Maxim Alexandrovich Vengerov
Born 20 August 1974 in Novosibirsk is a Russian-born Israeli violinist, violist, and conductor. He is considered one of the greatest violinists of the 21st century.
“Anna was thrilled that we would do this together, she was a wonderful teacher and musician, and created a lovely and nurturing environment to teach the children. I became the co-founder and patron, and as it was close to my house, it was possible to get involved, check in, play for the kids, and give some masterclasses and conduct their orchestral performances. It was a great incentive for me to bring more culture and education to the kids here, and I very proudly watched it grow into an award-winning expanding project: a real center for music. Some of the kids that started at kindergarten age are very gifted, are partaking in international competitions and are now commencing careers in music.”