New York, NY, United States
Firmly established in her native Israel as an important young musician, violinist Carmit Zori was chosen at age 13 by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation to perform on the international television special “Music from Jerusalem”. Two years later, at the recommendation of Alexander Schneider and Isaac Stern, she came to the United States to study at the Curtis Institute of Music, where her teachers included Ivan Galamian, Jaime Laredo, and Arnold Steinhardt.
Since then Ms. Zori has appeared with a wide variety orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. She has performed throughout Latin America, Europe, Japan and Australia, where she premiered the Marc Neikrug Violin Concerto. Carmlt Zori’s recital engagements include her critically acclaimed recital in New York City’s Lincoln Center, as well as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, Boston’s Gardner Museum, the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, Paris, Rome, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem.
An active chamber musician, Ms. Zori appears regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She has performed as guest artist at New York’s Chamber Music at the “Y” series, the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, the international Bruckner Festival in Austria, the Mostly Mozart Festival, the La Jolla Summerfest, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the OK Mozart Festival, the Sitka Festival in Alaska and at Chamber Music Northwest in Portland, Oregon. She has been a regular participant at the Marlboro Music Festival and has been featured on many “Music from Marlboro” tours. Miss Zori is one of the musical directors of Bargemusic, New York City.
Ms. Zori’s numerous honors include the Leventritt Foundation award, top prize in the Waiter W. Naumburg International violin competition and the Pro Musicus Foundation Award. Carmit Zori can be heard on various recording labels, including Arabesque, Koch International and Elektra-Nonesuch. A 1997 recording of works by Bartok, Harbison, Dahl and Parker was released on the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music label. Reviews described it as “a splendid disc … exciting but polished”.