Professor 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.
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.
Professor Klaidi Sahatçi
Klaidi Sahatçi is the First Concertmaster of the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zürich and Professor at the University of Music in Lugano.
As an internationally acclaimed soloist he performs with Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Zürcher Kammer Orchester, I Virtuosi Italiani, Orchestra da Camera di Milano, Orquesta Sinfonica de Chile, Cameristi della Scala und Orquesta filarmonica de Gran Canaria.
He has worked with the greatest conductors of our time, such as D.Zinman, E.Krivine, A.Lombard, H.Griffiths, M.Nesterowitz, Gunter Herbig and Lionel Bringuier.
As a passionate chamber musician he appears with fellow artists such Rafael Oleg, Claire Desert, Bruno Giuranna, Bruno Canino, Dmitry Sitkovetski, Julian Rachlin, François-Frederic Guy, Fazil Say, Yuja Wang and many others.
In his successful musical career he has held the positions of Violon Solo of National Orchestra of Lyon, Second Concertmaster of Italian Switzerland Orchestra, First Concertmaster of Chamber Orchestra of Zurich and First Concertmaster of the Orchestra of Scala Theater Milan.
Klaidi Sahatçi plays the Antonio Stradivarius violin “ex Wieniawski” of 1719, offered by Mercedes-Benz Zurich.
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.