2024 FESTIVAL ARTISTS
Itamar Golan leads a distinguished career as a chamber music performer, appearing with outstanding soloists and ensembles throughput the world. Born in Vilnius, Lithuania, he emigrated to Israel at the age of one, where he studied piano with Lara Vodovoz and Emmanuel Krasovsky.
At the age of 7 he first appeared in recitals, and from 1985-1989 he studied at NEC in Boston with Leonard Shure, Patricia Zander and, later, chamber music with Chaim Taub. He was repeatedly awarded the American-Israel Foundation Honour Scholarship.
Itamar Golan concentrates almost exclusively on chamber music: he has appeared with Barbara Hendricks, Maxim Vengerov, Tabea Zimmermann and Ida Haendel. At present he performs and records with Shlomo Mintz, Kyung Wha Chung, Julian Rachlin and Sharon Kam. He is a frequent participant in prestigious international music festivals, such as Ravinia, Chicago, Tangelwood, Edinburgh, Besanson, Ludwigsburg, Verbier, Prague Spring. Shlomo Mintz, Matt Haimovich and Itamar Golan tour regularly the world. He has also appeared as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic with Zubin Mehta, and has made a number of recordings for Deutsche Grammophone, Teldec, EMI and Sony Classical.