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.
Zakhar Bron is a virtuoso violinist, who is famous above all for his teaching method. His whole life is dedicated to the training of the next generation of concert violinists (without fatigue, sometimes up to 14 hours a day!). His reputation as an outstanding violin teacher became established when his students Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov and Daniel Hope became famous around the world.
Zakhar Bron started his violin studies at the Stolyarksy School in Odessa, then continued at the Gnessin Music College in Moscow with Boris Goldstein and at Moscow Conservatory with Igor Oistrakh, for whom Zakhar Bron also worked as an assistant. Upon completion of his studies Zakhar Bron performed as a soloist and started teaching. From 1974 until 1988 he worked at the Novosibirsk Conservatory. In 1988 Zakhar Bron moved to Germany and since then has been teaching in various musical institutions across Europe, including the Zurich University of the Arts. Apart from teaching Zakhar Bron appears frequently as a soloist and has recorded and released many CDs and DVDs. For his outstanding work Zakhar Bron has been awarded the highest honors in Russia, Germany and Spain: in 1998 he received the Verdienstkreuz am Bande der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, in 2001 became a Peoples Artist of Russia, and in 2006 received La Orden Civil de Alfonso X el Sabio in Spain.
At the Zakhar Bron School of Music Professor Bron is nurturing a new generation of talented violinists.
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.
Sergey is a founder of the Aviv string quartet and Professor at the Music University of Geneva. His former positions include the First Solo Concertmaster of the Suisse Romande Orchestra of Geneva (2007-2012) and the First Solo Concertmaster of the Palau Des le Arts Orchestra in Valencia, Spain (2012-2014).
Sergey is a winner of many international competitions. He has appeared as a soloist with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony and Moscow Philharmonic with such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Hugh Wolff and Maxim Vengerov among others.
In 2010, he recorded less known Russian concertos by Anton Arensky, Jules Conus and a world premiere of a Concertino op. 42 by Mieczysław Weinberg, for Naxos.
He plays a 1716 violin by Giovanni Grancinno, purchased with the generous support of Mr. James Mayer and “Tzfonot Tarbut”, a non-profit organization for supporting arts in Israel.
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.
Tatiana Samouil is a prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, Jean Sibelius Competition in Helsinki and Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
Jury member of the Queen Elisabeth Violin competition in 2012, Tatiana regularly teaches at the masterclasses in South Korea, France, Spain, Italy and Portugal.
Passionate for chamber music, Tatiana is a founding member and a first violin of the Malibran String Quartet. She also collaborates frequently with such famous musicians as Vadim Repin, Gautier Capuçon and Nicolas Altstaedt among others.
Keeping a very intensive connection with her native Russia, Tatiana teaches at the Yurii Bashmet Educational Program, which brings masterclasses to 15 different cities of Russia. As a result of this collaboration, Tatiana performed at the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games together with Yuri Bashmet, accompanied by the Russian National Youth Orchestra.
Thanks to an anonymous donor, Tatiana is performing on the J-B Vuillaume violin (1850)
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.
Liana Tretiakova is a Co-founder and Principal of the school, dedicated to the upbringing of 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. Liana regularly assists Prof. Bron, working with young students at such prestigious Masterclasses as International Summer Academy Mozarteum, Dubrovnik Summer Academy, Masterclasses in Zürich and Interlaken.
Liana Tretiakova is a prizewinner of international chamber music competitions, such as „European Music Competition“ and „Grazia Vivaldi Competition“.
Liana began her studies at the Shebalin Music College in Omsk with Prof. Mark Uritsky and continued at the Novosibirsk Music Conservatory with Prof. Marina Koifman. Later Liana studied at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid and at the Zurich University of the Arts with Professor Zakhar Bron and with Professor Ulrich Groener (Performers and Pedagogical Diplomas).
While studying for her Certificate of Advanced Studies in Performance with Professor Groener, Liana specialized in virtuoso Baroque repertoire, as well as the classical and early romantic styles of German repertoire.
At the Zakhar Bron School of Music, Liana Tretiakova teaches violin to children and teenagers (intensive course).