THE PHILHARMONIC
Alie Bekirova
Alie Bekirova
  • Violin I
  • Sub-Principal

Alie Bekirova was born in 1982 in Bekabad, Uzbekistan. At the age of seven she began her musical education at the Uspensky Music School at the conservatory of Tashkent, where she studied for 10 years with Gulnara Suleimanowa and Professor Nathan Mendelssohn. In 2000 she continued her studies at the College for Music and Theatre Hanover with Professor Krystof Wegrzyn.

In 1994 she played with the National Chamber Orchestra Soloists of Uzbekistan. In 1998 and 1999, she was the winner of the Yehudi Menuhin President Prize at the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition (France). She has performed numerous times as a soloist and with chamber orchestra in Europe and participated in several festivals such as Mikolowa’s Music Days (Kattowitz, Poland), The Stars of the Planet (Yalta, Ukraine), Music Days Michelstadt (Germany), Rättingen Festival (Rättinger Festspiel, Germany) and Spring of Gdansk festival (Poland).

Alie Bekirova won First Prize at the Yfrah Neaman International Violin Competition (Mainz, Germany) in 2003.

In 2005 she was a scholarship holder of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation Live Music Now and Friedrich-Jurgen-Sellheim Gesellschaft.

Since 2007 Alie Bekirova has played the Nicolas Lupot Violin (1810 Paris), which is on loan to her from Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.