School News

Please read below some of the latest news of our school:

Sophie Branson debuts in Bolshoi Theatre

On 3 October, Sophie Branson, a student of the Zakhar Bron School of Music (studio of Liana Tretiakova), had the honor of participating in the gala concert of the festival, which took place in the legendary Bolshoi Theatre.

Sophie Branson performs Vivaldi’s Summer with chamber orchestra in Geneva

During the first week of the 2018/2019 academic year, a 12 year old student of ZBSM Sophie Branson (studio of Liana Tretiakova), participated in two projects in Geneva, performing the Summer from the Vivaldi’s famous cycle Four Seasons.

Concert at the Cocteau Museum

On the 5th of August 2018 in the series «Concerts au Musée» of the 69th Menton Music Festival, Sayaka Shoji, two students of ZBSM and ensemble of violinists gave a highly acclaimed concert at the Cocteau Museum. It was the conclusion and highlight of third year's edition master class.

Master class in Menton

From the 30th of July to the 5th of August 2018, the ZBSM held its third master class at the 69th Menton Music Festival on the Côte d'Azur. 15 students from all over the world took part and performed at several concerts.

Nina Gringolts and Marc Senn: prize winners at the Premio di Padova Competition 2018

Two students of the Zakhar Bron School of Music (studio of Liana Tretiakova), Nina Gringolts and Marc Senn, won prizes at the Premio di Padova International Competition, which took place in Padova (Italy), from 11th until 17th of June 2018.

«The Strad» on iGeneration

The world’s most popular magazine for professional musicians reported on the performance of two young students of the Zakhar Bron School of Music at the 5th Trans-Siberian Art Festival. Our girls shared the stage with Vadim Repin and Alexander Buzlov at the world premiere of the Concert Grosso iGeneration.

«Paleski Ahienchyk»-Competition in Belarus

Two of our piano students of Slava Spiridonov, Liza Bondareva and Dan Blank, took part in the 3rd International «Paleski Ahienchyk»-Competition for Young Musicians in the Belarusian city of Drahichyn in early June 2018.

Young pianists and Slava Spiridonov in the Kluskapelle

On May 27, 2018, students of Slava Spiridonov gave a concert together with their teacher in the Kluskapelle.

Successful students at the Youth Music Competition

At the beginning of May the finals of the Swiss Youth Music Competition 2018 took place in Zurich. The best placed students from the regional Entradas of mid-March were invited, among them our students Ilva Eigus and Aurora Gächter. Both received first prize again.

World premiere of iGeneration in Novosibirsk

Our students Ilva Eigus and Sophie Branson played at the world premiere of iGeneration by Daniel Schnyder at the Trans-Siberian Art Festival in Novosibirsk, together with the festival’s founder, Vadim Repin.

Further concerts in Russia

During their trip to Russia in March 2018 Sophie Branson and Ilva Eigus not only participated in the premiere of iGeneration but also performed on various other occasions.

Distinctions at the Youth Music Competition

At the Swiss Youth Music Competition on March 16 and 17, 2018 Ilva Eigus and Aurora Gächter both won a first prize with distinction.

Moving to the Jecklin-House

The ZBSM moves to a new location on Pfauen.

Violin Masterclass in Latvia from February 11 to 17, 2018

Instead of a holiday in Latvia, six children attended a masterclass with Liana Tretiakova. One girl came all the way from China.

Marc Senn shines at the Stufentest

Marc Senn completed the second highest level at the Stufentest.

70th anniversary of Professor Bron

A celebration concert dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Professor Bron took place on the 17 December 2017 at the Kurtheater in Baden.

Ilva Eigus on Swiss Television (SRF)

During the last month of 2017, ten year old Ilva Eigus (student of Liana Tretiakova) was featured on Swiss Television in the program “Glanz und Gloria”.

Ilva Eigus on a theater stage

With her performances on violin and piano, Ilva Eigus has contributed to the success of the theatre production “GIFT” (“POISON”) in the Helfereitheater, Zurich.

Ilva Eigus leads a chamber orchestra with Mozart’s 1st

Congratulations to 10 year old Ilva Eigus for her brilliant and effortless performance of Mozart's 1st violin concerto with the Collegium Cantorum Orchestra.

Masterclass and a concert at the Mozarteum University

Three students of our School took part in the International Summer Academy at the Mozarteum University (Salzburg, Austria).

Concert At The Jean Cocteau Museum In Menton, France

On the 3rd of August 2017 Professor Zakhar Bron and the best students of the Summer Academy presented a violin recital under the auspices of the 68th Menton Music Festival.

Second Masterclass in Menton

From the 30th of July until the 8th of August Zakhar Bron School of Music was holding its second open violin Masterclass in Menton (Côte d'Azur, France) within the frame of the 68th Menton Music Festival.

Sophie Branson: number one at the Premio di Padova competition

Sophie Branson, a talented student of the Zakhar Bron School of Music received the highest award – first prize – at the Premio di Padova International Competition, which took place in Padova (Italy), from 11th until 18th of June 2017.

Eleven students of the ZBSM performed at the "Young Soloists" concert

On Saturday, June 10th, eleven young violin and piano students of the Zakhar Bron School of Music took part in an annual concert "Young Soloists", which took place at the Zurich Theatre Stok.

Debut of Aurora Gaechter at the Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow)

In the beginning of June a gifted student of the Zakhar Bron School of Music, Aurora Gaechter, has performed in two concerts in Moscow: at the Bolshoi Theatre and in the Museum of Russian Impressionism.

Three young pianists from our school win prizes

Three young pianists from the Zakhar Bron School of Music received two second prizes and one third prize at the Swiss National Youth Music Competition, which took place on 24-25.03.2017.

Siberian Tour

In February 2017 five most advanced violin students of the ZBSM (studio of Liana Tretiakova) went on a concert tour to Siberia, organized by the School.

Concert In Geneva

On February 9th, 2017, talented young musicians from Switzerland performed as soloists with the Chamber Orchestra "Soloists of Neuchatel" under the baton of Sergei Ostrovsky.

Concert in Tashkent

On October 28th 2016 Aurora Gächter (10) and Ilva Eigus (9) performed with the State Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan in the concert hall of the State Conservatory.

Sophie Branson plays with the City Orchestra of Grenchen

On November 13th 2016, our student Sophie Branson successfully performed Bach Concerto in A-minor with the City Orchestra of Grenchen.

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.

Ilva Eigus at the Violin Gala

On October 19th, 2016, Ilva has been invited by the Hermanis Brauns Foundation to take part in the “Violinist Parade” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Sir Yehudi Menuhin. The concert took place in the representative House of the Blackheads in Riga, Latvia.

First Masterclass in Menton

The first Masterclass of the Zakhar Bron School of Music took place from the 5th to 10th of August within the frame of the 67th edition of the famous Music Festival of Menton – a gem town on the Côte d'Azur.

Concert at the Congress House of Zurich

In the first days of summer, on June 26th, the students of the Zakhar Bron School of Music appeared on the stage of the Chamber Hall of the Congress House of Zurich for the first time.

Ilva Eigus in the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

Thanks to the generous support of the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation, a concert of young soloists took place in the Beethoven Hall of the Bolshoi Theater on June 3rd. The concert has been a highlight of the international annual festival „Moscow Meets Friends“.

Ilva Eigus Performs in Florence and Rome

Congratulations to Ilva Eigus, a seven year old student of Liana Tretiakova, for receiving the 1st prize “with distinction” and the Miglior Violinista award (across all age categories) at the music competition “Premio Crescendo” 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.

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.

1st Prize at the „Rising Stars 2016“ goes to Ilva Eigus

Our sincere congratulations to Ilva Eigus, a student of Liana Tretyakova, who has won the First Prize in the Junior category 8-10 at the music competition "Rising Stars 2016" that took place on February 26-28 in Riga, Latvia.

Young violinists perform with the Pskov Symphony Orchestra

Sophie Branson and Ilva Eigus, students of Liana Tretiakova, debuted as soloists with orchestra on 31 October 2015.

Romane Favia performs Mozart’s Concerto in G major

On 21 and 28 March 2015 Romane Favia (student of Liana Tretiakova) performed Mozart's Concerto in G major in two concerts with the chamber orchestra "Amici dell’ Arte" under the baton of Marcel Blancard.

Baroque concert at the City Hall of Zug

On 23 November 2014, young soloists of the ZBSM performed with the accompaniment of a string quintet and a cembalo at the City Hall of Zug, the oldest concert hall in town.

Emilia von Albertini performs with orchestra

On 9 and 10 June 2012 Emilia von Albertini (student of Liana Tretiakova) appeared as a soloist with the Thalwil Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Kevin Griffits, performing Bruch's Violin Concerto in G minor.

Emilia von Albertini and Irina Pak perform in Davos

On 20 February 2010 two young violinists gave a concert in the San Theodul church in Davos.