Asi Matathias

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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.

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With deepest regret, we announce that this year’s Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, which was due to take place from 31 August to 4 September, has been cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions. Sadly, it is not possible for us to welcome the artists in compliance with the current quarantine regulations and for the first time in our twenty-four year history we are obliged to cancel the Festival.

We know how painful this is for the artists who are now unable to perform, for our audiences who were looking forward so much to this Festival, and for us, the Festival team who were working so hard to realise these wonderful concerts despite the ongoing health crisis. 
We look forward very much to seeing you all next year, our dear musicians and audiences. 

Elena Bashkirova, Musical Director

Yeheskel Beinisch, Chairman

Uri Dror, Producer

and the Festival team

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