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

Marc Senn Violin, intensive course

Marc was born in 2003 in a musical family. He joined the violin studio of Liana Tretiakova at the ZBSM in 2016. Marc has participated in the Masterclasses of Prof. Zakhar Bron, Tatiana Samouil, Sergey Ostrovsky and Klaidi Sahatci at the Menton Festival and in Zurich. He has also performed at the ZBSM open concerts in Zurich and Baden.

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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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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 National Competition and the Zurich Competition in categories piano solo and piano ensemble. He participated at the ZBSM concerts in Switzerland and Latvia.

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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 (Zürich), Haus zur Waag (Zürich).

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).

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 and now with Maria Anikina.

Milla Kovári Piano, intensive course

Mila was born in 2009 in Zurich. From 2017 Mila studies piano at the ZBSM with Maria Anikina. Since then Mila has already performed at the School's open concerts at the Musikraum Anixis (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), Haus zur Waag (Zurich).

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Eva Solodovska Piano, intensive course

Eva was born in 2010 in Odessa (Ukraine). She joined the piano studio of Maria Anikina at the ZBSM in 2017. Eva continues to study externally at the Stoliarsky Special Music School in Odessa.

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Vera Pop-Lazarova Violin and piano

Vera was born in 2008 in 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 Villa Boveri (Baden), Haus zur Waag (Zurich), Rathaus Zug and Kongresshaus Zurich.

Elia Berger Violin

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

Carol Cong Violin

Carol was born in 2011 and started playing violin from 5 years old. She entered the ZBSM in August 2017. Carol speaks English and attends at 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 of the violin studio of Liana Tretiakova at the ZBSM in 2016. Vlada participated in the School‘s open concerts in Valbella and in Haus zur Waag (Zurich).

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.

Sofia Gorshkova Piano

Sofia was born in 2005. She joined the piano studio of Slava Spiridonov at the ZBSM in 2014. Sofia is a diplomant of the International Competition in Belorussia. She performed at the School‘s open concerts at the Villa Boveri (Baden), Haus zur Waag (Zurich), Kongresshaus Zurich.

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), Kongresshaus Zurich.

Daniel Solodovsky Piano

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

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