Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz

Violin master class by Michael Vaiman

24 April 2014

Application deadline for the master class by the professor of Cologne Musikhochschule is 28 April.



Time and date:

6 May 2014 (Tuesday) 15.00-18.00
7 May 2014 (Wednesday) 10.00-13.00 and 15.00-18.00
8 May 2014 (Thursday) 10.00-13.00


Liszt Academy, Main Building Room X.

(1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.)



As active participants only Liszt Academy students can register, passive participation is free of charge for others.

Please, send your application and observer pre-registration to Ms. Ágnes Szabó department administrator at szabo.agnes[at] until 28 April 2014 the latest.


Michael Vaiman was born in Odessa (Ukraine) and after graduating distinguished Stolyarsky school of music in his hometown he studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, under the tutelage of legendary violinist David Oistrach and Semyon Snitkovsky.  In 1989 he emigrated with his family to Israel, teaching at the Rubin Academy of music in Tel Aviv and since 1999 Michael Vaiman is Professor at the Cologne Musikhochschule.

Michael Vaiman is Top prize-winner at the H.Wieniawski Competition in Poznan (Poland) and performs as soloist in Europe, USA, Japan, Israel, Russia.  Among the high points of his international career concertos with orchestras and conductors such as the Berlin Symphony Orchestra under Gunter Herbig, the Moscow Philharmonic under Yuri Simonov, St.Petersburg's Symphony orchestra under Arvid Janssons, "Moscow Soloists" Chamber Orchestra under Yuri Bashmet, London Soloist Chamber Orchestra, etc.

He also participated in many music festivals such as Kuhmo (Finland), Tours (France), Elba Festival (Italy), Summit Music Festival (New York) playing together with well-known musician such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Yuri Bashmet, Mario Brunello, Akiko Ebi, Dina Yoffe, etc.

Michael Vaiman is giving numerous master classes at Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK), Beijing Central Conservatory of Music (China), South Methodist University in Dallas (USA), "Keshet Eilon" in Israel and many others.  His students are working in the different orchestras in Spain, Japan, Germany, Israel, Switzerland and USA.  Many of them are winners of international competitions.

Michael Vaiman has many radio, TV, and commercial recordings, his CD & DVD recordings include works by Bach, Schubert, Wieniawski, Prokofiev, Ysaye, Szymanowski, Kreisler, etc.