THE iCLASSICAL ACADEMY TEACHERS (click on the names for detailed careers)
MIRIAM FRIED A noted pedagogue, Miriam Fried is on the faculty of New England Conservatory and gives master classes throughout the world. She has been recognized for many years as one of the world’s preeminent violinists. Author of Bach’s complete online video encyclopedia for violin solo repertoire.
JANNA GANDELMAN Concertmaster of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and Professor at the Jerusalem Conservatory of Music and Buchman Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University. Prize winner of the Stoliarsky School Competition.
JEAN JACQUES KANTAROW a noted violinist of Russian ancestry. He was born in Cannes, France and at 13, enrolled at the Paris Conservatory, where he took home a top prize in 1960. Kantorow’s playing combines the best features of the French and Russian schools. HIs Masterclasses are part of the Schoenfeld International String Competition 2018 Collection.
SERGEY OSTROVSKY Violin and chamber music Professor of Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve (Neuchatel Branch) ; first concertmaster of Orchestre de la Palau des les Arts de Comunidad Valenciana in Spain. Founder of the Aviv String Quartet; international active violin soloist and conductor.
GYORGY PAUK Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Professor Emeritus of the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest and a regular guest in the US where he is giving master classes in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oberlin College Ohio and Juilliard School of Music in New York.
VIRGINIE ROBILLIARD Professor of violin at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne in Switzerland. Regularly invited to give master classes all over the world. Robilliard studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon and graduated at the Juilliard School with Dorothy Delay.
KLAIDI SAHATCI First Concertmaster of the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zürich, Professor at the “Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana” in Lugano, former first Concertmaster of the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. Studied with Salvatore Accardo at the “Walter Stauffer “Academy in Cremona.
HAGAI SHAHAM Professor at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University and Artist in Residence at Stony Brook University, New York. Student of the late and renowned Ilona Feher, he co-founded the Ilona Feher Foundation for promoting young Israeli violinists.
VERA TSU Professor & Master Tutor of the Central Conservatory in Beijing and Shanghai Conservatory. Jury member at many prestigious competitions. Studied at the Central Conservatory in Beijing in 1977. Famous for her part in the Oscar-winning documentary From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China.
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PAVEL BERMAN Professor at the Conservatory of Lugano and the Academy Perosi in Biella, Italy. A former student of Isaac Stern and Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School NY. For iClassical Academy, he recorded lessons and performances of the complete 24 Paganini Caprices.
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DMITRY SITKOVETSKY holds an undisputed and venerable position in musical society as a giant personality and educator. A prolific recording artist, with a career spanning more than four decades, Sitkovetsky is celebrated globally as a violinist, conductor, creator, transcriber, and facilitator, recognised throughout the world.
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BETH BLACKERBY Violin Instructor at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Louisville Orchestra member of the Louisville Orchestra. Master's Degree at the University of Wisconsin, where she was a fellowship member of the Strelow Graduate String Quartet studying under the Pro Arte Quartet. Beth's Violin Vibrato Trainer Course is a big hit among our students!
VIRGINIE ROBILLIARD Professor of violin at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne in Switzerland. Regularly invited to give master classes all over the world. Robilliard studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon and graduated at the Juilliard School with Dorothy Delay. Besides her Masterclasses, her "How to overcome Stage Fright" is available on iClassical.