The international educational platform Violin Virtuosos Masterclasses started in 2013 from the initiative of a Slovak violinist Pavel Bogacz jr. Its primary goal is to offer invaluable experience for young artists under the guidance of the world’s best violinists. The invitation to lead this masterclass in Bratislava was accepted by such figures as Julian Rachlin, Ilya Gringolts, Alexandra Soumm, Renaud Capuçon, Midori, Shlomo Mintz, Vadim Gluzman, Josef Špaček, Vadim Repin, and Augustin Hadelich.

The Violin Virtuosos Masterclasses have been attended by more than 100 active participants from music schools in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Austria. In the year 2018, the masterclass was lead by the famous violinist, Midori. The same year she also performed as a soloist with the Slovak Youth Orchestra. The solo recital of the guest superstar is an integral part of this project.

The Violin Virtuosos Masterclasses are opened for anyone interested. The attendance is, and always has been, free of charge for every active and passive attendee.