This year's coaching staff consists of famous and experienced musicians:
Alexander Pavlovsky has established his reputation as a highly accomplished chamber musician and soloist. He has given masterclasses at the Royal Academy of Music in London, National Academy of Music in Melbourne and Sydney Conservatorium, Zeist Chamber Music Course in the Netherlands and Valladolid Auditorium in Spain. Pavlovsky is the artistic director of the Zeist Music Days.
Sergei Bresler started to play the violin at the age of 5 with prof. A. Leschinsky. In 1991 he continued his studies in the Jerusalem Rubin Music Conservatory with prof. M. Liberman. As a student Bresler participated in several festivals and masterclasses with prominent musicians such as Isaac Stern, Miriam Fried and Georgy Kurtag and Tabea Zimmermann, to name few.
Ori Kam studied with the renowned teacher Chaim Taub, and between 1994 and 1997, with Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. He later concuded his studies with Wilfried Strehle at the University for the arts in Berlin. Currently Ori Kam is on the faculty of the Geneva University of Music.
Kyril Zlotnikov was born to a family of professional musicians and is a regular guest at major chamber music festivals. Since 2003 he has been a principal cellist and a teacher of the cello group at the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under maestro Daniel Barenboim. He also frequently takes part in special projects and tours of the Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra.
Oliver Wille is a professor of chamber music at the Academy of Music in Hanover - where he supervises an international quartet class - as well as a visiting professor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatory, England. In 2011 he too over the artistic direction of the chamber music series in Hanover and from 2014 - 16 he curated a quartet festival 'quartetaffairs' in Frankfurt.
Avri Levitan is an internationally acclaimed violist and the director and co-founder of Musethica. He has established himself as a sought-after soloist, chamber musician and educator. A large part of his musical life is dedicated to educating musicians, as a professor for viola and as a professor for viola and chamber music at the Conservatory of Zaragoza, Spain.
As a cellist, Alexander Rudin is today undoubtedly one of the leading figures of the Russian school of musical interpretation and has found himself attracted to the authentic performance of early music. As a professor of the Moscow Conservatory, Rudin rather teaches chamber music, instead of solo cello, believing that this way he can impart more of his knowledge to his students.
Pianist Boris Giltburg studied with Arie Vardi and is lauded across the globe as a deeply sensitive, insightful and compelling interpreter. He won numerous awards, among which the first prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2013, catapulting his career to a new level. Boris Giltburg has appeared with many leading orchestras and played recitals in leading venues.
Iris Goren, a faculty member at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, has developed a unique method: Bodywork for Musicians. This method helps to reduce tension, strengthen the relevant muscles and stabilize posture when playing an instrument.