violinist │ composer │ conductor │ producer │ sound engineer
Benjamin Izmajlov is an internationally acknowledged violin soloist, composer, conductor, producer, sound engineer and professor - one the most prolific and versatile artists of his generation.
- professor at the Wiener Musikakademie
- guest soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic Society
- founder & artistic director of The Slovene Diplomatic Concert │ The International Academy Giuseppe Tartini │ The Symphony Orchestra of Slovene Soloists │ Vila Bled Music Forum etc.
- Prism Sound Ltd endorsed artist
Benjamin's performed, conducted or his music compositions were performed on concerts, festivals and in recording studios. He worked with international artists and ensembles.
Most of Benjamin`s works are written for full symphonic or wind orchestras, including choirs and soloists. Pop songs have also got awarded.
The Slavic Soul (2006)
The Slovene Heart (2008)
Athur Alper (2013)
Songs of My Home (2016)
The Russian Collection (2021)
As a violinist, Benjamin Izmajlov graduated and finished the State Conservatory Tchaikovsky in Moscow in the class of prof. Marina Yashvili with flying colors. Ha also studied with other renowned professors (E. Tchugaeva, P. Vernikov, G. Zhislin, E. Gilels, Z. Bron, V. Tretyakov) and chamber music classes with members of the Borodin String Quartet, N. Kogan, T. Kolchanova, prof. Kandinskaya etc.
He performed with numerous orchestras and soloists across Europe. He regularly gives masterclasses and is invited as jury member on international competitions.
Benjamin Izmajlov gained international recognition as a successful composer and arranger of many different music styles with a focus on classical instruments and ensembles, as well as a conductor, producer and sound engineer with platinum album awards. His mentor for composing is the artistic director of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, head of the composing department of the Moscow State Conservatory and people’s artist of Russia, prof. Alexander Tchaikovsky. Benjamin Izmajlov’s works have been performed by orchestras and renowned soloists alike. He has also conducted symphonic orchestras on festivals and concerts as well as during studio recording sessions of his projects.
Benjamin Izmajlov worked with artist such as Marina Yashvili†, Natalia Gutman, Gokhan Aybulus, Roman Simovich, Alexander Kagan, Alexander Buzlov†, Moshe Aron Epstein, Alexander Tchaikovsky, Carlos Kleiber†, Hartmut Haenchen, Anton Nanut†, Sergei Skripka, The Russian State Symphony Orchestra of Cinematography, The Slovene Radio TV Orchestra, The Russian State Academic Orchestra, The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, The Gyumri Symphony Orchestra, …to name a few.
Benjamin Izmajlov is teaching at the Wiener Musikakademie and by invitation in academies, summer master classes and privately.
Years of teaching experience has made Benjamin a sought after teacher. Students are welcome to start a full graduate study at the Wiener Musikakademie.
Other fields of teaching include masterclasses in chamber music and lectures on composing, sound engineering, working with DAWs and artists preparations for studio recording.
TonStudio, Mosfilm, Moscow
Jork Studios, Dekani
Benjamin Izmajlov started to experiment and compose during his secondary music studies. Influenced not only by classical music his arrangements bare a footprint of many other genres. He has written for the most humble ensambles - just voice and violin - to full symphonic orchestra with choir. His pieces were performed by many renowned artists such as Bernarda & Marcos Fink, Manca Izmajlova, Ensamble Madrigal, The Russian State Sypmphony Orchestra of Cinematography, The Cairo Symphony Orchestra, The Gyumri State Symphony Orchestra, The Slovenian Soloists Orchestra, The Slovenian String Quartet etc.
Benjamin also writes and composes using virtual instruments and has years of success producing backing tracks and instrumental music in different genres & styles for various purposes. His mobile music "tool" of choice is his Prism Sound Atlas interface. He recorded with it all vocals and his violin solos for the latest album "The Russian Collection".
Link to his #interview
Listen to the studio version of this song from the album "Songs of My Home".
A special concert at the Klagenfurt stadium where all the Austrian Army Wind Orchestras would perform a beloved song of the Carinthian Slovene population, called "Rož, Podjuna, Zila". Benjamin has already newly arranged / reinvented this song before for the album "Songs of My Home" (symphonic orchestra & choir) as it had been almost every time performed merely by choirs alone.
A collection of most meaningful Russian songs from the 20th Century, many of them first recorded with symphonic orchestra or sang by a female voice. A powerful and epic journey through songs of various genres and styles. So much heart and soul within! The booklet contains English translations of all songs. Many listeners across the world voted this album as one of their favorite ever!
Benjamin has produced and organized a plethora of music events; from boutique concerts series to international orchestra tour concerts. His artistic ideas were successfully implmented within busniess and diplomatic circles alike.
The Venetian city of Piran - where the genius Giuseppe Tartini was born, young artists join the Academy to study with renowned professors and enjoy the city amenities and the Adriatic See.
Studying with the best in the most splendid natural environment - the town of Bled - masterclasses for cello, violin and flute took place. N. Gutman, M. A. Epstein, R. Simovic, A. Kagan and B. Izmajlov helped young artists achieve their musical potential.
The Manor House of Radovljica welcomed during the summer young students that filled the city with music and also whole concert operas were staged.
The Chopin Golden Ring
Benjamin Izmajlov was the Artistic Director & organizer of the 9th & 10th Edition of the International Chopin Golden Ring Competition.
Benjamin is also a Champion in the field of Electrotechnics in ex-Yugoslavia and has competed in Physics on Republic competition. His curiosity for physical, natural laws found its way in the field of acoustics (sound engineering) as well, so that he is able to combine extensive artistic knowledge with a scientific one.
Multimedia skills include graphic design, photography & video recording as well as editing, websites design & coding.
Organizing skills were successfully tested on many large projects, such as concert tours with orchestras or whole festivals / competitions / summer academies, where along with his performances on stage or giving classes, Benjamin Izmajlov led and controlled every stage of the organization and implementation. Therefore a fundamental knowledge in finances, accounting and marketing are part of Benjamin`s skills as well.
Hobbies include sailing (with a few prizes / Cups won), surfing, motorbiking (also trimming engines), wood working (home projects), but above all, spending time with his family!
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