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    Remus Azoiței

    Described in The Strad as “an uninhibited virtuoso, with soul and fabulous technique”, the Romanian-born violinist Remus Azoitei graduated from the Juilliard School in New York in 2001, and has since been a featured soloist of prestigious European ensembles including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, ...
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    Pierre Amoyal – President of the Jury

    Pierre Amoyal is one of the most brilliant violinists of his generation. He began his music studies very early and was awarded a Premier Prix from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de musique de Paris at the age of 12. At the age of 17 he departed for Los Angeles to study with Jascha Heifetz, ...
  • Krzysztof Wegrzyn

    Krzysztof Wegrzyn, the Founder and Artistic Director of the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover was born in Gdansk, Poland. He studied in Warsaw, Freiburg and London. His musical personality has been strongly influenced by Wolfgang Marschner, Yfrah Neaman and Dorothy DeLay. He was the winner of the Karol Szymanowski- ...
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    Viktor Tretyakov

    Viktor Tretyakov, one of the world’s greatest violinists, can be called without exaggeration a symbol of the Russian violin school. In 1966, at the age of 19 he won the first prize in the Third International Tchaikovsky Competition. Since then, Tretyakov has performed with almost every major orchestra in the world, ...
  • Salvatore Accardo

    Salvatore Accardo made his debut recital at the age of 13 playing Paganini’s Capricci.Two years later he won the Geneva Competition and shortly after the Paganini Competition in Genoa. His repertoire ranges from pre-Bach to post-Berg; composers like Sciarrino, Donatoni, Piston, Piazzolla, Colasanti and Xenakis wrote for him. In addition ...
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    Pavel Vernikov

    Pavel Vernikov, a student of David Oistrach and S. Snitkowsky, gained a reputation as virtuoso violinist more than twenty years ago. Among other prizes he won the International ARD Violin Competition in Munich and the Grand Prix at the International Violin Competition “Vittorio Gui” in Florence. He has appeared at ...
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    Eduard Schmieder

    Born and educated in Russia, Eduard Schmieder has been characterized as an “extraordinary musician of the late 20th century” (Henry Roth). As conductor and violinist Schmieder has performed in prestigious concert halls worldwide and has collaborated with such musicians as Yehudi Menuhin, Ida Haendel, Martha Argerich, and many others. In ...
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    Agustin León Ara

    Agustin Leon Ara was born in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, where he began studying music with his parents at the Conservatory in that city. Later he studied at the Royal College of Music of London with Albert Sammons, Cecil Aronowitz and Alan Loveday, and in Brussels with André ...