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Faculty of the CIMA Masterclasses 2019
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Prof. Mag.
Tymur Melnyk
Prof. MA
Daniel Auner
Univ.Doz. Mag. Dr. Dagmar Glüxam
Univ.Prof. Dr.
Patrick Lechner


​Soloist, prizewinner of the F. Kreisler and J. Brahms International Violin Competitions, violin professor at Franz Schubert Conservatory in Vienna and Chengdu University, China, artistic director of ICOV - International Chamber Orchestra Vienna. Thomastik-Artist, juror at international competitions in Austria, Serbia, Slovenia and Italy. Professor at masterclasses and Workshops worldwide. Graduation with honors at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna under Prof. M. Frischenschlager, further artistic impulses from V. Spivakov, Z. Bron, I. Gitlis and E. Tchougaeva. Concerts and Recitals across Europe, Japan, Russia, Canada and China. Numerous CD recordings, Radio and TV-Broadcasts. Tymur Melnyk is playing an antique Italian Camillo Camilli violin from 1736, on honorary loan from the Austrian National Bank.


Internationally renown Soloist and Primarius of the Auner Quartet. Violin Professor at the Kalaidos University Zurich and the Prayner Conservatory Vienna. Graduate of the Vienna Music University (Prof. Christian Altenburger), Mozarteum Salzburg (Prof. Igor Ozim) and Graz Music University (Prof. Boris Kuschnir). Soloistic Performances with e.g. Tonkünstler Orchester Niederösterreich, Portugal National Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, Orchestra of St. Pauls London, Brazilian Symphony Orchester and many others.
Winner of Classic Prize Austria, Johannes Brahms Competition, Dreden Violin Competition and others.  9 CD Productions with several international labels. Ambassador of Culture as member of the NASOM New Austrian Sound of Music Program by the Austrian ministry of foreign affairs. Daniel Auner plays on a G.B.Guadagnini violin that belongs to the collection of the Austrian National Bank

Historical Musicology, AUSTRIA
All Instruments can apply

One of Austria’s leading musicologists in the area of performance practice of 17th and 18th century music. Professor at various European music universities including the Vienna Music University, specialized on historically adequate performance.


Professor at CHINA-Asean College of Arts, Chengdu University, China.

Studied in Salzburg, Munich, Cincinnati, Doctor degree holder. Prize winner of Joseph-Dichler Competition Vienna, Chopin Int. Piano Competition Hartford, "Grand Steinway Prize" Munich etc. Concert activity in the most prestigious concert halls worldwide. Professor at Tyrolean State Conservatory in Austria, Yeungnam University in S. Korea, Hunan First Normal University in China. Juror for „Jugend musiziert“, Melbourne Int. Youth Competition, Carmel Klavier, Brahms Int. Piano Competition etc. President of EPTA China (European Piano Teachers Association, China branch) and artistic director of the annual festival "Chengdu International Music Week".

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Priv.Doz. MA,
Martin Ruman
Pavel Raykerus
Priv.Doz. Mag. Mag.
Konstantin Zelenin


Principal viola of Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, viola professor at the Conservatory of Bratislava 2018. Member of Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Cappella Istropolitana and Sinfonietta Bratislava. Expert in early music (on authentic historic instruments) and teaching. Leading viola coach in Slovak Youth Orchestra. Viola lecturer at the International Masterclasses Konvergencie 2017. Performances with artists like  Shmuel Ashkenasi, Zhou Qian, Isabelle van Keulen, Daniel Rowland or Pablo Barragán, Igor Karško (concertmaster of Camerata Zürich and professor at Luzern Academy), Milan Paľa, Jozef Lupták, Boris Lenko, Ján Krigovský. Member of several chamber ensembles - Collegium Wartberg, Klimt Quartet Wien, Convergence Chamber Players – and frequent guest of Mucha Quartet.


Multiple prize winner in many of the world's most prestigious international piano competitions, such as the Prokofiev Int. Competition, Szymanovsky Int. Piano Competition, Anton Rubinstein Int. Piano Competition, Int. Paderewski Competition, etc. Portrayed in TV and Radio productions in Germany and Russia. Regularly performs with the world's leading orchestras under conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Alexander Dmitriev, Alexander Titov, Vladimir Ponkin, etc. Chamber music partners include Viktor Tretyakov, Sergei Roldugin, Ilya Ioff, Alexei Massarsky. Teaches highly gifted children at the special Music School of the Petersburg Conservatory and as foreign expert at Chengdu University.

Violoncello, BELARUS

Soloist and Chamber musician, co-founder the Auner String Quartet. Cello Professor in Vienna. Graduate of the Moscow State P.I. Tschaikovsky conservatory under N. Shakhovskaya and Vienna Music Conservatory "MUK" under N. Gutman. Prize winner of the numeral international competitions. Various performances as chamber musician and soloist all over the world.

Priv.Doz. Mag. Barbara de Menezes Galante

Violin Pre-Advanced, BRAZIL

Violinist in the Auner-Quartet, an internationally renown ensemble with various concert experiences throughout the whole world. Former concertmaster of the Salzburg Philharmonic Orchestra,  today member of the Salzburg Chamber Soloists with annually appearences at the Zuhai Mozart Competition in China. Barbara Galante studied at the Mozarteum Salzburg (Prof. Lavard Skou-Larsen) and the Music University Vienna (Prof. Eduard Zienkowski. Solistic appearances with e.g. the Salzburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Ensemble and Heliopolis Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop.
Masterclass experiences from various music festivals in Peru, Brazil, South Africa, etc...


Martin Koch

Violin Maker - WORKSHOP

Gemany & Austria

For Martin Koch the design of the violin has been based on the endeavor to approach the construction of the human voice. This passion began by completing an apprenticeship at Franz van Dijk and has been lasting since 40 years.

In 1979 he opened his first workshop in Tübingen, Germany and in 2005 his second in Klosterneuburg, Austria. He focuses his activities on the process of new building, repairing and trading.

In 1986 and 1988 he did several temporary employments for the German Music Council abroad, teaching his master-skills to arising violin makers based in Ghana and Thailand.

Furthermore he is involved in educational initiatives at festivals, workshops and other projects such as school visits.

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