Early bird Fee

If you apply and pay before the 20th of Januar you pay €695,- 

(normal fee €750,-) In case of corona related cancel you will get refunded

Masterclasses 2021

On a yearly basis, the renowned Zemtsov family organizes their unique masterclass for viola students from all over the world. This year, the masterclass will take place from the 23th until the 28th of February, at the historic convent Bovendonk in Hoeven, in the Netherlands. The location allows for an inspiring learning experience in a unique setting. Our honorary guest teacher will be the highly acclaimed Michael Kugel, one of the world´s greatest viola virtuosos. In addition, Nadia David will provide Feldenkrais lessons. Jan Paul Tavenier will take care of inspiring Baroque/Bach sessions. Due to the COVID-19 related precautions, both Michael Kugel and Nadia David´s lessons will be held online. However, Michael Kugel´s lessons will be held on a big screen in a large room so that all students can assist.

Furthermore, participants will receive lessons in person from all teachers and are encouraged to assist in each other´s lessons for further inspiration and learning. 

Finally, there will be several opportunities for students to give concerts.


Masterclass and Festival 

We are pleased to inform you that this year we will start a Festival linked to the Masterclass! We are sure it will provide exciting and useful listening and learning experiences to our students. One of the Netherlands most celebrated quartets, Matangi String Quartet, will collaborate with us performing an evening concert on Wednesday 24/2. Several students chosen by the teachers will be coached by the quartet members. These students will perform the Mozart String Quintet in G minor, playing one movement each, together with the Matangi String Quartet. 

Moreover, Leo Samama, a prominent Dutch composer and musicologist, will hold a conference on viola-related topics.

Check the tab "Festival" on this website for more information about Festival activities.


Soloist Competition

On the evening of February 27th, there will be a Final Masterclass Student Concert. This concert will be a part of the Festival and will be open to the public. The participants for this concert will be chosen by the jury of teachers during the Masterclass Student Concerts on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th.

On February 28th at 15:00, the Final Concert of Zemtsov Viola Masterclass and Festival will take place. Several Masterclass students will have the opportunity to perform as soloists with the Young Talent Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Zemtsov. The soloist will be chosen by the jury of teachers during the Masterclass Student Concerts.

The obligatory pieces are:

- G.Ph. Telemann Viola Concerto in G (whole concerto or one, two or three movements)

OR :

- H. Badings Viola Concerto, 3rd movement.


Masterclass TEACHERS

Michael Kugel 
Mikhail Zemtsov  
Alexander Zemtsov 
Dana Zemtsov
Julia Dinerstein  


Yannick Rafalimanana
Natasja Douma 


Nadia David


Jan Paul Tavenier



5 individual lessons, piano accompaniment (2 hrs), study-facilities, 5 x Breakfast, 6 x Lunch

5 x Dinner, tea and coffee, 5 nights in hotel Bovendonk – basic 2 person rooms with shared bathrooms


Enrollment is final as soon as the application is done her: 



Your payment of  €750,- has to be transferred 4 weeks before the masterclass starts: NL 24 INGB 0705310256 on the name of M.Zemtsov. Cash payment belongs to the possibilities, but only if mentioned in advance. 

Early bird Fee!!!

If you apply and pay before the 1st of Januar you pay €695,-. In case of Corona-related cancelling, we will return your payment. 

For information: Please contact Jorien Quirijnen: 0031(0)6 18962011 or jorienquirijnen@gmail.com














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