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Piano Masterclass and Competition 2017 Michael Davidov



Michael Davidov was born in a family of professional pianists and showed a very particular understanding of the musical ideas since the earliest childhood.


He finished his studies at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona under Prof. Ramon Coll, obtaining multiple honors. Further studies at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory under Prof. Mikhail Petukhov, the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, under Prof. Grigory Gruzman  and the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, under Prof. Pavel Gililov.


Michael Davidov performed as soloist with the symphonic orchestras of Galicia, Rostov, Thessaloniki, Granada, J. Strauss of Rome, the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, under conductors as Enrique García Asensio, Paul Mann, Salvador Mas, Valery Khlebnikov, Dariusz Mikulski, Rastislav Stur, David Albet, Nicola Samale, Haris Iliadis, to name a few.


M. Davidov is a prizewinner of many international piano competitions, such as Delia Steinberg in Madrid, Skavronsky–Inspiration in Volgodonsk, Pecar in Gorizia, Chopin in Roma, Thymis in Thessaloniki, Monopoli in Barletta, Città di Massarosa,  Hummel in Bratislava, Cidade de Ferrol, Premio Jaén in Jaén and Maria Canals in Barcelona.

Besides his concert career, Michael is also a pedagogue and a composer. In 2010, he became Germany’s youngest piano dozent, after winning an Associate Professor position at the Hochschule für Musik F. Liszt in Weimar. During 2011-2012 M. Davidov headed the piano class at the University of Augsburg in Germany. He has been invited as a juror at international piano competitions and has offered piano masterclasses in Spain, Greece, Germany, Italy, China and in other countries.


In 2013 Michael Davidov has founded the Arthur Rubinstein Institute in Marbella and became its Artistic Director. Nowadays he is piano and chamber music professor at the Conservatori Superior del Liceu in Barcelona.



Artistic Director

Piano Masterclass and Competition 2017 Masha Davidov


Masha Davidov was born in 1991 in Israel. During her early years she revealed great gift in art and music.


She started learning piano from her parents but focused professionally on visual arts following the footsteps of her relatives, the famous painters Valentina Nechaeva-Chebakova, Nikita and Alexander Chebakov. Always deeply connected with music, she plays piano and violin.


She studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, being awarded with Honours (2008-2012). In 2013 she obtained her Master Degree in Artistic Creation at the same University.

During that period Masha created several collections, worked in multiple art projects, and held exhibitions in Spain, Israel and France.


One of the topics that captivates her the most is about the relationship between music and graphic arts, working together with her brother, the pianist and composer Michael Davidov.


Masha's artistic motivation comes from organic shapes, flowers, animals and from the fascination of the natural world mainly. It encompasses different styles and interpretations.


Currently she actively creates artworks, helds exhibitions, works as an illustrator and as a designer and also offers art lessons. Her artworks are part of private collections in Spain, France, Israel, Canada or the United States.



Graphic Designer

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