Cited by the press as a "virtuoso of
emotions", violinist Itamar Zorman
recently won the 1st prize, and the
special prize for a performance of a
Mozart Concerto, in the 2010
International Violin Competition of
Freiburg and took home silver from
the 2011 Tchaikovsky Competition.
Among the orchestras with
which he has performed as a soloist
are the American Symphony
Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, the
Juilliard Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall, the Jerusalem Symphony, Bäden Bädener Philharmonie, the Israeli Chamber Crchestra, the Israel Sinfonietta, the Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, the Salina Symphony and Greenwich Village Orchestra.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Zorman has appeared at Lincoln Center, Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall. He is a founding member of the "Israeli Chamber Project", a chamber music group dedicated to performing in the Israeli Periphery. This season the project will is expand its activities abroad and will perform in New York City at the Morgan Library and Museum, Bargemusic and Symphony Space, and in tours of California and Texas. Together with pianist Liza Stepanova and cellist Madeleine Kabat, Mr. Zorman is also a member of the Lysander Piano Trio, with which he won the bronze medal in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2010.
In addition to appearances in concert halls, Itamar Zorman has performed numerous times for radio and television. He has performed live for radio stations in Israel, Austria, Russia and the United States, including New-York's WQXR's "Young Artist Showcase". This past July 2010, Mr. Zorman played in a series of recitals broadcast on Radio France for the Radio France Festival in Montpellier, France. Recognized on the competition curcuit as well as the concert stage, Mr. Zorman has won numerous awards. Most recently, he won the 2011 Juilliard Berg Concerto Competition, and the 1st prize in the 2010 Freiburg International Violin Competition. He also took first prizes in the 2010 King Award for Young Artists competition, and the 2010 Eisenberg-Fried concerto competition at Manhattan School of Music. Other honors include first prizes in Israel's 2006 Ben-Haim solo competition, 2004 Claremont Competition, 2004 Rubin Academy Jerusalem Contest, the 2002 Israeli Conservatory Competition, as well as the 2005 ISA Prague-Vienna-Budapest Competition for contemporary music. In 2001 he won a special prize in Kloster Shontal International competition for young violinists in Germany. In the chamber music arena, as a member of the Lysander Piano Trio, he has won the bronze medal in the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and first prize in the Jerusalem Academy's chamber music contest as a member of the IDF String Quartet , among others.
A recipient of scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (through which he was invited to become a member of the young musicians unit of the Jerusalem Music Center) and the Ilona Feher Foundation, Itamar Zorman has participated in numerous master classes around the world, working with Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zuckerman, Shlomo Mintz, Ida Handel, Shmuel Ashkenasi and Ivry Gitlis, to name a few. He has also participaed in programs at the Aspen Music Festival and School, the NAC Young artist program in Ottawa (Canada), Keshet Eilon (Israel), Voice of Music (Israel), Masters de Belesbat (Frnace), The Heifetz International Music Institute (New Hampshire) and Chatauqua (New-York), and ISA Prague-Vienna-Budapest (Austria).
Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, in 1985 to a family of musicians, Itamar Zorman graduated from the Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel-Aviv in 2003, where he began his violin studies at the age of six with Saly Bockel, before continuing his studies with Professor David Chen and Nava Milo. He received his Bachelor's of Shaham. At the same time, he was the first violinist in the Israel Army's IDF String Quartet. He received his Master's of Music from The Juilliard School in 2009, where he studied with Robert Mann and Sylvia Rosenberg, and received an Artist Diploma from Manhattan School of Music in 2010. Currently, Mr. Zorman studies with Ms. Rosenberg at The Juilliard School in the Artist Diploma Program. He plays on a Pietro Guarneri violin from 1737 from the private collection of Yehuda Zisapel.
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