Our Students

At present at the Zakhar Bron School of Music there are around 60 students from different cantons of Switzerland. They study violin, cello and piano. For many of them playing a musical instrument is a very important part of self-expression.

Sophie Branson Violin, intensive course

Sophie was born in 2006 in Tokyo. She studies at the studio of Liana Tretiakova at the ZBSM since 2010. Sophie is a prize winner of the International Competitions in Geneva and Padova (Italy). She participated in the Masterclasses of Prof. Zakhar Bron, Maxim Vengerov, Alexandra Soumm and Sergei Ostrovsky at the Menton Festival and Salzburg Academy.

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Ilva Eigus Violin, intensive course

Ilva Eigus was born in 2007 in Zurich. She studies with Liana Tretiakova since 2011. A winner of international competitions, Ilva performed in such distinguished concert halls as the Palazzo Vecchio (Florence), the Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow), the Mozarteum (Salzburg) and at Sapienza University (Rome).

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Aurora Gächter Violin, intensive course

Aurora was born in Switzerland in Kanton Thurgau in 2006. Aurora studies with Liana Tretiakova at the ZBSM since 2010. She is a prize winner of the Swiss National and International Competitions and performed in Russia, France, Latvia and Uzbekistan in recital and as a soloist with orchestra.

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Nina Gringolts Violin, intensive course

Nina was born in 2008 into a family of musicians in Zurich. She became a student of Liana Tretiakova at the ZBSM in 2013. Since then Nina has performed as a soloist at the Villa Boveri (Baden), Theater Stok (Zurich), Haus zur Waag (Zurich), Rathaus Zug, Kongresshaus and Helferei Zurich.

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Nikita Koller Violin, intensive course

Nikita was born in 2009 in Wales/UK to a Russian-Swiss family and is fluent in Russian, German, and English. In 2018 he joined the ZBSM and is a violin student of Inna Khriplovich. Nikita performed at school concerts at d’Insle Montessori School in Zurich and at the Erlibacher Music Festival.

Marc Senn Violin, intensive course

Marc was born in 2003 into a music-loving family. He joined the violin studio of Liana Tretiakova at the ZBSM in 2016. Marc has participated in master classes given by Prof. Zakhar Bron, Prof. Tatiana Samouil, Prof. Sergey Ostrovsky, Prof. Boris Garlitsky, Sayaka Shoij and Prof. Klaidi Sahatci in Zurich, at the Zakhar Bron Academy in Interlaken and at the Menton Festival.

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Alexandra Taub Violin, intensive course

Alexandra was born in 2008 in Zurich as the daughter of a Russian-born concert violinist and a Swiss-American neurosurgeon. She is fluent in Russian, English, and German.

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Zoe Walton Violin, intensive course

Zoe was born in England, but has lived most of her life in Australia. At the moment she attends the International School of Central Switzerland.

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Moe Zürcher Violin, intensive course

Moe was born in 2004 in Aarau. She joined ZBSM in 2015 as a student of Nadezhda Korshakova and since 2016 is a student of Liana Tretiakova. Moe participated in the Masterclasses of Professor Zakhar Bron, Tatiana Samouil, Sergey Ostrovsky and Klaidi Sahatci at the Menton Festival and in Zurich and performed at the ZBSM open concerts in Zurich and Baden.

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Benjamin Branson Violoncello and piano, intensive course

Benjamin was born in 2009 in Zurich. At the ZBSM he studies cello with Matthieu Gutbub and piano with Maria Anikina. Ben is a prize winner of the Swiss Youth Music Competition and the Zurich Youth Music Competition in the categories cello, piano solo and piano ensemble. He participated at concerts of the ZBSM in Switzerland, Latvia and France.

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Dan Blank Piano, intensive course

Dan was born in 2007. He became a piano student of Slava Spiridonov at the ZBSM in 2013. Dan is a prize winner of the Swiss National Competition and an International Competition in Belorussia. He performed at the ZBSM open concerts at the Villa Boveri (Baden), Theater Stok, Haus zur Waag, Kongresshaus and Kluskapelle (Zurich).

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Arkady Brunner Piano, intensive course

Arkady was born in 2010 and entered the Zakhar Bron School of Music in 2016 in the piano studio of Slava Spiridonov. Arkady already appeared at the open concerts of the ZBSM in the Villa Boveri (Baden) and Kluskapelle (Zurich). In November 2018 Arkady made his debut at the Erlenbach Music Festival.

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Ana Carbonell Piano, intensive course

Ana was born in 2007. Since 2016 she studies at the ZBSM in the piano studio of Slava Spiridonov. Since then Ana performed at the School's open concerts at the Villa Boveri (Baden), Theater Stok (Zürich), Haus zur Waag (Zürich).

Viktoria Jung Piano, intensive course

Viktoria was born in 2007 in Zollikon into a family of academics. She began her piano studies at the Zakhar Bron School of Music at the age of eight, first at the studio of Yana Eismann and now continues as the student of Maria Anikina.

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Henri Hoffmeister Piano, intensive course

Henri was born in 2009 in Zug. He studies piano at the ZBSM since 2014, first at the studio of Slava Spiridonov, later with Maria Anikina and now with Christophe Berruex.

Milla Kovári Piano, intensive course

Mila was born in 2009 in Zurich. Since 2017 Mila studies piano at the ZBSM with Maria Anikina. She has performed at the school's open concerts at the Musikraum Anixis, the Villa Boveri (Baden) and the Dreilinden Conservatory (Lucerne). Mila speaks German and Serbian.

Alexander Kruse Piano, intensive course

Alexander was born in 2006 in Germany. He studied violin with Liana Tretiakova at the ZBSM since 2012. In 2015 Alexander joined the piano studio of Slava Spiridonov. Alexander is a prize winner of the Swiss National Competition and performed at the school's open concerts at the Villa Boveri (Baden), Theater Stok (Zurich) and Haus zur Waag (Zurich).

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Eva Solodovsky Piano, intensive course

Eva was born in 2010 in Odessa (Ukraine). At the age of seven she completed the two years program on the piano at the Stolyarsky School of Music in Odessa.

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Vera Pop-Lazarova Violin and piano

Vera was born in 2008 in the USA. She joined the studio of Romaine Bolinger at the ZBSM in 2014. Since then Vera has performed at the school's open concerts in the Villa Boveri (Baden), Haus zur Waag (Zurich), Rathaus Zug and Kongresshaus Zurich.

Ephraim Taub Violoncello and piano

Ephraim Taub was born in Zurich in 2010 into a family of musicians. He has been playing cello for two years. He studies cello with Matthieu Gutbub and Réka Jaksics and piano with Slava Spiridonov. He enjoys playing chamber and folk music with his grandfather, his mother, and his sister Alexandra. Ephraim speaks Russian, German, English, and some Hebrew. His favourite hobby is football.

Elia Berger Violin

Elia Berger began his violin studies in August 2017 with Romaine Bolinger at the ZBSM. In November 2017 Elia performed his first concert at the d’Insle Montessori School in Zurich. Currently Elia studies at the Primary School in Zurich. He speaks Swiss German and English.

Raissa Brunner Violin

Raissa was born in December 2012. She began her violin studies at the age of five in the studio of Liana Tretiakova and already appeared in two concerts organized by ZBSM at the d’Insle Montessori School.

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Carol Cong Violin

Carol was born in 2011 and started playing violin at the age of five. She entered the ZBSM in August 2017 as the student of Romaine Bolinger. Carol speaks English and attends the International School of Zug and Luzern.

Evdokiya Pushnova Violin

Evdokia was born in 2003 in Moscow. She joined the ZBSM in 2011 as a violin student of Inna Khriplovich. Currently Evdokia studies also with Romaine Bolinger. She is a prize winner of the Swiss National Competition.

Vlada Sabella Violin

Vlada was born in 2010 in USA. She became a student at the violin studio of Liana Tretiakova at the ZBSM in 2016. Vlada participated in the school's open concerts in Valbella, the Villa Boveri (Baden) and in Haus zur Waag (Zurich).

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Anna Tolstyh Violin

Anna’s first experiences with music began when she was only four and a half years old. For the first two years she was taking private violin lessons, and at the age of 6 Anna was accepted into the studio of Romaine Bollinger at the Zakhar Bron School of Music.

Christopher Wrana Violin

Christopher was born in 2007. He joined the violin studio of Romaine Bolinger at the ZBSM in 2015. He participated at the school's open concerts in Zurich and Baden.

Elizaveta Bondareva Piano

Elizaveta was born in March 2010. She joined ZBSM at the age of five. She already participated in prestigious concerts organized by the school in Zurich (Haus Zur Waag) and Baden. Elizaveta speaks German, English and Russian.

Misha Gorshkov Piano

Misha was born in 2006. He is a piano student of Slava Spiridonov at the ZBSM since 2014. Misha performed at the school's open concerts at the Villa Boveri (Baden), Haus zur Waag (Zurich) and Kongresshaus Zurich.

Katya Gringolts Piano

Katya Gringolts comes from the musical family. She began her musical studies at the age of five and joined the piano studio of Slava Spiridonov three years ago. Katya already took part at the open concerts of the School at the Villa Boveri (Baden), Klus Kappelle and Haus zur Waag in Zurich.

Daniel Solodovsky Piano

Daniel was born in 2004 in Odessa (Ukraine). He began his piano studies at the Stolyarsky Special Music School in Odessa. Daniel joined the ZBSM in 2017, piano studio of Maria Anikina.

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