VC LIVE | 2021 Keshet Eilon International String Mastercourse [WATCH NOW]

We’re coming to you from the Kibbutz Eilon in Western Galilee, Israel this summer for three-weeks of intensive masterclasses and concerts — streamed LIVE here on The Violin Channel

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Founded in 1990, this year's festival is being held using a hybrid in-person and virtual model from July 25 to August 12, 2021.

The Keshet Eilon International String Mastercourse for young violinists, violists, and cellists from around the world, offers personal instruction by distinguished teachers, masterclasses, innovative workshops, opportunities to perform as soloists and as chamber music players in concerts, and a unique archery sports program for string instrumentalists.

This year’s string teachers include Shmuel Ashkenasi, Vadim Gluzman, Eduard Grach, Ilya Kaler, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Chaim Taub, Robin Wilson, Qian Zhou, Paul Coletti, Ralph Kirshbaum, Amit Peled, and more.

Students will attend virtually and in-person based on whether students meet Israel's covid-19 regulations.

 

"This year was challenging for everyone. It’s not like we had a manual or playbook to refer to for such unprecedented situations," said Founder and Music Director Itzhak Rashkovsky.

"Refusing to quit so that the music will go on was the only force that guided us through this time, and this is a potent source! Encouragement and support given by devoted friends brought us to the realization that we would operate the Mastercourse in a different format so that the Keshet Eilon will not stop."

Over the years, many of Keshet Eilon’s 1,300 graduates have gone on to win major international competitions and have embarked upon significant careers as soloists and orchestral leaders — with all acting as goodwill ambassadors for Western Galilee and Israel as a whole.

As the festival's official international media and broadcast partner, a series of this year's masterclasses and concerts will be streamed LIVE here on The Violin Channel daily and be available for your playback. You won't miss a beat.

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 10, 2021 | 3:00 PM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH VIOLIST PAUL COLETTI
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Leah Glick (Viola) & Irina Zheleznova (Piano) | Aviv Shoshani (Viola)

  • Bach | Cello Suite No. 6
  • Zimbalist | “Tango” from Sarasateana
  • Reger | Suite for Viola Solo No. 1 in G minor

 

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 10, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH CELLIST FELIX NEMIROVSKY
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Tamar Sagiv (Cello) & Irina Zheleznova (Piano) | Gali Knaani (Cello) & Anna Kavalerova (Piano)

  • Poulenc | Cello Sonata
  • Shostakovich | Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major

 

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 8, 2021 | 3:00 PM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH VIOLINIST ILYA KALER
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Muyan Yang (Violin) | Isabelle Liu (Violin) & Elizabeth De Mio (Piano)

  • Kreisler | Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice
  • Vieuxtemps | Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 8, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH VIOLINIST ANI SCHNARCH
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Sophi Rochlin (Violin) & Evgenia Lakernik (Piano) | Tamir Tavor (Violin) & Evgenia Lakernik (Piano)

  • Beethoven | Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 3 in E-flat Major
  • Prokofiev | Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D Major

 

 

FRIDAY AUGUST 6, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH VIOLINIST VADIM GLUZMAN
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Eesa Khoury (Violin) & Julia Gurvitch (Piano) | Lior Grunwald (Violin) & Evgenia Lakernik (Piano)

  • Mendelssohn | Violin Concerto in E minor
  • Prokofiev | Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major

 

 

THURSDAY AUGUST 5, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH VIOLINIST VADIM GLUZMAN
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Roni Oved (Violin) & Julia Gurvitch (Piano) | Omer Herz (Violin) & Julia Gurvitch (Piano)

  • Prokofiev | Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor
  • Sibelius | Violin Concerto in D minor

 

 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4, 2021 | 3:00 PM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH VIOLINIST OLGA KALER
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Elizabeth Huang (Violin) | Elizabeth De Mio (Piano)

  • Ernst | Violin Concerto "Pathétique" Op. 23

Yahli Anter (Violin) | Elizabeth De Mio (Piano)

  • Vitali | Chaconne

 

 

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH VIOLINIST
ITZHAK RASHKOVSKY
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

Alon Frank (Violin) | Julia Gurvitch (Piano)

  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major

Yuval Nuri Shem-Tov (Violin) | Julia Gurvitch (Piano)

  • Sibelius | Violin Concerto in D minor

 

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 3, 2021 | 1:15 PM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCOURSE YOUNG ARTISTS' CONCERT
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Anna Siegreich (Violin) & Emily Siegreich (Violin) | Alona Milner (Piano)

  • Piazzolla | The Fours Seasons of Buenos Aires | Winter & Spring

Barak Schoesberger (Violin), Anna Siegreich (Violin), Leah Glick (Viola), Yoav Yatskan (Viola), May Endy (Cello), and Gali Knaani (Cello)

  • Brahms | String Sextet No. 1

 

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 3, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH VIOLINIST ROI SHILOAH
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Or Nakash (Violin) | Evgenia Lakernik (Piano)

  • Brahms | Violin Sonata in D minor | Allegro
  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major | Allegro

 

 

MONDAY AUGUST 2, 2021 | 1:15 PM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCOURSE MAYA BELSITZMAN & MATAN EFPHRAT CONCERT
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Maya Belsitzman (Cello/Vocals) | Matan Efphrat (Percussion)

 

 

MONDAY AUGUST 2, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH CELLIST AMIT PELED
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

 

Tamar Sagiv (Cello)

  • Bach | Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor | Prelude

Noa Mogle (Cello) | Anna Kavalerova (Piano)

  • Shostakovich | Cello Sonata in D minor | Allegro non troppo

 

 

MONDAY AUGUST 2, 2021 | 8:00 AM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH GUY BRAUNSTEIN
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Roni Oved (Violin)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 2 in A minor | Grave

Simon Lemberski (Viola)

  • Brahms | Viola Sonata in E-flat major

Andre Haj (Violin)

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 2 in A minor | Andante

 

SUNDAY AUGUST 1, 2021 | 1:15 PM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCOURSE “TRIBUTE TO IVRY GITLIS” CONCERT
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Or Nakash (Violin) | Itamar Golan (Piano)

  • Kreisler | Schön Rosmarin

Itamar Golan (Piano) | Or Nakash (Violin) | Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble | Barak Tal (Conductor)

  • Mendelssohn | Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Strings in D minor

Guy Braunstein (Violin) | Itamar Golan (Piano)

  • Puccini | ‘Nessun dorma’ from the opera Turandot
  • Puccini | ‘E lucevan le stelle’ from the opera Tosca
  • Puccini | ‘Musetta’s Waltz’ from the opera La Boheme
  • Tchaikovsky | ‘Letter scene’ from the opera Eugene Onegin

Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble | Barak Tal (Conductor) | Anna Kavalerova (Piano)

  • Dvorak | Songs My Mother Taught Me

 

SATURDAY JULY 31, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH VIOLINIST SHMUEL ASHKENASI
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Salma Sorour

  • Mozart | Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major

Eliane Menzel

  • Ysaÿe | Sonata for Solo Violin No. 4 in E minor | Allemande

 

THURSDAY JULY 29, 2021 | 7:00 AM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH VIOLINIST ROBIN WILSON
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Eesa Khoury

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 2 in D minor | Sarabande

Anthony Chan

  • Ravel | Tzigane

 

WEDNESDAY JULY 28, 2021 | 7:00 AM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH VIOLINIST QIAN ZHOU
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Joel Munday

  • Bach | Solo Sonata No. 1 in G minor | Adagio & Fugue

Leonid Baranov

  • Kreisler | Recitativo & Scherzo

 

 

TUESDAY JULY 27, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH CELLIST HILLEL ZORI
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

 

Gali Nani & May Endy

  • Boccherini | Sonata in A Minor | Adagio & Allegro

Annabel Hauk

  • Bach | Suite No. 6 in D Major | Prelude & Gigue

 

 

MONDAY JULY 26, 2021 | 10:00 AM (ET)
KESHET EILON INTERNATIONAL STRING MASTERCLASS WITH VIOLIST TATJANA MASURENKO
WESTERN GALILEE, ISRAEL

 

Vanessa Hristova | Pianist: Aidan Chan

  • Bruch | Kol Nidrei

Quinn Robinson

  • Hindemith | Solo Sonata No. 1