Amihai Grosz

Viola

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Biography

Amihai Grosz looks back on a very unusual career path: At first a quartet player (founding member of the Jerusalem Quartet), then and until today Principal Violist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and also a renowned soloist.
Initially, Amihai Grosz learned to play the violin, before switching to the viola at age 11. In Jerusalem, he was taught by David Chen, later by Tabea Zimmermann in Frankfurt and Berlin as well as in Tel Aviv by Haim Taub, who had a formative influence on him. At a very early age, he received various grants and prizes and was a member of the “Young Musicians Group” of the Jerusalem Music Center, a program for outstanding young musical talents.

Amihai Grosz works on solo and chamber music projects with artists such as Yefim Bronfman, Mitsuko Uchida, Daniel Barenboim, Janine Jansen, Julian Rachlin, Gustavo Gimeno, Tugan Sokhiev and David Geringas. He performs in international concert halls like the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Tonhalle Zurich, the Wigmore Hall in London or the Philharmonie Luxembourg and at festivals all over the world, including the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the festivals of Evian, Verbier and Delft, the BBC Proms, the Utrecht International Chamber Music Festival and the West Cork Chamber Music Festival.
„His tone is confident and passionate, he is an eloquent narrator without words, sovereignly covering the melancholic-dreamy width of the score.”Frederik Hanssen, Der Tagesspiegel, October 2017
Highlights of this season include engagements with the Zürcher Kammerorchester (with Daniel Hope), the Warsaw Philharmonics (under Jacek Kaspszyk), the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (with Veronika Eberle) or the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (under Tugan Sokhiev), as well as chamber music projects e.g. with Janine Jansen, Daishin Kashimoto, Claudio Bohórquez and Guy Braunstein.

Amihai Grosz plays a Gaspar-da-Salò viola from the year 1570, which is a lifelong loan made available to him by a private collection.

2018 / 2019
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Programme

2019 / 2020
Duo
with Saleem Ashkar (Piano)

Bach: Suite for Cello (Viola) solo No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Pártos: Yiskor – In memoriam (for Viola and Piano)
Schumann: Fantasy Pieces for Viola and Piano in A minor, Op. 73, “Fantasiestücke”
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Shostakovich: Sonata for Viola and Piano in C major, Op. 147

Duo
with Matan Porat (Piano)

Bach: Suite for Cello (Viola) solo No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Brahms: Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 120 No. 2
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Bach: Suite for Cello (Viola) solo No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
Brahms: Sonata for Viola and Piano in F minor, Op. 120 No. 1

Piano Quartet
with Daishin Kashimoto (Violin), Julian Steckel (Cello), Eric Le Sage (Piano)

Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K 478
Strauss: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 13
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Dvorák: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 87

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Schedule

23.03.2019
20:00 Uhr
Neuburg, DE / Kongregationssaal
Amihai Grosz, Ariel Zuckermann, Ensemble del Arte
02.06.2019
Budapest, HU / Ferenc Liszt Akademie
Amihai Grosz, Daishin Kashimoto, Claudio Bohorquez, Péter Nagy
03.06.2019
Budapest, HU / Ferenc Liszt Akademie
Amihai Grosz, Daishin Kashimoto, Claudio Bohorquez, Péter Nagy
05.06.2019
20:00 Uhr
Ravensburg (Bodenseefestival), DE / Konzerthaus
Amihai Grosz, Janine Jansen, Jens Peter Maintz, Julia-Maria Kretz, Pauline Sachse, Torleif Thedéen
06.06.2019
20:00 Uhr
Berlin, DE / Philharmonie
Amihai Grosz, Janine Jansen, Jens Peter Maintz

Videos

Martinů: Rhapsody-Concerto for Viola and Orchestra / Amihai Grosz with Warsaw Phil. & Jacek Kaspszyk
Franz Schubert: String Trio D 471 / Veronika Eberle, Amihai Grosz, Sol Gabetta
Brahms: Concerto for Viola Op. 120 No. 1 (1/4) (arr. Berio)

Contact

Anna Haefliger
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Amihai Grosz (Viola), Marc Bouchkov (Violine), Elena Bashkirova (Piano)