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Michal Korman, cello | Zefunot Culture

Zefunot Culture introduced Michal to its audience and awarded her scholarships in 2012 and 2014.


"The opening sounds heard upon entering the hall where the Israeli Conservatory’s Chamber Music Series season finale was taking place competed with one another in their beauty. It was difficult to decide what was more beautiful – the pearls emanating from Assaff Weisman’s piano, the warm sonic beams radiating from Michal Korman’s cello, or the expressive and technical precision of violinist David McCarroll."

Noam Ben-Zeev. Ha’aretz, 2015

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Prize winner at the Gaspar Cassado International Cello Competition, cellist Michal Korman has performed as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, The Tokyo Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Tivoli Festival Orchestra (Denmark), The Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional of Peru, Israel Camerata Jerusalem, Juilliard Chamber Orchestra, and has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals at Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls, Alice Tully Hall, Bargemusic, Gardner Museum, People’s Symphony, and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, among others, as well as in all of Israel’s major venues, including YMCA Jerusalem and the Red Sea Music Festival.

An avid chamber musician, Korman is a founding member of the Israeli Chamber Project with which she tours annually throughout Israel and in the US. She has participated in the Marlboro and Yellow Barn chamber music festivals, has toured with Musicians From Marlboro twice in the 2009-10 season, and has participated in the Verbier Festival and the Manchester International Cello Festival. Korman has performed various concerts in live and recorded broadcasts on WQXR and Israel’s national radio and television. She has performed and toured in Europe and the U.S. with The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra directed by Daniel Barenboim.

Born in Jerusalem, Korman is a graduate of the Artist Diploma and Master of Music programs at The Juilliard School under the guidance of Joel Krosnick and Timothy Eddy. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree magna cum laude from the Buchman-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv, studying with Hillel Zori. Prior to her academic studies she studied with Uzi Wiesel and Sabena Frankenberg and graduated from the Rubin Academy High School of Music and Dance in Jerusalem.

Korman has been a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships and The Kleppel and Slatkin Scholarships.

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