Famed Russian-American Violinst Albert Markov Keynote speaker at HIAS Scholarship Ceremony June 4

Posted on Thu, May 31, 2007 at 10:51 am

Performer and Teacher, Markov was a HIAS Immigrant
Recipients include 61 from New York; 45 from California; 7 from Illinois; 7 from Ohio

(New York City)– One hundred and fifty immigrant students from all over the world now living in the United States will be awarded scholarships from the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in a ceremony June 4 in Manhattan. HIAS immigrant and world-famous violinist Albert Markov is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the event.

Markov immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1975 with his wife, Marina, and son, Alexander – each of whom has had their own successful music career in the United States. Albert Markov made his debut with the Houston Symphony in May, 1976, prompting a New York Times reviewer to write: “The audience roared approval, coming to its feet for three standing ovations, Mr. Markov wowed them with dazzling pyrotechnics.”

Following performances with symphonies and solo appearances at Carnegie Hall in New York, Markov performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and played to significant acclaim in concert halls in Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, Houston, Toronto, Montreal and other cities of North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. In addition to performing and recording, often with his wife and son, Markov serves as music director for the Rondo Chamber Orchestra, and appears both as a soloist and conductor. Additionally, he teaches at the Manhattan School of Music.

The HIAS Scholarships are awarded annually to recognize students’ academic achievements, financial need and community involvement. HIAS will award $300,000 – all of it from private donations – this year. More than 400 students applied for the coveted awards, which were decided upon by a nationwide Scholarship Committee. To qualify, applicants must be immigrants who were assisted by HIAS. A list of the winners follows.

The experiences of Alexander Aylyarov, who came to America from Tajikistan, are quite common among the scholarship recipients: “Food was scarce, war was inescapable and, most importantly, opportunity was limited. My parents knew that this was not the way they wanted their children to live, so they made the crucial decision to leave everything we knew and come to America as empty-handed refugees. At that time, I did not understand why I had to leave my pre-school friends and the bed that I slept in, but my parents kept saying that we were leaving for a better future, that we must find opportunities elsewhere.”

HIAS President and CEO Gideon Aronoff, says he’s proud of the accomplishments of the recipients. “It’s truly remarkable what some of these new young Americans have done, especially given the fact that they come from places where they were treated like second-class citizens or worse. I can’t tell you how good it makes me feel to be part of this organization.”

In addition to the New York City presentations, HIAS will conduct a special ceremony for California winners in the Los Angeles area in September. The HIAS scholarship program in Israel gives immigrants to that country the opportunity to pursue higher education by granting numerous scholarships to exceptional students.

Zarina Abramova
Los Angeles
(Baku, Azerbaijan)

Sanam Abrishami
Beverly Hills, Calif.
(Tehran)

Tanaz Anvar
Tarzana, Calif.
(Tehran)

Yeseniya Aronova
Forest Hills, N.Y.
(Dushanbe, Tajikistan)

Anita Ashoori
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

David Borukhov
Rego Park, N.Y.
(Bukhara, Uzbekistan)

Stella Borukhova
Rego Park, N.Y.
(Bukhara, Uzbekistan)

Maya Brakhman
Hewlett, N.Y.
(Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)

Aleksandr Chatskiy
Baltimore
(Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan)

Miryam Davatgarzadeh
Los Angeles
(Shiraz, Iran)

Georgiy Davidov
Flushing, N.Y.
(Navoi, Uzbekistan)

Yuriy Davidov
Brooklyn
(Baku, Azerbaijan)

Amir Davoud-Tabibi
Rego Park, N.Y.
(Uromieh, Iran)

Hanna Dekhkanova
Rego Park, N.Y.
(Bukhara, Uzbekistan)

Diana Dreyer
Brooklyn
(Mozyr, Belarus)

Rabin Ebrahimi
Encino, Calif.
(Tehran)

Igor Epshteyn
Brooklyn
(Samara, Russia)

Alla Fabrikant
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
(Kharkov, Ukraine)

Arash Fayzzadh
Los Angeles
(Shiraz, Iran)

Svetlana Fortel
Brooklyn
(Vinnitsa, Ukraine)

Bita Khakshoor Kohan
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

Mitra Khakshoor-Kohan
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

Serguey Klemens
Salem, Ore.
(Moscow)

Ioulia Klemens
Salem, Ore.
(Moscow)

Ilya Kleyn
Denver
(Leningrad)

Alena Klimava
Owings Mills, Md.
(Gomel, Belarus)

Ramin Kohansimeh
Flushing, N.Y.
(Shiraz, Iran)

Julia Kolchinsky
Rockville, Md.
(Kiev)

Alla Konovalova
Brooklyn
(Kiev)

Pegah Koreie
Encino, Calif.
(Tehran)

Kristina Kravchenko
Mayfield Heights, Ohio
(Odessa)

Irina Kurtsevaya
San Francisco
(Lugansk, Ukraine)

Marina Kushilovskaya
Swampscott, Mass.
(Kiev)

Vitaly Lorman
Appleton, Wisc.
(Minsk)

Aleksandr Lukhtman
New York City
(Kiev)

Ramona Saketkhou
Beverly Hills, Calif.
(Tehran)

Iren Sedaghatpour
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

Saman Setareh-Shenas
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

Rayan Shadrokh
Woodland Hills, Calif.
(Shiraz, Iran)

Shahrad Shahrooz
Beverly Hills, Calif.
(Tehran)

Emil Shalmiyev
Brooklyn
(Baku, Azerbaijan)

Igor Shandler
Brooklyn
(Bobruisk, Belarus)

Aleksey Shats
Brooklyn
(Kharkov, Ukraine)

Inna Shats
Brooklyn
(Kharkov, Ukraine)

Marianna Shimonova
Seattle
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Alisa Shinkorenko
Issaquah, Wash.
(St. Petersburg)

Natalia Shkaev
Chesterland, Ohio
(St. Petersburg)

Lev Shpitalskiy
Forest Hills, N.Y.
(Moscow)

Irina Shterenberg
Brooklyn
(Vinnitsa, Ukraine)

Anastasiya Sidorova
Ithaca, N.Y.
(Kiev)

 

Aleksandr Aylyarov
Beachwood, Ohio
(Dushanbe, Tajikistan)

Yalda Azarmehr
San Diego
(Shiraz, Iran)

Yafa Balakhani
Baltimore
(Tehran)

Golnaz Balakhani
Baltimore
(Tehran)

Victoria Bangieva
Northrbook, Ill.
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Yulia Freynk
Brooklyn
(St. Petersburg)

Nadezhda Fridman
St. Louis
(Gomel, Belarus)

Yolana Fuks
Staten Island, N.Y.
(Khust, Ukraine)

Stas Futoransky
Springboro, Ohio
(Kishinev, Moldova)

Viktoriya Genzel
Newtown, Pa.
(Kharkov, Ukraine)

Tatiana Gershanovich
Seattle
(St. Petersburg)

Peter Ginzburg
Downingtown, Pa.
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Tikva Giterman
Philadelphia
(Minsk)

Golshid Gohari
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

Boris Goldenberg
St. Louis
(Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine)

Yelena Gorelik
Gaithersburg, Md.
(Moscow)

Mariya Gorelik
Gaithersburg, Md.
(Moscow)

Inna Gorokhovsky
Brooklyn
(Saratov, Russia)

Irina Grudsky
Chicago
(Samarkand, Uzbekistan)

Vyacheslav Gulkarov
Rego Park, N.Y.
(Bukhara, Uzbekistan)

Mahnaz Mahgerefteh
Baltimore
(Tehran)

Nataliya Mar
New York City
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Sofiya Masterovaya
Brooklyn
(Moscow)

Yelizaveta Matatova
Jamaica, N.Y.
(Chimkent, Kazakstan)

Rufina Melster
Brooklyn
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Yevgeniy Milman
Brooklyn
(Birobidzhan, Russia)

Treza Mirakhor
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

Ashkan Morim
Santa Monica, Calif.
(Tehran)

Alexandr Movshits
Dallas
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Elina Moyn
Centennial, Colo.
(Riga, Latvia)

Irina Mullokandova
Brooklyn
(Dushanbe, Russia)

Natalia Murashev
Skokie, Ill.
(Khmelnitsky, Ukraine)

Rakhilya Muslumova
Brooklyn
(Baku, Azerbaijan)

Igor Naryzhny
Buffalo Grove, Ill.
(Kharkov, Ukraine)

Georgiy Natanov
Forest Hills, N.Y.
(Bukhara, Uzbekistan)

Damoon Songhorian
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

Bahareh Souri
Forest Hills, N.Y.
(Shiraz, Iran)

Dalar Tahmasian
Glendale, Calif.
(Tehran)

Lev Tatsas
Pomona, N.Y.
(Kaunas, Lithuania)

Yuliy Tatsas
Pomona, N.Y.
(Kaunas, Lithuania)

Elina Tilman
San Francisco
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Sohrab Tofigh
Martinez, Ga.
(Tehran)

Maral Tseylikman
New York City
(Chelyabinsk, Russia)

Anna Umanskaya
Waltham, Mass.
(Moscow)

Anton Varshavskiy
Wheeling, Ill.
(Moscow)

Nadezhda Vaysburd
Brooklyn
(Bryansk, Russia)

Igor Volov
Brooklyn
(Moscow)

Michael Voronov
Willowbrook, Ill.
(Moscow)

Nazanin Yacobi
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

Olga Yakubov
Forest Hills, N.Y.
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Kim Baram
Los Angeles
(Odessa)

Yuriy Barskiy
Brooklyn
(Kiev)

Yafeh Behmanesh
Reseda, Calif.
(Tehran)

Alla Berezhanskaya
Brooklyn
(Odessa)

Shiva Boostani
Santa Monica, Calif.
(Tehran)

Bonny Hakimirad
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

Saman Harouni
Beverly Hills
(Tehran)

Elina Ilizarova
Rego Park, N.Y.
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Albert Ilyayev
Rego Park, N.Y.
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Arthur Ilyayev
Rego Park, N.Y.
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Miriam Ilyayev-Miyerov
Brooklyn
(Gulistan, Uzbekistan)

Margarita Isakharova
Rego Park, N.Y.
(Samarkand, Uzbekistan)

Yelizaveta Iskhakova
Rego Park, N.Y.
(Fergana, Uzbekistan)

Yevgeniy Kagan
Brooklyn
(Bobruisk, Belarus)

Negar Kahen
Tarzana, Calif.
(Tehran)

Vevgeniya Kantor
Cleveland
(Gomel, Belarus)

Izobella Katanova
Rego Park, N.Y.
(Bukhara, Uzbekistan)

Abo Khaimov
Fresh Meadows, N.Y.
(Bukhara, Uzbekistan)

Aleksandra Khakalo
Brooklyn
(Kiev)

Babak Khakshoor
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

Anna Niyazova
Forest Hills, N.Y.
(Leninabad, Russia)

Elnaz Panbechi
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

Natana Podlubnaya
Brooklyn
(St. Petersburg)

Arya Rahimian
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

Nina Ram
Encino, Calif.
(Shiraz, Iran)

Zhobin Ram
Encino, Calif.
(Shiraz, Iran)

Beata Reshetar
Brooklyn
(Uzhgorod, Ukraine)

Michelle Rotbart
Mason, Ohio
(Riga, Latvia)

Polina Rovner
Richmond, Va.
(Kishinev, Moldova)

Stella Rubina
Brooklyn
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Lina Rudashevski
West Bloomfield, Mich.
(Tiraspol, Moldova)

Larri, Rudman
Brooklyn
(Lviv, Ukraine)

Saba Saadat
Beverly Hills, Calif.
(Tehran)

Vandad Saadat
Beverly Hills, Calif.
(Tehran) Iran

Ardavan Saadat
Beverly Hills, Calif.
(Tehran)

Saman Yashari
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

Soheil Yashari
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

Golnaz Yeroushalmi
Beverly Hills, Calif.
(Tehran)

Olga Yeshchina
Brooklyn
(Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine)

Janet Yona
Rego Park, N.Y.
(Bukhara, Uzbekistan)

Elnara Yusufova
Brooklyn
(Baku, Azerbaijan)

Liliya Yusupova
Rego Park, N.Y.
(Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Soheil Zafarmehr
Encino, Calif.
(Shiraz, Iran)

Faraz Zahabian
Los Angeles
(Tehran)

Elina Zakin
Briarwood, N.Y.
(Samarkand, Uzbekistan)

Sahar Zarbakhsh
Los Angeles
(Shiraz, Iran)

Aleksandr Zhidetskiy
Long Beach, Calif.
(Berdichev, Ukraine)

Milena Zhivotovskaya
Staten Island, N.Y.
(Kiev)

Anastasiya Zlatina
Silver Spring, Md.
(Moscow)

Oleg Zolotarev
Mundelein, Ill.
(Kharkov, Ukraine)