Amihai Grosz, born in 1979 in Jerusalem, Israel, is founding member of the renowned Jerusalem Quartet. Following 10 years of professional work, 2010 marks the start of something new for Amihai Grosz: Beginning in the 2010/11 season, Grosz is the Principal Violist with the Berliner Philharmoniker, an orchestra with which he has worked on various projects in recent years. Until now, he has played with such internationally renowned orchestras as Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra or the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. In the upcoming season, concerts are planned at the Valencia Opera House, in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Megaron in Athens and with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Grosz initially learned to play the violin at the age of 5, before switching to the viola at age 11. In Jerusalem, he was taught by David Chen, later by Tabea Zimmermann in Frankfurt and Berlin as well as in Tel Aviv by Haim Taub, who had a formative influence on him. At a very early age, Grosz received various grants and prizes and was a member of the “Young Musicians Group” of the Jerusalem Music Center, a program for outstanding young musical talents. Amihai Grosz works on solo and chamber music projects, with artists such as Yefim Bronfman, Emmanuel Pahud, Mitsuko Uchida, Oleg Maisenberg, Janine Jansen, Julian Rachlin and David Geringas; he performs in concert houses and at festivals all over the world, including at the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Delft Festival, Salon Festival and Verbier Festival, at the BBC Proms, in the Bahnhof Rolandseck, at the Utrecht International Chamber Music Festival, at Spectrum Concerts Berlin and at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival. Amihai Grosz plays a Gaspar-da-Salo viola from the year 1570, which is a lifelong loan made available to him by a private collection.
All participants in Berlin now have the option to perform with a chamber orchestra for the additional price of 490 € – 20 min., 700 € – 30 min. (this price includes a professional multi-angle video recording of your performance with 3 cameras).
REGISTRATION: If you don’t register using our online registration form, please attach the following documents to your application by email or post:
– completed application form
– copy of your passport or ID
– artist photo
– list of the prepared works – your program
– your video recording for the pre-selection