1st – 11th August 2017

Violin: Helmut Zehetmair
Alexandra Korobkina
Tatiana Liberova
Maria-Elisabeth Lott
Aylen Pritchin
Zorik Tatevosyán (7. – 12.08.)
Fernanda Villalvazo Navarro
Viola: Ruth Killius (6. – 10.08.)
Herbert Müller
Violoncello: Mikhail Nemtsov (8. – 11.08.)
Cristoforo Pestalozzi
Helmar Stiehler
Markus Stocker
Double Bass: Josef Semeleder
Piano: Milana Chernyavska (31.07. - 4.08.)
Klaus Sticken (5. - 11.08.)
Composition: Minas Borboudakis
Chamber Music and Correpetition: Evgueny Sinayskiy
Correpetition: Anna Mirakyan (7. – 12.08.)
Elena Nemtsova
Tim Ravenscroft
Chifuyu Yada

11th – 17th August 2017:
Master class Vadim Gluzman, violin


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Helmut Zehetmair:

Famous Austrian Professor of violin – unconvential, individual teaching method – studied with S. Samohyl, chamber music with Bernhard Paumgartner, Sandor Vegh and Antonio Janigro – important ideas through talks with Safford Cape, Max Rostal, Ljerko Spiller and Ruggiero Ricci – Doctor of music science – 1974–2004 Professor at the University Mozarteum Salzburg – many famous pupils who are now leaders, chamber musicians and soloists like Thomas Zehetmair etc. His rich knowledge can be found in his master classes and publications. His most famous publication is “Systematische Violintechnik” (Schott Music).

In Nagold: master class for violin
Website: www.helmut-zehetmair.at (german)
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Alexandra Korobkina:

Studied with Prof. Schalman at the Special Music High School of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory as well as with I. Ioff and M. Gantvarg at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg – Prize winner of many competitions – international concerts as soloist and in chamber music – various CD and radio recordings – since 2010 teacher at the Special Music High School of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg.

In Nagold: master class for violin as well as group playing and chamber music for children and young people
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Tatiana Liberova:

Famous Russian violin teacher – education in St. Petersburg – leader of a class of highly gifted young musicians and children at the special music grammar school in St. Petersburg and guest professor at the college of Lahti (Finland) – many pupils as prize winners of competitions – member of judging panels of many competitions in Russia and abroad – international teaching at master classes – Russian title of honour as a teacher and member of honour of the Philharmonic Society in St. Petersburg.

In Nagold: master class for violin, lessons and group playing for children and young people
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Maria-Elisabeth Lott:

Started to play the violin at the age of four – studied with Josef Rissin at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe – many prizes and awards – international concerts from the age of 10 years onwards with famous orchestras all over the world as well as participation in European chamber music festivals with famous musicians – since 2013 teacher at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe – from April 2017 onwards professor at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold – many radio, television and CD recordings.

In Nagold: master class for violin
Website: www.maria-elisabeth-lott.com
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Aylen Pritchin:

Started to play the violin at the age of six – studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov-Conservatory in St. Petersburg and with Eduard Grach at the Tchaikovsky-Conservatory in Moscow – international concerts with conductors as Cornelius Meister, Yuri Simonov, Dorian Wilson, Shlomo Mintz, Fabio Mastrangelo, Roberto Benzi – first prize winner of the 2014 Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition, the Temirkanov prize, the Sion-Valais Competition (2009), the Kreisler Competition in Vienna (2010), the Wieniawski Competition in Poznan (2011) – teaching violin in Moscow.

In Nagold: master class for violin
Website: aylenpritchin.com/en/
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Zorik Tatevosyán:

Started to play the violin at the age of six with Leon Zoryan in Yerevan (Armenia) – studied with his uncle Eduard Tadevosyán from the age of 13 – prize winner of several competitions – continued his studies in 2002 with Zakhar Bron at the Superior School of Music Reina Sofia in Madrid – from 2003 assistant leader of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Madrid – international concerts as soloist and in chamber music – since 2010 assistant teacher of Ana Chumachenko at the High Scholl of Music Reina Sofia in Madrid – since 2013 professorship at the High School of Music Katarina Gurska in Madrid.

In Nagold: master class for violin (7. – 12.08.)
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Fernanda Villalvazo Navarro:

Started to play the violin at the age of seven in Mexico – studied violin with Alberto Martini at the E.F. Dall’Abaco Conservatory in Verona and with Prof. Dr. Helmut Zehetmair as well methods of violin teaching with Prof. Cristos Kanettis at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg – concerts in Mexico, USA, Italy, Austria, Greece, Romania, Tunisia and Algeria – chamber music and orchestra experience as well as solo concerts – 2007 start to teach under the support of Prof. Juan Carlos Rybin in Italy – interested in the pedagogical and social function of music.

In Nagold: individual lessons and ensemble playing for children, daily exercises in groups as well as musical care for children


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Ruth Killius:

Studied with Ulrich Koch and Kim Kashkashian – besides the basic repertoire she plays a lot of contemporary music – 1993–1996 solo violist of the Camerata Bern – 2001–2003 Professor at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University of Mainz – member of the Zehetmair Quartet which she founded with Thomas Zehetmair in 1994 – chamber music recordings with Heinz Holliger and Thomas Demengas as well as recordings of W. A. Mozart, Concertante Simphony with Thomas Zehetmair and Frans Brüggen as conductor – solo concerts with big orchestras and guest at many festivals as well as sonata concerts for Violin and Viola with Thomas Zehetmair in many musical centres.

In Nagold: master class for viola for students, children and young people as well as chamber music class (6. – 10.08.)
Website: www.en.ks-schoerke.de/artist/ruth-killius/
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Herbert Müller:

Studied at Konservatorium der Stadt Wien and with S. Führlinger at Wiener Musikhochschule – since 1980 member and since 1986 first solo violist of Wiener Symphoniker – international concerts as soloist and chamber musician – international concerts with Glinka-Arenkow-Quartett and with the ensemble “Vienna Concertino” – many CD recordings – since 1994 professorship at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien.

In Nagold: master class for viola


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Mikhail Nemtsov:

In St. Petersburg born cellist Mikhail Nemtsov is a graduate from Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England where he studied with Hannah Roberts, Ralph Kirshbaum and Gary Hoffman.
Mikhail is the winner of the Pierre Fournier Int. Cello Competition, Salieri-Zinetti Chamber Music Contest, Swedish Int. Duo Competition, Silver Medal in Rostropovitch Memorial Int. Competition, 3rd prize in Pinerolo Int. Chamber Music Contest WFIMC as Nemtsov Duo and RNCM Gold Medal.
He is holder of an International Artist Diploma at the RNCM and was awarded the position as a CMF Artist in 2013, in the company's inaugural year.
As a soloist, he performed with the London Philharmonia, European Chamber Orchestra and London Festival Orchestra. Some of Mikhail's musical collaborations include working with Vassily Petrenko, Nicholas Colon, Nash Ensemble, Razumovky Ensemble, Alexander Zemtsov, Maxym Rysanov and Me Kyong Lee. Mikhail has given recitals in Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London and Bridgewater Hall amongst others.
Nemtsov teaches at the Birmingham Conservatoire. He has held masterclasses in the UK as well as in Alicante, Spain.
He's appeared as guest principal cello in Bergen Symphony Orchestra and coprincipal cello in BBC Philharmonic, Manchester.
Mikhail was recently appointed as Solo Stimmführer in Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg.

In Nagold: master class for violoncello for students, young people and children (8. – 11.08.)
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Cristoforo Pestalozzi:

Studied with Claude Starck, Wolfgang Boettcher and Janos Starker – 1990 Karajan Academy – 1991–2001 solo cellist at the German Opera House in Berlin – since 2001 solo cellist at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona – since 2004 Professorship at the Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcelona – international concerts as soloist – many CD-recordings.

In Nagold: master class for violoncello and conductor of the Orchestra of the “Summer Music in the Upper Nagold Valley”
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Helmar Stiehler:

Studied with Walter Reichardt (Munich) and André Navarra – 1st prize at the competition “Concerts of young artists” and at the competition in Bordeaux as well as the “Bavarian States Award for young musicians” – solo cellist at Frankfurt Opera (1969–1971), at the Bavarian State Opera (1971–1974) and since 1974 at the Munich Philharmonics – Professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich – international concerts as soloist and in chamber music – member of the Consortium Classicum and of the Munich chamber group – many CDs.

In Nagold: master class for violoncello
Markus Stocker:

Studied with August Wenzinger as well as with André Navarra, Pierre Fournier, Paul Tortelier, Fritz Magg, Janos Starcker and Rudolf von Tobel – Solocellist in Winterthur Stadtorchester – member of the Winterthur String Quartet – many prizes such as Grand Prix at the International Cello Competition 1972 in Paris as well as in 1973 the Swiss Tonkünstlerpreis – international concerts – teacher at several conservatories in China (Beijing and Shanghai) – teacher at the conservatories of Zürich and Winterthur – since 1995 teacher for cello and chamber music at Queensland Conservatory Griffith University – member of the “Griffith Trio” – many live- and CD-recordings – April 2017 return to Basel.

In Nagold: master class for violoncello

Double Bass:

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Josef Semeleder:

Began to play the violoncello at the age of six at the music school of Perchtoldsdorf – at the age of ten he started to play double bass – studied with Werner Fleischmann and Josef Niederhammer – many prizes at national and internationals competitions (Stresa, Prima la musica) – master classes with J. Auersperg, Z. Markovich and A. Bucini – national and international concerts as soloist with the Anton-von-Webern-Orchestra and the Franz-Schmidt-Chamber-Orchestra – orchestra member in the RSO Vienna (2006), Orchestra of Vienna Opera (Vienna Philharmonics, 2007), RSO Stuttgart (2010–2015) and since March 2015 solo bassist of the RSO Vienna.
Training as an actor with Viktor Kautsch and Michael Speer for the play “Der Kontrabass” by Patrick Süskind.

In Nagold: master class for double bass for students, young people and children as well as perparations for orchestra exams
Website: www.semeleder.com/?lang=en


Milana Chernyavska:

Piano lessons at the age of five with her mother in Kiev – from the age of seven piano lessons at the special school of the States Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev – study at the States Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev with Prof. Sagajdachnij and at the Hochschule für Musik in München with Prof. Höhenrieder and Prof. Oppitz – important impulses from Alfred Brendel, Dmitrij Bashkirov, Alexander Lonquich, Ana Chumachenco – many awards in international competitions such as “Merited Artist of the Ukraine” – 2013 Alfred Brendel-Förderpreis, 2014 Echo Klassik – many concerts at Klavierfestival Ruhr, Luzern Festival, BBC Proms, Rheingau Musik Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, in Musikverein Wien, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Berlin Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall New York, Wigmore Hall London and others – recital partner of Julia Fischer, Lisa Batiashvili, David Garrett, Daniel Müller-Schott, Sebastian Klinger, Maximilian Hornung, Susanna Yoko Henkel and Vogler-Quartett – many CD-recordings with international prizes such as Diapason d'Or, BBC Music Award and Pizzicato Super Sonic Award as well as with the Milander-Quartett the IRR Outstanding Award – professorship for piano at the Musikuniversität Graz and the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein – member of the jury at several famous piano competitions such as ARD Competition in Munich or Blüthner Goldaward in Wien – thesis on in musicology dealt with the judgmental and pedagogical aspects of interpretation theory.

In Nagold: master class for piano (31.07. - 4.08.)
Website: www.milanachernyavska.com
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Klaus Sticken:

Studied with Konrad Meister and Vladimir Krainev at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover – further important teachers were Vitaly Margulis, Gyorgy Sebok and Alfred Brendel – successful competitions in Vevey, Athens and Hamamatsu international career – many radio recordings and CD productions – 2002–2009 teacher at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin – professorship for master class piano at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien.

In Nagold: master class for piano for students, young people and children (5. - 11.08.)
Website: www.klaus-sticken.de (german)


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Minas Borboudakis:

Pianist and composer – studied with Wilfried Hiller (Munich) and Peter Michael Hamel (Hamburg) – master classes with Wolfgang Rihm, George Crumb and Luciano Berio – roots of his compositions in the Greek music culture – many international concerts – close cooperation with Peter Sadio, Guidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica as well as the radio-symphony orchestras of the SWR, BR, SR, the Ensemble Modern, the Munich chamber orchestra and others.

In Nagold: master class for composition in daily three-hour workshops:
The prepared pieces are analysed as well as given ideas for composition concepts. Practical work with rehearsals of the composed pieces with musicians from the master classes on two days within the festival. There ist the opportunity of having the composed pieces played in the daily concerts.
Website: www.minasborboudakis.com

Chamber music and correpetition:

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Evgueny Sinayskiy:

Studied with Marina Wolf, Tamara Fidler, Sophia Wakman, Sergej Urywaev at the Rimsky-Korsakov-Conservatory St. Petersburg, with Maum Grubert at the Royal Conservatory Den Haag with examination of bachelor and master of arts – professor of piano and chamber music at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien as well as teacher for chamber music at the Folkwang Music University in Essen – many prizes and rewards, amongst others 3rd prize at the ARD Competition in Munich – international concerts as chamber music partner of famous musicians – many radio and CD recordings.

In Nagold: accompaniment and chamber music class
Website: www.sinaiski.com/?lang=en


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Anna Mirakyan:

Began to study the piano at the age of seven years at the Special Music School P. Tchaikovsky in Yervan (Armenia) – studied at the States Conservatory Komitas solo career, chamber music, correpetition and pedagogics – international concerts and prizes as correpetitor in many competitions – since 2005 professorship at the High School of Music Katarina Gurska in Madrid – since 2012 Professor accompanist with Ana Chumachenko at High School of Music Reina Sofia in Madrid.

In Nagold: accompaniment (7. – 12.08.)
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Elena Nemtsova:

Began to study the piano at the age of five years – finished her studies at Rimsky-Korsakov-Conservatory with excellent award – finished her master degree in accompaniment at the Royal College of Music in Manchester with excellent award – international concerts – prizes and awards in many competitions in Russia and in Europe – teacher at Anton-Brucker-Privatuniversität Linz and at the Conservatory in Vienna.

In Nagold: accompaniment
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Tim Ravenscroft:

Studied with Cyril Smith at the Royal College of Music in London and with Dieter Weber and Noel Flores at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna – member of the English Piano Trio – many CD-recordings – international concerts – teaching activity in London.

In Nagoldt: accompaniment
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Chifuyu Yada:

Studied with G. Oppitz, N. Barett and G. Glemser – prize winner of Walter-Gieseking Competition – teacher at Musikhochschule Munich – international concerts – many radio and CD-recordings.

In Nagold: accompaniment

Master class Vadim Gluzman:

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Vadim Gluzman's extraordinary artistry brings back to life the glorious violinistic tradition of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Moving to Israel in 1990, where he was a student of Yair Kless, he studied with Roman Sne in Latvia and Zakhar Bron in Russia. In the US, his teachers were Arkady Fomin and, at the Juilliard School, the late Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki. Early in his career, Mr. Gluzman enjoyed the encouragement and support of Isaac Stern, and in 1994 he received the prestigious Henryk Szeryng Foundation Career Award.
Many international concerts with famous musicians, conductors and orchestras around the world – numerous CD and radio recordings with rewards.

In Nagold: master class for violin
Website: www.vadimgluzman.com

Artistic advise:

Claude Starck, Zürich


Adelheid Kramer