Artistic Director: Dora Schwarzberg, a renowned virtuoso violinist, Professor, Vienna Academy of Music
Founded by: Prof. Dora Schwarzberg, Jorge A. Bosso, Yana Gerber
The International Festival of Chamber Music "Bridges" will take place for its second time in Tel-Aviv from the 20th to 25th of December 2012, in collaboration with DAN Hotels.
The Festival is a unique cultural event in Tel Aviv, a realization of a dream for distinguished musicians, from the age 11 to 90, who come for the second time to establish a tradition in Tel Aviv and enable exciting annual meeting of the best musicians with diverse audiences and cultures, lovers of classical music.
All the musicians are winners of major international competitions and perform as soloists with the most esteemed orchestras.
The Festival in collaboration with Dan Hotels has a goal to promote art and music in Israel. As part of Festival, the Tel-Aviv Dan Hotel will host and accommodate the most distinguished musicians, and the Hotel magnificent halls will be transformed into concert stages.
The Festival is also sponsored by the Embassies of Austria and Norway.
This year the "Bridges" festival will take place in a number of cultural centers and will include an exceptional program, extending from classical music all the way to modern and contemporary music: from Bach to Müllenbach.
Five days of celebrating concerts, from the 20 to 25 of December 2012:
The Festival will include concerts, artist workshops, open rehearsals, and discussions with the musicians.
- Two concerts at "Dan" Hotel, Tel-Aviv – the 20 - 21 of December.
- A concert at the Old Jaffa Museum of Antiquities in collaboration with the "Journey among Dreams" exhibition - the 22 of December.
- A concert at the ZOA, Tel-Aviv – the 25 of December.
Among the musicians who participate in "Bridges" Festival:
Dora Schwarzberg ( Austria), Ivry Gitlis (France), Alexander Müllenbach (Luxemburg), Gabriel Lipkind (Germany), Jorge A. Bosso (Argentina), Ilya Konovalov (Israel), Haoxing Liang (China), Nanako Pohl- Tanaka (Japan), Nora Romanoff- Schwarzberg (Austria), Tamara Atschba (Georgia), Silja Geirhardsdottir (Iceland), Gregory Rivkin (Israel).
This year three young talented musicians) will perform as soloists and join the ensembles of the Festival: Daniel Lozakovitj (Sweden), Belle Ting (Canada/Taiwan), Ludvig Gudim (Norway).
Producers of the festival are Yana Gerber and Limor Lahav Margulis.
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