Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Itamar Zorman
BBT Award 2014

Itamar Zorman - Audio

Itamar Zorman’s Violin Odyssey

Itamar Zorman violin
Ieva Jokubaviciute piano §
Kwan Yi piano
Julia Thompson tambourine *

Violin Odyssey

Moshe Zorman Wanderings (1994) §
Joseph Achron (arr. Jascha Heifetz ) Children’s Suite, Op. 57 (c. 1925) ¶
Dora Pejačevic Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 43, “Slavonic Sonata” (1917) §
Silvestre Revueltas El afilador (1924) & Tierra p’a las macetas (1924) §
Grazyna Bacewicz Oberek No. 1 (1949) §
Gao Ping Questioning the Mountains (2008) §
Gareth Farr Wakatipu (2009)
Ali Osman Afromood (2010) ¶ *
Erwin Schulhoff Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 (1927) ¶
William Grant STILL Summerland (1935) §

FHR119 |

Conceived during the pandemic, Itamar Zorman’s debut recital disc on First Hand Records represents a virtual voyage around the world – from New Zealand to the United States by way of Sudan, China, Russia, Poland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Israel and Mexico. With fellow-BBT artist pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute, as well as fellow-pianist Kwan Yi and guest tambourine player Julia Thompson (on Osman’s Afromood), Zorman offers a unique 20th- and 21st-century snapshot of works for violin and piano.

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Violin Works by Paul Ben-Haim

Paul Ben-Haim
Evocation (Yizkor) for violin and orchestra (1942)
Three Songs without Words for violin and piano (1951)
Violin Concerto (1960)
Three Studies for solo violin (1981)
Berceuse Sfaradite for violin and piano (1945)
Toccata from Five Pieces for Piano Op 34
(arranged for violin and orchestra by Moshe Zorman)

Itamar Zorman violin
Amy Yang piano
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Philippe Bach conductor

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Inspired by his long-held passion for the music of Paul Ben-Haim, Itamar Zorman has used some of his Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award 2014 to record his debut CD for BIS, chronologically tracing Ben-Haim’s change of style having settled in Israel before the Second World War, incorporating melodies he heard around him in his new homeland.  Together with pianist Amy Wang and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Zorman includes some pieces never commercially recorded before.

Watch the BBT film about Itamar and Paul Ben-Haim >>

Listen to Itamar’s Thoroughly Good Classical Music Podcast with Jon Jacob here

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