II International Music Festival

Schlossfestspiele Hohenpriessnitz

June 23rd – July 28th 2019
Hohenpriessnitz, Germany

Viktor Danchenko & Anita Mishoukova

An internationally renowned artist and pedagogue, Victor Danchenko was for many years a member of the Faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He now proudly makes Toronto his home and teaches there at The Glenn Gould School.

His students have won major awards and competitions and appeared in concerts and recitals on all continents. Among his successful students there are concertmasters of various orchestras and members of the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Los-Angeles Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony, National Symphony, Toronto Symphony, European and Asian orchestras. Among his outstanding students are: Martin Beaver, 1st violinist of the Tokyo String Quarter, Soovin Kim, 1st prize winner of the Paganini International Competition and a recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Award, Nicholas Kendall, winner of the YCAA, Timothy Fain, Winner of the YCAA and recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Award, Ryu Goto and Misha Simonyan, both of whom appeared with major orchestras and major conductors, and others.

Recognized as one of the leading teachers of today, he has conducted numerous master classes in the U.S., Canada, Europe (including three major schools in London - Royal College, Royal Academy and Guildhall School, Paris National Conservatory Superior and Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory), South America, Asia (including the National University of the Arts in Seoul, and the Shanghai Conservatory). Member of the faculty of the prestigious Encore Summer School for strings for many years, Mr. Danchenko has also frequently participated in various other summer schools and festivals around the world, such as Keshet Eilon master course in Israel, Ishikawa Music Festival in Japan, Euro Arts Festival in Germany, Niagara on the Lake International Festival in Canada, Seoul International Music Festival Academy, Summit Music Festival (N.Y.), etc.

In June-July 2010 Victor Danchenko conducted unique Master Course in St. Petersburg, Russia entitled “The art of playing concertos with symphony orchestra”. All the participants got a rare chance to work with the St. Petersburg Symphony during this master course and perform with this orchestra at the Gala Concert at the conclusion of the course. After resounding success of this course this summer the "Victor Danchenko International Violin Master Course" will be held again in the summer of 2011 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

In addition to these duties, he has served as a jury member of major international competitions.


Anita Mishoukova ist in St. Petersburg geboren und in einer traditionsreichen Musikerfamilie aufgewachsen. 1999 hat sie dort auch die Musikschule für Hochbegabte am Staatlichen Konservatorium mit Auszeichnung abgeschlossen. Ebenso studierte sie am Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia (USA), am Royal College of Music in London und an der Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover. Zu ihren Lehrer zählen Alla Aranovsky, Ilya Ioff, Mikhail Gantvarg, Victor Danchenko und Krzystof Wegrzyn. Weitere künstlerische Impulse erhielt sie von u.a. Yehudi Menuhin, Ana Chumachenko, Shlomo Minz, Tibor Varga, Wolfgang Marschner und Zakhar Bron.

Zu ihren internationalen Auszeichnungen gehören der 4. Preis und der Tschaikowski-Preis beim Tschaikowski Jugendwettbewerb in Russland, der 1.Preis beim Kingsville Wettbewerb (USA), der Solti Award und Carnegie Preis in London und der Jürgen Sellheim Preis. Als international etablierte Künstlerin wirkte sie bei Festivals, wie Musicorda (USA), Lockenhaus (AT), Verbier (CH), Keshet Eilon (IL) und Holland Music Sessions (NL) mit.

Als gefragte Kammermusikpartnerin spielte sie mit Lynn Harrell, Zlata Chochieva, Yuja Wang, Oliver Wille (Kuss Quartett), Thomas Hoppe, Sara Koch und ihrem Ensemble für Alte Musik „Il vecchio castello“. Als Konzertmeisterin konzertiert sie regelmäßig mit den Dortmunder Philharmonikern, der Nordwestdeutschen Philharmonie und MusicAeterna Perm.

Anita Mishoukova wird ab der Spielzeit 2019/20 als Konzertmeisterin der Essener Philharmoniker tätig sein.

Sie spielt eine Violine von Lorenzo Storioni aus einer privaten Kollektion.

649,– €

4 lessons

Application deadline 15.06.2019

Passive listener - 200 €
Day pass - 50 €

Course Services

  • An accompanist
  • Public performances
  • Closing concert
  • Career counseling
  • Concert engagements in St. Blasien and Hamburg for the best participants


Festival Schlossfestspiele Hohenpriessnitz offers accommodation for master students and their accompaniment for 69 € per person / night include full board and practice rooms.​

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