Israeli Chamber Project, Ensemble-in-Residence
Violinist Yonah Zur regularly performs throughout the US, Israel, and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician in both traditional, as well as contemporary repertoire. He has appeared as a soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony, the Israel Contemporary Players, and the Israel Camerata Jerusalem. Since the Fall of 2016 he is a member of the Carmel Quartet, and appears as a guest with ensembles such as the Israeli Chamber Project and Decoda.
Mr. Zur has performed at the Marlboro, Yellow Barn, Tanglewood, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern summer festivals, where he shared the stage with members of the Guarneri, Juilliard, and Emerson Quartets, and with pianists Richard Goode, Gilbert Kalish, and Bruno Canino. He served as assistant principal second with the violin Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra for six seasons.
Mr. Zur’s view, that an artist plays a vital role in the society in which he is active, manifests in his numerous educational activities. He has played for thousands of school children in Israel and the US, leading outreach performances for Carnegie Hall ensembles, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Carmel Quartet, the String Orchestra of New York City, New York Philomusica, and other ensembles.
Yonah Zur is devoted to new music, and has given numerous world premieres, including the premiere performance of the Violin Concerto by his father, Menachem Zur.
Mr. Zur graduated from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance having studied with Avi Abramovich, and earned his Masters at The Juilliard School with Robert Mann. He was a recipient of the AICF scholarships from 1995-2003.