Wolfgang Schröder


Passion- Classical Music- Master Classes by internationally known professors , in Platres ,the Crossroad of Culture and Civilization , where Musical Events regain their glory and prestige. For one week Platres, will be filled with the sounds of classical music performed by young artists from all over the world, passionate to learn, share , perform classical music where nature inspires and where a lot of well-known musicians have left their footprints since 1930, when the first musical concerts were organized in Platres.
The vision of a Classical Music Concerts , with Master classes was for many years, in the mind of the internationally known violinist and chamber musician , ex Artistic Director of the European Community Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) Wolfgang Schröder’s who lives permanently in Cyprus and performs internationally regularly.
His passion and love for classical music and his eager to share his knowledge and experience with young musicians from Cyprus and all over the world was embraced by the President of Platres’s Community Council and Founder of Troodos Network of Thematic Centers, Panayiotis Papadopoulos, who had the same Vision and the International Academy of Classical Music has been formed in order to provide Master Classes and create a culture of appreciation of classical music in Cyprus but also entertain through concerts and create a platform of musicians working together.
The International Academy of Classical Music will offer great opportunities for students, especially gifted Cypriot students, who will be able to study with international artists/professors, and exchange ideas and experiences with their peers from abroad.
The International Academy of Classical Music will be inaugurated with a teachers concert in the Cultural Center in Platres, follows by four students concerts at the Cultural Center in Platres, where students will give chamber music concerts alongside with their professors and it will close gloriously for this summer with an Open Air Concert in Platres Square.
The close collaboration gifted Cypriot Artists, who, together with the most successful students of the Master classes as soloists, will play in the closing concert of the Festival adds value and prestige and guarantees a long and sustainable cooperation with all stakeholders and Platres’s Community Council , which will further enrich the cultural life on the island.


    • Short description

Master-classes for violin, viola, cello and piano in the picturesque, mountain resort of Platres, Cyprus with internationally renowned pedagogues.

    • Long description

9 - 16 July 2015
Residential Master Classes in Platres, Cyprus
Forest Park Hotel 4*
Wolfgang Schröder (violin), Andrea Castagna (violin) , Peter Barsony ( viola) , Chagit Glaser (cello), Elisaveta Blumina (piano)
Master-classes, concerts and lots of opportunities to perform and exchange ideas with your peers from all around the world.
Free repertoire
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o Wolfgang Schröder : +357 96 301300 – Panayioits Papadopoulos +357 99 410520

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  • Wolfgang Schröder


    (Violin and Viola)

    As soloist and chamber player, Wolfgang Schröder performs in prestigious concert halls such as the Philharmonie in Berlin, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Vienna Konzerthaus, at the Great Performers Series at the Lincoln Center New York, at the Frick Collection Museum, New York, at London’s Barbican Hall, the Megaron Music Hall of Athens and at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.

    Schröder’s discography is extensive. He released the Complete Sonatas for Violin by Eugene Ysaye for Hook Records in November 2015.Also he works as Artistic Director of the European Union Chamber Orchestra and Since 2005, in conjunction with an active performing career, he is Concertmaster of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.



    Violin Soloist, Chamber Musician.
    Professor for “String Quartett” at the "G.Braga" Conservatory of Teramo.
    Concertmaster of Viotti Chamber Orchestra.
    Member of the Quartet “Petit Opera Ensemble”
    Recording Artist of the “Wide Classique” label.
    Former member of the Symphony Orchestra of RAI in Turin, the Ensemble “Archi della Scala di Milano” and the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia in Rome.

  • Zvi Carmeli



    Israeli cellist Chagit Glaser made her debut at 14 with the Tchaikovsky Rococo variations with the Beer Sheva Sinfonietta Orchestra and is a graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel-Aviv and Juilliard. She has had an active performing and orchestral career both in Europe and the USA and has collaborated with artists such as Pinkus Zuckerman, Lukas Foss and Shlomo Mintz. After living in New York for 13 years, Chagit returned to Israel where she is now a faculty member of the Rubin Academy of Music at the Tel-Aviv University. She continues to perform as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide as well as frequently invited to give master-classes.



    Mr. Péter Bársony Violist,
    Professor at Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest.
    Professor at the” Kunst Universitat, Graz”.
    Frequent recitalist, soloist and chambermusician.
    Former principle violist of Budapest Festival Orchestra, Concerto Budapest, Osaka Century Orchestra, Budapest Philharmonic Society.
    2012 Price Winner of the prestigious Liszt Ferenc Prize, the highest Hungarian Govermental musical award.
    Recording artist at “Hungaroton” with many world debuts.
    For more info www.peterbarsony.com



    Artistic Director of the Hamburg Chamber Music Festival and the Giluim Festival in Schönebeck.
    Echo Classic Prizewinner for the best recording of chamber music composed in the 20th and 21st centuries.
    Teachers: Radu Lupu, Evgeni Koroliov, Radu Lupu, Andras Schiff
    Graduation at the Conservatoire Rimsky Korsakov, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, Bern Conservatoire
    Recording of 24 CDs with partner, including Kolja Blacher, Thomas Sanderling, Johannes Moser, Wenzel Fuchs,
    Invitations by Gidon Kremer to perform and teach at the Kronberg Academy.
    Masterclass in Israel, Russia, US, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain
    Project to record a serios of CDs with Mieczyslaw Weinberg
    Currently Elisaveta Blumina is recording Weinberg's complete piano solo works.
    Festivals: Schleswig-Holstein, the Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Campos de Jordao, Verbier and Colmar and many others
    Halls: Berlin Philharmonic, Laeisz-Halle in Hamburg , Beethovenhalle, National Concert Hall in Dublin, Concervatorio , Milano, St.Peterburg Philharmonic, Gasteig Munich, Carnegie Hall in New York and many others
    She is fluent in French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, German and English.