Itamar Zorman, violin & Liza Stepanova, piano
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Born in Tel-Aviv to a family of musicians, Itamar Zorman began his violin studies at the age of six at the Israeli Conservatory of Music in Tel-Aviv. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and his Master’s of Music from The Juilliard School in 2009, where he studied with Robert Mann and Sylvia Rosenberg. The recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust award, Zorman was also joint winner of the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition. As a chamber musician, Zorman has appeared at the Lincoln Center, Zankel and Weill Recital Halls in Carnegie Hall, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He is a founding member of the Israeli Chamber Project, and a member of the Lysander Piano Trio, with which he won the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition. Itamar Zorman plays on a 1734 Guarneri Del Jesù from the collection of Yehuda Zisapel.
Praised by The New York Times for her “thoughtful musicality” and “fleet-fingered panache,” Liza Stepanova is in demand as a soloist, collaborator, and educator. As a member of the Lysander Piano Trio, she won the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Competition and received the Grand Prize at the 2011 Coleman Competition. The Trio gave its Kaufman Center and Weill Hall recital debuts in 2014 to enthusiastic reviews. Stepanova’s first solo piano CD, recorded in New York City in 2018. The recording features music from Bach to Ligeti that was inspired by visual art. Stepanova has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at international festivals at Castleton, La Jolla, Music@Menlo, Mostly Mozart, Copenhagen (Denmark), and Davos (Switzerland). Stepanova received her DMA from The Juilliard School with a Richard F. French Award for outstanding doctoral work. Following teaching positions at The Juilliard School and Smith College, she is currently an assistant professor of piano at the University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music.
Itamar and Liza are married and have a 2 year who loves being on the road with mama and papa!
Itamar Zorman and Liza Stepanova appear by arrangement with Frank Salomon Associates.