THE VAN LEER CHAMBER-MUSIC PLAYERS OF JERUSALEM
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Address: 14 Hativat Givati St. Raanana, Israel,
email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
From left to right: Noam Buchman (Flute), Desmond Beazley
Rami Bar-Niv (Piano), David Doten (Horn),
Richard Paley (Bassoon), George Haas (Oboe).
Established in 1977, the ensemble is comprised of principal players from the
Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the pianist Rami Bar-Niv, an accomplished
virtuoso in his own right. Some of these musicians are past members of the
Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic
and other first rate orchestras around the world.
Their 20 year old series in Jerusalem, concerts in the "Israel Festival" and
all over Israel, led to international invitations, thus bringing them to
perform in prestigious festivals in Europe and America.
From left to right: Richard Assayas (Viola), Irit Assayas
Rami Bar-Niv (Piano), Bat-Sheva Savaldi-Kohlberg
(Violin), Israela Weisser (Violin).
They record for RS-Italy:
- Debut Recording "Live in Italy":
- Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel Op. 28,
- Ben-Haim: Serenade for flute and string trio Op.46,
- Dvorak: Piano
Quintet Op. 81.
- Beethoven: Septet Op. 20
- Noam Ben-Zeev, "HaAretz" (Israel): "The gimmick is quality...
The climax of the festival (Musica De Camera) was the performance
of The Van Leer Chamber Players...It is a serious ensemble,
assimilated and experienced, their level of professionalism
is of the highest standards...Unforgettable playing with
no limits to imagination and inspiration."
Itzak Shor, "Al HaMishmar" (Israel): "Wonderful lyrical flow...
The Van Leer Players played with virtuosity, flexibility and
freshness. The tempos were perfect and the sound effortless
and beautiful...The ensemble, with the excellent pianist
gave the composition charming colours."
Uri Epstein, "HaAretz" (Israel): "Exciting playing, full of spirit.
Rich, singing tone and clear, accentuated phrasing."
Jose Antonio Fernandez, "Nacional" (Mexico City): "The highest
level...Their playing was unique and unrivaled, displaying the
excellence of their artistry...When they played Mozart, a
Mozartian spirit rang out the whole
time...The players are not only soloists in their own right,
but each one is a real virtuoso, with a beautiful sound on
John Maxim, "Notimex" (News Agency): "Outstanding among the
musical events were the great concerts of the Van Leer Players
that truly highlighted the festival...They succeeded in evoking
the essential emotions of the composers through their discipline,
highly unified, richly sonorous and thoroughly moving way."
Einar Goyo Ponte, "El Nacional" (Caracas): "Absolute rhythmic
precision and flare...the peak of virtuosity...Rare depth."
Ido Abrabaya, "Maariv" (Israel): "An exciting performance."
Links to: Rami Bar-Niv (Pianist),
Tal Bar-Niv (Trumpeter),
The Rami Bar-Niv Lyric Trio (Chamber Music).