Farkhad Khudyev wins third prize in Solti International Conducting Competition

Farkhad KhudyevFarkhad Khudyev ’10MM was named the third prize-winner in the 8th annual Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition on February 16, 2017. Khudyev was one of 22 aspiring young composers selected from a pool of nearly 300 applicants to participate in the live rounds of the competition, and his 3rd place finish earned him the opportunity to conduct the Frankfurt Radio Symphony in addition to cash prizes.

“It felt incredible conducting one of the best orchestras in Europe and performing for the German audience,” Khudyev said. “I could strongly feel the traditions and the culture of the orchestra.”

Khudyev’s performance of Weber’s Oberon Overture in the final round was praised by the Frankfurter Neue Presse as “graceful, very sensitive, with almost magically bright winds.”

Khudyev has been the recipient of the “Best Interpretation Prize” at the 1st International Taipei Conducting Competition in Taiwan, the Grand Prize and Gold Medal at the 2007 National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and the recipient of the Glenn Miller Competition Prize and the Neil Rabaut Prize. He has performed around the United States, Europe and Asia at world-class venues and festivals including the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy, the Alte Oper Great Hall and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festpiele in Germany. MORE

Published March 23, 2017
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Awakening the Grand: YSM alumni direct Youth Music Monterey County

The Salinas Californian
khudyevklyushnikBy Jan Austin

A gentle, soft-spoken man, Farkhad Khudyev began studying violin, piano and composition as a six-year-old boy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. He now serves as artistic and music director for Youth Music Monterey County (YMMC).

YMMC supports a Junior Youth and an Honors Orchestra. The Junior Youth Orchestra (Young Intermediate Level Repertoire) has students from age 7 and up. The Honors Orchestra (Young Advanced Level Repertoire) plays full symphonic scores and is open to students up to the age of 20. MORE

Published February 12, 2014
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Conducting fellows Farkhad Khudyev, Adrian Slywotzky lead Yale Philharmonia in symphonies by Bizet and Mendelssohn

Six o’clock “rush-hour” concert features the Philharmonia’s assistant conductors

Mar. 11, 2010 | The Yale School of Music presents a recital featuring its two conducting fellows, Farkhad Khudyev and Adrian Slywotzky, on Friday, April 9, at 6 pm in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). Each will lead members of the Yale Philharmonia in one piece: Slywotzky will conduct Bizet’s Symphony in C, and Khudyev will conduct Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian.”

Khudyev and Slywotzky both study with Shinik Hahm and serve as assistant conductors of the Yale Philharmonia. They most recently appeared in performances with the Philharmonia at the end of February.


Published March 15, 2010
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