14.09.2019 – VERNISSAGE and CONCERT: Victor Shtivelberg presents “Watching and Listening” | Concert by Veronika Mushkina (guitar)


Dear friends of music and art,

It’s that time again! The Musicstudio opens its doors to introduce you to the artist Victor Shtivelberg. Born in the Ukraine and now living in Germany (Lindau am Bodensee), the artist has been active since 1987 and has made a name for himself internationally beyond his original home. With his exhibition “Watching and Listening” he now celebrates his debut in Bonn! Look forward to a wonderful, colorful exhibition, which will also captivate the intellectual mind with a playful ambiguity! Shtivelberg himself describes his style as “transcriptive realism“, which takes up elements of surrealism, but without losing its objectivity and is always related to the external and internal reality of the artist. His technique is composed of oil painting, pastel colors, gouache and watercolor painting. Victor Shtivelberg writes about his art:

“Every artist is a mediator and not a creator of his works. My work works best when I devote myself entirely to this creative energy. (…) I only need strength to sustain that special state that I can describe as “singing of the soul” or “silent delight”. For me these are the most precious moments. (…) The work, the fight for the kindling of fire – that is creation. “

Of course, the musical part should not be missing and so there is in advance again a guitar concert by Veronika Mushkina. Born in Russia, the musician has been playing music since she was five years old, and at the age of 11 she began to specialize in classical guitar. She is currently studying at the Robert Schumann University under Prof. Alexander Sergei Ramirez in Düsseldorf.


Saturday, September 14 2019

Musikstudio & Galerie: Gabriele Paqué
Blücherstraße 14

53115 Bonn

Gallery open from 3 pm                                  The artist will be present

3:30 pm: classical concert

with Veronika Mushkina. Admission free – donation requested!
Further information about the concert can be found below.

Introductory speech by Gabriele & Johannes Paqué
at 5 pm

The artist will be present!



Works of the exhibition



Pedro Ximenez (1780-1856)
Minuette No. 17, 2, 15

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1950)
Präludium BWV 998

John Dowland (1563-1656)
Fancy P. 6

Nikita Koshkin (1956)

Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829)
Rossiniana No. 2

Agustin Barrios (1885-1944)
Julia Florida

Agustin Barrios (1885-1944)
Valse No. 4 op. 8

Sergei Rudnev (*1955)
Old-lime tree

Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)

The admission is free!
A donation for the musicians will be requested.

Victor Shtivelberg

Victor Shtivelberg was born in 1960 in Odessa, Ukraine. There he completed his studies at “The Odessa Art School“. Since 1987, he has participated in over 30 solo exhibitions and more than 60 group exhibitions in many countries. His paintings are exhibited in museums and are found in numerous private collections worldwide. In 1991 he became a member of the International Art Association. Since 2003 he lives with his wonderful family in Germany on the beautiful Lake Constance.
Although Victor Shtivelberg’s works are based on realism, it is the mystique of his inner world that brings his images to life. They wonderfully cast the viewer in a unique spell. Symbols of different cultures are interwoven, speak their own language and tell stories that are neither realistic nor surrealistic. Over the years, Victor has developed a brilliant, sophisticated and very individual color palette, which he uses with great sensitivity.

2000 – 1st prize in the national competition “Jerusalem-2000” in Israel
2009 – 1st Prize at the International Competition “Focus Israel”

Odessa Fine Art Museum, Ukraine
Odessa Museum of Western and Estern Art, Ukraine
Museum of Modern Art, Yokohama, Japan
Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bell Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Private collections in Germany, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Belgium, France,
Austria, Liechtenstein and other countries.

1989 – Gallery 777, Moscow, USSR
1991 – Museum of Fine Arts, Odessa, Ukraine
1991 – Artist’s Colony, Zfat, Israel
1992 – City Gallery – Haifa, Israel
1993 – La Petite Russie Gallery – Montreal, Canada
1995 – Gallery Veliko – Tyrnovo, Bulgaria
1996 – Gallery of the Art Association – Zfat, Israel
1998 – Gallery BaProzdor – Tel-Aviv, Israel
2001 – Gallery Marienkirche – UIm, Dtl.
2001 – Cultural Center Academon – Haifa, Israel
2001 – City Center – Karmiel, Israel
2002 – Gallery Sondore – Bonn, Dtl.
2003 – Gallery Artworks – Frankfurt, Dtl.
2003 – Cultural Center – Massad, Israel
2004 – Bek Tek Gallery – Jerusalem, Israel
2004 – Gallery Artworks – Frankfurt, Dtl.
2005 – “Balance”, Gallery Windbraut – Bensheim, Dtl.
2005 – Galerie Alsholz – Meersburg, Germany
2006 to 2007 – Permanent exhibition in Victor Shtivelberg’s gallery – Meersburg, Dtl.
2007 – “The Open Cage” Stadtgalerie Dreieich – Dtl.
2011 – Gallery KunstKellerei – Frankfurt-Baden-Baden, Dtl.
2011 – “25 ArtFull Years”, Fürstenlager – Bensheim-Auerbach, Dtl.
2012 – Gallery “ART MATHIEU” – Olten, Switzerland
2013 – “Art Devotion Passion” – 3 galleries in Lindau

Since 2007 permanent exhibition in Victor Shtivelberg’s gallery,
Lindau (Lake Constance), Germany.

Veronika Mushkina

Veronika Mushkina, born in 1993 in Nizhniy Novgorod (Russia), began her musical education at the age of five at the piano at the Music School in Dzerzhinsk. At the age of eleven she switched to classical guitar.
In 2011 she completed her studies with distinction at the Music School in Dzerzhinsk. Recently, the young guitarist received the Deutschlandstipendium and participated in various guitar festivals, such as the “Koblenz International Guitar Festival” and the “Viva la Guitarra!” Festival in Düsseldorf. There she has received master classes from Göran Söllscher, Cecilia Siqueira, Aniello Desiderio, Marco Tamayo, Hubert Käppel, Juan Manuel Canizares, Roman Viazovsky, Hubert Käppel, Fabio Zanon, Rovshan Mamedkuliev, Stefan Hackl, Coco Vega and Evgeny Finkelstein. She has won prizes in international competitions in Russia, Serbia, Italy and Spain.
She is currently studying Bachelor guitar at the Robert Schumann Hochschule under Prof. Alexander-Sergei Ramirez.

I am looking forward to your visit!

Gabriele Paqué

Note on parking!
Parking spots in Bonn-Poppelsdorf, about a 10 minutes walk from the Blücherstraße!

The next concert will take place on 28th of September 2019 at 17:00:
Gerald Hambitzer and Sigrun Stephan present music for two clavichords.
Works by J.C. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, W.F. Bach, W.A. Mozart and C. Schaffrath

Current exhibition: Victor Shtivelberg presents “Watching and Listening”
The gallery is open on saturdays between 14 and 18 pm.
After telephonic agreement the gallery can also be visited at other times.
Blücherstr. 14, 53115 Bonn
Phone: 0228-41076755