Dora Schwarzberg was born in the backstage of a Jewish Theatre, where worked her parents, in their turn musicians. It is perhaps this fact which formed her artistic Credo, expressed in the words of her father: "the violin must speak and cry!" Personal and artistic communication with musicians such as J. Yankelevich, V. Berlinsky, A. Schtern, Isaac Stern, D. Delay, Menuhin made such an impact on Dora Schwarzberg, that she is considered a typical representative of the Odessa-Moscow-Jerusalem-NY violin school.
For Dora Schwarzberg music is not only a profession, but a lifestyle. It is a means of communication with people, as varied and individual as the artists with whom she collaborates. They include M. Argherich, J. Bashmet, B. Berezovsky, M. Drobinsky, D. Geringas, P. Gililov, N. Imai, A. Rabinovitch, M. Maisky, D. Rossi, A. Rudin, to name but a few. Performance and pedagogical activities naturally complete each other. She is lecturer at the Vienna Musikhochschule and at the Pinerolo Accademia di Musica, where she continues to explore music and life with her students. The great majority of her students is prizewinner of international competitions, and hold leading positions with major orchestras and chamber ensembles all over the world. She also gives masterclasses in Europe, China, Japan, United States of America, Baltic Countries, Russia.
Jakub Dzialak has been living in Switzerland since he was 16 years old. In the music scene he is known for his work with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Bieler Symphonieorchester, the Neue Orchester Basel or the Stadtorchester Thun, through his concert appearances in important concert halls such as the Tonhalle Zurich, the St.Peters church, the Schlosskirche Friborg, the podium Düdingen, as well as many international music festivals. His performances were broadcasted by SF1, DSF, RTR-Kiev, WDR, Classical Radio Switzerland. Jakub Dzialak first completed his education at the University of Arts Zurich-Winterthur under Rudolf Koelman (concert diploma with distinction), and at the Bern University of the Arts in the master class of Prof.Igor Ozim (soloist diploma with distinction). He has won various study prizes and scholarships from well-known foundations such as the Lyra Foundation, the Fritz Gerber Foundation, the Kiefer Hablitzer Foundation, the Swiss Musicians Association, and the Foundation for Young Music Talents Meggen. In 2000 he won the 1st prize with distinction at the Polish Grazyna Bacewicz Violin Competition and in 2001 the 1st prize in the Swiss Lions Club Music Competition. In 2004 he was a finalist of the "World Music Masters Prix Rainer III de Monaco". In 2006 he was awarded the Culture Prize of the City of Bülach.
Anna Dzialak Savytska was born in the Ukrainian city of Lviv. At the age of eight she started to play the violin. In 2001 she won the international Vaclav Huml Competition in Croatia, in 2003 the highly endowed "Pablo de Sarasate Competition". In 2002 and 2005 she represented Ukraine in the concert series "Ukrainian Stars" with performances in many world cities. In 2007 she was awarded the scholarship and the Special Prize of the Yamaha Foundation (Austria), followed in 2008 by the "Asahi Shinbun Special Award" (Japan). She was a scholarship holder of the Herbert von Karajan Center (Austria). She is often a guest at international festivals, such as the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, the Warsaw Days of Ukrainian Music, the Kyiv Music Festival and "Wien Modern". She played with prominent artists such as Dora Schwarzberg, Duncan Gifford, Yuri Lanyuk, Alexander Rabinovich, Yuri Bashmet and Sergei Bezrodny. Anna Dzialak Savytska has played in important concert halls in the world. Highlights 2011/2012 are u.a. the European tour as a soloist with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine under the direction of Volodymyr Sirenko, as well as work in the jury at the 11.Pablo de Sarasate Violin Competition in Pamplona (Spain), with Vladimir Spivakov, Pavel Vernikov and Alexander Brussilovski.