General Information about the Department and Its Operations

The work of the "Instrumental Department" is traditionally characterized by a greater scope and intensity in comparison with other areas of the international music academy within the Sochi festival. The name of maestro Yuri Bashmet attracts to Sochi the greatest musicians of our time - virtuosos, soloists, teachers, professors of prestigious educational institutions in Europe, Asia and America, ready to share their experience and lessons of skill with the musicians of the younger generation.

This time the "Instrumental Department" includes eight specialties - piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass, French horn, trombone and tuba.

Timing: February 17-26, 2021

Professors in the Instrumental Department

Instrumental Department as part of the International Music Academy of the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi

David Lively (France)

Professor, Dean of Exams at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris

Tatiana Samouil (Russia)

Professor at the Antwerp Conservatory

Wilfried Strehle (Germany)

Professor at Universität der Künste in Berlin and Barenboim-Said academy

Jens Peter Maintz (Germany)

German cellist professor of cello at the Berlin Higher School of Music

Jan Krigovsky (Slovakia)

Professor at Banska Bystrica Academy of Arts, President of Slovak Double Bass Club

double bass
Olivier Darbellay (Switzerland)

Principal horn of the Berne Symphony Orchestra and the Basel Chamber Orchestra, Professor at both the academies of Lucerne and Lausanne

French horn
David Bruchez (Switzerland)

Professor at the Zurich University ZHDK, Solo Trombone Player in Tonhalle Zürich

Daniel Schädeli (Switzerland)

He plays in the Bern Symphony Orchestra as well as in the Gstaad Festival Orchestra. He is often invited to give master classes and lectures. Over the past 20 years he has created various projects for the targeted musical support of children and young people in the musical school of the Wolen region


Registration for participation in 2021 is completed