Itamar Zorman

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

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. Other competition successes include first prize at the 2010 International Violin Competition of Freiburg and the Juilliard Berg Concerto Competition in April 2011. He has given recitals at Carnegie Hall in the ‘Distinctive Debuts’ series, 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 major orchestras in the USA, Europe, Asia and South America. The 2017-18 season included debuts with the Kremerata Baltica, the Meininger Hofkapelle, NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra, Wrocław and the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, while 2018-19 sees debuts with the New World Symphony and the Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden, and a South American tour with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. 2019 will also see the release of a recording on BIS Records of the works for violin and orchestra by Paul Ben-Haim with BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Philippe Bach, part of an ongoing exploration of the music of the composer. Zorman’s previous CD recording, entitled ‘Portrait’, and featuring works by Messiaen, Schubert, Chausson, Hindemith and Brahms, was released by Profil – Editions Günther Hänssler.

Described as a ‘poet of the violin’, Itamar Zorman is a committed chamber player. He is a founding member of the Israeli Chamber Project and a member of the Lysander Piano Trio, with which he won the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Grand Prize in the 2011 Coleman Chamber Music Competition, 1st prize in the 2011 Arriaga Competition, and a bronze medal in the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

Itamar Zorman is a recipient of scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and has taken part in numerous master classes around the world, working with Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zuckerman, Shlomo Mintz, Ida Handel and Ivry Gitlis. Born in Tel-Aviv in 1985 to a family of musicians, he began his violin studies at the age of six with Saly Bockel at the Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel-Aviv. He graduated in 2003 and continued his studies with Professor David Chen and Nava Milo. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance as a student of Hagai Shaham, and his Master of Music from The Juilliard School in 2009, where he studied with Robert Mann and Sylvia Rosenberg. He then went on to receive an Artist Diploma from Manhattan School of Music in 2010, and an Artist Diploma from Julliard in 2012. Zorman is also an alumnus of the Kronberg Academy where he studied with Christian Tetzlaff.

He plays on a Guarneri Del Jesu from 1734, from the collection of Yehuda Zisapel.

July 2018

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Videos

Paul Ben Haim: Yizkor (Evocation)
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Uri Segal (October 2016)
Dvorak: Romance in F minor op.11
Israel Chamber Orchestra, Ariel Zuckerman (May 2015)
Brahms: Violin Concerto op.77 (excerpts)
Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, Benjamin Shwartz (May 2016)
Schubert: Rondo Brillant
Alexander Tentser, piano (Jul 2016)
Moshe Zorman: Chaplin Fantasy for solo violin
(April 2017)

Repertoire

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
    Nigun

  • 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
    Humoresque
    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

    Concert Dates

    September 2018 - January 2019
    Date & Time Venue Details
    Saturday, 29 September
    19:00
    Kloesterle
    Weil der Stadt, Germany

    DVORAK / KREISLER : Songs My Mother Taught Me, op.55 no.4
    BEN-HAIM : Yizkor (Evocation) for violin and piano (1942)
    KREISLER : Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta
    BARTOK : Rhapsody no.2 for Violin and Piano, Sz.89 BB96a
    SCHUBERT : Fantasie in C major, D.934

    piano: Liza Stepanova

    Tuesday, 9 October
    14:00
    Merkin Hall, Kaufman Music Center
    New York, USA

    MOZART: Adagio in E flat major from Divertimento K.287
    BARTOK: Rhapsody no.2 for Violin and Piano, Sz.89 BB96a
    KREISLER: Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta
    BRAHMS: Violin Sonata no.1 in G major, op.78 ‘Regensonate’
    CHAPLIN/ZORMAN, Moshe: Homage to Charlie Chaplin

    piano: Kwan Yi

    Saturday, 20 October
    20:00
    Washington Irving High School
    New York, USA

    MOZART: Adagio in E flat major from Divertimento K.287
    BARTOK: Rhapsody no.2 for Violin and Piano, Sz.89 BB96a
    KREISLER: Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta
    BRAHMS: Violin Sonata no.1 in G major, op.78 ‘Regensonate’
    CHAPLIN/ZORMAN, Moshe: Homage to Charlie Chaplin

    piano: Kwan Yi

    Saturday, 27 October
    20:00
    Miami, Florida, USA

    MENDELSSOHN : Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64

    New World Symphony

    conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas

    Saturday, 29 December
    19:30
    Hotel Waldhaus Grand Hotel
    Flims, Switzerland

    MENDELSSOHN : Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64
    BEN-HAIM : Three Songs Without Words (1952)

    Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden in Chur

    conductor: Philippe Bach

    Sunday, 30 December
    20:00
    Reformierte Kirche
    Scuol, Switzerland

    MENDELSSOHN : Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64

    Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden in Chur

    conductor: Philippe Bach

    Tuesday, 1 January
    17:00
    Evangelische Dorfkirche
    Arosa, Switzerland

    MENDELSSOHN : Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64
    BEN-HAIM : Three Songs Without Words (1952)

    Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden

    conductor: Philippe Bach

    Wednesday, 2 January
    17:00
    Theater Chur
    Switzerland

    MENDELSSOHN : Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64
    BEN-HAIM : Three Songs Without Words (1952)

    Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden

    conductor: Philippe Bach

    Friday, 4 January
    19:00
    Klosterkirche der Dominikanerinnen
    Ilanz, Switzerland

    MENDELSSOHN : Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64

    Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden

    conductor: Philippe Bach

    Saturday, 5 January
    20:30
    Kongress und Kulturzentrum
    Pontresina, Switzerland

    MENDELSSOHN : Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64
    BEN-HAIM : Three Songs Without Words (1952)

    Kammerphilharmonie Graubünden

    conductor: Philippe Bach

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