Semion Gavrikov

Semion Gavrikov immigrated to Israel from Russia in 1998, studying with Irina Svetlova at the Buchman-Mehta School of Music where he later served on the chamber music faculty. In 2013 he graduated from the New England Conservatory under Donald Weilerstein, subsequently serving as his assistant. He has performed throughout the USA, Europe, China, Russia and Israel as a soloist and chamber musician in prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center (New York), the Forbidden City (Beijing) and the Moscow Conservatory, collaborating with musicians such as Alisa Weilerstein, Itzhak Perlman, Frans Helmerson and Daniil Trifonov at festivals including Dresden Music, Cheltenham Music, Keshet Eilon and Colmar. As a soloist he has performed with orchestras including the Israel Philharmonic and the Moscow Chamber orchestras. Top prizes include at the Aviv and Clermont competitions. Appointed Solo Second Violin of the Orchestra Philharmonique du Luxembourg (2019), he previously served as Principal Second Violin of the IPO and was a member of the IPO Richter Quartet, Guest Concertmaster in Seoul’s KBS Symphony Orchestra, and lately joined the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

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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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