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Adrian Ibañez-Resjan was born in 1997 in Turku to a Russian-Spanish musician family. He started playing the violin at the age of three under the guidance of his grandfather Araik Resjan. Ibañez-Resjan has studied at the youth department of the Sibelius Academy under the leadership of Réka Szilvay and Laura Vikman, and in master classes he has been guided by e.g. Ana Chumachenko, Elina Vähälä, Zakhar Bron and Miriam Fried.

Ibañez-Resjan has already debuted at the age of four at the Turku and Mänttä Music Festival and has performed, e.g. As a soloist with Turku Philharmonic, Jyväskylä Sinfonieta, Vivo Orchestra and Central Ostrobothnia Chamber Orchestra. He has received a special prize in the Oistraks competition in Moscow in 2006 and second prize in the Bucharest international violin competition in 2007. Adrian Ibañez-Resjan won the A series of the Jyväskylä violin competition in 2009 and the B series in 2012. He received the first prize in the international Grand Prize Virtuoso competition in 2015 and in the Kuopio violin competition in 2020.


Adrian has been a young artist at the Menuhin Festival 2016 and the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival 2016-2019. He has also been a member of Gustav Mahler Jugendorchestri on tour in 2019.


Adrian has studied at the Munich Academy of Music under Christoph Poppen and Lena Neudauer. At the Sibelius Academy, he is taught by Päivyt Meller.


In 2020, the young violinist received a loan of a Stradivari violin from 1691 owned by the Sibelius Academy.

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