Nov 7, 2013

Juilliard Fellow Itamar Zorman Headlines Recital in Tokyo

Virtuoso violinist Itamar Zorman, a Sylff fellowship recipient in 2011–12 while attending the Juilliard School in New York, made his recital debut in Tokyo at Suntory Hall in Tokyo on October 28, 2013. He was accompanied by pianist Kwan Yi.

Zorman, third from left, and the Tokyo Foundation staffs

Zorman, third from left, with members of the Tokyo Foundation.

The concert ranged from electrifying performances of sonatas by Prokofiev and Hindesmith to lyrical renditions of short Tchaikovsky pieces and Brahms’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3. The award-winning violinist enchanted the audience with his rich and masterful singing sound, performing in perfect harmony with pianist Kwan Yi.

Toward the end of the concert, Itamar greeted the audience in Japanese and also conveyed his gratitude to the Tokyo Foundation for the fellowship.

Itamar Zorman, who has earned lavish praise from internationally renowned pianist Mitsuko Uchida, won the world-famous International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia in 2011 and was recently awarded the 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant.