Chamber music workshop with pianist Evgeny Sinaiski and conversation with Dr. Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, Rector of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna; Mag. Peter Koenigseder, Director of Studies at the Music and Arts University; Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe, Founders and Directors of the North Shore Chamber Music Festival.Professor of chamber music at the Music and Arts University in Vienna, Mr. Sinaiski also leads a duo class at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. He collaborates with many important musicians of our day in concerts and master-classes around the world. We are excited to welcome Professor Sinaiski to our Master’s Workshop series.


Richard Strauss
Piano Quartet C Minor, op.13

Xinyi Zhang (Violin) Belgium-China
Milena Stoijlkovic (Viola) -Serbija
Mischa Sotriffer (Violoncello)-Austria
Hernandez Helir (Klavier)-Mexico

Johannes Brahms
Sonata A major, op. 100
Allegro amabile

Hans Christian Aavik (Violin) Estonia
Karolina Žukova (Piano) Estonia

Paul Schoenfield
“Café Music”

Johanna Kam ( Klavier) -Austria
Lok Lok Hoi (Violin)-Macao
Nikita Kuts (Viola)-Ukraine
Brendan Goh (Cello)-Singapore

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Evgeny Sinaiski

Born into a distinguished musical family in St. Petersburg, Russia, pianist Evgeny Sinaiski has carved a unique niche as one of the most sought after and highly respected chamber music partners and pedagogues in Europe.

Professor of chamber music and an official accompanist at the Vienna Conservatoire, Mr. Sinaiski also leads a duo class at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. He collaborates with many important musicians of our day such as Herman Krebbers, Boris Kuschnir, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Helmut Zehetmair, Hatto Beyerle, Vadim Gluzman, Stephan Pikard, Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Jens Peter Maintz, Alexander Huelshoff, Alexander Zemtsow, Michael Kugel, Ivan Monigetti and Kirill Rodin in concerts and master-classes around the world.

Mr. Sinaiski has performed as a soloist with Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Latvian State Chamber Orchestra and Bolshoy Theatre Orchestra of Minsk. He appears regularly at most important venues on the continent including Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Tonhalle in Dusseldorf, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Herkulessaal in Munich, as well as Brussels’ Palais de Beaux-Arts, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall and Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. In 2008 he has made a successful debut as producer and pianist at Frankfurt’s Alte Oper and in 2010 appeared for the first time at Salzburg Festival.

Prize winner of international competitions such as ARD in Munich, Shostakovich Competition in Hannover and contests in Netherlands, Latvia and Russia, Mr. Sinaiski’s recordings can be heard on “Gramola” label, as well as on BBC, ORF, Bavarian Radio, and radio stations in Italy, Latvia, Russia and Slovenia among many others.

Dedicated educator, Evgeny Sinaiski is a faculty member and staff pianist of such distinguished master-classes as Salzburg Mozarteum Summer Academy, Bavarian Music Academy, Festival Les Arcs in France and “Villa-Musica” in Germany. In addition,Mr. Sinaiski has assumed the role of official pianist at Wieniawsky and Lipizer International Violin Competitions. Between the years 2002 and 2010 he led the chamber music class at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in St. Petersburg, and served as a coach pianist at the UDK Berlin.

Evgeny began his musical education in Riga, Latvia and in 1987 was accepted to the studio of Professor Marina Wolf at the Special Music School Lyceum in St. Petersburg, and subsequently at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, graduating in 1997. His musical development was also greatly influenced by such prominent musicians as Sofia Wakman, Tamara Fidler and Sergey Uryvaev. Evgeny continued his studies in the Netherlands with Professor Naum Grubert, obtaining Master’s Degree with distinction at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague in 2003.


Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna

The Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien, acronym: MUK) sees itself as a progressive educational institution and is wholly owned by the City of Vienna. The Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna offers over 30 Bologna-compliant bachelor and master’s degree programmes as well as university, certificate and preparatory courses. The spectrum ranges from majors in music, musical theater, dance, drama, voice and opera to majors in elementary music education and scientific inter- and transdisciplinary courses.

Currently, over 850 students are given the opportunity to develop artistically within the university framework of the MUK with more than 300 professors, lecturers and administrative staff. More than half of the students come from abroad and no more than 150-200 out of 1.500 applicants are admitted to the university. The aim of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna is to represent a worldwide leading education and research institution for creativity in the fields of music and the performing arts. Its mission – to guarantee the outstanding national and international talents an excellent education – is supported by most notable internationally active artists and teachers.