Prof. Josef Rissin

Born in Riga, Josef Rissin was a student of Boris Belenky at Moscow´s Tchaikovsky Conservatory and laureate of such international violin competitions as the Queen Elisabeth in Brussels and the Paganini in Genova. His concert activities have taken him to the music capitals of the former Soviet Union and throughout the West, and his performances and CD's have contributed to the interpretation of the classical Russian repertoire of the present day, alongside avand-garde Russian music. His CD of solo pieces by Hindemith, Ysaye and Paganini earned great critical acclaim.

Prof. Rissin leads violin classes at the University of Music Karlsruhe and at the University of Music and Theatre Zürich. His students come from all over the world and are winners of important international competitions. Among his most famous pupils are such yong violinists with an international reputation as Sergej Khachatryan, 1st prize winner of Queen Elisabeth violin competition in Brussels 2005, Koh Gabriel Kameda, Prof. Albrecht Breuninger, 2nd prize winner(Prix Ysaye) of Queen Elisabeth competition 1997, Maria-Elisabeth Lott, Linus Roth, among others.


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