Dilshod Narzillaev


Born in Navoi, Uzbekistan, Dilshod began studying cello in 2007 under the tutelage of Professor Ibragimov at the R.M. Glier specialized lyceum of music in Tashkent, where he also was a recipient of the “Tasanno” Special Award given by Uzbekistan Government (2008-2013).  From 2015, he continued his studies in the USA with Daniel Veis at the International Center for Music at Park University in Missouri, and, currently, with Prof. Laurence Lesser in Boston at the New England Conservatory where he earned his MM in 2022 and will continue his post-graduate.

In master classes he performed and worked with eminent cellists such as Garry Hoffman, Frans Helmerson, Ophélie Gaillard, Diana Ligeti, Antonio Lysy, Ralph Kirshbaum, David Geber, Eugene Drucker, and Colin Carr, among others.  Grand-prize and top prize winner in numerous international competitions, including 7th Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition in Zagreb, Croatia (2020), Alexander Glazunov competition in Paris (2014), Rovere d’Oro Prize in Italy (2011), Special Audience Prize at “Shabyt” International String Competition in Kazakhstan (2012), he also was a selected participant in  Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition in Brussels, Belgium (2017).

Narzillaev has performed concertos of Saint-Saens, Dvorak, Haydn with Uzbek National Symphony Orchestra, Shostakovich’s first concerto with the Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra, and  made his  New York debut with Kansas City Chamber orchestra in Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in 2016. As a  recipient of international  awards, Dilshod  participated and performed at music festivals such  as Heifetz International Music Institute, Ecoles d’art Américaines de Fontainebleau France, “New Names”Moscow, Russia, Orford Music, Canada.  Dilshod was “recruited” by fellow cellist Josephina Kim, successfully accepted, and we welcome him to iPalpiti family.