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Asi Matathias, protégé of Pinchas Zukerman, is already recognised as one of the most celebrated talents of his generation. He made his debut at the age of fourteen with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta. Since then, he has performed as soloist with numerous international orchestras under conductors such as Eliahu Inbal, Frédéric Chaslin, Leon Botstein, Dan Ettinger and Eduard Topchjan. He has recorded for the BBC, CBC, WQXR and ORF and has performed in halls such as Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Berlin Philharmonie, Liederhalle in Stuttgart, 92Y in New York, Zankel Hall, Izumy Hall in Japan and The National Arts Center in Canada. As an enthusiastic chamber musician, he has collaborated with artists such as Yefim Bronfman, Nikolaj Znaider, Frans Helmerson and Pinchas Zukerman. He has performed in Festivals including The Vienna Bezirk Wochen Festspiele, Prussia Cove in England, Con Anima Festival in Austria, Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival and the Israel Festival. He was awarded the 2017 career grant from “Salon de Virtuosi” in New York.