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 the season 2019-20 include performances with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra under Alexander Vedernikov, the Orchestre d´Auvergne with Roberto Fores Véses, and the Berlin Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta as well as rich chamber music collaborations with partners such as Janine Jansen & Friends, Daishin Kashimoto, Julian Steckel, Claudio Bohorquez and Eric le Sage amongst others. Amihai Grosz also takes part in Magdalena Kozena and Sir Simon Rattle & Friends´ chamber music tour with concerts in Biel, Toulouse, Barcelona, Milano, Athens, Kattowitz and New York.

This season Amihai Grosz unites with pianist Sunwook Kim to collaborate and produce a joint album for viola and piano (with works by Schubert, Partós and Shostakovich) which will be released by Alpha later in 2020.

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.

2019 / 2020
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Programme

2020 / 2021
Duo
with Sunwook Kim (Piano)

Schubert: Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A minor, D 821
Pártos: Yizkor – In Memoriam (for Viola and Piano)
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Shostakovich: Sonata for Viola and Piano in C major, Op. 147

2019 / 2020

Schedule

26.11.2019
19:30 Uhr
New York, US / Lincoln Center
Amihai Grosz, Sir Simon Rattle, Magdalena Kozena, Rahel Riling, David Adorjan, Andrew Marriner, Kaspar Zehnder, Giovanni Guzzo
12.12.2019
19:30 Uhr
Kopenhagen, DK / Koncerthuset
Amihai Grosz, Daishin Kashimoto, Alexander Vedernikov, Danish National Symphony Orchestra
20.12.2019
20:15 Uhr
Amsterdam, NL / Concertgebouw
Saleem Ashkar, Amihai Grosz
23.01.2020
20:00 Uhr
Erlangen w/Pianoquartett, DE / Heinrich-Lades-Halle
Amihai Grosz, Daishin Kashimoto, Éric Le Sage, Claudio Bohorquez
02.02.2020
20:00 Uhr
Köln w/Pianoquartett, DE / Kölner Philharmonie
Amihai Grosz, Daishin Kashimoto, Éric Le Sage, Claudio Bohorquez
24.02.2020
20:00 Uhr
Luxemburg, LU / Philharmonie de Luxembourg
Amihai Grosz, Daishin Kashimoto, Eric le Sage, Julian Steckel
12.03.2020
20:00 Uhr
Clermont-Ferrand, FR / Opéra-Théâtre
Amihai Grosz, Orchestre d'Auvergne, Roberto Forés Veses
13.03.2020
20:00 Uhr
Clermont-Ferrand, FR / Opéra-Théâtre
Amihai Grosz, Orchestre d'Auvergne, Roberto Forés Veses

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

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