Born in 1962, Leonid Kerbel began his violin studies at the
age of 4, in Kharkov (USSR), his native city. At age 6 he entered the Central
Music school of Moscow under Prof. Yankilevich. He continued his studies in
Israel at Tel-Aviv niversity (Rubin Academy) with Prof. Yair Kless and ompleted
his education in Belgium and Germany with Prof. Philip Hirshhorn and Prof. Rosa
Fain. Leonid Kerbel received master classes from artists such as Joseph Gingold,
Janos Starker, William Pleath and chamber music ensembles like the Beaux-Arts
Trio and Borodin Trio.
His chamber music experience
varies from duos to nonets. He was a leader of the Gertler quartet, Horta
quartet, Contrast quartet, the Arpeggione Trio and the Nuove Musiche String
quartet and chamber orchestra. He founded the Trio Sonnetto in 2005 and his
partners in 2010 are the Belgian ianist Eliane Reyes and the Byelorussian
cellist Aleksandr Khramouchin. The Trio Sonnetto enjoys the support of the
illustrious pianist Paul Badura-Skoda.
He is a winner of tthe Rubin Academy solo and chamber-music
competition as well as the Clairmont competition. Leonid Kerbel eaches and
performs on a regular basis in the “Sewannee Summer Music Festival” in the USA,
and takes part in festivals such as: Festival de minimes, Festival de l’été
Mosan, Festival de Mozart and Festival van Vlaanderen. He performs regularly as
soloist and concertmaster around urope, Israel and the USA and has recorded for
Israeli Radio, BRTN, RTBF and USA National Radio.
In 1998, with the collaboration of his wife, Hagit Hassid
Kerbel, he founded the “Musica Mundi Chamber Music course and festival”. He is
invited in 2011 to conduct Master classes at the Royal College of Music” in
London. Leonid Kerbel is the official representative in Belgium of the
International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition and was a member of the
Competition’s jury in 2011. From 2011 till 2015, Leonid Kerbel was appointed
violin professor at the Brussels onservatory of Music. Since September 2014 is
also appointed violon professor at the «Royal College of Music» in London.