August 11 - 25, 2018

Coaching Staff


This years’ coaching staff consists of famous and experienced musicians:


The Jerusalem Quartet is a regular and beloved guest on the world's great concert stages. All members frequently teach and give masterclasses around the globe and take part in the jury of important international chamber music competitions.



The Schumann Quartett consists of Erik, Ken, and Marc Schumann and Estonian violist Liisa Randalu, who joined them in 2012. The three brothers have been playing together since their earliest childhood. All members have a teaching practice. In addition, Erik is a full-time Professor for Violin at the HfMDK Frankfurt am Main.



Polish cellist Marcin Sieniawski is a founding member of the Szymanowski Quartet. He is committed to passing on his vast experience to younger generations of musicians and has an intense interest in teaching.




The Moscow born violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky teaches at the Zurich University of Arts, The Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He is one of the founders of the Sitkovetsky Piano Trio.



Pianist and founding member of the Sitkovetsky Trio Wu Qian was born in China and studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Both with the trio and as a soloist, she appeared on many leading venues worldwide.



Iris Goren, a faculty member at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, has developed a unique method: Body Work for Musicians. This method helps to reduce tension, strengthen the relevant muscles and stabilize posture when playing an instrument.