Israeli violin virtuoso Itamar Zorman makes Union debut

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Israeli violinist Itamar Zorman performs on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. on the


Itamar Zorman

Union College Concert Series.

Violin virtuoso Zorman makes his debut on the series with an eclectic program spanning the centuries. He pairs two works for solo violin– Bach’s seminal Solo Sonata in C Major, and Paul Hindemith’s Solo Sonata, Op. 31, No. 1 - with two works including piano – Alfred Schnittke’s Sonata No. 2. (“Quasi una Sonata”) and Brahms’s classic Sonata in D Minor, Op. 108.

A recent recipient of Avery Fisher Career and touted as the successor to Itzhak Perlman, Itamar Zorman won the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition and has since performed in major halls around the world. He made his highly-acclaimed debut in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall last fall, and played chamber music with legendary pianist Richard Goode in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall in February. Zorman was recently awarded the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni award on recommendation from pianist Mitsuko Uchida.

Born in Tel-Aviv in 1985 to a family of musicians, Zorman began his violin studies at the age of six at the Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel-Aviv. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance as a student of Hagai Shaham. He received his Master’s of Music from The Juilliard School in 2009, where he studied with Robert Mann and Sylvia Rosenberg. Until recently Itamar Zorman was a student of Christian Tetzlaff at The Kronberg Academy.

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