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Aydar Gaynullin is world renowned button accordion player, vocalist and composer, member of the Cinematography Academy. Winner of National Cinematographic Nika Award and National Prize of Film Press and Critics “White Elephant” for composing music for “Euphoria” film by Ivan Vyrypaev. “Best Film Music” prize of the XX Open All-Russia Kinotavr Film Festival (Sochi, 2009) for the film “Oxygen” by Ivan Vyrypaev. Winner of 18 international accordion and button accordion players competitions including World Accordion Cup in London in 2001. Aydar performs in the best concert halls of the world: Great Hall of Berlin Philharmonic, Gaveau Hall in Paris, Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Kennedy Center in Washington, Moscow International House of Music, State Kremlin Palace and others.
Aydar was born on January 12, 1981 in Moscow. He started playing button accordion when he was 8 in J.S. Bach Children Musical School #21 (Professor T. Krupchanskaya). In 1994 Aydar won the “New Names” award of Russian Culture Foundation and International Association of Peace Foundations. Graduated from Alfred Schnittke Moscow Music College (Professor A. Ledenev) in 2000. The same year was enrolled in Gnessin Russian Music Academy (class of Professor F.Lips). Graduated with honors in 2005 and entered the postgraduate course in Gnessin Academy (Professor F.Lips). He also entered Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin (Professor Gudrun Wall).
In 2003 Aydar Gaynullin was included to the President’s Golden Book of Talents of Russia for the outstanding art of playing button accordion. The same year received scholarships from Mstislav Rostropovich, Friedrich Lips and Russian Performing Arts foundations. In May 2003 Aydar was awarded the Honorable Member Order from Kaunas Conservatory (Lithuania). In 2007 was awarded government order Young Gift of Russia and Best of the Best award. Jury member for prestigious Russian and international music festivals. Permanent participant of Crescendo music festival.
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 music experts but also by high-ranking officials. Among them are Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev, Islam Karimov, Jacques Chirac, Kim Chen Ir, Queen Sofia of Spain, Queen Beatrix of Netherlands, Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, Prince
Hassan of Jordan, Prince Henrik of Denmark, Sheikh of Kuwait Djaber al-Sabah and mayors of European cities.
Aydar collaborated with Mstislav Rostropovich, Anna Netrebko, Ervin Shrott, Seiji Ozawa, Martina Gedeck, Denis Matsuev, Yury Bashmet, Maxim Vengerov, Mireille Mathieu, Chulpan Hamatova, Sergei Shakurov, Marat Basharov, Renata Litvinova, major Russian and European symphony orchestras.
Wrote the music to the film by Slava Ross «Sibir. Monamur» presented in Cannes Film Festival. The film received more than 30 international awards in Spain, Italy, USA, Russia, Poland and other countries. The film was produced by Luc Besson. Aydar Gaynullin’s high professionalism, unique performance style as well as his various talents (not only in button accordion, but also in vocal and music composing) attract attention of the general public and experts.
V Moscow Open Contest (Russia-1992) - 1 Prize
IV Open International Contest «Classical Heritage» (Russia-1994) - 1 Prize
III All-Russia contest in Riazan (Russia-1995) - 1 Prize
50th Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War (Russia-1995) - 1 Prize
VI Moscow Open Contest (Russia-1996) - 1 Prize
All-Russian Contest «Belogorye Cup», (Russia-1997) - 1 Prize
XXXV International Competition in Klingenthal, 3rd category (Germany-1998) - 1 Prize
IV International Competition North Cup in Cherepovets (Russia-2000) - 2 Prize
XXXVII International Competition in Klingenthal, 4th category (Germany-2000) - 1 Prize
XXXVII International Competition in Klingenthal, 6th category (Germany-2000) - 2 Prize
VIII International Competition in Arrasat-Mondragon, (Spain-2000) - 1 Prize
III International Competition in Moscow (Russia-2000) - 1 Prize
I International Competition in Pihlayama (Finland-2001) - 2 Prize
International Competition in Castelfidardo (Italy-2001) - 1 Prize
International Competition in Lanchiano (Italy-2001) - 1 Prize
International Competition in London World Cup (England-2001) - 1 Prize
Golden Cup and Award in International Festival (North Korea-2003) - 1 Prize
International Vocalist Competition «Art of the XXI century» (Ukraine-2003) - 2 Prize
Honorable Member Order from Kaunas Conservatory (Lithvania-2003).
Order Young Gift of Russia and Best of the Best award (Russia-2007)
National Prize of Film Press and Critics “White Elephant” - music for the film “Euphoria” (Russia-2006)
ХХ National Cinematogaphic Nika Award - music for the film Euphoria (Russia-2007)
ХХ Open All-Russia “Kinotavr” Film Festival (Sochi 2009) - music for the film “Oxygen” (Russia-2009)