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Watch a Masterclass with Eduard Grach (Violin) and two students of the 2020 Mastercourse.

The Masterclass was streamed via Zoom. It’s available on YouTube and Facebook.

Eduard Grach (Russia)


A legendary Russian violinist, soloist of the State Philharmonic Society and head of the violin faculty of the Moscow Conservatory, Eduard Grach holds the title People’s Artist of the USSR. He was a prizewinner of a number of international competitions, graduating from the Moscow Conservatory where he studied under Abram Yampolsky. As a tribute to his teacher, Eduard Grach founded an international competition named after his teacher’s name. One of the most active Russian musicians today, he has performed extensively in his homeland and abroad for over 70 years, recording some 100 discs. In 1995, 2002 and 2003 “Music Review” magazine named him Best Teacher in Russia and in 2018 Music Personality of the year. Many of his students have won prestigious international competitions, among them Keshet Eilon graduates Alena Baeva, Nikita Borisoglebsky, Julia Igonina, Haik Kazazian, Aylen Pitchin, Sergei Pospelov, Lev Solodovnikov, Hyuk-Joo Kwun and many others. He gives masterclasses worldwide and is president and jurist of many international competitions. He is the founder and conductor of the Moscovia Chamber Orchestra, all of whose violinists are his students. He is a recipient of many state orders, including the Order of Merit for Russia three times. Eduard Grach is the Keshet Eilon faculty member for the past 20 years.

Grigorii Miroshnik (Russia)


Born in Novosibirsk (Russia), Grigorii Miroshnik is now 15 years old. His parents are not musicians but from an early age, he showed a great interest in classical music, and therefore at the age of 4 he began studying the violin at a music school. At the age of 11, he continued to study at the music school of the Novosibirsk State Conservatory. Since 2019, he has been studying at the Central Music School in Moscow in the class of Professor Eduard Grach. Miroshnik is a participant and winner of various international music competitions in various countries (Portugal, Austria, France, Russia). Miroshnik takes part in the Keshet Eilon Summer Mustercourse for the first time this year.

Agahsa Grigoreva (Russia)


Agasha Grigoreva was born in Moscow in 1999. She began studying the violin at age 5. She attended the Central Children’s Art School in Khimki, under Egorova Lyudmila. In 2014 Agasha entered the Central Music School at Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory in the class of People’s Artist of USSR Eduard Grach. She won 1st prize, International Violin Competition Eduard Grach, 2014; 3rd prize and a special prize, International Competition for Violin, Kloster Schontal, Germany; 2nd prize, 7th International Yampolsky Violin Competition, Moscow, Russia; Gran Prize, 8th International Violin Competition, Astana, Kazakhstan, 2019. In 2017 Agasha entered the Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Eduard Grach’s class. She has participated in the Keshet Eilon Mastercourse in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.