Master class by Oleh Kurochkin (violin)

November 13, from 10 am to 5.30 pm.

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

The master class is held within the framework of the VERE MUSIC ACADEMY 2021 program.

Active participation is free of charge. Selection by videos. The video must be recorded after September 1, 2019. The application form in MS Excel file can be emailed until November 4 to The application can be downloaded from the our website. Please attach your CV to the application in MS Word format. The number of participants 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 –

After master-class the short concert will take place. Oleh Kurochkin will meet with students and teachers of Ukrainian music schools, colleges, and academies. Free entrance. Free entrance.

The questions you would like to ask Oleh Kurochkin 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 (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.

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Oleh Kurochkin was born in Yevpatoria, in a family of musicians. He received his first violin lessons at the age of 5. Since 2006 he studied at the Kyiv Mykola Lysenko specialized secondary boarding school, in the class of Yaroslava Rivnyak. In 2012 he continued his studies at the National Tchaikovsky Music Academy of Ukraine.

From 2014 he studied at the Robert Schuman High School of Music in Dusseldorf, in the class of Ida Biller. In 2017, he received a Solo Master’s degree from the Folkwang Universität der Künste (Essen, Germany) in Boris Garlitsky’s class.

Oleh is the winner of many national and international competitions, including the Evgen KokaInternational Competition, the Evgen Stankovych International Competition, the Ignatius Jan Paderevsky Chamber Ensemble Competition and others. In 2018, Oleh became a finalist and a winner of the Guillaume Prize Award at the Eugene Ysaye International Violin Competition in Belgium.

Oleh received a scholarship from the President of Ukraine, a German state scholarship, DAAD-Preis, scholarships from the Lions Club, Villa Musica, Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. VERE MUSIC FUND is supporting Oleh by providing a grant.

As a soloist he has performed in the halls of Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Moldova, Germany, Hungary, Ukraine, France and the Czech Republic. As an invited concertmaster, he toured with the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn orchestras under the direction of Heribert Beissel and the Sofia Philharmoniker under the direction of Jukka-Pekka Saraste.

Oleh was a full member of the Staatskapelle Berlin Academy, a Deutsche Staatsoper orchestra led by Daniel Barenboim.

Since 2020 he got a position at the Karajan Akademie as a musician of Berliner Philharmoniker.

Oleg plays the Pietro Guarneri violin “ex-Schubert” (1702, Mantua) from the Villa Musica Collection.

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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.

Full program of VERE MUSIC ACADEMY 2021 on our website VERE MUSIC FUND –

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