Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Stellar Achievements by Violin Studio Alumni

Recent achievements of Professor Sergiu Schwartz's Violin Studio CSU alumni
Violinist Suliman Tekalli, CSU BM in Performance 2011, was a finalist and prize winner at the 2013 Sendai International Violin Competition in Japan and a semifinalist at the 2013 Montreal International Violin Competition in Canada, two prestigious international violin competitions. Fall 2013, Suliman will continue his graduate studies at Yale School of Music.
Violinist Nadir Khashimov, former CSU Woodruff Scholar, has recently appeared as a soloist performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Russian National Orchestra under renowned conductor/violinist Vladimir Spivakov in Moscow. Nadir, who is currently a student at the Curtis Institute, also appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, toured the US with the "Curtis on Tour" chamber ensemble under the direction of Curtis President, violist Roberto Diaz, and was awarded the Hahnloser Prize in Violin at the Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland.
Violinist Anastasia Agapova, former CSU Woodruff Scholar and a finalist in the recent Philadelphia Orchestra auditions for an Associate Concertmaster position, was offered a sub-contract with the orchestra starting next season. Anastasia graduated from the Curtis Institute, May 2013.
Violinist Emily Vold, CSU BM in Performance 2011 - Summa Cum Laude, former Outstanding Music Major Presser Award recipient andOutstanding Scholar USG/CSU Award recipient, graduated with a MM degree from Mannes College, New York, May 2013. She will continue her studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center towards a doctoral degree.

2011 Columbus State University