Arkady Beryn was born in 1945. He studied conductor's mastery at the Conservatory in Moscow, Minsk and St. Petersburg. He was trained by the famous professors Ilya Musin and Leo Ginzburg.
In 1968 Beryn evolved from being a teacher to an associate professor, then a professor and finally head of orchestral conducting of the Belarusian State Conservatory. Since the beginning of the 70s, he leads active creative work: touring through the former Soviet Union and abroad as a conductor.
Since 1997, he teaches master classes in Italy, Germany, Luxembourg and Spain. Since 2001 Beryn lives and works in Germany. He headed the orchestra "International Symphony Orchestra of Germany" and performs in the most famous concert halls in Germany and Europe. The "International Symphony Orchestra of Germany" has been ranked among the best symphony orchestras in Germany. Therefore, his concerts recieve huge postive response in German and Russian media.[/vc_text_img][/vc_column][/vc_row]
Born in Oufa, in the Soviet Republic of Bashkiria, Vladimir Spivakov studied the violin with Yuri Yankelevich, a famous professor at the Moscow Conservatory, and later with his idol David Oistrakh, one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century. Already as a young musician, Vladimir Spivakov won several prizes at important international contests, such as the Marguerite Long – Jacques Thibaud Competition in Paris (1965), the Paganini Competition in Genoa (1967), the Montreal International Competition (1969) and the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1970).[/vc_text_img][vc_text_img text_img_config="image-text-var" text_background="text-background-white" image="41" alignment_horizontal="left" alignment_vertical="top"]
Vladimir Spivakov has released more than forty albums both as soloist and conductor. His recordings (most made for BMG Classics) reflect different musical styles and eras, ranging from the European baroque to the works of 20th century composers including Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Penderecki, Schnittke, Pärt, Kancheli, Shchedrin and Gubaidulina.
Until 1997 Mr. Spivakov played a violin by Francesco Gobetti, which was a gift by Professor Yankelevich. Since 1997 he has been playing a Stradivari, which is being loaned to him for life.