ITAMAR ZORMAN, violin
The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust award, Itamar Zorman was also joint winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition and first prize winner at the 2010 International Violin Competition of Freiburg. As a soloist, Itamar Zorman has appeared with the American Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, Het Gelders Orkest in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Tokyo Symphony in Japan’s Suntory Hall, as well as the Israel Philharmonic with David Robertson, Jerusalem Symphony, Haifa Symphony, Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, Philharmonie Baden Baden, and St. Petersburg Philharmonic.
The 2015-16 season includes Itamar Zorman’s debut with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse conducted by Joseph Swensen, a tour of Brazil with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and Frédéric Chaslin, and concerto appearances in Italy at the Mito Settembre Musica Festival in Turin and Teatro Filarmonico di Verona. Recent concerto appearances have taken Zorman to Israel, Hong Kong, Serbia and throughout the US. In January 2016, at the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida, he led the Mahler Chamber Orchestra on a European tour of Mozart concerti. In November 2014, he gave his Carnegie Hall recital debut, as part of the ‘Distinctive Debuts’ series in Weill Recital Hall. Later that season, Zorman joined Richard Goode for a series of concerts at the Library of Congress and Carnegie Hall.
In addition to performing traditional violin masterpieces, some of the works Itamar loves to play are the Bernstein Serenade (centennial in 2018), the Ben-Haim Evocation for Violin & Orchestra (1942), which he will record in the coming season, Berg Concerto, Dutielleux L'arbre des songes (The Tree of Dreams), Piazzolla Las Cuatro Estaciones Portenas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires), Szymanowski Concerto (80 years since his death in 2017), and Wieniawski Concerto. Collections of his favorite shorter works, selected from Dvorak Romance, Respighi Poema Autonnale, Rodrigo Concerto de estio (Summer Concerto), Saint-Saens Havanaise or Rondo Capriccioso, and Ravel Tzigane are options he offers as well.
His first solo CD recording, entitled ‘Portrait’, and featuring works by Messiaen, Schubert, Chausson, Hindemith and Brahms was released in Europe in August 2014 and the US in February 2015 by Profil - Editions Günther Hänssler.