R.I.P 〓 Ivry Gitlis, Israeli Violinist


Israeli violinist Ivry Gitlis died at his home in Paris on the 24th. He was 98 years old. Ivry means people of hebrew in Hebrew word . He has been active as the oldest active violin player until recently, with his boldly expressive performances, unique tones, and strong characters. He had used a 1713 Stradivarius’Sancy’.

He was born in Haifa, Israel in 1922 and his parents are Russian Jews. He was found by Bronislaw Hubermann at the age of seven and moved to France, where he graduated from the Paris Conservatory at the age of twelve.

After that, he studied under George Enescu, Jacques Thibaud, Carl Flesch and others. In 1951 after his debut, he won the Long-Thibaud International Music Competition. After that, he performed all over the world and worked hard on recording.

He is also actively involved in social activities and is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. When the Great East Japan Earthquake struck in 2011, he came to Japan immediately after the earthquake and performed consolation performances. He was a guest performer at the Beppu Argerich Music Festival in Japan.


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  1. Tanglewood Music Festival 〓 Boston Symphony Orchestra Canceled “Koussevitzky Award” presented to Charles Dutoit

  2. LONDON 〓 Royal Opera House Extends Contract with Pappano

  3. BUDAPEST 〓 Hungarian State Opera, the first US tour

  4. Vienna 〓 Vienna State Opera announces the lineup of 2018/2019 season

  5. NORRKOPING 〓 Karl-Heinz Steffens has been appointed Principal conductor of the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

  6. Glyndebourne Festival Opera 〓 The schedule of 2019 was announced

  7. BERLIN 〓 Barenboim and other directors have issued an open letter to the federal government calling for the early opening of cultural facilities

  8. BARCELONA 〓 Katharina Wagner will direct a new production of “Lohengrin”

  9. PARIS 〓 The Paris Opera has announced its 2021/2022 season

  10. SEOUL 〓 KBS Symphony Orchestra has announced that Pietari Inkinen will be the principal conductor

  11. Glyndebourne Festival Opera 〓 Ben Grasberg appointed tour conductor from next year

  12. BERLIN 〓 Director Barrie Kosky will not extend the contract

  13. Edinburgh International Arts Festival 〓 Fergus Linehan extend contract with Festival until 2022

  14. R.I.P 〓 Jessye Norman, American Soprano Singer

  15. HONG KONG 〓 Hong Kong Philharmonic’s Japan and Korea tours have been canceled

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