Israeli violinist Itamar Zorman is seen right here with the Israel Chamber Orchestra carried out by Ariel Zuckerman. The reside efficiency was the Israeli premiere of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges‘ Concerto in A serious Op. 5, No. 2 on the Tel Aviv Museum of Artwork.
Born round 1739 within the French colony of Guadeloupe, Saint-Georges was the son of a French former councilor and an African slave girl. As a younger youngster, he was taken to France, the place he skilled as a swordsman and obtained music classes from François-Joseph Gossec. He’s typically often called the “Black Mozart.”
The 2 concerti from Saint-Georges’ Op. 5 seemingly date from the mid-1770s, and had been composed for efficiency with the Live performance des Amateurs — an organization that organized concert events, notably of recent works.
Beneath is the primary video recording of Saint-Georges’ Concerto in A serious Op. 5, No. 2 to be printed on YouTube:
The 2011 winner of the Tchaikovsky Competitors and a 2013 recipient of the Avery Fisher Profession Grant, Itamar Zorman was born in Tel Aviv and studied in Israel, the USA, and Germany. He has carried out as a soloist with the Mariinsky Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony, amongst others.
Moreover, Zorman just lately launched his new album Violin Odyssey on First Hand Information. The disc has come out of a lockdown challenge entitled “Hidden Gems,” which noticed Zorman seek for lesser-known repertoire and file it in a sequence of video performances. Violin Odyssey is his third album and is supported by the Borletti-Buitoni Belief.