Rafael Javadov

Rafael's Bio

RAFAEL JAVADOV received his musical education in violin and piano in Russia and Ukraine. His musical education started at the age of 5 and by the age of 10 he entered the prestigious Tchaikovsky Music School under Moscow Conservatory. 


From 1986-1988 Mr. Javadov was the Concertmaster of the North Pole Navy Band in Russia (City of Severomorsk). After graduating from the Rachmaninoff Conservatory in 1994, he was a member of one of the top Ukrainian state orchestras (The Dnepropetrovsk Symphony).


In 1994, in addition to chairing a First-section Violin position in the Dnepropetrovsk Symphony, Rafael's excellent teaching and leadership abilities brought him the appointment of the music director and conductor of Dnepropetrovsk Youth Violin Ensemble "Violino". After the Youth Violin Ensemble's triumph performances throughout Russia, Ukraine and Europe in 1995, the Ensemble was offered a tour in the United States. The young musicians performed in every state from Washington, DC to Nevada. They were also offered the opportunity to perform at the US Senate in Washington, DC. After his triumph, Mr.Javadov was extended and extraordinary person status in the US and he settled in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.


Since 1995, Mr. Javadov has been residing in the US. In the course of his career, Mr.Javadov performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, numerous embassies in Washington, DC, World Trade Center, presidential inauguration events, other major stages in

Washington Metropolitan Area, including Strathmore Hall and Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, as well at the Rockefeller Center in New York. Mr. Javadov was also part of Josh Groban's US tour in September 2015.


Rafael Javadov is the Music Director of the EthnoWorld Orchestra. In March, 2017 EthnoWorld Orchestra featured violin and piano duo Rafael Javadov and Leeza Wildgen at the Cherry Blossom Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC. 


Rafael’s musical talents are widespread, his second instrument is piano and he works as a pianist at The Washington School of Ballet and George Mason University Dance Department. He brings to his work a talent for improvisation and composition that is exemplified by the dance performed by the GMU students to his original work which was also performed at the Cherry Blossom Festival.

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