Ilya Gaisin

Ilya Gaisin was born in 1983 in Moscow and started to play violin at 5. He studied in Central Music School with Galina Tourchaninova - the first teacher of Maxim Vengerov - and finished it with Gold medal. Two times finished Moscow Conservatory - as a violinist (2006, Professor Sergei Kravchenko) and as a symphonic conductor (2008, Professor Valery Polyansky - chief-conductor of Russian State Symphony Capella).
Ilya is many international competitions winner, such as:
- "Virtuosi of 20th century" Moscow, 1997;
- International String Players Competition - Togliatti, 1998 (1st Prize);
- International Violin Competition in Novosibirsk, 2003 (1st Prize);
- First International David Oistrakh Competition - Odessa, 2004;
- Andrea Postacchini - special prize of Dante Alighieri Society (Italy, 2005);
- "Night&Sun" String Quartet Competition - Rovaniemi, Finland - 2009;
- Premio Rodolfo Lipizer (Gorizia, Italy, 2009, also two special prizes);
- Rubinstein Chamber music and string quartet competition (Moscow, 2010).
He took master-classes with Yehudi Menuhin, Vladimir Spivakov, Zakhar Bron, Victor Danchenko, Hobib Kayal, Aleksander Melnikov, Julia Krasko as a violinist and with Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Jorma Panula, Gustav Meier, Wolfgang Cheipek, Kenneth Kiesler, Eri Klas, Mark Gorenstein, Valery Raevsky, Aleksander Titov, Vladimir Ponkin - as a conductor.
Ilya took part in more than 20 international festivals. Acted more than in 60 cities of the former USSR and abroad in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Great Britain, India, the USA, Austria, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Tunis, Brazil (awarded by a title of Honourable Citizen of Uberlandia), Holland, Belgium, Japan. As a violonist he was invited to the presentation of Stradivarius Da Vinci and Stradivarius Wieniavsky.
In 2005 he created his own chamber orchestra called DSCH Chamber Orchestra (after Dmitry Schostakovich).
Played and conducted in all major Moscow halls, including Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory.
From 2006-2009 - principal guest conductor with CMW Academic Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (Kislovodsk) and chief-conductor of Amadeus Chamber Orchestra (recorded a CD).
Since 2008 - assistant conductor with Russian State Symphony Orchestra (under Valery Polyansky). Ilya also was an assistant to renowned Gennady Roahdestvensky.
Mr.Gaisin was the only Russian conductor who was in the ten semi-finalists of Svetlanov Conductors Competition (France,2010).
Also conducted such orchestras as: Moscow Conservatory Student Orchestra, Oryol Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, St-Petersburg State Academic SO, Lithuanian State SO, State Academic SO (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra), Soloists of Nijny Novgorod Chamber Orchestra, Yaroslavl Academic SO, Almaty National SO, State Chamber Orchestra of Russia, Montpellier National SO, Cadaques Orchestra Ensemble, Kostroma Philharmonic Orchestra, State Symphony Capella of Russia (orchestra and choir), Dagestan Philharmony Chamber Orchestra, Pavel Slobodkin Center Orchestra, Tokoha Junior College Ensemble and choir, State Academic Bolshoy Theatre Orchestra.
From 2004-2010 held master-classes in Tokoha College (Japan).
Ilya plays violin by Hieronymus and Antonio Amati from State Russian Collection.