DANIEL GURFINKEL
Clarinetist
ZEFUNOT SCHOLARSHIP

Zefunot Culture introduced Daniel to its audience and awarded him a scholarship in 2010.

PRESS QUOTES

"The twin brothers showed they can do anything they want with their clarinets! Great virtuosity, a perfect harmony and a sublime technique!"

Pietrasanta in Concerto, July 2014

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BIOGRAPHY

Daniel  Gurfinkel was born in Israel in 1992 and started his musical education in clarinet in 2000. In 2004 at the age of 12, he was invited by Maestro Zubin Mehta to perform as a soloist with The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in the annual young musicians concert.

Daniel won the first price in the "Duxbury" music festival in the USA.

Daniel appears as a soloist in Israel and abroad. He has performed  with all the leading orchestras in Israel and abroad (Hong Kong, Ukraine, USA, Mexico, Russia, Italy, France, UK, Slovakia and Gremany. 

In recent seasons, Daniel Gurfinkel was engaged by Maestro Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic to perform abroad. He has also performed with the Zagreb Philharmonic, Belgrade Philharmonic, Vienna Tonkünstler Orchestra, and in Kiev. He toured France with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire under the baton of Nader Abbassi and with the Moscow Virtuosi and the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion. He toured Russia with the Halborn Chamber Orchestra in 2013.

Past engagements have included performances in Switzerland .At the “Moscow Meets Friends” festival, with the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra under Vladimir Spivakov, in Los Angeles under the auspices of Zubin Mehta, and with Yuri Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists at the Tchaikovsky Hall, in Ekaterinburg, and the Capella Istopolitana at the Rheingau Festival. He has appeared as well across the USA (Detroit, New York, and Chicago) as well as in Hong Kong, Slovenia, Italy, Russia, Germany, Azerbaijan, Slovakia, Croatia, Austria, and South Africa.

Daniel Gurfinkel has also participated in the festival Academy orchestra conducted by K. Penderecki.

He has played in the well known orchestras in Israel, such as: The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, The Israel Opera Orchestra- Rishon LeZion, The Camerata and others.