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Zakhar Bron teaches Bach: Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin

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Zakhar Bron — Teacher, violinist

Eldbjorg Hemsing — Violinist (Student)

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Joan Sebastian Bach's famous Chaconne in a masterclass held by the great Zakhar Bron.

A violin teacher born in Oral, Kazakhstan, Zakhar Bron starting studying music at the age of eight, in the most prestigious music schools of Russia. Admitted in 1966 at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, he studied under maestro Igor Oistrakh's supervision until 1971 and then worked as Oistrakh's assistant teacher for the violin chair of the Conservatory until 1974. During his whole life, Bron has dedicated himself to teaching, giving classes at the Musikhochschule in Lubeck, at the Royal Academy in London, at the Conservatory in Rotterdam and at the Escuela Superior de Musica 'Reina Sofia' in Madrid where he still teaches.

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