International Tchaikovsky Competition Winner Performs with Minnesota Sinfonia

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MINNEAPOLIS—February 6, 2016—The Minnesota Sinfonia presents “Father and Son” on March 4th and 5th, featuring Itamar Zorman performing selections by Henryk Wieniawski and Antonin Dvorak, as well as Hora, a piece written by his father, Moshe Zorman. The concert will also feature the world premiere of Insouciant, by Jeremy Cochran, thanks to a grant from the McKnight Foundation.

Awarded the 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and the 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Itamar Zorman is also the winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition, where he subsequently performed in the winners’ concerts with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra. In addtition to performing with orchestras around the world, his Avery Fisher Hall debut was with the Juilliard Orchestra led by the late James DePreist. Born in Tel-Aviv to a family of musicians, Itamar Zorman began to study the violin at the age of six. He has continued his studies with renowned teachers, ultimately receiving a master’s degree and Artist Diploma from Julliard School of Music where he studied with Robert Mann and Sylvia Rosenberg. He also received an Artists Diploma from Manhattan School of Music. Itamar is currently a student of Christian Tetzlaff at the Kronberg Academy.

Jeremy Cochran is a composer with deep roots in Minnesota. He is a native of Glenwood, MN and taught music in Campbell, MN. Jeremy received his master’s degree in conducting from the University of Minnesota. In addition to teaching and conducting, Jeremy is an avid composer and arranger. When describing his piece, Insouciant, he compares it to the “unconcerned exuberance” of the beginning of a trip when the stress is behind you and the joy of travel lies ahead.

Performances will take place on Friday, March 4 at 7pm, at Johnson High School in St. Paul and on Saturday, March 5 at 1:30pm, at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. Admission is free and children are always welcome to attend. Audience members should arrive early—all concerts are first-come, first-seated.

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