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Watch a masterclass with Ilya Kaler (Violin) and two students of the 2020 Mastercourse.
The Masterclass was streamed via Zoom. It’s available on YouTube and Facebook.

Ilya Kaler (USA)


A gold medalist of the Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Paganini Competitions, Ilya Kaler is an acclaimed international soloist and sought-out artist-teacher as well as frequent judge of international violin competitions such as the Tchaikovsky Competition, Russia; Sibelius Competition, Finland; and Henri Marteau Competition, Germany. Kaler studied at the Moscow Central Music School and the Moscow State Conservatory. He has appeared as a soloist with many of the world’s major orchestras, performing under the baton of legendary conductors, and has performed as a guest concertmaster with the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Pittsburg Symphony, and Baltimore Symphony. Previously Kaler held professorships at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester and at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, as well as at the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago. Currently, he is a violin Professor at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Kaler’s recordings for the Naxos Records include works by Ysaye, Brahms, Bach, Schumann, Shostakovich, Taneyev, Szymanowski, Karlowicz, Glazunov, Dvorak, Paganini, and Tchaikovsky. His CD of solo violin works was released on Ongaku records. He is a Keshet Eilon Faculty member.

Leonid Baranov (Russia)


Leonid Baranov was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia in 1994. He began studying the violin at age 5. He attended Special Music School at Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory, under A. Skliarskaya, and currently studies under Pavel Vernikov at HEMU Lausanne, Switzerland. He has performed with various symphonic orchestras in various cities of Russia, Europe, Asia, and the USA since the age of 15. Leonid Baranov has performed in such concert halls as Wiener Konzerthaus, Hong Kong City hall, Israeli Opera House (Tel Aviv), Icheon Performing Art Center (South Korea), Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg, Russia), Carnegie Hall (New York, USA). The young violinist collaborates with such musicians and conductors as Vadim Gluzman, Itamar Golan, Evgeny Sinaiski, Victor Yampolsky, Colin Metters.

Margarita Pavlova (Russia)


Margarita was born in Tver, Russia. She began playing the violin at the age of 5 and studied children art music school No.1 in Tver. From 2014-2019 Margarita was a student of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory under Prof. Tatiana Berkul. Currently, she is a student of prof. Mihaela Martin in Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. She is a prizewinner of A.Schnittke International competition of musicians (2017, Moscow) – Laureate of 3 Prize
N.Sabitov IX International Competition of Musicians-Performers (2017, Ufa) – Laureate of 3 Prize VI International Leopold Auer Competition (2018, St.Peterburg) – Laureate of 2 Prize.