Quartet master class by Sergei Bresler (violin)

October 16 from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

House of Scientists (Kyiv, 45 A Volodymyrska Street), 2st floor.

Active participation is free of charge. Selection by videos. The video must be recorded after September 1, 2019. The link to YouTube and the application form in MS Excel file can be emailed until 2021 October 3 to academy@vere.fund. The application can be downloaded from the our website. Please attach your CV to the application in MS Word format. The number of musicians who will take an active part in the master class will be determined by the teacher. 

Please select a single contact person who will apply and communicate on behalf of all quartet members. The e-mail which the application will be sent from will be the only contact e-mail we will send all messages related to the master class.

The number of ensembles that will take an active part in the master class will be determined by the teacher.

Passive participation is free of charge. Free entrance. Link for the registration  – https://forms.gle/MsXn1WxgTTPwzW1o8.

At 6 p.m., will meet with students and teachers of Ukrainian music schools, colleges, and academies. Free entrance.

The questions you would like to ask Sergei Bresler can be sent in advance either through the application for participation in the master class – for active participants, or through the registration form – for passive participants. You can also ask your questions by sending an email to ask@vere.fund (be sure to indicate who the question is addressed to in the subject line of the email). And, of course, you can ask your questions to the musicians directly at the meeting – either in person or via e-mail.

Event on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/1916439381837472/.


Sergei Bresler was born in 1978 in Ukraine. He started playing the violin at the age of 5, and Professor Adolf Leszczynski became his teacher. At the age of 12 he performed his first solo concert and in the same year he performed with the Kharkiv Symphony Orchestra violin Concerto N 2 by Henryk Wieniawski. In 1991, he immigrated to Israel, where from 1996 he continued his studies at the Jerusalem Academy of Music with Professor Matthew Lieberman, and then with Chaim Taub.

The musician participated in master classes by a number of outstanding musicians such as Isaac Stern, Miriam Fried, György Kurtag, Tabea Zimmerman. During his studies he also participated in various festivals, namely in Keshet Eilon (Israel), Tuachan (USA) and Zeist (Holland).

The musician has performed as a soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Young Philharmonic Orchestra and the Ludwigsburg Symphony Orchestra.

Sergei Bresler is the second violinist and one of the founders of the world-famous Jerusalem Quartet, which regularly performs at the world’s most prestigious concert venues, including Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Berlin Konzerthaus.

The violinist conducts chamber workshops around the world including the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Sydney conservatory, the Australian Academy of Music in Melbourne, the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Zeist summer course in the Netherlands, Valladolid in Spain and Jerusalem Music Center.

Sergei Bresler plays the Lorenzo Storioni violin of 1770, America-Israel Cultural Foundation awarded him with it. This violin was donated to the foundation by Isaac Stern.

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VERE MUSIC ACADEMY is a permanent master class program from VERE MUSIC FUND. It helps open Ukrainian performers’ access to best educational practices that used to cost them a lot of time, effort and money. But now it is possible to get to master classes of world-famous teachers and musicians without leaving Ukraine. it is also absolutely free.

In addition, the VERE MUSIC ACADEMY program includes one-day master classes from well-known Ukrainian artists who have already received worldwide recognition. When they come to perform in Ukraine, they set aside one day in their schedule to work with Ukrainian students.

The project is implemented in cooperation with the UKR Artists agency.

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