Introduction: Adelya Shagidullina is a prizewinning Russian - American violist. Her numerous awards include top awards at the “Andrey Korsakov All Russian Music Competition”, “Eugen Coca International Music Competition”, and “Togliatti International Competition”, as well as the First Prize and Special Prize for the best performance of a commissioned work at the national “J.S.Bach Competition”. In November 2016, Adelya Shagidullina was announced the First Prize winner of the “American Protege International Competition”, and a winner of the prestigious “The American Prize Competition”. The former award won her an opportunity to give a solo performance in Carnegie Hall in December 2016. Adelya Shagidullina returned to Carnegie Hall in June 2019 for a solo performance as a a top winner of the LISMA International competition (August 2017). In May 2018 she became a winner of Beverly Hills National Auditions, which won her a concert tour in California scheduled for May 2019. The tour was a great success.
From 2009 till 2015 Ms. Shagidullina was on the roster of iPalpiti Artists International, as well as a principal violist and a soloist of the iPalpiti Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Shagidullina has performed in such venues as the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, among others. As an iPalpiti soloist, Ms. Shagidullina appeared in the “New York Benefactors Series” at the residence of Charles Avery Fisher, and was featured annually in “Sundays Live!” radio broadcast chamber concerts.
Ms. Shagidullina is an active solo, chamber, and orchestra musician, as well as a dedicated teacher. In 2014, she joined the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia for its American tour with Branford Marsalis, and continued performing with the orchestra since then. She appears in various chamber concert series, such as the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Bargemusic, Ltd., and BCENY Concert evenings. In May 2016 she was invited to join the Fine Art Music Company concert series and actively performs with the group since then.
Ms. Shagidullina collaborated with such prominent musicians as Dmitry Berlinsky, Julius Berger, Svetlana Smolina, Luiza Borac, and Branford Marsalis, to name a few. Over the past ten years, Adelya Shagidullina has taught extensively at both public and private institutions, including Temple University in the United States, and at Kazan State Conservatory and Kazan Special Music College in Russia. She has also privately tutored students and instructed several chamber music groups in Russia as well as in the U.S. While in Russia, she taught viola and violin lessons for 4 years as a teaching assistant to Professor Olga Khabibullina, coached the Junior viola section of the Youth Symphony Orchestra in Tolyatti, and appeared as a member of the jury at the “Kazan Special Music College Competition”. After moving to the United States to pursue her graduate degrees, Ms. Shagidullina continued her teaching career as a graduate teaching assistant at Temple Music Prep and as a teaching assistant in the studio of Professor Eduard Schmieder, as well as a private tutor in viola, violin, and piano. Recently she was privileged to be a member of the jury of a Tri-County Concerts Youth Festival auditions, and give master-classes at the ASTA Festival, Rowan University, and Gracias Music Festival at the School of Mahanaim.
During her years of study, Adelya Shagidullina has studied in the international studio of world-renowned professor Eduard Schmieder of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music, as well as with professor Daniel Avshalomov, viola professor at Manhattan School of Music and violist of the well-known American Quartet. Since her first year at the Boyer College, Adelya Shagidullina has served as permanent principle viola of the twice Grammy-nominated Temple University Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Shagidullina became a Doctor of Performing Arts, receiving her degree from Temple University in August 2019.