Concert in Tashkent
On 28th October 2016 Aurora Gächter and Ilva Eigus performed with the State Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan in the concert hall of the Tashkent State Music Conservatoire. This was the opening concert of the international Festival Golden Autumn, frequented by musicians from all over the world. Aurora’s and Ilva’s renderings of Henri Wieuxtemps left a deep impression with their virtuosity and brilliance.
The performance was Ilva’s second experience of plying with an orchestra, after a debut with Dimitry Kabalevsky’s concerto in 2015 with the Pskov Symphony orchestra. In Tashkent, the 9-year old Ilva performed Wieuxtemps’ Ballade and Polonaise, enriching her performance experience with a further important step.
The performance in Tashkent was Aurora’s debut with the orchestra. Aurora played Wieuxtemps’ Fantasia and Appassionata, - highly demanding violin repertoire, only seldom played by violinists of such young age. The public appreciated both performances with standing ovations und flowers for the soloists. Aurora and Ilva were awarded honorary certificates by the Minister of Culture as special thanks for their participation in the festival.
Concert in Riga
After a week of intense master class with Liana Tretyakova, the young violinists Aurora Gächter, Ilva Eigus and Sophie Branson performed their solo programs in the Reformed Church in Riga. This church is known for its excellent acoustic properties.
In the Soviet times, the Church housed the recording studio of the famous music label Melodiya. Exactly there was the first Melodiyas recording made, with the best technical apparatus of the time, manufactured in Switzerland. Renowned violinists such as David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan and Gidon Kremer recorded in this studio. Highlights from our concert’s recording at the venue are available under a link in the Gallery section.
Ilva Eigus at the Violinist Parade
First Masterclass in Menton
Concert at the Congress House of Zurich
The School presented 15 young violinists and pianists, five to seventeen years old. Among the participants the audience could hear were:
- the prize winner of international and Swiss National competitions Romane Favia (violin)
- the prize winner of international competitions and the scholarship holder of various Swiss foundations Aurora Gaechter (violin)
- the winner of international competitions Ilva Eigus
- the prize winners of international competitions Sophie Branson and Alexander Sahatci (violin)
- the prize winner of international competitions Platon Yakoniuk (piano)
- the diploma holder of an international competition Dan Blank (piano)
The children presented a program of various styles: Baroque (Bach, Vivaldi, Fiocco), Romanticism (Chopin, Wieniawski, Kreisler, Vieuxtemps), Russian and Soviet music by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. The public especially appreciated the appearance of the lovely five year old Estelle Pressler with Perpetum Mobile by Bohm and the moving performance a Gluck melody from the opera "Orpheus and Eurydice" by the charming Ilva Eigus.
Two students of the Zakhar Bron Academy in Interlaken, Ines Burzhinska and Rolanda Ginkute also took part in the concert, performing virtuosic violin fantasies: "Faust" by Wieniawski and "Carmen" by Waxman-Gounod.Show less
Ilva Eigus in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Second Prize for Aurora Gächter in Florence
Ilva Eigus Performs in Florence
Congratulations for our pianists
Our congratulations go to Sofia Gorshkova and Dan Blank who received the certificate of the 1st and the 3rd level at the Young Pianists Competition in Minsk. We also congratulate their teacher Slava Spiridonov upon the first success of his students at an international competition.
1st Prize at the Swiss National Youth Music Competition in Lugano
Congratulations to Alexander Sahatci, student of Liana Tretiakova, with his success (1st Prize with Honors) at the Swiss National Youth Music Competition in Lugano. Alexander also performed at the Award Ceremony and Prizewinner’s Concert at the famous Aula Magna of Conservatory Svizzera Italiana in Lugano.