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Elvira Garifzyanova (Russian Federation 1976) lives and works in Switzerland.

She was born into a family of professional musicians. She studied in Russia, Germany, Switzerland under such professors as Irina Dubinina-piano (student of Jakov Zak and Lev Oborin), composition under Alexander Rudenko, Gerhard Müller-Hornbach, Isabel Mundry, Michael Jarrell, Luis Naon and electronic music/music informatics under Gerald Bennett and Eric Daubresse. In 2011-2012 she completed a course at the IRCAM in Paris. She is the recipient of various awards from numerous international competitions and scholarships.
She attended master classes headed by Brian Ferneyhough, Hanz Zender, André Richard (interpretation and performance practice with electronics), Ivan Fedele, Mauro Lanza, Denis Smalley, Georges Apergis, Chaya Czernowin, Georg F. Haas, Beat Furrer, Rebecca Saunders and Philippe Leroux.
She collaborated with international musicians, ensembles and orchestras and had performances at international festivals for new music throughout of Europe and North America. She is included in the Swiss Music Edition’s (SME/EMS) and Swiss Musicians Association’s databank.