Andriy Murza – violin

General information

Andriy Murza is an artistic director of the Odessa International Violin Competition, artist of the Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra (Germany). He is a jury member of international competitions and holds master classes in Ukraine, China and Germany. Since 2019 he has been teaching at the Odessa National Music Academy named after A.V.Nezhdanova.

Andriy Murza is the winner of international competitions, including the Julio Cardon International Violin Competition in Portugal, Eugen Coca in Moldova and the Art of the 21st Century in Ukraine. He participated in international festivals in Heidelberg (Germany), Santander (Spain), “Two Days and Two Nights of New Music” and “Golden Violins of Odessa” (Ukraine). He has given concerts in Switzerland, France, Germany, Ukraine, Italy and Spain, where he made his debut on the National Radio of Spain, where he performed works by Bach, Schubert, Schnittke and Saint-Saens.

Andrew was born in Odessa, in a family of musicians. He began his studies at the school named after Stolyarsky in the class of associate professor Hanna Lapteva, later in the Odessa National Music Academy named after Nezhdanova, in the class of Professor Mikhail Turchinsky.

He soon continued his studies with the world-famous Professor Marco Rizzi at the Queen Sofia High School of Music in Madrid (Spain), as well as in the solo graduate school of the Mannheim High School of Music (Germany). Classes with prominent contemporary musicians, including Pinhas Zuckerman, Gerard Poulet, Zakhar Bron, Vivian Hagner, Miriam Fried and Ferenc Rados, had a huge impact on his professional development.

During his stay in Europe, Andriy Murza has repeatedly won various awards and grants from cultural foundations, including the Isaac Albéniz Foundation (Madrid), the National Cultural Foundation of Germany (Berlin), the Ottilia Zelba Foundation (Berlin) and the Vladimir Spivakov International Foundation. In 2013, he gave a concert tour in Spain, after which he was honored to perform before the Spanish Royal Family, where he was awarded an honorary diploma by the Queen of Spain.

He has performed with such orchestras as the National Opera and Ballet Orchestra of Moldova, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, the State Symphony Orchestra of Radio and Television of Ukraine, the Odessa National Symphony Orchestra, the Odessa Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the Odessa National Opera and Ballet Orchestra. He also collaborated with many famous conductors, including Oksana Lyniv, Aziz Shokhakimov, Pawel Przytocki, Ihor Shavruk, Volodymyr Sirenko, Jesus Lopez Kobos, Jaime Martin and others.

Andrei Murza plays the 1840’s violin of the famous French master Auguste Bernardel.