Eldar Hudiyev is a native of Turkmenistan, studied at the Conservatory there under the tutelage of musicians from the Moscow Conservatory. In 2007, he earned his Master’s degree in Violin Performance from the Boston (MA) Conservatory. He enjoys an active performance career as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician. He has made numerous presentations on stage, radio and television in different countries, including Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and various venues across the entire United States. His performances have always met with positive critical acclaim.
Even as a teenager, Eldar’s musical and leadership talents were recognized. At age 16 and for the next three years, he served as Concertmaster with the Special Violin Ensemble of President Niyazov of Turkmenistan, performing for many heads of state, including the presidents of Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and France.
While on a study program in the United States Mr. Hudiyev’s talent and versatility were immediately recognized and led to solo engagements with numerous symphonies including the Fort Smith (AK) Symphony, West Texas A&M University Orchestra, and University of Oklahoma Orchestra. In addition he has been an active member of a number of different symphonies including the Bellingham (WA) Festival of Music Symphony, Amarillo (TX) Symphony, Fort Smith (AK) Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Indian Hill (MA), and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. He completed his US studies at the Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts.
When back in his native Turkmenistan, he performed with the Turkmen National Symphony Orchestra and the Turkmen Chamber Orchestra. Not only has Eldar performed with numerous different symphonies, he has often been called upon to serve in leadership roles in those symphonies, including Concertmaster, Assistant Concertmaster and Principal Second violin positions.
Eldar is also a sought-after chamber music performer, having performed with a number of Chamber groups including the Amarillo Chamber Music Society, the Encore String Quartet, the Interlochen Faculty String Quartet, the Boston Conservatory Honors Quartet and the Bellingham Festival String Quartet.
In 2016, Eldar immigrated with his family to the US and initially settled in Monterey, CA. While there, he was engaged with the San Jose Opera Orchestra, the Berkeley Symphony, the Santa Cruz Symphony, the Monterey Symphony and Ensemble in Monterey. He was also able to employ his love of, and considerable skill in, teaching children. He served as Program Director of Youth Music Monterey County and on the music faculties at both the Orchestra in the Schools program and the Home Charter School in Monterey.
Eldar studied with Catherine Van Hoesen, Lynn Chang, Felicia Moye, Victor Danchenko, Robert Lipsett, Annie Chalex, and Zinaida Akhmedjanova.
Over the years he has collaborated with multiple renown classical and non-classical musicians.
He currently performs on a 2016 Tetsuo Matsuda violin, generously provided on loan by Mr. Matsuda.