30 July – 08 August 2017Violin Masterclass at the Menton Music Festival

From summer 2017 we are happy to announce our Masterclass in collaboration with the Menton Music Festival, one of the most important and prestigious music festivals in Europe.

Menton is a place of exceptional beauty on the Cote d’Azur in France, situated between Monaco and the Italian border. In this town the history and the architecture are closely interwoven with the lives of artists who created here. The legendary Mstislav Rostropovich was a cello Professor at the Conservatory, creations by Jean Cocteau became a part of the town’s architecture.

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Zakhar Bron

Professor Zakhar Bron is considered to be one of the best violin teachers in the world. Only a few teachers today are in such high demand as Professor Bron, who is currently working in several highly prestigious institutions around the world.

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Sergey Ostrovsky

Sergey Ostrovsky has been described by Isaac Stern as “…one of the most outstanding Israeli violinists”. Sergey is a founder of the Aviv string quartet and Professor at the Music University of Geneva. He has appeared as a soloist with the Suisse Romande Orchestra of Geneva, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony.

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Tatiana Samouil

Tatiana Samouil is a Professor at the Queen Elisabeth Music College and the Antwerp Royal Conservatory. Tatiana appears as a soloist with Russian National Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra and Bonn Classical Philharmonic.

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Liana Tretiakova

Liana Tretiakova has more than 15 years of experience of working with talented young violinists. Many of her students have already won top prizes at various international competitions, and appear at the music festivals in Switzerland and abroad.

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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

Participants of the masterclass will receive 6 lessons in total.


  • August 3rd 2017: Concert of participants with Zakhar Bron
  • August 7th 2017: Concert of participants with Sergey Ostrovsky
  • August 8th 2017: Concert of participants with Tatiana Samouil


  • Course Fees: 900 euro
  • Festival Pass: 150 euro (includes admission of 1 person to 8 Concerts of the Menton Music Festival)

Purchase of 1 concert pass is obligatory for each Masterclass participant.
Additional passes for the family members can be purchased at this discounted price.

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
IBAN: CH90 0070 0110 0026 2866 1
Postcode: 80-151-4


Menton Conservatorium, 10 Avenue Cochrane, 06500 Menton, France

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


Applicants between the ages of 5 and 20 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, 2017

Application form

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