Itamar Zorman, Violinist
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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. Other competition successes include first prize at the 2010 International Violin Competition of Freiburg and the Juilliard Berg Concerto Competition in April 2010.
As a soloist, Itamar Zorman has appeared with, among others, 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 Jerusalem Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Haifa Symphony, Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim, Philharmonie Baden Baden, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra “Novaya Rossiya. In November 2014 he made his Italian debut at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo playing the Beethoven concerto with Daniel Oren, and in January 2015, his Korean debut with the KBS symphony Orchestra and Yoel Levi.
Kwan Yi, Pianist
Kwan Yi has been praised by audiences and critics alike as a pianist of "lyrical elegance" and "ravishing, pitch-perfect clarity". He has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kimmel Center, Kennedy Center, Chicago Symphony Center, the Metropolitan and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums, Jordan Hall, Jones Hall, Mann Performing Arts Center, Library of Congress, Kravis Center of the Arts, Hessischer Rundfunk, Auditorium du Louvre, Suntory Hall and Seoul Arts Center.
In recent seasons, Mr. Yi has performed concerti with the Russian National Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic, and the Brevard Festival Orchestra under the batons of Hans Graf, Julian Kuerti, Grant Llewellyn and Mikhail Tartanikov. As a chamber musician, he has frequently collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, and Roberto Diaz on national tours and was invited to perform at the Kronberg, Ravinia and the Castleton Festivals. As a recitalist and masterclass instructor, he has completed residencies at the Bowdoin College, University of Arkansas, East Carolina University, Ouachita Baptist University, Stephen F. Austin University, Marylhurst University and the Randolph College. His performances have been broadcast by WQXR, WHYY, KUHF, Radio France and Radio Frankfurt. He has recorded for Hänssler label with Violinist Itamar Zorman.
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