Date of Birth: 21.09.1986
Instrument: A. Stradivari "Rode" (1722), on loan from the Maggini Foundation.
Erzhan Kulibaev started his education at the age of 6 at the Special Republican School of Music for Talented Children in Kulyash Baiseitova (Kazakhstan, Almaty) in N. M. Patrusheva’s class. He entered the Special Central School of Music of the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory of Moscow at 12, in A. V. Revich’s class. Since 2004 he has been studying at the Queen Sophia College of Music in Madrid and has been perfecting his practice with Zakhar Bron at the Mikhail Glinka State Conservatory of Novosibirsk.
He won first prizes in international competitions in Yekaterinburg (2003), Lisbon (2006), Novosibirsk (2007) and Buenos Aires (2nd International Violin Competition presided by Shlomo Mintz, 2012). In October 2011 he became a laureate of the 14th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań (Distinction of Honourand).
He has performed on European and Asian renowned venues. He collaborated with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vadim Repin and Maxim Vengerov, amongst other distinguished maestros. He participated in master classes given by Kolja Blacher, Ralf Gothoni, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Vitaly Margulis, Igor Ozim, Silvia Markovichi, Jean-Jacques Kantorov, Gyorgy Pauk, Victor Pikayzen, Peter Frankl and Mauricio Fuks.
Official website: www.erzhankulibaev.com
Program performed during the 14th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition (October 2011):
J. S. Bach: first and second movement of a sonata for solo violin BWV 1003
N. Paganini: Capriccio No. 23 Op. 1
H. Wieniawski: Capriccio Op. 10 No. 7 (La Cadenza)
E. Ysaÿe: Third Sonata in D Minor for violin solo Op. 27 Ballade
L. van Beethoven: Sonata in A Major Op. 47
H. Wieniawski: Variations on an Original Theme Op. 15
K. Szymanowski: La fontaine d'Arethuse of Mythes cycle Op. 30
W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto in G Major KV 216 (first movement) ; Cadence author: Erzhan Kulibaev
W. A. Mozart: first movement of Sinfonia Concertante in E flat Major KV 364/320d
Michał Bryła - viola
H. Wieniawski: Second Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 22
P. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35