II International Violin Competition Buenos Aires 2012
Tango Argentino Award
Erzhan Kulibaev began his education at the age of six years at the Republican Special Music School for Talented Children of Kulyash Baiseitova (Kazakhstan, Almaty) in a class of the honored teacher, professor N.M. Patrusheva. Since he was twelve years old, continued studying at The Central Special Music School of The State P.I.Tchaykovsky Conservatory of Moscow in the class of professor A.V.Revich.
Since 2004 studies in the class of the professor Zakhar Bron at The Queen Sofia High School of Music in Madrid and the Master programme in the Glinka State Conservatory of Novosibirsk (professor’s Z. Bron class).
He is a winner of four first prizes in the International violin competitions: Demidovski International violin competition (2003, First Prize and two Special prizes), International violin competition in Lisbon (2006, First Prize and Special prize for the best interpretation of a work by L.Graça), International violin competition in Novosibirsk (2007, First Prize and special prize of Paloma O’Shea), Paul Hindemith International violin competition in Berlin (2010, Gold medal and Special prize for the best interpretation of a work by Robert Schumann) and II Buenos Aires International Violin Competition (2012, and Tango Argentino Special Award).
In 2011 he was awarded with the Honorary Distinction and the right to use the title of Laureat of the 14th Henryk Wieniawski competition in Poznan (2011, prize of the youth jury donate by Volkswagen, special prize: a yearlong loan of an italian violin made by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini).
Played as a soloist with the following orchestras: Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio, The State Symphony Orchestra of Kazakhstan, The Opera and Ballet Symphony Orchestra of Astana, The Camerata of Kazakhstan, “The Academy of the Soloists”, The Camera Orchestra of the Philharmonic Society of Moscow, The Camera Orchestra of the Academic Choir of San-Petersburg, The Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan, The Symphony Orchestra of the State Conservatory of Novosibirsk, The Symphony Orchestra of Astana, The Symphony Orchestra of Karaganda, The Symphony Orchestra of The Queen Sofia High School of Musik, The Alicante University Filarmonic Orchestra, The Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y Leon, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonietta Cracovia Orchestra, working with such renowned conductors as Ashkenazy, Vengerov, Mukhitdinov, Posada, Pijarowski, Dutsmal, Ignat.
Erzhan Kulibaev performed concerts in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, France, Switzerland and Japan.
In November 2011 played second violin part of Shostakovich string quartet number 8 in the Krakow Philharmonic Hall with Maxim Vengerov, Robert Cabarа, Rafal Kwiatkowski.
In 2006 performed at a number of soloists concerts in the National Auditorium, participated in a series of concerts “Zakhar Bron and His School”. In 2010 performed in Berlin Konzerthaus as a winner of P. Hindemith competition.
In 2005-2006 participated in The International Festival of Music in the city of Santander (Spain). In 2006 and 2010 was rewarded with an Honorary Diploma as the best student of the violin cathedra of Z. Bron by the Queen of Spain and to performed in the Royal Palace of Pardo.
On March of 2008 performed at soloist concerts in Japan and participated in The International Festival of Music.
On June of 2008, with The Symphony Orchestra of the Queen Sofia High School of Music, conducted by the Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazi, performed a series of concerts in the main auditorium of Spain , among them the Madrid National Auditorium, Congress and Music Hall Euscalduna in Bilbao , Auditorium of the Theatre Iscar in Valladolid with the conductor Alejandro Posada. The concert in the Madrid National Auditorium was repeatedly broadcasted on the National Spanish Television.
In Summer of 2009, on the maestro’s Alejandro Posada invitation, he made a concert tour to several towns of Spain with the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y Leon.
Erzhan Kulibaev performs on the magnificent Stradivarius “Rode” 1722 by kind permission of the Maggini Foundation.