People's Artist of the USSR. Professor and supervisor of the Department of Violin Moscow State Conservatory of Tchaikovsky. He was awarded the Order "For Services to the Fatherland» IV (1999) and III degree (2005), Medal of Honor (2011). Commander of the Imperial Order of St. Anna (2015). Eduard Grach was acknowledged by President of the Russian Federation "For contribution to the development of musical art" (2002, 2010). Academician of the Italian Academy «Monti Azzuri». Honorary Professor of the Shanghai and the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China, the Yakutian High School of Music and University “Indianapolis” of Athens (Greece). Also Prof. Grach conducted master classes "Keshet Eilon" (Israel).
Alejandro Drago - American violinist and conductor, doctor of musical arts in the field of orchestral conducting. Professor of violin and viola at North Dakota State University (USA).
Honorary worker of education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, She was awarded the honorary title of the Ministry of Education of Republic of Kazakhstan "The Best Teacher - 2012". More than 70 young musicians graduated under the guidance of Raissa Mussakhajayeva. Among her students are laureates of Republican and International competitions. Graduates of her class are working not only in Kazakhstan, but also occupy significant positions in the world famous orchestras and universities.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Vera Vaidman studied in Moscow -- first at the Central High School of Music and later at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Her major teachers were Boris Belenky and David Oistrakh. Immediately upon arriving in Israel, she took part in Isaac Stern's master courses at the Jerusalem Music Centre and went on to appear frequently as a soloist with orchestra, recitalist, and chamber music performer. She was heard with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta and Andre Kostelanetz, the Israel Chamber Orchestra under Rudolf Barshai, the Jerusalem Symphony, led by Gerard Schwarz, Lukas Foss and other conductors, and with all the other orchestras in the country.
First Prize, International Paganini Competition, Genoa. Born in Padua, Northern Italy in 1971, violinist Giovanni Angeleri studied with Piero Toso at the Conservatory of his hometown, where he took the Diploma in Violin in 1989. During the following years he studied with Stefan Gheorghiu at the Scuola di musica di Fiesole, with Salvatore Accardo at the Walter Stauffer Academy in Cremona, with Michael Frinschenschlager at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna and at the Salzburg Mozarteum, and with Vladimir Spivakov at the Zurich Inernational Masterclasses.