BIOGRAPHY

ZVI CARMELI

Viola Master Class

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the former solo violist of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Zvi Carmeli has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Gorzow Philharmonic and the Rubinstein Philharmonic (Lodz) Poland, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra Finland, Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra Lithuania, Jerusalem Camerata Israel, Harmonices Mundi Orchestra Linz and the Salzburg Chamber Soloists Austria, the European Community Chamber Orchestra and more.
Carmeli has collaborated in performance with ensembles such as the Amsterdam chamber music society, the Concertante chamber players New York, the Zurich Ensemble Switzerland, the Fine Arts Quartet, the Budapest Accademica Quartet, the Amernet Quartet and the Mendelssohn Piano Trio Berlin. He has concertized throughout Europe and Russia as a member of “The Four Cultures Quartet” – a resident ensemble of the Center for Dialogue , Lodz Poland . He has participated in chamber music festivals such as the “Emilia Romagna” – Italy, Rosklide “Schubertiade”- Denmark, “Prussia Cove” – England, “Middelberg ” and “Amadeo” – Holland, “Ars Musica” – Belgium, “Moab” – the U.S.A and “Kfar Blum Kol Hamusika” – Israel.
He is a founding member of the SoLaRe String Trio with Vesko Eschkenazy and Tanya Tominkins – 1st prize winners of the Netherlands Impresaariat Chamber Music competition, performing extensively throughout Europe and the U.S.A. in venues such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Herkules Hall Munich, the 92nd St. Y New York and the Herbst Theater in San Francisco.

Carmeli has recorded a variety of chamber music for Divox, Edel Classics, Ottavo, Ars Nova, Kontrapunkt, New World records and the KAM Amsterdam Concertgebouw cd series, along with recordings for Dutch, Spanish, German, American and Israeli Radio and Television productions.
Carmeli is a senior lecturer of viola and chamber music at the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance, and also the head of its Chamber music department and the Younes and Soraya Program for Excellence in chamber music.

Carmeli is founder of the “Bronislaw Huberman Program for outstanding young string players ” at the Jerusalem Music Center, and regularly gives masterclasses at courses such as the “Lenk Sommer Academie” – Switzerland, “Pro Bono Musicae” – Poland, “Stage” – Spain, “Chietti Classica” – Italy, “Musica Mundi” – Belgium, “Peter de Groot” – Holland, “Viersener musiksommer” – Germany.

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