Kazakh violinist Marat Bisengaliev has won the American Elgar Society's first ever Elgar Proliferation Award in Paris. The award was presented to Bisengaliev at the Kazakhstan Embassy in Paris on 15 March 2013 for the violinist's contributions to the heritage of Worcester-born English composer Edward Elgar.
Bisengaliev, born in western Kazakhstan in 1962, made his concert debut at the age of nine, and studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow with Boris Belkin and Valery Klimov. He won the 1988 Leipzig International Bach Competition and the 1991 Nicanor Zabaleta Competition in Spain. He is head of the Uralsk International Violin Competition and Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra of India.
Posted: 15 April 2013
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