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The Team

Who We Are


Benjamin Izmajlov

Founder & Director

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16 July - 2 August 2024

Benjamin Izmajlov is a versatile musician, composer, conductor, and educator with extensive experience in the international music scene. With a Master's degree from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow and a rich background in violin performance, composition, and conducting, Benjamin has established himself as a prominent figure in classical music. His expertise extends to coaching, producing, and artistic direction, reflecting his passion for nurturing talent and promoting cultural exchange. Fluent in multiple languages and proficient in various software tools, Benjamin brings a unique blend of artistic excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and technical proficiency to his diverse range of projects and collaborations.

Alissa Margulis



22 - 29 July 2024

Appreciated for her expressive and very emotional performances, Alissa Margulis regularly plays in important concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmony, the Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Tchaikovsky Hall Moscow, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Cologne Philharmony, the Vienna Musikverein, Sumida Triphony Hall Tokyo, the Sage Gateshead, the Tonhalle Zurich and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall. Born in Germany into a family of Russian musicians, Alissa Margulis studied in Cologne with Zakhar Bron, in Brussels with Augustin Dumay and in Vienna with Pavel Vernikov. She won numerous prizes at international violin competitions and was awarded with the “Pro Europa” prize of the European Arts Foundation which was presented to her by Daniel Barenboim in Berlin. She helds a professorship at the Folkwang Musikhochschule Essen, Germany.

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Laszlo Fenyö



28 July - 02 August 2024

The Hungarian cellist Lászlo Fenyö, born in 1975, has been considered part of the world elite of cellists since winning the International Pablo Casals Competition in Kronberg in 2004. At the age of 13, he became a young student of László Mező at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. His immense technical brilliance, a secure sense of style, and an unusually broad repertoire earned him several major competition successes during his subsequent studies in Lübeck with David Geringas, such as at the International Music Competition in Geneva, the Rostropovich Competition in Paris, the Adam Cello Competition in Christchurch, and the Budapest Radio Competition. After completing his studies, Bernard Greenhouse significantly expanded Fenyö's musical horizons. From 1997 to 2001, he was the principal cellist of the Philharmonia Hungarica and from 2001 to 2012 in the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt. Lászlo Fenyö gives masterclasses worldwide and has been teaching as a professor at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe since April 2012.


Daria Tschaikowskaya



21 - 30 July 2024

Daria Tschaikowskaja, hailing from Moscow, began her musical journey at the age of six in a family deeply rooted in music. Enrolled in the prestigious Gnessin Music College for gifted children at just seven, she showcased her prodigious talent. In 1993, Daria marked her debut concert with an orchestra and ventured to Germany to pursue her musical education at the Conservatory of Lubeck. There, she flourished, winning the German Youth Musicians Competition in 1993, 1996, and 1999, across both junior and senior categories, and clinching the top prize at the International Steinway Competition in Hamburg in 1996. Under the tutelage of Professor Wladimir Krajnew at the Conservatory of Hannover, Daria honed her skills, embarking on a stellar career that has seen her grace stages across Europe, Asia, and Scandinavia. From the renowned halls of St. Petersburg and Moscow to the prestigious venues of Berlin, Hamburg, and Cologne, she has enchanted audiences as a soloist with illustrious orchestras, including the Kazan Philharmonic, Russian Philharmonic, and German Youth Orchestra, among others. Daria's musical prowess has been enriched through masterclasses with luminaries such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Vitaly Margulis, and Claude Frank. Continuing her quest for excellence, she pursued studies at the Conservatory of Cologne under Professor Arbo Valdma, and further honed her craft at the Accademia Pianistica Imola in Italy under the guidance of Professor Boris Petrushansky. Her dedication culminated in numerous accolades, including the 1st prize at the International Vincenzo Bellini Piano Competition of Caltanissetta, Italy in 2005. With multiple CD recordings to her credit on labels like Naxox and Veraphon, Daria Tschaikowskaja stands as a testament to the power of passion, perseverance, and unwavering commitment to musical excellence.

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Vitaliy Zolotov



22 - 29 July 2024

Dynamically youthful, charmingly affable, and effortlessly cool, Vitaliy Zolotov crafts and produces music that captivates, grooves, swings, and resonates with audiences. The discerning guitarist's stage presence and artistic agility were evident not only at the International Duo Competition in Schwäbischen Völklingen with vocalist David Rynkowski but also recently recognized by the prestigious jury, chaired by Lee Ritenour, at the Palmares Gibson Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition during the 42nd Montreux Jazz Festival, where he earned the 2nd prize. Even more gratifying for Vitaliy was winning the simultaneous Audience Prize, a testament to his widespread appeal and connection with listeners." Born in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, Vitaliy Zolotov commenced his studies in jazz guitar at the Musikhochschule Köln in 2003 under the guidance of Prof. Frank Haunschild. Zolotov has collaborated with renowned artists such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sara Gazarek, Frank Haunschild, Maxime Bender, and Donny McCaslin. He is a member of the trio East Drive, alongside Philipp Bardenberg and Bodek Janke, which has released four albums to date. In 2008, he clinched the Audience Prize for Guitarists at the 42nd Montreux Jazz Festival. That same year, he established his own ensemble, the Vitime Band, releasing albums "Vitime Band 1" in 2009 and "Vitime Band 2" in 2016. „Grupa Goldenberg“ , with Florian and David Rynkowski, featuring different percussionists, was created 2019. He has collaborated with esteemed figures in the German jazz scene such as Rainer Böhm, Joscha Oetz, Bodek Janke, Timofei Birukov, Fedor Ruskuc, and Terrence Ngassa. Zolotov's contributions to jazz extend to recordings with Oliver Lutz featuring Pablo Held, Triosence/Sara Gazarek ("Where Time Stands Still"), and Bruno Böhmer Camacho. Numerous CDs are released and available to purchase.

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