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Prof. Zakhar Bron Zakhar Bron is an inspiring and evocative violinist. Listeners, both of his many impressive CD recordings as well as in concert halls around the world, marvel at his faultless violin technique as well as his appreciation for the most sensitive interpretations of the entire range of classical music literature. Zakhar Bron has been a prize winner at the world’s most prestigious competitions, including the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and the Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznan. Zakhar Bron gained fame when he left the Moscow Conservatorium of Music to move to distant Siberia. Far away from political influences in the capital, he created a new world elite of violinists. Through his silent revolution in Siberia, Bron developed the greatest violin talents of today’s concert halls. Vadim Repin, Maxim Vengerov, Vadim Gluzman and Natalia Prischepenko are only a few of the illustrious names to emerge from this period of Bron’s teaching. After helping the conservatorium of music in Novosibirsk to international renown, Zakhar Bron began to work beyond the borders of Russia, teaching in Germany, Great Britain, Japan and Switzerland. From this period of Bron’s teaching come talents such as Chloe Hanslip, Daniel Hope, Daishin Kashimoto, Mayuko Kamio or David Garrett. Today, Prof. Zakhar Bron teaches at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain and at his own academy in Interlaken, Switzerland. He gives master classes in the United States, in South America, Asia and Europe, and since 2010 has been involved in various new developments at the classic music festival in Interlaken. He travels the globe, performing as a soloist on the world’s greatest stages and working as a juror for many international competitions. For a number of years, the Zakhar Bron Chamber Orchestra has been increasing the number of performances it gives (debuts at Berliner Philharmonie, Köln Philharmonie, Tonhalle Zurich and Concertgebouw Amsterdam in 2015). The orchestra offers performances of the highest musical quality and virtuosity. At the festival in Interlaken, the Zakhar Bron Chamber Orchestra performed with world-famous soloists such as Sabine Meyer, David Garrett, Daniel Hope, Natalia Gutman, Mischa Maisky, Alice Sara Ott, Maxim Vengerov or David Geringas. In October 2013, the Zakhar Bron Academy was launched in Interlaken/Switzerland.