24 January 2018


Dr Kantor Address by Dr Moshe Kantor,
EJC President

International Holocaust Commemoration Day Ceremony 2018
McGuiness Address by Ms Mairead McGuinness,
First Vice-President of the European Parliament

International Holocaust Commemoration Day Ceremony 2018
Yuli Address by Mr Yuli Yoel Edelstein,
Knesset Speaker

International Holocaust Commemoration Day Ceremony 2018
Musical Performance

Musica Mundi Course and Festival The mission of Musica Mundi is to develop the musical and human potential of young talents from all over the world. Driven by this philosophy, every summer for the last 20 years Musica Mundi has been holding an international chamber music course and festival for young musicians aged 10 to 20. Each year, the course is attended by some 70 participants from all corners of the world. In 2017 30 countries were represented. Leia Zhu (violin) Only 11 years of age, Leia Zhu’s performances have brought her to some of the most prestigious venues in many countries across Europe, the Unite States and Israel. As a soloist, Leia works with the world’s finest orchestras such as the National Orchestra of Belgium, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Festival Strings Lucerne, Symphony Orchestra at St Petersburg State Capella and more.

Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK) in October 2006, Leia is a six-year pupil at her local primary school. At weekends, she studies at Junior Guildhall in London. She receives weekly violin lessons from Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky via private arrangement.  Leia plays a 3/4 sized Michele Deconet Venetian violin on loan from a private collector.
Sebastian Tievenow (piano) Sebastian Tievenow was born 2000 in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. At the age of five, Sebastian started to learn playing piano. At the same time, Sebastian learned to sing in the State and Cathedral Choir of Berlin. With nine years he took successfully the entry examination for young student at the Hanns Eisler College of Music in Berlin. In January 2011, he became a scholar at the International Academy of Music to promotion of the highly talented Musicians in Germany. In January 2014, Sebastian started to study as a young student at the Julius-Stern-Institute of the Berlin University of Arts and Design.

Sebastian is the winner of the second prize at the International Steinway Piano Competition and the winner of the first prize at the III. International Hindemith Competition. He has also won multiple times the competition “Jugend musiziert” (Germany) at the country and federal level.
Solomon Markman (violin) Israeli violinist Solomon Markman made his concerto debut with the Jerusalem Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra in 2012 at the age of twelve. He has since performed across Israel with numerous orchestras such as Haifa Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Roy Openheim, Tel-Aviv soloists ensemble under the baton of Barak Tal and the Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra. Some of Solomon’s performances in Israel were broadcast on an Israeli radio station of classical music.

Solomon studied with Leonid Barshtak and further with Ludmila Feldman at the Conservatory of the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance. He is now an undergraduate student at the Royal College of Music in London, studying violin with Prof. Leonid Kerbel. Solomon is a Polonsky Scholar, supported by Dr Leonard Polonsky OBE.
Shizuku Tatsuno (cello) Shizuku Tatsuno started playing the cello at age of five.

Shizuku is a winner of the First Prize at the Kumanichi Student Music Competition in 2008 and 2010. She was awarded a Special Verde Jury Award in the String Ensemble Category at the Verde Concorso Musicale and was the winner of the Special Jury Award in the Ensemble (Duo) Category at the Yokohama International Music Competition. In 2017 she won the chamber music competition at Royal College of Music with her quartet.

Shizhuku Tatsuno performs both as a soloist and as a member of the string orchestra.

From 2012 to 2015 Shizuku Tatsuno was granted a national scholarship from the United Kingdom (UK Government's Music and Dance Scheme). In 2016 she graduated from the Yehudi Menuhin School in the UK. Since then Shizuku has been studying under the tutelage of Thomas Carroll at Royal College of Music where she is a holder of the College’s scholarship.
Kirill Zheleznov (piano) Russian solo pianist, composer and accompanist Kirill Zheleznov performed his first solo recital at St. Petersburg House of Music Concert Hall in 2015, aged 18. Since childhood, he has been performing in numerous concert halls and international musical festivals across Russia and other European countries. Kirill is currently studying at the Royal College of Music, London for a Bachelor of Music with John Byrne.

He graduated from the St. Petersburg Mussorgsky College of Music (Russia) in 2016 where he studied with Tatiana Osipova. Kirill also participated in master classes and various programs sponsored by state authorities (including the Russian Ministry of Education) and well-known multinational companies. As an accompanist, he performed within chamber ensembles in numerous concert venues across Russia, including St. Petersburg House of Music Concert Hall.

As a composer, Kirill significantly contributed to production of movies by composing soundtracks in collaboration with the St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television.