Israeli Chamber Project - Friends of Chamber Music

Meet The Israeli Chamber Project

September 15, 2016

Friends of Chamber Music is incredibly proud to host the Israeli Chamber Project for the first time on Tuesday, October 18th. Vancouver is the kick-off city on their 2016-2017 North American tour.

Created in 2008 as a way for members to give back to their community and showcase Israeli culture, the ICP is a dynamic ensemble based in both Israel and New York. They have toured to rave reviews, and their first CD, Opus 1, was released to critical acclaim in 2012.

Their repertoire is the perfect blend of classical and romantic, old and new, Israeli and international. The music is played by a fine blend of musicians—prize-winning masters at their young age—who have studied and performed in major European and North American cultural hubs as well as remote locations as part of their dedication to undiscovered talent. Recipient of the 2011 Israeli Ministry of Culture Outstanding Ensemble Awards, the Israeli Chamber Project’s individual members have collected a host of praise and prizes in addition to this shared honour. But at their heart, it’s all about giving back.

Their Mission

The ICP’s repertoire of the classics also consistently includes works by emerging Israeli composers, often commissioned for the ensemble. In addition to major concert venues, they also tour to more remote locations where live chamber music is an unheard-of luxury in hopes of keeping the tradition alive for both audiences and other musicians outside the major centres.

In addition to playing concerts, the Israeli Chamber Project advocates for music education by partnering with conservatories and educational institutions, offering lessons and masterclasses for students of all cultural and economic backgrounds. This opportunity to work with world-class professionals can be transformative for students who may not otherwise get such opportunities.

The Players

Coming to perform for us on one special evening are founding member and Juilliard graduate, clarinetist Tibi Cziger, the ensemble’s Artistic Director; founding member and Julliard graduate, cellist Michal Korman, also a prize winner at the Gaspar Cassado International Cello Competition. Joining them is fellow founding member and Juilliard graduate, pianist Assaff Weisman,the ensemble’s Executive Director; and the talented violinist, Carmit Zori.

The Programme:

Aram Khachaturian Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano

Erwin Schulhoff Duo for Violin and Cello

Gilad Hochman Slightly Disturbed

Johannes Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor, Opus 114

Join us for a thrilling evening of music written over the past 125 years, delivered by one of chamber music’s most dynamic and refined ensembles. Get a glimpse of what’s in store here, and purchase your tickets to see the Israeli Chamber Project in Vancouver.