Ilva Eigus at the Nutcrackeer competition in Moscow

Ilva Eigus, our ex-scholarship taker and 14-year-old violin prodigy, has won gold in the string instruments category at the renowned music competition “Nussknacker” (Nutcracker) in Moscow. She performed in front of a television audience of millions and charmed the experts and the laymen equally with her violin. Since that moment everybody is trying to snap the young Swiss violinist up. Sincere congratulations to Ilva for this huge archievement and we send her a heartfelt toi, toi, toi for her future.

Hereafter you will find a great television report by the Swiss Television about Ilva and her time in Russia (in German only, starts at 23'14''):

©Elia Falaschi