Violin Masterclass at the Menton Music Festival 2018 – Zakhar Bron School of Music
30 July – 05 August 2018

Violin Masterclass at the Menton Music Festival 2018

From summer 2018 we are happy to announce our Masterclass in collaboration with the Menton Music Festival (France), one of the most important and prestigious music festivals in Europe.

Professors

Sayaka Shoji Japan-France

Outstanding violinist, performs with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, records with Deutsche Grammophon

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Professor of the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris and Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen.

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Liana Tretiakova Switzerland

Assistant of professor Zakhar Bron; founder, principal and leading teacher of the Zakhar Bron School of Music (Zurich, Switzerland)

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Courses

Depending on the age of the participants, on their technical level and goals we offer three different lesson plans:

  • Plan 1: Lessons with Professors only
  • Plan 2: Lessons with Professors and Assistant Professor
  • Plan 3: Lessons with Assistant Professor only

Concerts

  • August 2nd 2018: Concert of participants with Boris Garlitsky
  • August 4th 2018: Concert of participants with Liana Tretiakova
  • August 5th 2018: Concert of participants with Sayaka Shoji

Fees

  • Course Fees: 750 euro (5 lessons and concerts) or 999 euro (7 lessons and concerts)
  • Festival Pass: 150 euro (includes admission of 1 person to 8 Concerts of the Menton Music Festival)

Purchase of 1 concert pass for 150 euro is obligatory for each Masterclass participant.
Additional passes for the family members can be purchased for 250 euro.

After receiving the confirmation of having been accepted to the Masterclass the course fee and the concert pass fee must be paid in full.

Only after the payment is received, the student is considered to be fully registered.

Payment for Masterclass:

Bank: Zürcher Kantonalbank, Zakhar Bron School of Music
SWIFT/BIC: ZKBKCHZZ80A
IBAN: CH90 0070 0110 0026 2866 1
Postcode: 80-151-4

Location

Menton Conservatorium, 10 Avenue Cochrane, 06500 Menton, France

  • Practice rooms: 2 hours per day at the Menton Conservatory (free or charge)

Admission

Applicants between the ages of 6 and 18 are eligible to apply for participation. Participants will be chosen by a video recording, which has to be submitted with the application form.

The number of participants admitted to the audition is limited. If this limit is reached before the application deadline, the promoter reserves the right to close the application process earlier.

Application deadline: June 30th, 2018

Application form

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Masterclass participants 2018

Meet the students of the Menton Violin Masterclass 2018

Gleb Mikhailovsky Russia

Violinist Gleb Mikhailovsky is nine years old. He comes from Smolensk, Russia. Gleb is a prize winner of the National and International competitions.

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Louis Watson United States of America

Louis Watson is 15 years old and comes from the United States of America. He began to study violin at the age of four at the London Suzuki Group, and attended the studios of the British Suzuki Institute teacher Cara Vella and the BSI Chairperson Hannah Biss.

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Elle Cho United States of America

Nine-year-old Elle Cho is an American violinist. She began her musical studies at the age of three at the Betty Haag Academy for Strings.

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Flavia Napolitano Italy

Born in Madrid in 2007, Flavia began to play violin at the age of 7. Since 2016 she studies at the Conservatory of Turin in the studio of Piergiorgio Rosso.

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Isabelle Kruithof Luxemburg

Sixteen-year-old Isabelle comes from Luxemburg. She began to study violin at the age of 4 with her mother, Sofie Vermeersch, at the “Conservatoire du Nord”, from which she graduated with honors in violin, piano, chamber music and theory.

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Renee Tu China

Renee Tu is from Beijing, China. She attends the Montessori School of Beijing and is transferring to International School of Beijing beginning September 2018.

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Benjamin Branson Zakhar Bron School of Music, Switzerland

Benjamin was born in 2009 in Zurich. He began to play the piano at the age of three and cello at the age of five at the Zakhar Bron School of Music, where he currently studies with Matthieu Gutbub (cello) and Maria Anikina (piano).

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Vlada Sabella Zakhar Bron School of Music, Switzerland

Vlada was born in 2010 in USA in the family with Italian and Russian roots. She became a student of the violin studio of Liana Tretiakova at the Zakhar Bron School of Music in Zurich in 2016.

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Moe Zürcher Zakhar Bron School of Music, Switzerland

Moe Zürcher was born in 2004 in the family with Swiss and Japanese roots. She started taking violin lessons at the age of seven and four years later Moe joined the Zakhar Bron School of Music, the studio of Nadezhda Korshakova. From 2016 she studies with Liana Tretyakova.

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Marc Senn Zakhar Bron School of Music, Switzerland

Marc Senn was born in Zürich in 2003. He started violin lessons at the age of seven and from 2016 studies intensively at the Zakhar Bron School of Music at the studio of Liana Tretyakova.

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Nina Gringolts Zakhar Bron School of Music, Switzerland

Nina was born in 2008 in Zurich, in a musical family. She became a student of Liana Tretiakova at the ZBSM in 2013. Since then Nina has performed as a soloist in Villa Boveri (Baden), Theater Stok (Zurich), Haus zur Waag (Zurich), Rathaus Zug, Kongresshaus Zurich.

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Sophie Branson Zakhar Bron School of Music, Switzerland

Sophie was born in 2006 in Tokyo. She studies at the studio of Liana Tretiakova at the Zakhar Bron School of Music in Zurich since 2010

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Aurora Gächter Zakhar Bron School of Music, Switzerland

In 2010, at the age of 4, Aurora began her violin studies at the Zakhar Bron School of Music in Zurich with Liana Tretiakova. Aurora is a prizewinner of the Swiss National Youth Music Competition as a soloist and as a chamber musician. In December 2014 Aurora participated in the Finals of the program “Great Swiss Talents” on National Television (SRF).

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Ilva Eigus Zakhar Bron School of Music, Switzerland

Ilva Eigus was born in Zurich in 2007. She began playing violin at the age of three and a half years and started lessons with Liana Tretiakova at the Zakhar Bron School of Music shortly before her 4th birthday. She also plays piano since she is five and attends a piano class at the Zurich Conservatory (MKZ) and improvisation lessons in the 18th century gallant style.

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