Professor Eduard Wulfson - Violin
Eduard Wulfson was born in Riga and began his study of the violin at the age of six, giving his first concert at the age of ten. His early teacher, Professor Sturestep, was followed by Professor M. Waiman at the Conservatory of St Petersburg and Professor I. Bezrodny at the Moscow Conservatory.
In the 1970s he left the Soviet Union and studied in Western Europe with Nathan Milstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Henryk Szering and M. Solovieff. He is a prize winner of the Paganini and Zagreb Competitions and took a “Grand Prix des Beaux Arts” in Munich. He has performed all over the world, in collaboration with great musicians such as Natalia Gutman and Yuri Bashmet, Yehuda Menuhin, Ida Haendel and Dmitry Yablonsky, with whom he has collaborated and recorded for Naxos company two Rachmaninov Trio.
Since 30 years, Eduard Wulfson is also known as an eminent professor that prepares new generation of very talented soloists, like Kristofer Barati, Ilian Garnet, Kazuhiro Takagi and Sacha Rojdestvensky. They are all prize-winners of most prestigious competitions in Paris, Brussels and Moscow including the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels, the Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris and many more.
Photo on the left - one of the Master Classes :
Professor Eduard Wulfson of Strad Europe brought the violins made by Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri (Del Gesu), two of the greatest master violin makers of all time. As well as giving a lecture about the violins, Professor Eduard Wulfson also gives a demonstration before some pupils were offered the chance to play them.
Cristian Persinaru, head of strings at Trinity School, said: "This was a special experience for our pupils.
"The majority of them would have had the chance to hear a famous musician performing on one of these violins, but to hold one, to play one and to learn about these unique instruments, was something they will always remember."
He is the founder and Artistic Director of Festivals in Château de Champs-sur-Marne and at the Sorbonne. His recordings include a DVD with Natalia Gutman for the French Senate and with Dmitry Yablonsky, with whom he has collaborated and recorded for Naxos Company two Rachmaninov Trio.
Professor Eduard Wulfson is also renowned as a leading advisor to the prestigious institutions and privet clients in Classical Music world since 30 years. He is especially well-known for advising on the rare stringed instruments market such as Antonio Stradivari and Guarneri Del Gesu instruments.
Mr. Eduard Wulfson, director of the Stradivarius Society, discovered Baráti at the Jacques Thibaud Competition in 1996. Since then he became his musical advisor and mentor. Wulfson is an heir to the great tradition of Russian violin playing. He relays to Baráti the knowledge of his own teachers: Yehudi Menuhin, Nathan Milstein and Henryk Szeryng. Kristóf has participated, as guest professor, alongside Ida Haendel, Vadim Repin, and Natalia Gutman, at the master-classes organized by Eduard Wulfson, initially at the Château de Champs-sur-Marne and at the Sorbonne University in Paris.
The Society strives to educate musicians and audiences to the unique tonal qualities of fine instruments; to instill an appreciation of this brilliant achievement of classical Italian artistry; and to encourage a sense of responsibility for the care, restoration, and preservation of these irreplaceable works of art.