Alexander Abayev, violinist
Mr. Alexander Abayev's concert venues include solo appearances as well as chamber music recitals on the stages of various concert halls in New York City, Boston and Washington D.C. These include Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Seully Hall, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and many others.
He participates in numerous music festivals in the US and overseas - "Mountain Top" Piano and Strings Festival presented by Windham Chamber Music Festival, NY; "Arcadia Festival" in Maine; "Vladimir and Regina Horowitz" International Chamber Music Festival (Kiev, Ukraine); "Orlando Festival"- International Chamber Music Festival (the Netherlands)
During his studies at the National Academy of Music in Kiev, Ukraine, Mr. Abayev was a Concertmaster of National Music Academy Orchestra as well as a member of the Kiev String Quartet, which performed extensively in the Ukraine and Europe.
He has studied and collaborated with world-renowned artists such as Earl Carlyss (Julliard String Quartet), Daniel Phillips (Orion String Quartet), Dmitri Shebalin and Valentin Berlinsky (Borodin String Quartet) and Norbert Brainin (Amadeus Quartet
As a member of the Forte String Quartet, Mr. Abayev was featured by Dennis Rooney in the February 2002 and April 2005 issues of The STRAD Magazine and performed live on New York City's WNYC 93.9 radio station hosting by John Schaefer in May 2002.
He is a winner of the Radio Record International Competition Concertino Prague, Vox Populi Special Prize at the First Music Festival of Regina and Vladimir Horowitz, The 7th Pierre Lantier International Competition in Paris, France and The 11th International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta, Italy.
He holds "cum laude" Master and PH degrees from the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kiev, Ukraine.
Since his moving to the US in 1997, Mr.Abayev has been teaching violin & viola at many New York schools including Meadowmount School of Music, Adelphi University, Northern Westchester Center for the Arts and Long Island Conservatory.