Itamar Zorman

Itamar Zorman – violinistIZ-1-full-Jamie-Jung-761x1024

Distinguished by his emotionally gripping performances and gift for musical storytelling, Itamar Zorman is regarded as a singularly soulful and evocative artist. The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust award, Itamar Zorman was also a laureate of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition. He has given recitals at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Louvre Recital Series in Paris, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Muziekgebouw Frits Philips in Eindhoven, the HR-Sendesaal Frankfurt and the Kolarac Hall in Belgrade, and at festivals including the Kronberg Academy, Rheingau, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Delft and the Copenhagen Summer Festival, as well as Marlboro, Classical Tahoe and Chamberfest Cleveland in the US.

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Itamar Zorman’ solo career encompasses four continents. He has appeared with orchestras in the USA, Europe, Asia and South America, including the American Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Belgrade Philharmonic, Kremerata Baltica, Het Gelders Orkest, Israel Philharmonic, the Tokyo Symphony, the KBS Symphony Seoul, as well as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra “Novaya Rossiya. A committed chamber player, he has led the Mahler Chamber Orchestra play-directed Camerata Nordica and is a founding member of the Israeli Chamber Project. He is also a member of the Lysander Piano Trio, with which he won the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition.

Itamar Zorman’s diverse repertoire is reflected in his discography; June 2022 saw the release of his third CD ‘Violin Odyssey’ on the First Hand Records label, featuring seldom heard works by composers such as Schulhoff, Bacewicz, Revueltas and Pejacevic, while his previous CD, ‘Evocation’ (BIS Records, 2019) featured the violin works of Paul Ben-Haim.

Born in Tel-Aviv to a family of musicians, Zorman is a graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, the Juilliard School, where he studied with Robert Mann and Sylvia Rosenberg, and the Manhattan School of Music. He is also an alumnus of the Kronberg Academy where he studied with Christian Tetzlaff.

Itamar Zorman is a recipient of scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation; he currently plays on a Guarneri Del Jesu from 1734, from the collection of Yehuda Zisapel.

Nicolas Papageorgiou (Director)
Aude-Marie Auphan (Director)


Kreisler (arr. Zorman): Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta
Camerata Nordica, Feb 2020
Evocation (film)
promotional film for the release of Ben Haim CD, March 2019
Schulhoff: Sonata No.2
with Adam Golka, piano – Wigmore Hall, Oct 2021
Missy Mazzoli: Vespers for Violin
Wigmore Hall, Oct 2021
Bacewicz: Slavonic Dance
Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano – Baldwin Auditorium (Oct 2022)


Solo Works with Orchestra
  • Achron
  • Hebrew Melody for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 33

  • Beethoven
  • Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61

  • Berg
  • Chamber Concerto for piano, violin, and 13 wind instruments
    Concerto for Violin

  • Bernstein
  • Serenade (After Plato’s Symposium)

  • Ben-Haim
  • Violin Concerto
    Three songs without words (composer’s orchestra arrangement)
    Yizkor (Evocation) for Violin and Orchestra

  • Bloch
  • Concerto for Violin & Orchestra
    Baal Shem (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life

  • Brahms
  • Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
    Double Concerto in A minor Op. 102

  • Bruch
  • Concerto for Violin No 1 in G minor, Op. 26

  • Chausson
  • Poème for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25

  • Dutilleux
  • Violin Concert, L’arbre des songes

  • Dvořák
  • Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53, B.108
    Romance in F minor, Op. 11
    Mazurek, Op.49

  • Hartmann
  • Concerto funèbre

  • Kreisler
  • Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta (arr. Zorman)

  • Lalo
  • Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 21

  • Leshnoff
  • Chamber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

  • Ligeti
  • Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

  • Mendelssohn
  • Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64

  • Mozart
  • Concerto for Violin No 3 in G major, K 216
    Concerto for Violin No 4 in D major, K 218
    Concerto for Violin No 5 in A major, K 219 “Turkish”
    Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364

  • Paganini
  • Concerto for Violin No 1 in D major, Op. 6

  • Piazzolla
  • Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

  • Prokofiev
  • Concerto for Violin No 1 in D major, Op. 19
    Concerto for Violin No 2 in G minor, Op. 63

  • Ravel
  • Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra

  • Respighi
  • Poema autunnale

  • Rodrigo
  • Concerto d’été
    Concierto de Estío for Violin and Orchestra

  • Saint-Saëns
  • Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
    Introduction and Rondo capriccioso in A minor, Op.28

  • Sarasate
  • Concert Fantasy on Bizet’s “Carmen”, Op. 25
    Navarra,Op. 33
    Danzas españolas (2), Op. 22

  • Schnittke
  • Triple Concerto

  • Schubert
  • Rondo for Violin and Strings in A major

  • Sibelius
  • Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47

  • Shostakovich
  • Violin Concerto No1 in A minor, Op. 77(99)

  • Szymanowski
  • Violin Concerto No1 in A minor, Op. 77(99)

  • Tchaikovsky
  • Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35

  • Vivaldi
  • Concertos (4) for Violin, Op. 8 no 1-4 “Le quattro stagioni”

  • Wieniawski
  • Concerto for Violin No 2 in D minor, Op. 22
    Polonaise brillante no 1 in D major, Op. 4
    Variations for Violin on an original theme, Op. 15

  • Wiesenberg
  • Suite Concertante (Encounters IV) for Classical Violin, Klezmer Violin and String Orchestra

  • Ysaye
  • Chant d’hiver

  • Moshe Zorman
  • Violin Concerto
    Hora for Violin and Orchestra