Guest Artist
Oustanding Master Class Series
Nikolaj Znaider, violin; Christa Mayer, mezzo-soprano;
Boris Kuschnir, violin

Nikolaj Znaider, one of the most sought-after and most accomplished violinists, will be joining the Outstanding Guest Artist Series at the Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival (SRIMF) this summer. Znaider will be performing in a Déjà Vu Chamber Music Concert that includes his former teacher violinist, Boris Kuschnir, and cellist Misha Quint. The program includes Dvorak’s Terzetto for 2 violins and cello, Op.74 the Kodaly Duo, Op.7 and culminates in Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence String Sextet, Op.70. Then, students will have a rare opportunity to be part of Nikolaj Znaider’s violin master class.

This year in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, InterHarmony International Music Festival announces its first Outstanding Guest Vocalist, world-class mezzo soprano Christa Mayer. A native of Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Mayer has been an ensemble member of the Saxon State Opera in Dresden since 2001, where her interpretation of Erda in Das Rheingold and Siegfried brought her international recognition. In 2007, Mayer took part in the Ring Cycles of Valencia and Florence, and, in 2008, she made her debut at the Bayreuth Festival as Erda and Waltraute, where she has returned yearly since. On August 4, 2017, in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, she will give an open master class, at which students in the Vocal program will then be invited to perform. This rare opportunity to work personally with one of opera’s most acclaimed mezzos should not be missed.

Join InterHarmony International Music Festival this summer in Sulzbach-Rosenberg for a masterclass with Boris Kushnir, one of the world's foremost violin pedagogues. A student of David Oistrakh's at the Moscow Conservatory, Kushnir has been described as a modern-day Leopold Auer. His students include Nikolai Znaider, Julian Rachlin, and Lidia Baich, along with more than 40 other laureates of national and international competitions.

Artist Faculty

Session III

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Summer Music Programs at SRIMF

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