Timur Yakubov was born in Moscow, Russia. At the age of 5, he was admitted to the famous Gnessin Music School, where he studied violin with Natalia Fikhtengolz. In 1994, he was invited by the Russian Culture Foundation to join the New Names International Program. This introduction paved the way for long series of concert engagements in International Chamber Festivals. His extensive concert tours covered major world capitals. He thus performed as soloist in chamber music concerts and as orchestra concert master in Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Mexico and France.In 1994, Timur entered the Moscow State Conservatory where he studied under Professors S. Kravchenko (violin), A. Koshvanets (violin) and D. Shebalin (string quartet). In 2000, he was admitted to the Geneva Conservatory, where he studied with Professor G. Takács-Nagy as first violinist of the Quatuor Fratres, which he founded. Timur received a special award from the Foundation Kiefer Hablitzel in 2001, a competition organized by the Association of Musicians of Switzerland in Bern. He also appeared on Russian TV, has released three CDs as principal violin of Gnessin Virtuosi Orchestra and appeared as a guest on the Roman Mints CD “Game Over”. He is a permanent participant of the festival “VOZVRASHENIE” held in Moscow. In 2008, Timur was appointed Assistant of Professor G.Takasc-Nagy in La Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève. Timur is currently Professor at the Geneva Conservatory. As a member of the Quatuor Fratres, Timur became a laureate of the International Chamber Music Competition in Caltanissetta, Italy (2000). It was through the Festival de Santander, Spain in 2002 that the Quartet received the opportunity to study with R. Schmidt, member of the Hagen Quartet. Quatuor Fratres has worked with some major chamber music personalities, such as Valentin Berlinski of the Borodin Quartet, Philippe Audoli of the Quatuor Ludwig, Sandor Devich of the Bartok Quartet as well as Sigiswald and Barthold Kuijken.In 2005 the Quatuor Fratres were awarded First Prize of the Concours de Musique de Chambre de l’Association des Amis et Anciens Elèves du Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève. Later that year, they obtained the Honor Diploma as finalist of the Joachim Chamber Music Competition in Weimar, Germany. In 2006 the quartet was awarded the First Prize of the Musica Antiqua International Competition in Brugges, Belgium.