Daniel Khalikov, violin

Violinist DANIEL KHALIKOV has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Turkey, Kazakhstan and his homeland Uzbekistan. He has performed with numerous orchestras, at such venues as in Berlin Philharmonic Hall and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.

In 2004 Daniel won the 2nd prize and the “Composer’s” prize at the Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition in London. He is also a winner of the Strad Violin Competition in Boca Raton and Concerto Competition at the Manhattan School of Music where Daniel is now a fifth-year student, completing his bachelor diploma in the studio of Patinka Kopec and Pinchas Zukerman.

Daniel was born into a musical family in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. At age six, Daniel started taking violin lessons with Nathan Mendelssohn and entered the Uspensky School of Music. The year after, he gave his first public performance with the Beriot Violin Concerto at the Bakhor, the largest hall in Tashkent. In 1995, age eleven Daniel won 5th prize at the Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition in England.

Daniel also studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and Toulouse National Conservatoire, has taken part in master classes with Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Tokyo String Quartet, Ida Haendel. As a chamber musician Daniel has taken part at the Tanglewood, Verbier, Norfolk, Perlman Music Program, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music festival. Daniel�s major hobby is a 35mm photography. His Canon EOS Elan camera is always with him.

Today, Mr. Khalikov plays Januarius Galliano violin, made in Napoli in 1785.