Violinists Boris Brovtsyn and Pavel Vernikov will join the faculty


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Boris Brovtsyn and Pavel Vernikov

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The Yehudi Menuhin School (YMS) has announced that violinists Boris Brovtsyn and Pavel Vernikov are to join its music department. Brovtsyn has just joined the school as professor of violin while Vernikov will be a visiting professor, coming to the school on a regular basis throughout the academic year.

‘I’m thrilled to start a new chapter of my life,’ said Brovtsyn in a statement. ‘So many of my friends and colleagues have long associations with YMS, so it’s a pleasure to play a role in nurturing the next generation of young musicians. It feels like a homecoming, and I’m delighted to be at the school.’

‘I spent some wonderful days at the famous Menuhin School,’ said Vernikov. ‘It’s a fantastic school with very talented and sympathetic pupils. It was a great pleasure to work with them. I am looking forward to continuing our collaboration as visiting professor.’

Brovtsyn held a professorship at London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama from 2010 to 2016 and has given masterclasses around the world, including South Korea, Thailand and Brazil. He currently holds a professorship at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität in Vienna, Austria. Vernikov has an intense teaching schedule that includes professorships in Vienna and Sion, and gives frequent masterclasses, also sitting on the jury of several international competitions.

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