Tchaikovsky Competition Winners Itamar Zorman and David Geringas Join James Tocco in Concert on April 11

CCM Eminent Scholar in Chamber Music and Artist-in-Residence James Tocco.

CCM Eminent Scholar in Chamber Music and Artist-in-Residence James Tocco.

CCM’s 2012-13 Eminent Scholars Concert Series comes to a close at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in UC’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall with a performance by Eminent Scholar in Chamber Music James Tocco, piano, and distinguished guest artists and Tchaikovsky Competition Award Winners Itamar Zorman, violin, and David Geringas, cello.

Admission to this performance is free. Reservations are not required.

The centerpiece of this concert will be Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50. The program will also include Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s Sonata No. 2 in G Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 63; and Paul Hindemith’s Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1, Op. 31.

Tchaikovsky Competition Winning guest artist Itamar Zorman, violin, joins James Tocco for an Eminent Scholars Concert on Thursday, April 11.

Tchaikovsky Competition Winning guest artist Itamar Zorman, violin, joins James Tocco for an Eminent Scholars Concert on Thursday, April 11.

About Itamar Zorman
Violinist Itamar Zorman is the winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia. His previous awards include the First Prize at the 2010 Freiburg International Violin Competition in Germany and the Juilliard Alban Berg Concerto Competition.

Zorman has performed as a soloist with the Mariinsky Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, St. Petersburg Philhramonic, Philharmonie Baden-Baden and the American Symphony, with conductors Valery Gergiev, David Robertson and James DePreist, and in venues such as Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Zorman was invited to the Festival de Radio France in Montpellier, Marlboro Music Festival,  Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. As a chamber musician, he is a founding member of the Israeli Chamber project, and a member of the Lysander Piano Trio, which won the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and the grand prize at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition.

Supported by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and the Feher Foundation, Zorman has studied at the Jerusalem Academy, the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music. He recently graduated with the prestigious Artist Diploma from Juilliard, where he worked with Sylvia Rosenberg. He is currently studying with Christian Tetzlaff at the Kronberg Academy and plays on a 1745 Pietro Guarneri violin from the private collection of Yehuda Zisapel.

Distinguished international guest artist David Geringas, cello, joins the Ariel Quartet in concert on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Distinguished international guest artist David Geringas, cello, joins the Ariel Quartet in concert on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

About David Geringas
Cellist and conductor David Geringas belongs to the musical elite of today. The Rostropovich pupil and gold medal winner of the 1970 Tchaikovsky Competition offers an unusually broad repertoire from the early Baroque to the contemporary, a testament to the flexibility and curiosity of the artist. His intellectual rigor, stylistic versatility, melodic feeling and the sensuousness of his tone have brought him praise the world over. His more than 100 recordings have won many prizes.

Geringas has performed world-wide with some of the leading orchestras and important conductors of our time, frequently appearing in the dual role as cellist and conductor.  Among others, he has appeared as chief guest conductor for the Tokyo Philharmonic and the China Philharmonic Orchestra, made his debut as conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic and his opera conducting debut in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.

Well-known contemporary composers such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Ned Rorem, Peteris Vasks and Erkki-Sven Tür have dedicated cello concertos to him. He gave the world premiere of the Concerto in DO by Anatolijus Senderova which was dedicated to him, and won the European Composers Prize in Berlin. In 2012 Geringas gave three world premieres: Arvydas Malcys’ Concerto “In Memoriam”, the Concerto per Violoncello by Silvia Colasanti and the Cello Concerto by Alexander Raskatov.

For his championing of Lithuanian music and composers, Geringas has won the highest awards of his homeland. He also was awarded the Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse of Germany for his achievements as musician and cultural ambassador for the country on the international musical scene.

For decades he taught a world-famous cello class from which have come such cello stars as Gustav Rivinius, Jens Peter Maintz, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt, Tatiana Vassilieva, Jing Zhao, Johannes Moser and Sol Gabetta.

Geringas will also join the Ariel Quartet for their season-ending performance next Tuesday, April 9. Learn more about that performance here.

Performance Time
8 p.m. Thursday, April 11

Location
Robert J. Werner Recital Hall, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Admission
This performance is FREE and open to the public.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

Community Partner: ArtsWave

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