Itzhak Rashkovsky


An internationally renowned Russian-Israeli violinist and pedagogue, was awarded a Master’s Degree by the Samuel Rubin Israeli Academy of Music, Tel Aviv, where he studied with Professor Yair Kless. He has appeared worldwide as a soloist and chamber music player at prestigious concert venues, including Carnegie Hall and the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory. As a Professor of Violin at the Royal College of Music, London, he has become one of the leading and most sought-after teachers in the UK. His students, who come from all over the world to study with him, have been winners of many national and international competitions. He has given masterclasses in many countries around the world at well-known music institutions, including the Juilliard School, the Shanghai Conservatory, Haute École de Musique de Lausanne (Switzerland) and the Singapore and Moscow Conservatories. He has also served as a jury member of numerous major international competitions, notably Henryk Wieniawski (Poland), Sion Valais (Switzerland), Joseph Joachim (Germany), Lipizer (Italy) and Yampolsky (Russia). He is one of the founders and Music Director of Keshet Eilon Violin Mastercourse, Israel, an international summer programme for exceptionally talented young string players, located in Kibbutz Eilon, as well as the founder and Artistic Director of the London Music Masters Awards. His articles and editions of violin pieces were published by The Strad Magazine. In recognition of his outstanding services to music, Itzhak Rashkovsky was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Music by The Prince of Wales in 1998, and the Fellowship of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2018. He plays an 1831 J.F. Pressenda violin, generously loaned from the Elderberry Foundation.