About Amit Melzer

Amit Melzer was born in New York in 1992 and moved to Israel with his parents that same year.

He began his French horn studies in 2004 with Michael Slatkin of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) and continued with Yoel Abadi, also a member of the IPO.

Amit attended the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at the Tel Aviv University. While at Tel Aviv, he served for three years in the Israel Defense Forces, in the Outstanding Musician program. In 2013, Amit began his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Jennifer Montone and Jeffrey Lang of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Amit has performed with many leading orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, Pennsylvania Ballet Orchestra, Asia-Pacific United Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra in Rishon LeZion, and the Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble. He has performed under the batons of the maestros Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Valery Gergiev, Manfred Honeck, Vladimir Jurowski, Kent Nagano, Herbert Blomstedt, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and others.

He participated in master-classes with renowned horn players such as Frøydis Ree Wekre, Bruno Schneider, Andrew Clark, Dale Clevenger, Gail Williams, Fergus McWilliam, Julie Landsman, William VerMeulen, Luca Benucci, Will Sanders, and Marie Luise Neunecker.

Amit has performed in numerous international music festivals such as the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Salzburg Music Festival, the Baikal Music Festival in Russia, Music From Angle Fire in New Mexico, Young Orchestra of the Americas, and the Italian Brass Week in Santa Fiora.

As of 2014, Amit holds the position of principal horn at the Symphony in C in Camden, New Jersey.

At the Curtis Institute, Amit is the Harry L. and Cecilia F. Slavin Fellow.
Amit is a scholarship recipient from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation for the years 2008-2017.

Amit Melzer

Horn, Classical

Tel Aviv, Israel
Grant Recipient

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