Israeli Chamber Project
Opus 1

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Tibi Cziger, clarinet
Assaff Weisman, piano
Daniel Bard, violin
Guy Ben-Ziony, viola
Yael Kareth, piano
Michal Korman, cello
Sivan Magen, harp
Itamar Zorman, violin

Track Listing

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
1. Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, Op. 124 [13:42]
Itamar Zorman, violin | Sivan Magen, harp

BOHUSLAV MARTINU˚
Chamber Music No. 1
2. Allegro moderato [7:00]
3. Andante moderato [6:48]
4. Poco allegro [5:46]
Tibi Cziger, clarinet | Itamar Zorman, violin | Shmuel Katz, viola
Michal Korman, cello | Sivan Magen, harp | Assaff Weisman, piano

MATAN PORAT
5. Night Horses [9:49]
Commissioned for the Israeli Chamber Project by the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund.
Tibi Cziger, clarinet | Itamar Zorman, violin
Michal Korman, cello | Assaff Weisman, piano

CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Sonata for Cello and Piano
arranged for harp by Sivan Magen
6. Prologue [4:43]
7. Sérénade [3:29]
8. Final [3:54]
Michal Korman, cello | Sivan Magen, harp

BÉLA BARTÓK
Contrasts
9. Verbunkos [5:37]
10. Piheno´ [4:35]
11. Sebes [7:15]
Tibi Cziger, clarinet | Itamar Zorman, violin | Assaff Weisman, piano

ISRAELI CHAMBER PROJECT

Winner of the 2011 Israeli Ministry of Culture Outstanding Ensemble Award, the Israeli Chamber Project brings together some of today’s most distinguished young Israeli musicians for chamber music concerts and educational and outreach programs both in Israel and abroad. A dynamic ensemble comprising strings, winds, harp and piano, the Israeli Chamber Project has quickly made a name for itself through its passionate musicianship and creative programming. Based both in Israel and New York, the ensemble was created as a means for its members to give something back to the community where they began their musical education and to showcase Israeli culture, through its music and musicians, to concert goers overseas.

Since its founding in 2008, the Israeli Chamber Project has embarked on semiannual tours of Israel, where it has garnered rave reviews from the press and established itself as a major artistic force on that country’s vibrant cultural scene. These tours have included performances on some of the premiere chamber music series in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, as well as in remote towns where access to live chamber music is extremely rare. A strong advocate for music education, the Israeli Chamber Project has partnered with conservatories across Israel in order to offer lessons and masterclasses to students of all cultural and economic backgrounds, many of whom have little or no opportunity to work with internationally recognized musicians. Guest artists on ICP tours have included the Guarneri String Quartet’s Michael Tree and Peter Wiley, and the Cleveland Orchestra’s Principal Flutist Joshua Smith, among others.

An important part of the Israeli Chamber Project’s mission is to support emerging Israeli composers by commissioning works specifically for the ensemble. Composers commissioned so far have included Matan Porat, Jonathan Keren, Gilad Cohen, Yohanan Chendler, Amit Gilutz, Ronnie Reshef, and Zohar Sharon.

In North America, the Israeli Chamber Project has appeared at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The Morgan Library & Museum, Bargemusic, and at Symphony Space in New York City, The Morrison Artists Series in San Francisco, Carmel Music Society, The Clark Library at UCLA, and Ottawa’s Chamberfest, among others, and has been featured on NPR’s Performance Today and WQXR radio’s Young Artist Showcase.

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Opus 1”

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