The press calls the second performer on our Young Concert Artists Series a "virtuoso of emotions.” His list of credits at such a young age is enough to stop any classical music aficionado in his/her tracks. Having just won the Silver Medal at the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition for Violin last summer, Israeli-born and Juilliard trained violinist Itamar Zorman comes to Houston on March 14 with a program of great breadth and depth, including Messiaen’s Theme and Variations; Schumann’s Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 103; Schubert’s Rondo Brilliant in B minor; and Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28.
Recently, he also won the first prize, and the special prize for a performance of a Mozart Concerto, in the 2010 International Violin Competition of Freiburg. A winner of The Juilliard School's Concerto Competition, he performed with the Juilliard Orchestra and Conductor James DePreist in Avery Fisher Hall. Among the orchestras with which he has performed as a soloist are the American Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, 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, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. A founding member of the "Israeli Chamber Project,” Mr. Zorman has toured with the internationally-acclaimed group across Israel and North America for the past four seasons. Together with pianist Liza Stepanova and cellist Michael Katz, Mr. Zorman is also a member of the Lysander Piano Trio, with which he won the 1st prize in the Arriaga and the Coleman chamber music competitions.