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Festival Artists

Cello

Elina Faskhi

Elina Faskhi

Elina Faskhi is supported by an anonymous donor

Born in Ufa, Russia into a family of musicians. At the age of 7 she began to play violin, then at the age of 10 started playing cello at the Special Music School with Mark Afanasyev. In 2006 she continued her studies at the Moscow Central Music School and then at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Prof. Igor Gavrysh, Prof. Irina Kandinskaya and Vladimir Balshin (Borodin Quartet). In 2011 she became a member of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov" under the artistic director of Vladimir Jurowsky, where she worked for five years. After completing her postgraduate studies as a chamber musician, she received a position as a vorspieler at the Hyogo Performing Art Center Orchestra in Japan. 

Elina is a winner of many international and national competitions: Knushevitsky International Cello Competition, Sergey Prokofiev chamber music competition , Leopold and Mstislav Rostropovich violin and cello competition, "Magic Bow" competition. She has received scholarships from foundations such as: The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bashkortostan and Russian Federation, Vladimir Spivakov international foundation.

Elina performs in the most prestigious halls in Russia, throughout Europe and Japan. She has appeared as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Yaroslavl Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Saratov Philharmonic Orchestra, Izhevsk State SymphonyOrchestra. She benefited from the excellent guidance of masters like Wolfgang Emmanuel Schmidt, Ivan Monighetti, Antonio Meneses, Wen-Sinn Yang.