Georges Aperghis

Elvira Garifzyanova

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She studied in Russia, Germany and Switzerland under such professors as Irina Dubinina - piano (a
former pupil of Yakov Zak and Lev Oborin), composition under Michael Jarrell, Isabel Mundry,
Gerhard Müller-Hornbach, Alexander Rudenko and electronic music under Gerald Bennett, Eric
Daubresse and Luis Naon. In 2012 she completed a year training course in musical informatics at
the IRCAM in Paris.
She is the recipient of various awards from numerous international competitions and scholarships.
She attended master classes headed by Brian Ferneyhough, Helmut Lachenmann, Hanz Zender,
André Richard (interpretation and performance practice with electronics), Mauro Lanza, Denis
Smalley, Chaya Czernowin, Georg F. Haas, Beat Furrer, Rebecca Saunders and Philippe Leroux.
She collaborated with Lyon contemporary dance of the 'département danse du Conservatoire
national supérieur musique et danse' under the direction of Anne Martin (France); the South West
German Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart (Germany) under the direction of Manfred Trojahn;
the 'Berner Symphonieorchestra' (CH); 'Musikkollegium Winterthur' (CH) under the direction of
Arthur Fagen; with musicians of the 'Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich' (CH); the ensemble 'Les Cornets
Noirs', Basel (CH); with Hilliard-Ensemble (UK); vocal ensemble 'Homme Armé' (Italy); with
Antonio Politano (Paetzold recorders); ensemble 'Prime' (CH) under the direction of Antonio
Politano; ensemble 'Vortex' (CH); 'Meitar' ensemble (Tel-Aviv,Israel); ensemble 'SurPlus'
(Freiburg,Germany); 'Reconsil' ensemble (Vienna,Austria); 'ensemble für Neue Musik' Zürich
(CH); ensemble 'DissonArt' (Greece); "Switch~" ensemble (USA); ensemble 'Oerknal' (the
Netherlands); with Carin Levine (flute), Peter Veale (oboe), Pascall Gallois (bassoon) at the first
'Aeolian Academy Jeunesses Musicales' in Germany; with Mircea Ardeleanu (percussion); Carola
Schlüter (soprano from ensemble 'Phorminx'); John-Noel Attard (piano); with the 'Zürcher Kantorei
zu Predigern', 'Berner Kantorei' and the 'Kleine Kantorei' under the direction of Johannes Guenther.
Her compositions have been performed at such international festivals as the 20th International New
Music Festival 'Sound Ways' in St.-Petersburg (Russia), 'Antifonia-40 Festival' in Cluj-Napoca
(Romania), 'Next generation 4.0 Kommunikation Festival' in ZKM Kubus Karlsruhe (Germany),
the 'Archipel Festival' in Geneva (CH), 'Inaudita Early Music Tuscan Festival' Pisa (Italy), 'CEME
Festival' Tel-Aviv (Israel), 'Mixtur-Festival' Barcelona (Spain), Music Biennale Zagreb (Croatia),
4th Saarbrücker Days for electroacoustic and visual Music - eviMus (Germany).