The creative activity of David Makhmudov is rich and multifaceted. For many years he has been combining solo concert activity, work in the orchestra and pedagogy. Since 2017, David has been a soloist within the Flanders Symphony Orchestra, with which he plays over 60 concerts annually in Belgium and throughout Europe.
David Makhmudov is a passionate teacher. Since 2012, he has been teaching violin at the Tchaikovsky School of Music in Brussels. In September 2022 David creates his own Violin Studio in Brussels where he prepares young violinists for international competitions and superior musical studies. David Makhmudov continues the traditions of the famous Russian violin school, in particular of Yuri Yankelevich and Irina Bochkova, whose experience he adopted as a student at the Moscow Conservatory. David sees the basis of his teaching method as an individual approach to the artistic and technical development of the student.
Since 2019, David Makhmudov is teaching at the International Music Academy in Dinant. He has served as a jury member at the Omartis International Arts Competition in Singapore and Kreutzer International Music Competition in Belgium.
Intensive concert activity has taken David Makhmudov to many countries of the world, including Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, England, Scotland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Russia, Turkey and Singapore.
As a soloist, David Makhmudov has performed with symphony orchestras such as the Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatory, the Voronezh State Symphony Orchestra, the Tambov Symphony Orchestra, and the Lipetsk City Symphony Orchestra.
The musician appeared on the stages of such prestigious halls as the Great and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, the Flagey in Brussels, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Liège Philharmonic Hall, the Imperial Theater in Compiegne, and the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore.
David Makhmudov collaborates with many outstanding conductors and performers, including Vladimir Verbitsky, Anatoly Levin, Valentin Uryupin, Georges-Elie Octors, Patrick Baton, Filip Rathé, Sébastien Walnier, Nicolas Dupont, François Deppe, Jean-Pierre Peuvion, Sun Zhen, Lyubov Plichko, Nikolay Ageev, Peter Petrov, Gabriel Teclu, Vincent Royer, Séverine Ballon, Alessandro Cervino, William Sheller.
David Makhmudov was born in 1985 in Lipetsk. He graduated with honors from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and then did his master and postgraduate studies at the Royal Conservatories of Liège and Ghent (Belgium). At different times, his teachers were Irina Bochkova, Karen Aroutiounian, Alessandro Moccia, Vadim Zaichenko and Vadim Vandishev. David Makhmudov is the prizewinner of many national and international competitions, including the International Violin Competition "Virtuosos of the 21st Century" (Moscow, Russia), Dmitri Shostakovich Moscow Chamber Music Competition, the International Henri Koch Violin Competition (Liège, Belgium) and Marie Cantagrill International Violin Competition (Saint-Lizier, France). He also won the Gold Medal at the Delphic Games of Russia (Ryazan, Russia).