Madeleine Carruzzo

Born in Sion, Switzerland, Madeleine Carruzzo studied with Tibor Varga at the Music Academy of Detmold and served as Concertmaster of the orchestra from 1978-1981. In 1982 she became the first woman to join the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, then under the direction of Herbert von Karajan. She has performed as soloist with various orchestras, and is a member of the Berlin Philharmonic String Soloists (the Haydn Ensemble). She has participated in major chamber music festivals, including Salzburg, Lockenhaus, Schleswig-Holstein and Jerusalem. She has performed with artists including Yefim Bronfman, Sir András Schiff, Nikolaj Znaider, Renaud and Gauthier Capuçon, Guy Braunstein, Gérard Caussé, Nobuko Imai, Boris Pergamenschikow, Frans Helmerson and Emmanuel Pahud. In 2001 she was honoured by the Runzi Foundation, and in 2012 received an award from the city of Sion.

PHOTO © Johann Sebastian Hänel

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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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