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Beaux Arts – Itamar Zorman

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Violinist Itamar Zorman with Pianist Dr. Catherine Lan

Beaux Arts Series is proud to present the internationally renowned Israeli Violinist Itamar Zorman. Mr. Zorman was the Gold Medalist at the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition and the winner of the 2013 Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Career Award. He has appeared as soloist with the world’s leading orchestras and collaborated with renowned conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Michael Tilson-Thomas, and Valery Gergiev. He will be performing with Beaux Arts Series Co-Artistic Director Dr. Catherine Lan in a program featuring, amongst others, two of the most beloved and brilliant masterworks: Maurice Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 and Franz Schubert Fantasy in C Major for Violin and Piano.

Ticket Price: $20/$34/$48/$59*

*All VIP center section tickets ($59) include a backstage Champagne reception after the performance to meet the artists.

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 2018-19 season, Itamar Zorman will appear with Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony, IRIS Orchestra with Michael Stern, and in performances of his own Four Seasons Around the Globe program with the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park Orchestra, among others. Recital and chamber music appearances include Peoples’ Symphony Concerts and Merkin Hall in New York, Bach Festival Society of Winter Park, and tours with the Lysander Trio and Israeli Chamber Project. The 2017-18 season featured performances with the Classical Tahoe and Asheville Symphony Orchestras to perform Jonathan Leshnoff’s Chamber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, as well as with the Brevard Festival Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony, and Gonzaga Symphony Orchestra. International performances included concertos with the Kremerata Baltica, the Meininger Hofkapelle and NFM Leopoldinum Orchestra (Wrocław). As part of an ongoing exploration of the music of Paul Ben-Haim, he is recording a CD of the works for violin and orchestra with BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Philippe Bach for BIS Records, set for release in Spring 2019. His first solo CD recording, entitled “Portrait”, features works by Messiaen, Schubert, Chausson, Hindemith, and Brahms and was released by Profil - Editions Günther Hänssler. In recent years, Itamar Zorman has appeared with major orchestras across four continents - USA, Europe, Asia and South America - including the American Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony, the KBS Symphony, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, RTE National Symphony Orchestra (Dublin), Het Gelders Orkest, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. He has given recitals at Carnegie Hall in the ‘Distinctive Debuts’ series, the Louvre Recital Series in Paris, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Muziekgebouw Frits Philips in Eindhoven, the HR-Sendesaal Frankfurt and the Kolarac Hall in Belgrade; and at festivals including Marlboro, Classical Tahoe, Chamberfest Cleveland, Kronberg Academy, Rheingau, and the Copenhagen Summer Festival. He has also collaborated with a number of legendary artists such as Richard Goode (including performances at Carnegie Hall and Library of Congress) and Mitsuko Uchida. He is the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust award, and, in addition to receiving top prize at the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition, other successes include first prize at the 2010 International Violin Competition of Freiburg and at the 2011 Juilliard Berg Concerto Competition. Described as a “poet of the violin”, Itamar Zorman is also a committed chamber player. He is a founding member of the Israeli Chamber Project and a member of the Lysander Piano Trio, with which he won the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Grand Prize in the 2011 Coleman Chamber Music Competition, 1st prize in the 2011 Arriaga Competition, and a bronze medal in the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Born in Tel-Aviv in 1985 to a family of musicians, Itamar Zorman began his violin studies at the age of six with Saly Bockel at the Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel-Aviv. He graduated in 2003 and continued his studies with Professor David Chen and Nava Milo. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance as a student of Hagai Shaham, and his Master of Music from The Juilliard School in 2009, where he studied with Robert Mann and Sylvia Rosenberg. He then went on to receive an Artist Diploma from Manhattan School of Music in 2010 and an Artist Diploma from Julliard in 2012 under the tutelage of Sylvia Rosenberg, and he is an alumnus of the Kronberg Academy where he studied with Christian Tetzlaff and Mauricio Fuks. He is also the recipient of scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and has taken part in numerous master classes around the world, working with Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zuckerman, Shlomo Mintz, Ida Haendel, and Ivry Gitlis. He plays on a 1734 Guarneri del Gesu, from the collection of Yehuda Zisapel.

After making her international debut in Japan at the age of eight, Dr. Catherine Lan has since per-formed in Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Canada, Mexico, France, United Kingdom, Slovenia, and the USA in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Victoria Hall, and National Concert Hall.

Dr. Lan has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Sinfonia of the North Shore, British-Columbia Chamber, Fifth Avenue Chamber, Taoyuan New Philharmonic, Braddell Heights Symphony, Frost Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Broward Symphony, New Taoyuan Philharmoic, Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony, and Edmonton Symphony. She has also concertized with Aspen Trio, Naples Philharmonic, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Piano Galore Ensemble, Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia Chamber Players, Southwest Florida Symphony, and Palm Beach Symphony. Her performances have been featured on World Journal of New York, WLRN-Public Television, “Beethoven Universal TV” series, Becon TV “Live with Iris Ackers”, Fu-Hsin Broadcasting Station, and CBC Radio’s “Westcoast Performance” Debut series. She appears as Duo Beaux Arts, performing in France, Switzerland, and throughout the USA with Steinway Artist, Tao Lin.

Having earned degrees from University of British-Columbia, Indiana University (Bloomington), and University of Miami, Dr. Lan serves on the faculty of Broward College and Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is also the co-founder/artistic director of Chrysalis Chamber Players and Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series in Naples. Dr. Lan records for Centaur Records. www.catherinelan.com


Tuesday, January 28, 2020
7:30 pm
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