Sherniyaz Mussakhan, raised in a family of a composer and a ballerina, has been playing the violin since age five. He started his music education in a state school in Almaty. When the violinist was 10 years old, his talent was noticed by eminent Russian musician Vladimir Spivakov who invited Mussakhan to study at Central Music School of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Having finished studies in Russia, Mussakhan went on to receive higher education in the Florentine High School of Music, Italy, and University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
The violinist has performed solo in famous halls of Russia, Poland and Austria, such as Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg and Mozarteum Concert Hall in Salzburg. He also was the first from Central Asia to become a laureate of the prestigious competition of young violinists named after Karol Lipinsky and Henrik Wieniawski in Poland.
In 2014 Sherniyaz has successfully graduated Lausanne High School of Music under Prof. P. Vernikov. Currently he is a master student at the Lausanne High School of Music. In 2014 Sherniyaz received a scholarship from Rahn Kulturfonds and the prestige Kiefer Hablitzel Prize.
Since May 2015 Sherniyaz Mussakhan is the artistic director of the “Young Eurasian Soloists” (YES) chamber orchestra.
The board of trustees of the Rahn Kulturfonds meets twice a year and will consider all fully completed applications received.
Next board meetings:
April 28, 2020
September 24, 2020
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports requests regarding a contribution to the performance fees if:
- it is a project with or by Rahn Kulturfonds prize winners.
- it is a project with Rahn Kulturfonds scholarship holders.
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports its prize winners and scholarship holders during four years after receiving the award.
For the meeting on April 28, 2020, please hand in your complete application no later than April 5, 2020 by email or by filling out the following form.
Rahn Musikpreis 2018, 2. Prize Violin