Hillel Zori

Hillel Zori

One of Israel’s most eminent musicians, Hillel Zori won the Gold Medal at the Canals Competition (Barcelona) and prizes at the Geneva, Whittaker, Rostropovich and Stradivarius competitions. A recipient of AICF scholarships, he studied with Uzi Wiesel in Tel Aviv and with Bernard Greenhouse in the USA. As a soloist with orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic, Bremen Kammerphilharmonie and BBC Scottish Symphony, he has played at festivals including the Israel, Marlboro, Tanglewood and Dartington festivals. In January 2008 Zubin Mehta invited him to perform at the International Holocaust Memorial Day at the UN General Assembly. Zori is also a composer in many genres, and his cellist-composer anthology CD was chosen as the BBC’s ‘CD of the Week’ (2014). He has served as a juror for international competitions, given masterclasses worldwide, and is currently Professor and Head of Strings at the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University.

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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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