Musethica Journées Musicales de Bourg-en-Bresse in collaboration with L’Association Les Amis de La Garde, France 17.09.2016-25.09.2016

One more year we have very happy to announce our Musethica Journées Musicales de Bourg-en-Bresse in collaboration with L’Association Les Amis de La Garde. The journées will take place the third week of September and we count on the participation of three promising young talents, Andriy Ostapchuk (violin),  Lara Fernandez-Ponce and Andrea Fernández-Ponce and the teachers of Musethica Sergey Ostrovsky (violin) and Avri Levitan (viola).

Public Concerts


20:30 Musethica Chapelle des Jésuites, Bourg-en-Bresse


20:30 Musethica Chapelle des Jésuites, Bourg-en-Bresse

16:30 Église de Saint-Maurice-d’Echazeaux


Concerts in Social Centers

22.09.2016 at 18:00, Association Alpha 3a, Demandeurs d’asile

21.09.2016, at 17:00, Centre Psychotérapeutique de l’Ain

20.09.2016, at 14:30, Centre Hospitalier, Fleyriat

20.09.2016, at 10:00, Les Enfants de Seillon

19.09.2016 at 15:00, Maison de Retraite ” Les Ancolies ”

18.09.2016, at 17:00, Archives de l’Ain



W. A. Mozart String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K. 516

J. Brahms String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Opus 111


Young Musicians

Andriy Ostandriy-ostapchuk-01106apchuk (violin) was born in Volodymyr-Volynsky Town (Volyn region, Ukraine). He began to play the violin at the age of 5 years old in Gorokhiv’s musical schol and won several national violin competitions in Ukraine at a young age. Beginning from 1998 till 2005 Andriy was a student of  Lviv’s specialized musical school after Solomiya Krushelnytska. He continued his studies in Lviv’s National Musical Acadamy named after Mykola Lysenko under Professor Lidia Shutko and graduated it in 2010.

From 2011, he becomes a student of the  International Menuhin Music Academy, Switzerland, where he gets lessons from Maxim Vengerov,  Liviu Prunaru, Oleg Kaskiv. During educational period he has taken masterclasses with  famous musicians such as Christiane  Edinger, Christoph  Schickedanz, Boris  Garlitsky, Bogdan  Zvoristeanu, Ani Kavafian, György Pauk. He was a member of the Quatuor “Lumière”, in which he won the 1st Prize of the “Gianni Bergamo Classic Award” in 2012, chamber music category (Lugano), and the 3rd Prize of the “International Mozart Competition” (Salzburg) in 2014, Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition – Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland Prize in 2015. Nowadays, Andriy is studying at Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve, with prof. Sergey Ostrovsky.

lara ponceLara Fernandez-ponce (viola)studies with Avri Levitan in the Conservatory of Aragon (CSMA) and in Berlin, having previously done with Jaime Huertas, Jensen Horn-without Lam and Elena .ochekina. In Zaragoza, she also studied with Manuel Fernández Ortiz, Kennedy Moretti and Cuarteto Quiroga. She has received scholarships from the Government of Aragon, Ibercaja amd Jeunesses Musicales of Spain. She has won seven competitions of interpretation including the 80th contest of young performers of Spain and prize Parramon to the best instrumentalist of rope in the 19th competition Josep Mirabent i Magrans. She has received advice from Guy Ben-Ziony, Jonathan Brown, T Masurenko, Eberhart Feltz, Rainer Schmidth, Michael Vogler, Amihai Grosz, Herr Heim Taub, Wilfried Strehle, Thomas Riebl and Tabea Zimmermann. She has given concerts in Israel (Kfar Blum, YMCA Jerusalem Conservatory of Tel Aviv) Poland (classroom Florianka, Krakow), Portugal (V Congress of Violas, Chaves), Germany (Berlin International Music Festival, Clärchens Balhaus, Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, HfM Hanns Eisler, Kozerthauss Berlin) and Spain (Autumn Musical Soriano, Sala Mozart, auditoriums Eduardo Pueyo, Pau Casals, Higinio Anglés, Botín Foundation, Fundación March, Festival de Música y Danza de Granada (, Palau de la Música Catalana, L´Auditori, national theatre, etc). Currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Volker Sprenger, and participates with the international project Musethica from 2012.

Fernandez Andrea pictureAndrea Fernández-Ponce begins with her music studies at the Conservatory of Soria (Spain) with Alvaro Huertas, ending her Professional Degree in Cello  with Silvia Bermúdez. During all her education she has been guided by  Prof. Michal Dmochowski. She finishes her Superior Degree at the Real Superior Music Conservatory of Madrid (RCSMM) with Prof. Angel Garcia Jermann. She has attended to many courses and masterclasses with Reimund Korupp, Karolina Styczen, Kazimierz Michalik, Enrique Bouché, Peter Buck, Daniel Veis, Natalia Shakhovskaya, Sergi Boadella, Marçal Cervera, Young Hoon Song, Avri Levitan, Roi Shiloah, Damián Martínez, Philippe Muller, Rafaël Pidoux, YoungChang Cho, Wolfgang E. Schmidt, Tilman Wick, Claudio Bohorquez, Emil Rovner, Peter Bruns, Amit Peled and JensPeter Maintz. She participated in the Cello Contest  “Gabriel Fauré” with an honorable mention for her performance of the “Elegie” and obtains an Scholarship of the  Forum of Violoncellos of Spain in its X and XII edition. She has been part of different orchestras such as the Young Orchestra of Soria (JOSS), the Young Symphonic Orchestra of Castilla y León (JOSCyL), the Symphonic Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of RSCMM and, she is currently part of the Young Orchestra of Spain (JONDE). She has participated in the Calahorra International Chamber Music Festival along with the eoul International Music Festival, where she has performed with the violin Roi Shiloah and the cellist Young Song.



Sergey Ostrovsky (violin) began playing at the age of 6, inspired by the great talent and extraordinary musicianship of his father Valery Ostrovsky, a concert pianist and professor whose pedagogical touch and knowledge assisted him throughout his studies. as well as coaching Sergey, his father was his accompanist from 1990 – 2002. Sergey first studied with David Lapidus in the Music School for 8 years, during which time he made his first public concert appearance at the age of 8 and performed for the first time with a symphony orchestra at the age of 13.

In the Music College of Gorky Conservatory, Sergey continued his studies with Lazar Gantman and Yury Gluchovsky. In 1991 the Ostrovsky family emigrated to Israel, where he pursued his studies with Prof. Yair Kless and Irina Svetlova at the Rubin Academy Tel Aviv (from 2005-Buchmann-Mehta High School of Music). He completed his Bachelor Degree Diploma with Natalia Morozova in 2000 and his Master Degree Diploma in Amsterdam Conservatory with Alexander Kerr in 2002.

As a soloist, he has performed with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic, Johannesburg Philharmonic, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and many others, with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Yoel Levi, Hugh Wolff, Bernard Guller, Uriel Segal and Maxim Vengerov.

Avri LevitanAvri Levitan  (viola) is the 2012 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards nominee and the 2009 BBC Music Magazine Awards nominee. He is one of today’s most outstanding soloists with wide international recognition.

He performs regularly in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Tokyo Oji Hall, Casals Hall Tokyo, the National Philharmonic Hall Warsaw, the Seoul Kumho Art Hall and Art Center, and the Madrid National Music Auditorium, among others.

Some of his concerts and musical activities for the seasons 2010/2011/2012 included concerts at the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Maribor Festival, the Madrid National Music Auditorium, the Art Center Seoul, and the Warsaw National Philharmonic. He performed with orchestras such as the ORCAM Madrid under Maestro Jean-Jacques Kantorow, the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, the Orquestra de Murcia playing Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with Ilya Gringolts, the Kiev National Philharmonic, the Suwon Philharmonic, the Nordic Symphony Orchestra, the Lodz Philharmonic, Braunschwig Festspile, the Mecklenburg Vorpomen Festspile, as well as many other chamber and symphony orchestras worldwide.

A documentary,K.364:AJourney by Train, featuring Avri Levitan’s concert with the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra at the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, created by the famous artist Douglas Gordon, recently had screenings at the International Film Festivals in Venice, Toronto, and Estoril. He is often invited to give master classes by the world’s most famous music academies, among them the Vienna Music Conservatory (together with Maestro Penderecki), the Gedai University Tokyo, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the Krakow Music Academy, the Tel Aviv Music Academy, the Riga, Tallinn, and Vilnius Music Academies, as well as the Buenos Aires Conservatory of Music.

Avri Levitan is a frequent guest at numerous festivals such as the Ravinia Music Festival (Chicago, USA), Schleswig-Holstein, Rolands Eck (Germany), the Hida-Takayama Music Festival (Japan), the Båstad and Gotland Chamber Music Festivals (Sweden), the Beethoven Festival (Poland), the Seoul International Music Festival (Korea), and the Maribor Festival (Slovenia). He has given concerts for numerous radio and television stations such as the ZDF and NDR in Germany, and national TV and radio in Israel, Sweden, Poland, and Costa Rica. His live concert for Fuji Radio in Tokyo in 2004 received an excellent review in Strings magazine.