Itzhak RASHKOVSKY

MMus, BMus, FRCM

Violin

Itzhak Rashkovsky is an internationally renowned Russian-Israeli violinist and pedagogue. He was awarded a master's degree by the Samuel Rubin Israeli Academy of Music, Tel Aviv, where he studied with Professor Yair Kless. He has appeared as a soloist and chamber music player in many countries.

As Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music, London, Itzhak Rashkovsky has come to be one of the leading and most sought-after teachers in England. His students, who come from all over the world to study with him, have been winners of many national and international competitions.

He has given master classes in Europe, Israel, China, Japan, Canada, and the United States and has been a juror at numerous international competitions, notably Vice chairman of the jury of the 12th Henryk Wieniawski, Poland and Sion Valais, Switzerland, Yampolsky, Russia, Lipizer, Italy and Hanover, Germany, International Violin Competitions.

Itzhak Rashkovsky is one of the founders and Music Director of the Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse, Israel, an international summer programme for exceptionally talented young violinists, located in Kibbutz Eilon, as well as founder and Artistic Director of the London Music Masters. His articles and editions of violin pieces were published by “The Strad” magazine. In 1998, in recognition of his outstanding services to music, Itzhak Rashkovsky was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Music by The Prince of Wales.

He plays the 1831 J. F. Pressenda violin through the generous loan from the Elderberry Foundation.