Aydar Gianullin is internationally acclaimed bayan player, prominent vocalist and composer, member of Cinema Arts Academy, Honored Artist of Tatarstan Republic, winner of Nika National Cinema Award and Bely Slon (White Elephant) award for soundtrack to Euphoria directed by Vyrypayev, winner of award at the 20th Kinotavr Cinema Festival (Sochi, 2009) in the Best Soundtrack category (Oxygen by Vyrypayev). Award winner of 18 international competitions for bayan players and accordionists, including World Cup (London, 2001).
His music is presented at celebrated venues worldwide: Grand Hall of Berlin Philharmonic, Gaveau Hall (Paris), Wigmore Hall (London), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Kennedy Center (Washington), MIHM, State Kremlin Palace etc.
Mr. Gainullin is listed in the President's Golden Book of Russia's Talents for outstanding achievements in the art of bayan playing. The musician won scholarships of Rostropovich foundation, Friedrich Lips foundation, Russian Performing Art foundation, Russian Culture foundation, and New Names foundation. The musician received honors from the Kaunas Conservatory (Lithuania) and from the Russian government. Has been on the award panel of numerous top-notch Russian and foreign festivals for instrumentalists.
Graduated with distinction from Gnessin Music Academy (class of professor Friedrich Lips) and Berlin Hanns Eisler Music School (class of professor Gudrun Wall). Since 2011 has been associate professor at Carl-Philipp-Emanuel-Bach-Schule (Berlin) and teacher at Gnessin Music Academy.
Mr. Gainullin has toured in France, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Kuwait, England, the USA, Poland, Hungary, Greece, India, Yugoslavia, Italy, Germany, China, Spain, the Netherlands, Finland, Lithuania, Austria, North Korea, Luxembourg, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Israel. Collaborated with Mstislav Rostropovich, Anna Netrebko, Erwin Schrott, Seydzhi Ozava, Martina Gedek, Denis Matsuyev, Yuri Bashmet, Maxim Vengerov, Mireille Mathieu, Chulpan Khamatova, Sergey Shakurov, Marat Basharov, Renata Litvinova, German Symphony Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgrade Symphony Orchestra etc.
Excellent skills and unique performing style of this versatile musician (not only in bayan playing, but also in vocal art and music writing) receive steady appreciation both from audiences and professionals.
MRP's soloist since 2016.