Uzbek - American violinist Nadir Khashimov was born in Tashkent, where he began his
studies at the age of 7. He currently resides in Philadelphia and attends the Curtis
Institute of Music, under the tutelage of renowned violinists Pamela Frank and Shmuel
Ashkenasi. Previous teachers include Vakhob Khashimov, Sergiu Schwartz and Patricio
Cobos. He has been awarded scholarships from the Vladimir Spivakov International
Foundation, the President of Uzbekistan, and is also the winner of the Woodruff Award
for Excellence. Mr. Khashimov has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout the world,
including the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Orchestra of Russia, Moscow
Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Navarra Symphony Orchestra,
Czech Republic Orchestra, Monte-Carlo Orchestra, National Orchestra of Uzbekistan,
United Nations Orchestra and the Lagrange Symphony Orchestra, Columbus
Festivals that Nadir has attended include: Bowdoin Music Festival , Sarasota
Music Festival, Heifetz Institute, and the Verbier Academy. While at Verbier in 2012, he
was awarded the Violin Prize of the festival.
Nadir has performed in masterclasses with Zakhar Bron, Vladimir Spivakov,
Maxim Vengerov, Ida Kavafian, Anne Akiko Meyers, Joseph Silverstein, Gábor Takács-
Nagy, Mauricio Fuks, Boris Kushnir, Daniel Phillips, James Buswell and Ferenz Rados.
He has also collaborated with artists Pamela Frank, Roberto Diaz, Colin Carr, Jason
Vieaux, Ralph Kirshbaum, Vasily Petrenko, Gintaras Rinkevicius, Vladimir Ziva, Kevin
Griffiths, as well as members of the Guarneri, Emerson and Orion Quartets.
Mr. Khashimov has been a laureate in numerous competitions, including the
Young Musicians Republican Competition, Uzbekistan - 1st Prize, Dvarionas
International Violin Competition, Lithuania - 1st Prize and Special Prize, Kocian
International Violin Competition, Czech Republic - 1st Prize, Enescu International Violin
Competition, Romania - 1st Prize and Grand-Prix, Novosibirsk International Violin
Competition, Russia - 3rd Prize and Audience Prize, Blount/Slawson National
Competition, USA - 2nd Prize, Paganini Moscow International Violin Competition, Russia
- 2nd Prize, Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition, Spain - 2nd Prize and
Audience Prize, Yankelevitch International Violin Competition, Russia - Grand-Prize, and
Michael Hill International Violin Competition, New Zealand - 4th Prize.
Other notable accomplishments include debuts at the Mann Center for the
Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium and the Grand Hall of the Moscow
Mr. Khashimov plays on a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin from 1828.