Faculty​​​​​

violin

Christian Altenburger
21st - 26th of September 2020
Engagements with top international orchestras  under Claudio Abbado, Dennis Russel Davies, Christoph von Dohnányi, Bernard Haitink, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, and others. Artistic Director of the Schwäbische Frühling Music Festival and Professor at the Vienna University of Music.
Sonja van Beek
20th - 25th of July 2020
She performed regularly as a soloist with orchestras, among them the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague, the Dutch Radio Chamber Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and different orchestras in Germany and South America. She plays in many chamber music formations and is a member of the EnsembleCaméléon. She has performed at the Salzburger Festspiele, the Orlando Festival and the Euregio Festival. She is professor at the conservatory of Groningen in the Netherlands and violin coach at the Schleswig Holstein Music Festival in Germany. 
Marc Bouchkov
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Winner of the International Violin Contest Henri Koch, European Young Concert Artists Audition and of the Queen Elizabeth Competition”. He won the First Prize at the “Montreal International Musical Competition“. Concerts with the hr Sinfonieorchester and Christoph Eschenbach, the Orchestre National de Belgique and the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI in Turin under the baton of Andrey Boreyko. He has performed with the NDR-Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, the Belgian National Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie.
Kathrin ten Hagen
31st of August - 5th of September 2020
First prize at the Donald Portnoy International Violin Competition in Augusta/Georgia, she has appeared with the Deutsche Symphonieorchester Berlin, the Hamburger Symphoniker, the Klassik Philharmonie Hamburg, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, to name just few and has toured through Argentina, Uruguay, Russia, the Ukraine, Europe, China, and the USA. Professor at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar and on faculty at the University of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig
Yair Kless
20th - 25th of July 2020
He was a member of the "Israeli Baroque Players" which toured extensively around the world, such as participating at the prestigious Salzburg Festival. Yair collaborated with outstanding musical partners, such as Nadia Reisenberg, Pnina Salzman, Shoshana Rudiakov, Arie Vardi, Victor Derevianko, Frank Wibout, Victor Yampolski and Pascal Sigrist. Many of Yair's students have reached successful solo and chamber careers, winning prizes in the competitions and holding key teaching and performing positions. Professor at Buchman Mehta School of Tel Aviv and at the Music Kunst Universtat of Graz
Mauro Iurato
23rd of July - 2nd of August 2020
Prize winner of several national and international competitions, his concert activity brought him to perform in the whole Europe, as well as in Japan, Canada and USA. Mauro Iurato often performed as a soloist with prestigious orchestras such as the Zagreb Soloists, the National Philharmonic of Moldavia and the Korean Chamber Orchestra. Guest Concertmaster of the “Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra”, “Tokyo Symphony Orchestra”, the “Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa” and the HPAC (Hyogo Performing Art Center) Orchestra. He regularly gives Master-classes in Europe as well as in Japan.
Paul Roczek
​7th - 12th of September 2020
Was a member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and later on the renowned Vienna Soloists. Founder of the Austrian String Quartet and of the String Anton Webern, played concerts all over the world. Professor at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg.
Fedor Rudin
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Concertmaster of the Vienna State Opera and Philharmonic and prizewinner of prestigious competitions such as Premio Paganini in Genoa and George Enescu in Bucharest, he is establishing himself as one of the most unique and polyvalent concert artists of today’s generation. His newest album “Reflets” was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards. His latest engagements included solo debuts at prestigious halls like Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Berlin Konzerthaus, Paris Philharmonie, with many orchestras including the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. 
Christoph Schickedanz
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One of the most prominent violinist of his generation in Germany. Honours at various competitions in Europe, as Berlin, Freiburg, Munich, Caltanissetta, Heerlen, Sion, Bloomington and Napa. Member of the Gililov Piano Quartet Berlin, he is professor at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg where he is presently also serving as Head of Strings. Among his students are competition price winners, many of his alumnae are holding orchestral jobs in important German cities, for example in Berlin, Essen, Hamburg, Leipzig or Munich.
Anton Sorokow
17th - 22nd of August 2020
He has performed with renowned orchestras such as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Berliner Symphoniker, the Nuremberg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bayerische Kammerphilharmonie,  the Vienna Concert-Verein, the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the Montpellier Symphony Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, etc…. As a soloist, Sorokov has worked with renowned conductors of the likes of Fabio Luisi, Mstislav Rostropovich, Myung Whun Chung, Ulf Schirmer, etc… Since 2005, Sorokov has been first concertmaster of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Heis also a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna since 2011.
Kirill Troussov
16th - 20th of September 2020
Supported and guided by Sir Yehudi Menuhin at a young age, Kirill Troussov is now widely recognized as one of the leading violinists of his generation. He works with renowned orchestras and is a regular guest at prestigious festivals. Kirill Troussov regularly gives master classes for violin worldwide at significant music institutions and renowned international music festivals. He is very involved with the discovery and promotion of young talents (from the age of five) so that among his small "greats" there are winners and award-winners every year at numerous international junior competitions.
Valeria Zorina
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As soloist and chamber musician, she has performed at multiple international festivals and has been awarded a number of prizes in international music competitions. Constant collaboration with prestigious orchestras such as RAI Torino (Italy), la Orquesta della Radiotelevisione della Svizzera Italiana  Lugano (Switzerland), Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heibronn (Germany), Haydn Orchester of Bolzano.
Since 2015 Valeria Zorina has a Professorship for Postgraduate and Master Studies at the CSKG in Madrid.