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Violin Masterclass

French-Russian violinist and conductor Fedor Rudin is quickly establishing himself as one of the most unique and versatile concert artists of today's generation. A laureate of some of the world’s most prestigious competitions, including the Premio Paganini in Genoa and George Enescu in Bucharest, he was awarded the Ivry Gitlis Prize in Paris in 2019. His album Reflets was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards.


Highlights of the 2021/22 season include Fedor Rudin's debuts with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, under the baton of Petr Popelka, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Kirill Karabits, the SWR Symphony Orchestra, as well as debuts with the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the German Chamber Orchestra at the Berlin Philharmonie and the SWR Mittags- und Preisträgerkonzert. Together with his regular duo partner, the pianist Boris Kusnezow, he will undertake a recital tour in Japan, while chamber music projects take him to the Tallinn Chamber Music Festival, Musikfest Kassel, Cyprus and Konzertverein Ingolstadt. As a conductor, Rudin will lead the Ural Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Albanian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, the Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Vienna Mozart Orchestra on a tour in Switzerland and Greece.


Previous solo debuts have taken Fedor Rudin to many of the world’s most revered concert halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Berlin Konzerthaus, Paris Philharmonie, Vienna Musikverein and Tonhalle Zurich. He has appeared with renowned orchestras, such as Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB), Sinfonieorchester Basel, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Münchener Kammerorchester, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, while regularly collaborating with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Darrell Ang, Lorenzo Viotti and Christoph Poppen.


A devoted chamber musician, Rudin is a founding member of the Fratres Trio, hailed by the press as "a new generation of classical music" for its unusual combination of violin, saxophone and piano. The ensemble is a prizewinner of the Illzach International Chamber Music Competition (Mulhouse, France) and Pizzicato Magazine's Supersonic Award, which the trio received for its first CD Couleurs d'un Rêve. 


Fedor Rudin is a frequent guest at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the world, including the Salzburg Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Pietrasanta in Concerto, Crans Montana Classics and the Festival ArtenetrA. As concertmaster of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic, he has collaborated with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta and Andris Nelsons.


Already from the age of 20, Rudin himself worked as a guest conductor with the Georgian National Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, he has led orchestras such as the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Petrobras Symphony Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro, the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Lviv Philharmonic and the Szczecin Opera Orchestra. In 2021 he completed his conducting studies in the class of Simeon Pironkoff (orchestral conducting) and Vladimir Kiradjiev (opera conducting) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.


Fedor Rudin, as the grandson of the famous Russian avant-garde composer Edison Denisov, was born in Moscow in 1992 and grew up in Paris, where he studied with Miroslav Roussine and Svetlin Roussev. A graduate of Zakhar Bron at the Hochschule für Musik Köln and Pierre Amoyal at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, he completed his postgraduate studies at the Kunstuniversität Graz in the class of Boris Kuschnir.


November 2021 saw the release of Rudin's new album Heritage, a CD of Russian and French compositions, on Orchid Classics, in co-production with SWR. Recorded with Boris Kusnezow, it features pieces by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Debussy and Mussorgsky, as well as works by Fedor’s grandfather.


Fedor Rudin plays a violin by Lorenzo Storioni (Cremona, 1779) from the German Musical Instrument Fund on a generous loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben in Hamburg.

"A brilliant highlight of violinistic artistry"

– Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger 


Fedor Rudin

Fedor Rudin is pleased to teach at our place from the 13th to the 17th of February 2023.

The masterclass will end with a concert by the students in the conservatoire. By submitting the registration form, the participant agrees to and abides by these general conditions:



The registration form available at must be filled in completely. The registration of a minor participant must be made by the parent or legal guardian.




In principle, there is no age limit for participation in the master classes. All participants will be provided with practice facilities and the Conservatoire and Working Muse e.U. guarantees each participant a daily number of two practice hours. In the event that the minimum number of participants for a master class is not reached by the registration deadline, Working Muse e.U. reserves the right to reduce the number of days on which the master class will take place. However, even in this case, all participants will receive the full number of lessons.



Each student will receive 3 lessons:

Active students: 540 Euro (including piano accompaniment) 

Active students: 390 Euro (without piano accompaniment) 


Passive students: 65 Euro



The registration fee must be paid in order for the registration to be valid. All costs and fees for international bank transfers are the responsibility of the participant and will not be covered by Working Muse e.U.. Any exchange fees or bank commissions are the full responsibility of the student.

 The participation fee can be paid by bank transfer or in cash before the course starts.

Fees are to be transferred in the required amount in Euro to:


AT33 2011 1842 1501 0600




Participation in a masterclass with internationally renowned artists is an important element in the biography of any artist. Active participants receive a diploma at the end of their masterclass as proof of their participation.


In case of a written cancellation, the registration fee of €100 will be retained; the remaining amount (participation fee) will be refunded. All transaction costs will be deducted. In case of withdrawal, it is essential to provide your bank details (including the bank code BIC and the international bank account number IBAN).

If you withdraw after the registration deadline, participation fees will not be refunded and must be paid.

The full participation and registration fee will be refunded if Working Muse is forced to cancel the masterclass.

Refunds can only be made until October 31, 2022.



Participation in the master class is at your own risk. Participants are liable for any damage they cause. Liability for damages, unless based on intent or gross negligence, is excluded, especially if a master class has to be cancelled. 



The legal guardian, who concludes the contract for the participation in the master class for the underage participant, agrees that Working Muse e.U. cannot take any responsibility for the supervision of the underage participant. This applies in particular to the behavior immediately before the start of the Master Class/Course or at the end of the Master Class/Course and outside the rooms where the Master Class/Course takes place. Each registration of a minor participant requires a declaration signed by the legal guardian for this purpose.

The legal guardian is liable for any damage caused by the underage participant. Furthermore, the legal guardians indemnify Working Muse from all claims for damages asserted by the underage participant.



It is agreed that for all disputes arising from or in connection with the business relationship is subject to Austrian law.

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