseldorfer Symphoniker.

Andrii plays a violin by Auguste Sebastien Philippe Bernardel (Père) made in 1840.

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