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Aydar Gaynullin is world famous button accordion player, well-known vocalist and composer, member of the Cinematography Academy. He was awarded National Cinematographic Award “Nika” and National Prize of Cinema Press and Critics “White Elephant” for composing music to the film “Euphoria” by Ivan Virypaev, prize in the nomination “Best Film Music” of the XX Open Russian Cinema Festival “Kinotavr” (Sochi 2009) for the film “Oxygen” by Ivan Virypaev. Aydar is a winner of 18 international accordion and button accordion player contests including “World Cup” in London in 2001. Aydar’s music can be heard in the best concert halls of the world: Great Hall of the Berlin Philharmonics, Gaveau Hall Paris, Wigmor Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Kennedy Center Washington, Moscow International House of Music, State Kremlin Palace and others.
Aydar was born on January 12, 1981 in Moscow. He has started to play button accordion since he was 8 in J.S. Bach Children Musical School #21 (Professor T.S. Krupchanskaya). In 1994 Aydar won the award of Russian Fund of Culture and international Association of World Funds “New names” In 1996 entered A.G. Shnitke Moscow Musical College (Professor A.E. Ledenev), which he graduated in 2000. Same year he was accepted to Gnessins’ Russian Music Academy in the class of Professor F.R. Lips. In 2005 he graduated with honors and started the Assistantship in the Academy (Professor F.R. Lips). He also entered Hanns Eisler Berlin High School of Music (Professor Gudrun Wall).
In 2003 for the outstanding art of paying button accordion Aydar Gaynullin was included to the President’s Golden Book of Talents of Russia. Same year the musician received scholarships from Mstislav Rostropovich, Fridrich Lips and Russian Performing Arts funds. In May 2003 Aydar was awarded the Order of Honorable Member of Kaunass Conservatory (Lithuania). In 2007 Aydar was awarded governmental order Young Gift of Russia and award Best of the Best. Repeatedly participated as a jury member in prestigious Russian and international instrumental performance festivals. Permanent participant of musical festival Crescendo.
Consert and performance activities of Aydar are very divers. He successfully performed in France, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Kuwait, UK, USA, Poland, Hungary, Greece, India, Yugoslavia, Italy, Germany, China, Spain, Netherlands, Finland, Lithuania, Austria, North Korea, Luxembourg, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and Czech Republic. The art of the Russian musician is highly appreciated not only by musical experts but also by high-ranking officials such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Eltsin, Vladimir Putin, Dmitriy Medvedev, Islam Karimov, Jacques Chirac, Kim Chen Ir, Sofia Queen of Spain, Beatrix Queen of Netherlands, Irena Princess of Greece, Hassan Prince of Jordan, Henrich Prince of Denmark, Sheikh of Kuwait Djaber al-Sabah and mayors of European cities.
Aydar performed and cooperated with Mstislav Rostropovich, Anna Netrebko, Ervin Shrott, Sejdi Ozava, Martina Gedek, Denis Matsuev, Yuriy Bashmet, Maxim Vengerov, Mirei Mat'e, Chulpan Hamatova, Sergei Shakurov, Marat Basharov, Renata Litvinova, German Symphonic Orcestra, Luxembourgh Philarmonic Orchestra, Belgrad Philarmonic Orchestra and others.
Currently Aydar has finished his third Cenamatograghic work – film by Slava Rossa «Siberia Monamur» nominated to Kannes Film Festival... Film received more then thirty international awards in Spain, Italy, USA, Russia, Poland and others. The film is produced by Luk Besson. Aydar Gayulin’s high level of professionalism, unique performance style, as well as musical genius and various talents of this young musician (not only in button accordion playing, but also in vocal and music composing) always arise high interest of public and professionals.
V Moscow Open Contest (Russia-1992) - 1 Prize
IV Open Internationa Contest «Classical Heritage» (Russia-1994) 1 Prize
III All-Russia contest in Riazan (Russia-1995) 1 Prize
50th Years of Victory in the Great Pathriotic War (Russia-1995) 1 Prize
VI Moscow Open Contest (Russia-1996) 1 Prize
All-Russian Contest «Belogor'e Cup», (Russia-1997) 1 Prize
XXXV International Contest in Klingental, 3rd category (Germany-1998) - 1 Prize
IV International Contest North Cup in Cherepovets (Russia-2000) 2 Prize
XXXVII International Contest in Klingental, 4th category (Germany-2000) 1 Prize
XXXVII International Contest in Klingental, 6th category (Germany-2000) 2 Prize
VIII International Contest in Arrasat-Mondragon, (Spain-2000) 1 Prize
III International Contest in Moscow (Russia-2000) 1 Prize
I International Contest in Pihlayama (Finland-2001) 2 Prize
International Contest in Kastelfirado (Italy-2001) 1 Prize
International Contest in Lanchiano (Italy-2001) 1 Prize
International Contest in London World Cup (England-2001) 1 Prize
Golden Cup and Award in International Festival (North Korea-2003) 1 Prize
International Vocalist Contecst «Art of the XXI century» (Ukraine-2003) 2 Prize
Order of Honorable Member of Kaunass Conservatory (Lithvania-2003).
Order Young Gift of Russia and award Best of the Best (Russia-2007)
National Prize of Cinema Press and Critics White Elephant for music to the film “Euphoria” (Russia-2006)
ХХ National Cinematogaphic Award Nika for the music to the film Euphoria (Russia-2007)
ХХ Open All-Russian Cinema Festival “Kinotavr” (Sochi 2009) for the music to the film “Oxygen” (Russia-2009)