Carmit Zori

Violinist Carmit Zori came to the United States from her native Israel at the age of 15 to study at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

At the recommendation of Isaac Stern and Alexander Schneider, violinist Carmit Zori came to the United States from her native Israel at the age of 15 to study with Ivan Galamian, Jaime Laredo, and Arnold Steinhardt at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.  Ms. Zori is the recipient of a Levintritt Foundation Award, a Pro Musicis International Award, and the top prize in the Walter W. Naumburg International Violin Competition. Carmit Zori has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, among many others. Her solo recitals include concerts at Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. and Jerusalem center of the performing arts.

Her engagements abroad have included performances throughout Latin America and Europe, as well as in Israel, Japan, Taiwan and Australia, where she premiered the Violin Concerto by Marc Neikrug.

In addition to her appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Zori has been a guest at chamber music festivals and concert series around the world, including the Chamber Music at the “Y” series in New York City; Festival Casals in Puerto Rico; Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival; Chamber Music Northwest; the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival; the Seattle Chamber Music Festival; Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival; the BDDS Chamber Music

Ms. Zori, who for ten years was an artistic director at Bargemusic, founded the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society in 2002. She has performed in concerts sponsored by Music for Food, an organization providing local hunger relief, and Project Music Heals Us, a nonprofit community outreach organization targeting underserved populations. She is also a member artist of The Israeli Chamber Project. Ms. Zori has recorded on the Arabesque, Koch International, and Elektra-Nonesuch labels. She serves on the faculties of Bard College, Rutgers University and SUNY Purchase.