A violinist who has the virtuosity to win the Tchaikovsky Competition and the musicality to spend summers at Marlboro making music with such great artists as Mitsuko Uchida and Richard Goode is a musician to treasure.
We heard him in recital in New York in March and were so taken with his playing - some of the most beautiful and touching violin playing we have heard in decades (Janacek, Brahms, Dvorak, Ben-Haim and Wieniawski) - that my colleagues and I decided to take on his representation in North America.
We are delighted to welcome the wonderful Israeli violinist ITAMAR ZORMAN to the Frank Salomon Associates roster!
With orchestra his repertoire extends from Berg to Dvorak to Tchaikovsky and everything in between.
His wonderful recital programs for future seasons include:
Nostalgia - Dvorak, Ben-Haim, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, C. Chaplin
Reflections - Messiaen, Chausson, Schubert, Hindemith, Brahms
In the press, the critics are raving about Itamar. After playing Mendelssohn Concerto with David Robertson / Israel Philharmonic one critic wrote:
"The amount of 'speaking' that was heard from Zorman's violin was astounding. It seemed like he was reading the piece at that moment, understanding the piece in his way, and then communicated it to us.
As an encore, his performance of Joseph Achron's 'Hebrew Melody' went straight to the heart: a wonderful model of good taste and emotion without being overly sentimental."
And in recital, he has been called "A Violin Whisperer."
"This young man has a real thing for silence. A reputation to be a 'violin whisperer' precedes him. It looks like the succession to Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman and Shlomo Mintz is guaranteed...The inevitability with which Zorman heads for the climaxes shows artistic mastery. And: the 'whisperer' is also quite capable of properly digging in."
We hope you will join in presenting Itamar in a near season!
Greetings from Frank, Barrie, Chris, Susan, David and Jon