Svetlana Makarova

Russia - Switzerland



“ Sincere, meaningful tone alongside impeccable technic”- Lorin Maazel 


A sought after violinist Svetlana Makarova is a  regular artist at major internationally  renowned festivals such as Verbier Festival,  Kuhmo Festival, Miyazaki Festival, Kronberg  Festival among others. She has performed in  Tonhalle Zürich, La Scala, la Fenice, Auditorio  Nacional Madrid, Seoul Art Center, Santori  Hall, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall among many others. 


At the age of 10 she won the First Prize in the  Moscow International Youth Tchaikovsky  Competition, and this was followed by many  other prizes and awards. In 2008, having  completed her Postgraduate and Masters  degrees as well as the prestigious PhD at the  Moscow Conservatoire with Prof. M.  Glezarova she was invited by Lorin Maazel to  take a Principal Violin position at the “Palau  de Les Artes Reina Sofia” in Valencia, Spain.  She collaborated with world renowned  conductors such as L.Maazel, Z.Mehta, J. Levine , G. Dudamel , G. Prêtre , G. Noseda, Y.Temirkanov and M.Vengerov. 


Chamber Music occupies an important place  in her career and she collaborates globally  with such esteemed musicians as F.  Helmerssohn, J. Jansen, L. Auerbach,  P.Vernikov, N. Gutman, G. Apap, S. Trpčeski,  S. Krylov, I. Golan, F. Biondi to name a few. 


She is also an accomplished soloist, having  performed with Lithuanian Chamber  Orchestra, Kremerata Baltica Orchestra,  Miyazaki Festival Orchestra, Wüttenberg  Philharmonic Orchestra, Pförzheim Chamber  Orchestra, Orchestra of Comunidad  Valenciana, Korean Soloists Orchestra,  Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Odessa State  Symphony orchestra and Georgian  Philharmonic Orchestra. 


As a passionate promoter of contemporary  music Svetlana has widely collaborated with  composers such as G.Kancheli, H.Holliger,  R. Dubugnon, J.Bardanashvili, N. Bacri among others, some of their works have been  dedicated to her. 


Svetlana Makarova recorded several CDs for  “Naxos” and was featured in many radio  broadcasts. 


A devoted pedagogue, Svetlana splits her  time between performing and sharing her  knowledge and artistic experience with young  generation of violinists. Many of her students  became prize winners of international violin  competitions such as Menuhin International  Violin Competition, Tibor Varga Competition,  Carl Nielsen Competition, Leonid Kogan  International Competition, Ginette Neveu  Competition , Lausanne interprètes Competition and others. Before joining the  violin faculty at HEMU of Lausanne in 2014  she taught at renowned Gnessin’s College of  Music in Moscow, Scuola di Musica di Fiesole in Florence and Conservatorio Liceu Barcelona. 


By invitation of some leading music  Universities Svetlana gives masterclasses at Moscow Conservatoire, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Conservatorio  Liceo Barcelona, Yonsei University Seoul,  Reykjavík Royal Academy and University of  Indiana in Bloomington. Since 2009 she is a  faculty member at Vienna Summer  masterclasses in Austria and Miyazaki Music  Academy in Japan. 


Internationally renowned pedagogue, she is  regularly invited as a Jury member of many  International Competitions such as Premio Paganini Genova, Singapore International  Violon Compétition, J. Heifetz Competition,  L.Spohr Competition, G.Neveu Competition,  Kloster Schöntal Competition, P. Vladigerov  competition and others. 


Svetlana plays the 1745 Niccolò Gagliano violin. 

Sion Academy Masterclass

09.08.2022 -> 14.08.2022 : Summer Academy teachers

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