Faculty SIMA 2022 (photo: Marco Blessano)

Faculty 2023

Violin

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Nora Chastain - Violin masterclass 2023

Professor for Violin at the Universität der Künste Berlin, professor for 30 years until 2020 at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste

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Ana Chumachenco - Violin masterclass 2023

Violin Professor at the Munich University of Music

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Philip A. Draganov - Violin masterclass 2023 and artistic director SIMA

Violin Faculty at the Zurich University of the Arts (Pre-College), at the Zurich Conservatory (MKZ) and until 2020 at the Winterthur Conservatory

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Jose G. Flores - Violin and Viola masterclass 2023

Professor for Violin and Viola at the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

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Andreas Janke - Violin masterclass 2023

Professor at the Hochschule der Künster Zürich and first concertmaster of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

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Zohrab Tadevosyan - Violin masterclass 2023 - assistance Ana Chumachenco and faculty chamber music 

Assistant to Ana Chumachenco at the Reina Sofía Conservatory in Madrid for many years and jury member at numerous international violin competitions

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Viola

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Thomas Selditz - Viola masterclass 2023 and faculty chamber music "play & coach", workshop "the path to mental strength"

Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

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Violoncello

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Thomas Grossenbacher - Violoncello masterclass 2023

Professor at the Hochschule der Künste Zürich and former principal cellist of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

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Joseph Hasten - Violoncello masterclass 2023

Renowned lecturer for violoncello in Stuttgart and Tübingen

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Troels Svane - Violoncello masterclass 2023

Professor at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin and at the Musikhochschule Lübeck

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Faculty chamber music and piano accompanists 2023

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Tamara Chitadze - faculty chamber music and piano accompanist

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Anna Draganov - faculty chamber music and piano accompanist

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Ayumi Janke - faculty chamber music and piano accompanist

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Yoko Kuwahara - faculty chamber music and piano accompanist

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Maya Meron - faculty chamber music and instructor of the course "Viola for violinists"

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Anna Mirakyan - faculty chamber music and piano accompanist

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Yukako Morikawa - faculty chamber music and piano accompanist

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Kateryna Tereshchenko - faculty chamber music and piano accompanist

Special guests

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Julia Fischer - Special master course for selected participants

One of the world´s leading violinists, Julia Fischer is a versatile musician also known for her extraordinary abilities as a concert pianist, a chamber musician and a violin teacher. 

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Tim Kliphuis - Workshop "Improvisation"

Jazz violinist and improvisation artist

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Stefan-Peter Greiner - SIMA Sound Competence Center

Internationally acclaimed violin maker

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Zeljko Haliti - SIMA Sound Competence Center

Internationally renowned sound specialist

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SIMA - physiotherapy

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Brigitte Gerber-Zaugg - Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist HF, Member of the Swiss Society for Music Medicine SMM

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