Vladislav Adelkhanov

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Vladislav Adelkhanov (Russian: Владислав Адельханов) is a Georgian classical violinist, born in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 7 March 1970.


His maternal great-grandfather, Ivan Ter-Grigorian (1883–1968) was one of the founders and later director of the Emergency Medical Services in Tbilisi. His paternal great-grandfather, Shimon Steinberg (1887–1955) served as Musical Director in the Ukrainian State Jewish Theater in Kiev.


Vladislav started to play violin at the age of seven. He won Georgian national violin competitions in 1979, 1980 and 1983. His first solo appearance with an orchestra took place in 1979 when he performed Antonio Vivaldi’s a-minor Violin concerto with the Georgian Chamber Orchestra. In 1985 he entered Tbilisi Music College No3, where he continued his studies under David Reizner. In 1986 he became a student of the Moscow Conservatoire Music College where he studied under Olga Voytova. In 1987 he’s won Mendelssohn concerto competition and later performed this concerto in Pillar Hall of the House of the Unions. In 1989 he continued his studies in Moscow State Conservatoire. His tutors there were Maya Glezarova and Sergey Fatkulin. In 1992 he became a prizewinner of the 4th Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in Odense, Denmark.

After graduating conservatoire in 1994 Vladislav continued his training in Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he completed Advanced Instrumental Studies course under Yfrah Neaman. In the years 1994-1998 he worked as principal in various orchestras including Osaka Symphoniker, Philharmonie der Nationen, Moscow Virtuosi. In 1999 under the name Vladislav Steinberg his book "Travels" was published in Moscow by "Galaktika" publishing house.

In the year 2000 he was invited to teach violin and viola in St Leonards School in St. Andrews, Scotland. In 2004 Vladislav was appointed at the post of the leader of St. Andrews University Symphony Orchestra. His 2004 solo appearances included Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius concertos played in Caird Hall, Greyfriars Chirch, St. Andrews University respectively. Earlier still, in December 2001 he performed 24 Capriccios by Niccolo Paganini in St John's Smith Square. He performs under the stage name Vladislav Steinberg.

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