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Garifzyanova Elvira



Garifzyanova Elvira
CH-1202 Genève
Suisse

Internet: www.elvira-garifzyanova.strikingly.com/ www.soundcloud.com/elvira-garifzyanova

Biography
Elvira Garifzyanova was born in Russia into a family of professional musicians.
She studied piano under Prof. Irina Dubinina (student of Jakov Sak and Lev Oborin) and composition under Prof. Alexander Rudenko at Kazan State Conservatory's special school of music for highly gifted children. She continued her studies under the same teachers at Kazan State Conservatory, graduating with two honors degrees in piano and composition. Garifzyanova went on to study under Gerhard Müller-Hornbach at Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, under Prof. Isabel Mundry and Gerald Bennett (electronic music) at the 'Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zürich', and under Michael Jarrell, Luis Naon and Eric Daubresse (composition mixte) at the Haute École de Musique in Genève.
She was chosen in 2010 to attend a course at the IRCAM in Paris, which she completed in 2011/12.
Garifzyanova is the recipient of various awards from numerous international competitions including first prize at the 'Concurso Internacional de Compositión para Órgano, Catedral del Buen Pastor de Donostia - San Sebastian', 2007 (Spain); prize of the 2004 DAAD Competition (Germany) and the prize of the 'Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich', 2007 (Switzerland). In 2011 her composition was selected for the final round of the 'Paul Hindemith Prize' composition competition within the framework of the 'Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival'. In 2013 her work 'Aurora borealis' for flute and electronics received an honorary mention at the international composers competition 'Musica Nova 2014' in Prague.
Elvira Garifzyanova has received the DAAD scholarship, Mozart Foundation scholarship, Peter Fuld Foundation scholarship, Paul Sacher scholarship for dissertation research, 'Cité Internationale des Arts Paris' scholarship and the scholarship of the international courses for new music Darmstadt 2008. In 2013 she received a scholarship from the 'Experimentalstudio Freiburg' (Germany) and 'Matrix 13-Akademy' where she participated in master classes headed by Helmut Lachenmann, Marc Andre, Philippe Manoury, Alwynne Pritchard, Detlef Heusinger and the team of the 'Experementalstudio Freiburg'. She was chosen in April 2013 to attend the opera workshop headed by Peter Eötvos and Luca Francesconi.
She was Artist in Residence at Visby International Centre for Composers in Gotland (Sweden), at the 'Schleswig-Holsteinischen Künstlerhaus in Eckernförde' (Germany) and at the 'Künstlerhaus Salzwedel' (Germany). She has also attended master classes headed by Brian Ferneyhough, Hanz Zender, André Richard (performance practice - electroacoustic music), Ivan Fedele, Mauro Lanza, Denis Smalley, Georges Apergis, Chaya Chernowin, Georg F. Haas and Beat Furrer.
Several of her activities have been recorded by Radio Bayern, Radio SWR (Germany) and Swiss Radio DRS2.
She collaborated with Carin Levine (flute), Peter Veale (oboe), Pascall Gallois (bassoon) at the first 'Aeolian Academy Jeunesses Musicales' in Germany; with Mircea Ardeleanu (percussion), Hilliard-Ensemble (UK), Ensemble für Neue Musik Zürich (CH), Carola Schlüter (soprano), John-Noel Attard (piano), Antonio Politano (Paetzold records), Ensemble 'Prime' and with the South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart (Germany) during the first Workshop with this orchestra under the direction of Manfred Trojahn, the 'Berner Symphonieorchestra' (CH), 'Musikkollegium Winterthur' (CH), musicians of the 'Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich', the ensemble 'Les Cornets Noirs', Basel and with the 'Zürcher Kantorei zu Predigern', 'Berner Kantorei' and the 'Kleine Kantorei' under the direction of Johannes Guenther.
Her compositions have been performed at the 20th international new music festival 'Sound Ways' in St.-Petersburg (Russia), at the 'Next generation 4.0 Kommunikation Festival' in ZKM Kubus, Karlsruhe (Germany) and at the Archipel Festival in Geneva (CH).
Elvira Garifzyanova has received commissions from the 'Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich' (CH), from the Association for Contemporary Music, Frankfurt am Main (Germany), from the Hilliard-Ensemble (UK), Mircea Ardeleanu (percussion) and the 'Berner Symphonieorchester'.
She was included in the Swiss Music Edition's (SME/EMS) databank in 2010.


Work list
Drei Stücke (three pieces) (1995)
for piano solo
Manuscript
Sonatina (1996)
for piano solo
Manuscript
Polyphonic Dialogs (1998)
for piano solo
A cycle in 6 parts.
Manuscript
"Winde Blasen…" (1999)
for mixed choir a cappella
A cycle of Tatarian folksongs in 6 parts.
Manuscript
Quartet (1999)
for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon
In two parts.
Manuscript
Symphonie (2000-2001)
for piano and string orchestra
Manuscript
"Infinitum" (2003)
Trio
for clarinet, violoncello and piano

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Sechs Freskos (2004-2005)
for flute (pic), clarinet (Ebcl) (or oboe and English horn) and bassoon (or bcl)
Duration: 17' 00"
Manuscript
"Hört ihr mich, ich bin Johanna" (2005)
Five episodes from the life of Johanna, the virgin of New Orleans
for piano and soprano
Texts: Friedrich Schiller
1. Erscheinung
2. Abschied
3. Johanna zu Johanna
4. Interludium
5. Gebet
Duration: 26' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 47.00
"Wahrlich…" (2002-2006)
for organ solo

Duration: 12' 30"
Manuscript
Zahlenspiel (2005-2006)
for five percussionists
Manuscript
Phoenix (2006)
for flute, clarinet and bassoon
Duration: 9' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 29.00
"Suchet mein Angesicht" (2006-2007)
for soloist quartet, mixed choir and instruments
Manuscript
Zeremoniell aus Sucession (2006-2007)
Miniature
for symphony orchestra
Manuscript
Tuileries ("Pictures at an Exhibition") (1874-2007)
Instrumentation of Modest Mussorgskys piano piece
for orchestra
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
Lichtflecken (Patches of Light) (2007)
for piccolo trumpet, trumpet in C (1 player) and accordion (or organ)
Duration: 15' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 44.00
Lichtflecken II (Patches of Light II) (2007-2008)
for violin, viola, violoncello and piano
Duration: 8' 30"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
Fax +41 (0)41 210 60 70
mail@musicedition.ch
www.musicedition.ch
CHF: 39.00
Le chant de la lumiére (2008)
for a multi percussionist
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
Screen (2010)
Electronic music
Duration: 11' 00"
Manuscript
Lichtflecken III (2011)
for 4 Pätzold recorders with amplification and orchestra
Manuscript
"Im Zeichen des..." (2012)
A cantata
for 4 soloists, mixed choir and Baroque orchestra
Duration: 24' 00"
Manuscript
Indigo (2012)
for 13 musicians
Duration: 7' 30"
Manuscript
Aurora borealis (2012)
for flute and live electronics
Duration: 6' 30"
Manuscript
Lumen - éclat hivernal (2010-2013)
for 3 multi percussionists, dancer and orchestra
Manuscript
Arcane I (2013)
for solo contrabass Paetzold recorder and electronics
Manuscript