Violin Master Class
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Mari Tampere is a renowned violinist and violin pedagogue at Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and Sibelius Academy in Finland.
Mari Tampere-Bezrodny family has longstanding musician traditions – her grandmother Jenny Simon was well-known singer and professor at Tallinn Conservatoire, her mother an organist and pianist Aime Tampere. Mari Tampere-Bezrodny began violin studies at Tallin Children Music School with Kaari Kadak. In 1970 Tampere-Bezrodny graduated from Tallinn Music High School under the guidance of Ivi Tivik. In 1975 she graduated from Moscow Conservatoire and continued postgraduate studies, both under the guidance of professor Igor Bezrodny.
In 1977, after finishing postgraduate studies, Mari Tampere-Bezrodny became violin teacher at Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (since 1991 docent and since 1996 professor). Over 120 students has been involved with her for longer studying period, many of them has obtained to win honours at international contests and continue in turn as a pedagogues and orchestrants both in Estonia and abroad. Her students include Eva Punder, Aet Ratassepp, Andrus ja Ruth Haav, Juhan Tralla, Kristina Kriit, Lasse Joamets, Leena Laas, Sigrid Kuulmann-Martin, Ivi Ots ect. Since 1990 Tampere-Bezrodny is violin teacher at Sibelius Academy and has taught also at Moscow Conservatoire. She has lead over 30 years mastercourses in Spain, Israel, Italy, USA, Scandinavia, France, China, Japan, Romania, Slovakia, Germany, Great Britain, Russia and in 2001–2006 regular mastercouses in Madrid. Tampere-Bezrodny has participated at juries of international violin contests including Jeunesse Musical, Osaka International Music Competition, Heino Eller International Violin Contest ect.
Mari Tampere-Bezrodny has given solo recitals and played solo in front of several orchestras cooperating with renowned conductors as Igor Bezrodny, Peeter Lilje, Eri Klas, Roman Matsov, Leonid Grin, Eduard Serov and Aleksandr Lazarev. She has participated at reputable international festivals with Igor Bezrodny, Mstislav Rostropovichi, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Erkki Rautio, Liana Isakadze, Mihail Homizer ect . Mari Tampere-Bezrodny has played lots of chamber music with her husband, violinist Igor Bezrodny, pianists Bruno Lukk, Riina Gerretz, Ivari Ilja, Risto Lauriala, Aleksandra Juozapenaite-Eesmaa and has lengthy collaboration with cellist Peeter Paemurru. Mari Tampere-Bezrodny has also performed as a pianist and harpsichord player with Moscow State Philharmonic Academy Symphony Orchestra.
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