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About Ori

Receiver of the "Diploma d'Onore" from the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy,  Ori Wissner-Levy is one of Israel's most promising young violinists. He currently performs as 1st violin in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and as a Guest Concertmaster in various orchestras, previously playing in the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. 
Born in New York in 1990, he started playing the violin at age 5. He attended the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied  with Patinka Kopec, Ludmila Feldman of the Buchmann Mehta Academy of Music, and Kolja Blacher at the HFM Hanns Eisler, Berlin, later with Mihaela Martin at the Barenboim Said Akademie and  Christophe Horak of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Ori has performed as a soloist with the  Buchmann Mehta Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra, the  Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Colombia and the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto. He has been a recipient of the  America-Israel Cultural Foundation awards since 1999. In 2012, Ori performed  as a soloist alongside Julian Rachlin in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante. Ori won  first prizes in the Lions-Israel Violin Competition, the BMSM Chamber Music  Competition, the UNO Competition, Paul Ben-Haim Competition and the  Clairmont Competition. Recently, he performed the Mendelssohn Concerto on  tour in China, and gave solo recitals throughout Europe. Ori has appeared in the  Salzburg, Schleswig Holstein, Kfar Blum, Gotland, Schirmonnikoog and  Jerusalem chamber music festivals. Ori is an aluminus of the Keshet Eilon Violin  Mastercourse, and the Karajan Akademie of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

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