Zakhar Bron (1947) is a prize winner in many major international competitions, among them the Queen Elisabeth Competition and the Wieniawski Competition. Born in Uralsk, he started his studies at the Stoliarski School for Music in Odessa and went on to the Gnessin Conservatory in Moscow where his teacher was Boris Goldstein. He finally went to the Tschaikovsky Conservatory where he was admitted to Igor Oistrakh's class and soon became his assistant.
In the past years, Zakhar Bron has given concerts all over the world, performing in major halls like the Wiener Musikverein and the Tokyo Suntory hall. An accomplished pedagogue, he has held positions as a teacher at the Glinka Konservatorium in Novosibirsk, the Musikhochschule in Lübeck, the Rotterdam Conservatory, the Royal Academy of Music in London, the Musikhochschule in Cologne and the Reina Sofia School in Madrid. He travels around the world to give lectures and masterclasses, and many of his students can be found amongst the winners of the most important international violin competitions.
Professor Bron is a regular guest in jury's of international violin competitions and holds the post of honorary professor at institutes in Japan, Poland, Bulgaria and Russia.