Masterclass

2019

The Masterclass

The masterclass will take place from 19th august to 1st september in the Scuola Civica Musicale, Bruno Maderna, Via Lega Veronese 10/A, Verona, Italy.

It will be subdivided as follows:

    • From 19th to 25th of august: K. Sahatci, P. Berman, E. Bindere, R. Cohen, G. Grano
    • From 26th to 1st: Zemtsov Viola Masterclass. M. Kugel, M. Zemtsov, J. Dinerstein, D. Zemtsov.

Student concerts and teacher concerts will be organized during both periods. A pianist will be available during the masterclass and in agreement with the teachers will organize rehearsals and lessons. It is mandatory that each student brings his own piano part.

Students will have access to 5 lessons with their teacher of choice and are strongly encouraged to assist other student’s lessons. During the masterclass video recordings and photos will be made and used as promotional material.

The Zemtsov Masterclass works in a way that each student will get one lesson with each teacher and a total of 5 lessons, so the application will be for the entire group of teachers and not only for one teacher. The students will have then the opportunity to see, speak and work with all the teachers. This is a very good opportunity to grow and get many insight on pieces and repertory.

The Teachers

Klaidi Sahatci

Violinist Klaidi Sahatçi is appreciated for his beautiful and reach sound, elegant and expressive playing and his experience as a concertmaster, recitalist, soloist and chamber musician.He was born in Albania, where he began his musical studies at the age of six, during the totalitarian regime in an isolated country.
At the age of 20 with the fall of the regime he moved to Italy to enrich his knowledge at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory and obtaining his diploma with the highest grade cum laude and a mention of honor. After that,he continues to study with Salvatore Accardo at the “W. Stauffer” Academy in Cremona and with Boris Garlitzky in Lyon.

Prior to joining the prestigious position of the First Concertmaster of the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zürich in 2009, he was Violon Solo of National Orchestra of Lyon, Second Concertmaster of Italian Switzerland Orchestra, First Concertmaster of Chamber Orchestra of Zurich and First Concertmaster of the Orchestra of Scala Theater Milan and Scala Philharmonic Orchestra playing under the baton of conductors such Riccardo Chailly,Daniele Gatti,Lorin Maazel,Kurt Masur,Bernard Haitink,Andris Nelsons,Daniel Barenboim,David Zinman,Valery Gergiev,Herbert Blomstedt, etc.

Simultaneously with his activity as Concertmaster, Mr.Sahatçi has performed as a soloist with RAI Italian National Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich,Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana,Zürcher Kammer Orchester, I Virtuosi Italiani, Orchestra da Camera di Milano,
Orquesta Sinfonica de Chile, Cameristi della Scala,Orquesta filarmonica de Gran Canaria under the baton of D.Zinman,E.Krivine,A.Lombard, H.Griffiths,M.Nesterowitz,G.Herbig,L.Bringuier,G.Antonini etc.

As a passionate chamber musician he has appeared alongside with artists such Rafael Oleg,Claire Desert,Bruno Giuranna,Bruno Canino,Dmitry Sitkovetski,Julian Rachlin,François-Frederic Guy,Fazil Say,
Yuja Wang and many others.
Mr.Sahatci is one of the founding members of Altus Trio with cellist Sandro Laffranchini and pianist Andrea Rebaudengo with whom has recorded for label Limen Music piano trio music from Schumann, Donizetti and Bernstein. Recently he recorded with the Albanian pianist Dh.Lazo a cd titled “Albanian Memories” dedicated to the work of Albanian composers during the dictatorial time and a new cd with the pianist G.Koukl for label Naxos with works for violin and piano from the polish composer A.Tansman.
Since 2012 Mr.Sahatci has been a professor at the University of Music of Italian Switzerland in Lugano and has given several masterclasses at home and abroad.
Klaidi Sahatçi plays an Antonio Stradivarius violin, the “ex Wieniawsky” of 1719 offered by Mercedes-Benz Zurich.

Pavel Berman

Pavel Berman attracted the international attention when he won the First Prize and Gold Medal at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in 1990.

Pavel Berman was born in Moscow where he studied at the replica omega uk Tchaikovsky Conservatory and in 1992 he moved on to study with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School in New York and with Isaac Stern.

Berman has appeared as a soloist and/or conductor with such orchestras as Italian Virtuosi, Moscow Virtuosi, Mantua Chamber Orchestra, Haydn and Bolzano Orchestra, Toscanini Symphony of Parma, Verona Symphony Orchestra, Genoa Theatre Orchestra, Orchestra RAI of Turin, La Fenice Orchestra of Venice, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philarmonie Orchestra, Prague Symphony, Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Portuguese National Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Royal Philharmonic, Lisboa Theatre, Wurtembergische Philharmonie Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, the Berliner Symphoniker, Vilnius Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Beijing Philharmonic, etc.

Pavel Berman has reached audiences at the Carnegie Hall in New York, Théâtre des Champs Elysées and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Herkulessaal in Munich, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Bunkakaikan in Tokyo, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and others.

He founded the Kaunas Chamber Orchestra in Lithuania in 1998, which became Symphony Orchestra and was Musical Director of the “Kaunas Symphony Orchestra”.

Berman has recorded for replica watches uk Koch International, Audiofon, Discover, Phoenix Classics and Dynamic.

He teaches in Lugano and performs on the Antonio Stradivari violin, Cremona 1702 ‘ex David Oistrach’ lent to him by the Pro Canale Foundation, Milan.

Eva Bindere (1974) is a violinist – a chamber musician and a soloist. She was born in Riga, Latvia, in a well-known family of musicians.

As a young girl Eva took her first steps towards becoming a musician in Emils Darzins Special Music College (Emīla Dārziņa Speciālā mūzikas vidusskola) and then moved forward to do her Bachelor’s degree in Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music (Jāzepa Vītola Latvijas Mūzikas akadēmija) with teachers Anete Zvaigzne, Uldis Sprudzs and Andris Baumanis. It was the autumn of 1997 when she was awarded a scholarship to study with Eduard Schmieder in Dallas, USA for a year.

Having finished her studies in Riga, she became a student in the City of Basel Music Academy (Musikakademie der Stadt Basel), Switzerland, where she took part in a chamber music course led by Walter Levin and Hatto Bayerle and was a student of the renowned French violinist Raphael Oleg. Eva graduated in 2003.

Eva has been a member of Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, however, in 1997, when Gidon Kremer announced an audition for a new chamber orchestra, Eva auditioned and since then was the first violin of Kremerata Baltica for 15 years until 2012. She has performed with Kremerata Baltica almost everywhere in the world, many times as a soloist and as a duo partner with Gidon Kremer. The CD “After Mozart” with Eva being a soloist received a Grammy award. Eva has performed as a soloist with virtually all orchestras in Latvia, she records for Latvian Radio on a regular basis and founded a string quartet named „Euphonia” together with her colleagues from Kremerata in 2004. They received the highest award in Latvia in the field of classical music – The Great Music Award (Lielā Mūzikas balva) (2006).

Eva has always had a special love for chamber music, she has had great opportunities to play together with such artists as violinists Pierre Amoyal, Renaud Capucon, Lukas Hagen, Boris Garlitsky, violists Maxim Rysanov, Antoine Tamestit, Wolfram Christ, Veronika Hagen, Gerard Causse, Vladimir Mendelssohn, cellists Yo-Yo Ma, Clemens Hagen, Gautier Capucon, Mario Brunello and Boris Pergamenschikov, pianists Katia Skanavi, Martin Statfeld, Martin Helmchen, Katrine Gislinge, Leif Uve Andsnes and Alexander Melnikov.

In 2008 Eva joined the string faculty in Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music in Riga. She has since become one of the associated professors and is also a beloved lecturer. She is giving regular masterclasses in Latvia and abroad as well (Schloss Pommersfelden, Germany, where she belongs to the board of teachers for a fourth time, Jarvi String Academy in Estonia). Eva has been a jury member of Andrea Postacchini Violin Competition 2016 in Fermo, Italy.

Eva has been invited to perform as a guest-leader of Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Roman Kofman personally invited her to lead Kremerata Baltica and Kiev Chamber Orchestra on a project they made together. She has been the leader of similar projects involving Kremerata and other chamber orchestras like Moscow Soloists, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Basler Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Bern, Suedwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, and she also led Sinfonietta Basel on their Japan collaboration tour with Theater Basel performing Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in 2013. Eva is regularly playing with The Russian Virtuosi of Europe led by the professor of the Royal Academy of London – violinist Yuri Zhislin. Recently Eva has been asked to lead the orchestra for the world famous conducting course led by Maestro Paavo Jarvi in Tallinn, Estonia.

Robert Cohen

Robert Cohen made his concerto debut at the age of twelve at the Royal Festival Hall, London. During thirty-five years of his distinguished international career, Cohen has been hailed as one of the foremost cellists of our time. “It is easy to hear what the fuss is about, he plays like a God” (New York Stereo Review), “A virtuoso of genius” (Nurnberg Nachrichten), “Robert Cohen is a divinely gifted cellist. Cohen is one of the few musicians, whose every tone speaks to people” (Keskisuomalainen, Finland).

Invited to perform concertos world-wide by conductors Claudio Abbado, Antal Dorati, Sir Mark Elder, Mariss Jansons, Sir Charles Mackerras, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, Sir Roger Norrington, Tadaaki Otaka, Sir Simon Rattle, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Osmo Vanska. Notable collaborations in chamber music including Yehudi Menuhin, the Amadeus String Quartet (including their CD of Schubert Quintet on DGG), Menahem Pressler, Leonidas Kavakos, Massimo Quarta and Krystian Zimerman and with his regular duo partner pianist Heini Karkkainen. 

His musical education was also exceptional; early studies with William Pleeth, followed by Jacqueline du Pré, André Navarra and Mistislav Rostropovich. Robert Cohen won the Suggia Prize, Young Concert Artists (New York), Piatigorsky and Unesco International competitions and the English Speaking Union Scholarship to Tanglewood (USA).

Cohen is an inspirational conductor and teacher and has given masterclasses at Conservatoires throughout the world. His passionate views on the art of learning, performing and communicating music have been widely published. From 2000-2012 Cohen was Professor of Advanced Solo Studies at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, and in 2010 became Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, London. The Royal Academy of Music Cohen Lectures were launched in 2014.

Robert Cohen made his recording debut at age 19 with the Elgar Cello Concerto and London Philharmonic (EMI) which earned a silver disc. He has recorded extensively for BIS, EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, Sony and Decca. The most recent composition written and dedicated to Cohen was Sally Beamish Cello Concerto No.2 ‘The Song Gatherer’. The US premiere was with co-commissioner Minnesota Orchestra / Osmo Vanska. The English premiere by co-commissioner Hallé Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder. The Scottish premiere was with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins. 

Cohen has been the subject of many TV documentaries and has created special projects: ‘Les Six’ – poetry, literature and film for City of London Festival, ‘Collaborations’ for the Royal Ballet School, ‘Robert Cohen’s Cello Clinic’ www.celloclinic.com and ‘Cohen Pod Talks’ iTunes.com. From 1989-2011 he was Artistic Director of Charleston Manor Festival, a chamber music Festival set in the heart of the Sussex countryside in southern England.

At the invitation of film producer Don Boyd, Cohen became the curator of a classical music channel for HiBrow.TV. In the USA, National Public Radio has created a monthly series for Cohen entitled ‘On That Note’, wuwm.com. 

From October 2011 to January 2018, Cohen was Cellist of the legendary Fine Arts Quartet.

His cello is the ‘Ex Roser’ David Tecchler, Rome 1723.

The essence of Cohen as communicator is summed up by ‘The Guardian’ who observed “Cohen can hold any audience in the palm of his hand”.

Giovanni Grano

Giovanni Grano was born in Italy, in Basilicata Region. He studied guitar and graduated with flying colours under Ruggero Chiesa at the “G.Verdi” Academy of music in Milan,after which he attended several master classes with Oscar Ghiglia at the “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena, in Gargnano and with H.Smith (lute) in Sesto Fiorentino. He also graduated with honours at the Faculty of Humanities of Bologna and attended further studies at the University of Paleography and Musical Philology in Cremona.

He has published a number of essays on musicology for Bulzoni, Zanibon, E.ro.m. and Bèrben editions and has revised many unknown and rediscovered works for solo guitar as well as for guitar ensembles.His activity as a guitarist has seen him regularly playing in the main capital such as Paris, Hannover, Brno, Moscow, New York, Madrid, Berlin, Milan, Lausanne, London, Dallas, Budapest, St. Petersburg.

He also studied composition  for several years  with F. Donatoni at Milan “G. Verdi Conservatory and conducting in Prague with J. Stvàn.

He has been invited to performe concerts in several prominent festival,such as Salzburg, Zurich,Ljubljana,Printemps de Prague, Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, Segovia Festival 2002,Voronhez, Mantova Musica Festival, and also in various prestigious halls,where guitar concerts are a rarity(Tonhalle in Zurich, Glinka Theatre in St.Petersburg, Moscow Conservatory, Martinu Hall -Liechtenstein Palace in Prague, Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Columbia University in New York, Plilarmonic Theatre in Tallin, Philarmonic Theatre in Stettin, Auditorio Naciònal in Madrid, Teatro Bibiena in Mantua, Andrés Segovia Fundación in Linares).

He has recorded for the ORF in Austria, RAI in Italy and for national tv and radio broadcasting corporations in Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Russia, Mexico, Czech Republic, Rumania  and Hungary.

He plays in duo with the violinists Vadim Brodski and Pavel Berman,with the cellist Mark Varshavski, as well as with many others prominent musicians and ensembles such as the “Kammermusiker Zurich sextet”, the “Janacek string quartet”, the “Amati string quartet”, the “Gaudeamus string quartet”, the Mozart Chamber Orchestra of Prague, the Philarmonic Orchestras of Stettin(Poland),Teplice(Czech Rep.)  Ljubljana (Slovenia),Brasov (Rumania) under the conduction of S.Marczyk,G.Costin,J.Stvàn and I.Ionescu-Galati among the others. In his repertoire are the most important concerts (Vivaldi, Carulli, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo, Giuliani, Boccherini). Having been for many years a regular teacher for “Poetic and dramatic Literature” and for “Music History and Aesthetics”, Giovanni Grano actually keeps the chair of guitar at the “F. E. Dall’Abaco” Academy of Music in Verona. Has been invited as “guest professor” to hold a seminary at  the Columbia University in New York in 1997 and a series of lectures on N.Paganini and L. Boccherini in 2005 at the Valencia University (Spain) and Brasov University (Rumania).

He also gives master-classes and lectures in many international Academies (Czech Rep., Russia, Spain, Germany, France, Slovenia, Rumania, Italy, Hungary, Switzerland, Poland, Showa Foundation Tokyo University) and in North American Universities (N. Y. Columbia Univ., Dallas Eastfield College, Dallas U.T.A. University, Wesleyan University Connecticut). He is often invited (as  president and member)  to judge guitar competitions in Italy and abroad (Mottola, Pescara, Voronhez, Rust, Brasov etc,). Many prominent composers have dedicated works to him for guitar, guitar ensembles as well as concerts for guitar and orchestra for first performance (V. Kucera, G. Bellucci, A. Spirea, J. Zarate, V. Roncero).

Very recently has performed a solo recital at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall in London.

In june 2005 was decorated with the academic title of “Honorary professor of Music” at the Faculty of Musicology of the Brasov University and was invited to give a master class  at the celebrated Yale University.

He has already recorded a series of monographic CD dedicated to the romantic and contemporary music for guitar, to Paganini sonatas for violin and guitar ( in duo with V. Brodski) for the austrian label “Zero Point Music”. His last CD “Phantasia” was recorded and produced by the italian label “Symposium”. Giovanni Grano ranks among the best guitarists of his generation and he has always been enthusiastically received by the public and critics. He has also been artistic director of some Festivals (Festival del Vulture, Suoni nella Badia, Mantua international guitar festival, Museo di sera, Groznjan festival, S. Maria di Sala).

Giovanni Grano performs with a guitar by  Kolya Panhuyzen, 1994,  and with RC Strings.

Dana Zemtsov

Julia Dinerstein

Mikhail Zemtsov

Michael Kugel

Klaidi Sahatci

Violinist Klaidi Sahatçi is appreciated for his beautiful and reach sound, elegant and expressive playing and his experience as a concertmaster, recitalist, soloist and chamber musician.He was born in Albania, where he began his musical studies at the age of six, during the totalitarian regime in an isolated country.
At the age of 20 with the fall of the regime he moved to Italy to enrich his knowledge at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory and obtaining his diploma with the highest grade cum laude and a mention of honor. After that,he continues to study with Salvatore Accardo at the “W. Stauffer” Academy in Cremona and with Boris Garlitzky in Lyon.

Prior to joining the prestigious position of the First Concertmaster of the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zürich in 2009, he was Violon Solo of National Orchestra of Lyon, Second Concertmaster of Italian Switzerland Orchestra, First Concertmaster of Chamber Orchestra of Zurich and First Concertmaster of the Orchestra of Scala Theater Milan and Scala Philharmonic Orchestra playing under the baton of conductors such Riccardo Chailly,Daniele Gatti,Lorin Maazel,Kurt Masur,Bernard Haitink,Andris Nelsons,Daniel Barenboim,David Zinman,Valery Gergiev,Herbert Blomstedt, etc.

Simultaneously with his activity as Concertmaster, Mr.Sahatçi has performed as a soloist with RAI Italian National Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich,Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana,Zürcher Kammer Orchester, I Virtuosi Italiani, Orchestra da Camera di Milano,
Orquesta Sinfonica de Chile, Cameristi della Scala,Orquesta filarmonica de Gran Canaria under the baton of D.Zinman,E.Krivine,A.Lombard, H.Griffiths,M.Nesterowitz,G.Herbig,L.Bringuier,G.Antonini etc.

As a passionate chamber musician he has appeared alongside with artists such Rafael Oleg,Claire Desert,Bruno Giuranna,Bruno Canino,Dmitry Sitkovetski,Julian Rachlin,François-Frederic Guy,Fazil Say,
Yuja Wang and many others.
Mr.Sahatci is one of the founding members of Altus Trio with cellist Sandro Laffranchini and pianist Andrea Rebaudengo with whom has recorded for label Limen Music piano trio music from Schumann, Donizetti and Bernstein. Recently he recorded with the Albanian pianist Dh.Lazo a cd titled “Albanian Memories” dedicated to the work of Albanian composers during the dictatorial time and a new cd with the pianist G.Koukl for label Naxos with works for violin and piano from the polish composer A.Tansman.
Since 2012 Mr.Sahatci has been a professor at the University of Music of Italian Switzerland in Lugano and has given several masterclasses at home and abroad.
Klaidi Sahatçi plays an Antonio Stradivarius violin, the “ex Wieniawsky” of 1719 offered by Mercedes-Benz Zurich.

Pavel Berman

Pavel Berman attracted the international attention when he won the First Prize and Gold Medal at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in 1990.

Pavel Berman was born in Moscow where he studied at the replica omega uk Tchaikovsky Conservatory and in 1992 he moved on to study with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School in New York and with Isaac Stern.

Berman has appeared as a soloist and/or conductor with such orchestras as Italian Virtuosi, Moscow Virtuosi, Mantua Chamber Orchestra, Haydn and Bolzano Orchestra, Toscanini Symphony of Parma, Verona Symphony Orchestra, Genoa Theatre Orchestra, Orchestra RAI of Turin, La Fenice Orchestra of Venice, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philarmonie Orchestra, Prague Symphony, Romanian National Radio Orchestra, Portuguese National Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Royal Philharmonic, Lisboa Theatre, Wurtembergische Philharmonie Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, the Berliner Symphoniker, Vilnius Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Beijing Philharmonic, etc.

Pavel Berman has reached audiences at the Carnegie Hall in New York, Théâtre des Champs Elysées and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Herkulessaal in Munich, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Bunkakaikan in Tokyo, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and others.

He founded the Kaunas Chamber Orchestra in Lithuania in 1998, which became Symphony Orchestra and was Musical Director of the “Kaunas Symphony Orchestra”.

Berman has recorded for replica watches uk Koch International, Audiofon, Discover, Phoenix Classics and Dynamic.

He teaches in Lugano and performs on the Antonio Stradivari violin, Cremona 1702 ‘ex David Oistrach’ lent to him by the Pro Canale Foundation, Milan.

Eva Bindere (1974) is a violinist – a chamber musician and a soloist. She was born in Riga, Latvia, in a well-known family of musicians.

As a young girl Eva took her first steps towards becoming a musician in Emils Darzins Special Music College (Emīla Dārziņa Speciālā mūzikas vidusskola) and then moved forward to do her Bachelor’s degree in Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music (Jāzepa Vītola Latvijas Mūzikas akadēmija) with teachers Anete Zvaigzne, Uldis Sprudzs and Andris Baumanis. It was the autumn of 1997 when she was awarded a scholarship to study with Eduard Schmieder in Dallas, USA for a year.

Having finished her studies in Riga, she became a student in the City of Basel Music Academy (Musikakademie der Stadt Basel), Switzerland, where she took part in a chamber music course led by Walter Levin and Hatto Bayerle and was a student of the renowned French violinist Raphael Oleg. Eva graduated in 2003.

Eva has been a member of Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, however, in 1997, when Gidon Kremer announced an audition for a new chamber orchestra, Eva auditioned and since then was the first violin of Kremerata Baltica for 15 years until 2012. She has performed with Kremerata Baltica almost everywhere in the world, many times as a soloist and as a duo partner with Gidon Kremer. The CD “After Mozart” with Eva being a soloist received a Grammy award. Eva has performed as a soloist with virtually all orchestras in Latvia, she records for Latvian Radio on a regular basis and founded a string quartet named „Euphonia” together with her colleagues from Kremerata in 2004. They received the highest award in Latvia in the field of classical music – The Great Music Award (Lielā Mūzikas balva) (2006).

Eva has always had a special love for chamber music, she has had great opportunities to play together with such artists as violinists Pierre Amoyal, Renaud Capucon, Lukas Hagen, Boris Garlitsky, violists Maxim Rysanov, Antoine Tamestit, Wolfram Christ, Veronika Hagen, Gerard Causse, Vladimir Mendelssohn, cellists Yo-Yo Ma, Clemens Hagen, Gautier Capucon, Mario Brunello and Boris Pergamenschikov, pianists Katia Skanavi, Martin Statfeld, Martin Helmchen, Katrine Gislinge, Leif Uve Andsnes and Alexander Melnikov.

In 2008 Eva joined the string faculty in Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music in Riga. She has since become one of the associated professors and is also a beloved lecturer. She is giving regular masterclasses in Latvia and abroad as well (Schloss Pommersfelden, Germany, where she belongs to the board of teachers for a fourth time, Jarvi String Academy in Estonia). Eva has been a jury member of Andrea Postacchini Violin Competition 2016 in Fermo, Italy.

Eva has been invited to perform as a guest-leader of Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Roman Kofman personally invited her to lead Kremerata Baltica and Kiev Chamber Orchestra on a project they made together. She has been the leader of similar projects involving Kremerata and other chamber orchestras like Moscow Soloists, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Basler Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Bern, Suedwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, and she also led Sinfonietta Basel on their Japan collaboration tour with Theater Basel performing Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in 2013. Eva is regularly playing with The Russian Virtuosi of Europe led by the professor of the Royal Academy of London – violinist Yuri Zhislin. Recently Eva has been asked to lead the orchestra for the world famous conducting course led by Maestro Paavo Jarvi in Tallinn, Estonia.

Robert Cohen

Robert Cohen made his concerto debut at the age of twelve at the Royal Festival Hall, London. During thirty-five years of his distinguished international career, Cohen has been hailed as one of the foremost cellists of our time. “It is easy to hear what the fuss is about, he plays like a God” (New York Stereo Review), “A virtuoso of genius” (Nurnberg Nachrichten), “Robert Cohen is a divinely gifted cellist. Cohen is one of the few musicians, whose every tone speaks to people” (Keskisuomalainen, Finland).

Invited to perform concertos world-wide by conductors Claudio Abbado, Antal Dorati, Sir Mark Elder, Mariss Jansons, Sir Charles Mackerras, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, Sir Roger Norrington, Tadaaki Otaka, Sir Simon Rattle, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Osmo Vanska. Notable collaborations in chamber music including Yehudi Menuhin, the Amadeus String Quartet (including their CD of Schubert Quintet on DGG), Menahem Pressler, Leonidas Kavakos, Massimo Quarta and Krystian Zimerman and with his regular duo partner pianist Heini Karkkainen. 

His musical education was also exceptional; early studies with William Pleeth, followed by Jacqueline du Pré, André Navarra and Mistislav Rostropovich. Robert Cohen won the Suggia Prize, Young Concert Artists (New York), Piatigorsky and Unesco International competitions and the English Speaking Union Scholarship to Tanglewood (USA).

Cohen is an inspirational conductor and teacher and has given masterclasses at Conservatoires throughout the world. His passionate views on the art of learning, performing and communicating music have been widely published. From 2000-2012 Cohen was Professor of Advanced Solo Studies at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, and in 2010 became Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, London. The Royal Academy of Music Cohen Lectures were launched in 2014.

Robert Cohen made his recording debut at age 19 with the Elgar Cello Concerto and London Philharmonic (EMI) which earned a silver disc. He has recorded extensively for BIS, EMI, Deutsche Grammophon, Sony and Decca. The most recent composition written and dedicated to Cohen was Sally Beamish Cello Concerto No.2 ‘The Song Gatherer’. The US premiere was with co-commissioner Minnesota Orchestra / Osmo Vanska. The English premiere by co-commissioner Hallé Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder. The Scottish premiere was with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Martyn Brabbins. 

Cohen has been the subject of many TV documentaries and has created special projects: ‘Les Six’ – poetry, literature and film for City of London Festival, ‘Collaborations’ for the Royal Ballet School, ‘Robert Cohen’s Cello Clinic’ www.celloclinic.com and ‘Cohen Pod Talks’ iTunes.com. From 1989-2011 he was Artistic Director of Charleston Manor Festival, a chamber music Festival set in the heart of the Sussex countryside in southern England.

At the invitation of film producer Don Boyd, Cohen became the curator of a classical music channel for HiBrow.TV. In the USA, National Public Radio has created a monthly series for Cohen entitled ‘On That Note’, wuwm.com. 

From October 2011 to January 2018, Cohen was Cellist of the legendary Fine Arts Quartet.

His cello is the ‘Ex Roser’ David Tecchler, Rome 1723.

The essence of Cohen as communicator is summed up by ‘The Guardian’ who observed “Cohen can hold any audience in the palm of his hand”.

Julia Dinerstein

Dana Zemtsov

Mikhail Zemtsov

Michael Kugel

Giovanni Grano

Giovanni Grano

Giovanni Grano was born in Italy, in Basilicata Region. He studied guitar and graduated with flying colours under Ruggero Chiesa at the “G.Verdi” Academy of music in Milan,after which he attended several master classes with Oscar Ghiglia at the “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena, in Gargnano and with H.Smith (lute) in Sesto Fiorentino. He also graduated with honours at the Faculty of Humanities of Bologna and attended further studies at the University of Paleography and Musical Philology in Cremona.

He has published a number of essays on musicology for Bulzoni, Zanibon, E.ro.m. and Bèrben editions and has revised many unknown and rediscovered works for solo guitar as well as for guitar ensembles.His activity as a guitarist has seen him regularly playing in the main capital such as Paris, Hannover, Brno, Moscow, New York, Madrid, Berlin, Milan, Lausanne, London, Dallas, Budapest, St. Petersburg.

He also studied composition  for several years  with F. Donatoni at Milan “G. Verdi Conservatory and conducting in Prague with J. Stvàn.

He has been invited to performe concerts in several prominent festival,such as Salzburg, Zurich,Ljubljana,Printemps de Prague, Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, Segovia Festival 2002,Voronhez, Mantova Musica Festival, and also in various prestigious halls,where guitar concerts are a rarity(Tonhalle in Zurich, Glinka Theatre in St.Petersburg, Moscow Conservatory, Martinu Hall -Liechtenstein Palace in Prague, Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Columbia University in New York, Plilarmonic Theatre in Tallin, Philarmonic Theatre in Stettin, Auditorio Naciònal in Madrid, Teatro Bibiena in Mantua, Andrés Segovia Fundación in Linares).

He has recorded for the ORF in Austria, RAI in Italy and for national tv and radio broadcasting corporations in Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Russia, Mexico, Czech Republic, Rumania  and Hungary.

He plays in duo with the violinists Vadim Brodski and Pavel Berman,with the cellist Mark Varshavski, as well as with many others prominent musicians and ensembles such as the “Kammermusiker Zurich sextet”, the “Janacek string quartet”, the “Amati string quartet”, the “Gaudeamus string quartet”, the Mozart Chamber Orchestra of Prague, the Philarmonic Orchestras of Stettin(Poland),Teplice(Czech Rep.)  Ljubljana (Slovenia),Brasov (Rumania) under the conduction of S.Marczyk,G.Costin,J.Stvàn and I.Ionescu-Galati among the others. In his repertoire are the most important concerts (Vivaldi, Carulli, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo, Giuliani, Boccherini). Having been for many years a regular teacher for “Poetic and dramatic Literature” and for “Music History and Aesthetics”, Giovanni Grano actually keeps the chair of guitar at the “F. E. Dall’Abaco” Academy of Music in Verona. Has been invited as “guest professor” to hold a seminary at  the Columbia University in New York in 1997 and a series of lectures on N.Paganini and L. Boccherini in 2005 at the Valencia University (Spain) and Brasov University (Rumania).

He also gives master-classes and lectures in many international Academies (Czech Rep., Russia, Spain, Germany, France, Slovenia, Rumania, Italy, Hungary, Switzerland, Poland, Showa Foundation Tokyo University) and in North American Universities (N. Y. Columbia Univ., Dallas Eastfield College, Dallas U.T.A. University, Wesleyan University Connecticut). He is often invited (as  president and member)  to judge guitar competitions in Italy and abroad (Mottola, Pescara, Voronhez, Rust, Brasov etc,). Many prominent composers have dedicated works to him for guitar, guitar ensembles as well as concerts for guitar and orchestra for first performance (V. Kucera, G. Bellucci, A. Spirea, J. Zarate, V. Roncero).

Very recently has performed a solo recital at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall in London.

In june 2005 was decorated with the academic title of “Honorary professor of Music” at the Faculty of Musicology of the Brasov University and was invited to give a master class  at the celebrated Yale University.

He has already recorded a series of monographic CD dedicated to the romantic and contemporary music for guitar, to Paganini sonatas for violin and guitar ( in duo with V. Brodski) for the austrian label “Zero Point Music”. His last CD “Phantasia” was recorded and produced by the italian label “Symposium”. Giovanni Grano ranks among the best guitarists of his generation and he has always been enthusiastically received by the public and critics. He has also been artistic director of some Festivals (Festival del Vulture, Suoni nella Badia, Mantua international guitar festival, Museo di sera, Groznjan festival, S. Maria di Sala).

Giovanni Grano performs with a guitar by  Kolya Panhuyzen, 1994,  and with RC Strings.

How To Apply

To apply to the masterclass 2019 you will have to fill the form below and upload the proof of payment of the INSCRIPTION FEE in the proof of payment section of the form. After that your spot is considered reserved and you can expect a confirmation email from us. If you don’t hear anything from us, please contact us to check for a confirmation. THE INSCRIPTION FEE IS NON REFUNDABLE except some very exceptional cases that will be discussed by the board of Sinfonicamente.

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On the first day of the Masterclass, before the first lesson, you’ll have also to pay the Course Fee in cash. Upon receiving it we will release a receipt and you’ll be guided in the structure and you’ll get some additional masterclass informations regarding concerts and other small details.

COURSE PRICES:

INSCRIPTION FEE: 150 Euros

COURSE FEE: 300 Euros.

It is suggested to book places in hospitality structures in Verona through Airbnb/Hotels/Hostels or other services, as soon as possible since the beautiful Verona is full of tourists in summer season.

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Available Spots

The higher the percentage the lowest the spots available are,

For each teacher we accept 10 students, so for example 40% means 4 slots are already taken.

If the percentage is 100% and you still wish to apply, write us a mail and we will discuss with the teacher, but do not proceed with the application

R. Cohen
Disegnatore web 10%
G. Grano
Disegnatore web 1%
E. Bindere
Disegnatore web 1%
K. Sahatci
Violino 50%
P. Berman
Disegnatore web 10%
Zemtsov Viola Masterclass
Disegnatore web 1%

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