Palm Beach Symphony Starts New Year Fresh With Up-and-Coming Violinist

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CONTACT: JENNIFER JONES, PALM BEACH SYMPHONY

561.281.0145 or jjones@palmbeachsymphony.org

 

Itamar Zorman to be featured at January’s 40th Anniversary Concert at the Flagler Museum

 

PALM BEACH, FL (January 3, 2014) – Recently awarded the 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, budding violinist Itamar Zorman will be the featured guest soloist at the Palm Beach Symphony’s 40th Anniversary Season concert on January 9th at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum.

Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel in 1985 to a family of musicians, Zorman graduated from the Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel-Aviv in 2003, where he began his violin studies at the age of six. Zorman has performed as a soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, the Het Gelders Orkest in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Jerusalem Symphony, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Sinfonietta, the Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, and Orquesta Filharmonica de Cali, among others.  Now, the rising performer emerges onto the Palm Beach cultural scene and into the Symphony’s celebratory season.

The New Year’s first concert, ‘The Four Seasons,’ features the works of Vivaldi, by the same name, and Piazzolla’s ‘The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.’ Not to miss a beat, Palm Beach Symphony’s Music and Artistic Director, Ramon Tebar, interjects the works of another early artist, Jakko Kuusisto, with the 38 year old’s composition of ‘Between Seasons.’

“Cited by the press as a ‘virtuoso of emotions,’ Zormar will be the perfect inclusion to showcase the vitality of the music to be presented at the performance,” noted Tebar, who will also be conducting all the concerts this season. “We invite everyone to experience how exceptional young talent can invigorate us with inspiring music.”

Recognized on the competition circuit as well as the concert stage, Zorman has won numerous awards, including the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia, where he subsequently performed the winners’ concerts with Maestro Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra. He previously won the first prize, and the special prize for a performance of a Mozart Concerto, in the 2010 International Violin Competition of Freiburg. In April 2011, upon winning the Juilliard Berg Concerto Competition, he made his Avery Fisher Hall debut with the Juilliard Orchestra led by the late James DePreist.

 

 

Zorman is currently a student at Germany’s Kronberg Academy and is presented by The American Friends of Kronberg Academy (AFKA), an American-based non-profit organization, as part of its mission to support exceptionally gifted American string players. He plays on a Pietro Guarneri violin from 1745 from the private collection of Yehuda Zisapel.

General admission tickets are now on sale for $50 and student tickets are $10. Memberships are still available for the Anniversary Season, as well. For more information on tickets and membership opportunities, please contact the Palm Beach Symphony at 561.655.2657 or info@palmbeachsymphony.org.

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The mission of the Palm Beach Symphony is to engage, educate and entertain the greater community of the Palm Beaches through live performances of inspiring orchestral music.

 

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