VIOLIN PROFESSORS

STEFAN ARZBERGER
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

He has worked with all the famous conductors, as Kurt Masur, Herbert Blomstedt, Riccardo Chailly. 
He was invited by Clauddio Abbado to join the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Primarius of the Leipzig String Quartet, he worked with Menahem Pressler, Christian Zaccharias, Alois Posch, Sol Gabetta, Karl Leister, amongst others.
Guest professorship in Tokyo, masterclasses for violin and chamber music in Toronto, Cleveland, Miami, Chile, Berlin, Nuernberg, Geneve and since 2017 at the “Hochschule fuer Musik Mannheim”.​
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ERVIS GEGA
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

Violin Professor at the Hochschule für Musik Mainz and the Peter Cornelius Konservatorium.
The first concertmaster of the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn. 
Regularly performs as a soloist and chamber musician in all major concert halls throughout Germany and Europe.
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BORIS GARLITSKY
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

In 1982, Boris Garlitsky won the Italian Paganini Competition and began his career as a soloist. He has played, among others, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia as well as the Milan based Giuseppe Verdi Orchestra and the British Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Active participator in several international music festivals, he is an outstanding chamber musician and member of the Hermitage String Trio. Among his partners are Pinchas Zuckerman, Gidon Kremer, Marta Argerich, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vadim Repin, Truls Mork, Maria-Joao Pires. Today, Mr. Garlitsky devotes a large amount of his time to education.​
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DENIS GOLDFELD​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

Winner of international contests as Wieniawsky and Oistrakh Violin Competitions, international Music Competition in Bayreuth and many other prizes, including the Verbier Festival Academy Prize, awarded by Isaac Stern. Performed together with such renowned artists as Pavel Gililov, Henri Sigfridsson, Nicolas Altstaedt, Sergei Nakariakov, Lera Auerbach, Eldar Nebolsin, Cedric Tiberghien, Vassili Lobanov, Alexander Rudin, David Geringas, Sofja Gülbadamova and gives recitals in Europa, USA, Japan, Russia und Israel.
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MARK GOTHONI​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

He was honored in 1991 as “Debut-of-the-Year” at the Jyväskylä Arts Festival in Finland. Since then he has performed as a soloist and as chamber musician around the globe, including major festivals in Europe, Israel, the United States, and the Far East. First violinist of the Orpheus Quartet and member of the Mozart Piano Quartet. As professor of violin at the University of the Arts Berlin, he is giving master classes all over the world and he is head of the chamber music department of the Savonlinna Music Academy in Finland.
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Lena Neudauer
professor for the programs:
Masterclass in Violin Performance

23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th of April 2019
1st prize, Mozart Prize, Richard Strauss Prize and the Audience Prize at the Leopold Mozart International Competition in Augsburg. She performs with the most important orchestras and has also dedicated to the performance of contemporary music and has worked, amongst others, with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Pierre Boulez as also with the Österreichische Ensemble für Neue Musik (OENM). Professor for violin at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München
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CHRISTOPH SCHICKEDANZ
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

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.
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WOLFGANG SCHRÖDER​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

He has performed  together with Yehudi Menuhin and Alberto Lysy and worked with conductors like Vladimir Ashkenazy, Andrey Boreyko, Daniel Raiskin, to name just a few. Artistic director of the Camerata Stuttgart including performances in prestigious concert halls like the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Megaron Music Hall of Athens , Liederhalle of Stuttgart and the Dortmund Opera House. Made  recordings for MDG, Divox, Ars Production, Thorofon, Symicon and CPO labels. Since 2005 he is 1st Concertmaster of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.
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LAVARD SKOU-LARSEN​
professor for the programs:
Annual Course, Artistic Master, Post-Graduate Master

He has won prizes both as soloist and as chamber musician, including the "Concertino Prague" and the "Sergio Lorenzi" in Triest. Violin Professor at the Mozarteum/Salzburg since 1991. Founder of the Salzburg Chamber Soloists.  He is acclaimed chief conductor of the "Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein" and of the of the "Georgisches Kammerorchester / Ingolstadt”.
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