ITAMAR ZORMAN, violin
Itamar Zorman is one of the most soulful, evocative artists of his generation, distinguished by his emotionally gripping performances and gift for musical storytelling. Since his emergence with the top prize at the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition, he has wowed audiences all over the world with breathtaking style, causing one critic to declare him a “young badass who’s not afraid of anything.” His youthful intensity and achingly beautiful sound shine through in every performance, earning him the title of the “virtuoso of emotions.”
In the 2019-20 season, Itamar Zorman will make his Atlanta Symphony debut performing the Berg Violin Concerto with Karina Canellakis conducting, appear for the first time with the Illinois Symphony and at the Lakes Area Music Festival, and return to Classical Tahoe and the Ann Arbor Symphony. Recital and chamber music appearances will take him around the country to Dallas, New Orleans, Tallahassee, Hudson Valley, Brattleboro, Laguna Woods, and elsewhere.
He recently released Evocation, an album of Paul Ben-Haim’s works for violin and orchestra, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Philippe Bach on BIS Records to great critical acclaim. His first solo recording, Portrait, features works by Messiaen, Schubert, Chausson, Hindemith, and Brahms and was released by Profil - Editions Günther Hänssler.