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Max Zorin: Violin Virtuoso


Max Zorin (violin)Franco-Israeli violinist Max Zorin dazzling performances thrilled audiences and critics across three continents. His superb technique and engaging personality led him to rave reviews. 

Max Zorin has been featured in prestigious venues such as Alice Tully Hall in New York, Aspen Music Festival, Luzerne, Summit, Penns Woods and on various international radio and TV broadcasts. Recent highlights include solo appearances with celebrated artists such as Maxim Vengerov and jazz violinist Didier Lockwood. Notable performances abroad featured Max Zorin at the Tel Aviv University (Israel), the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (Russia) and the Philharmonic Hall of Odessa (Ukraine).

As the co-artistic director of the French summer music academy and festival Rencontres Musicales Internationales des Graves, Max Zorin is a dynamic presence in France and regularly performs at some of the most prestigious Chateaux in the Bordeaux region. A sought after chamber musician, Zorin was featured as a guest artist with the Parker String Quartet, Philadelphia Piano Quartet and collaborated with artists such as violinists Sergiu Schwartz, Susanne Hou, bassist Thomas Martin and violist Martha Katz (Cleveland String Quartet). Max Zorin harbors a strong commitment to contemporary music; he recently premiered works dedicated to his father and himself by the late Joseph Dorfman as well as new works by Didier Lockwood. His recent album French Touch recorded in France has won unanimous critical acclaim.

Born in Israel into a Russian family of professional musicians, Max began studying the violin at the age of five with his father and gave his first performances when he was eight years old. At age 17 he won a First Prize at the Corpus Christi International Competition (USA). Max Zorin holds degrees the Juilliard School, Yale University and a doctorate from Stony Brook University. His past teachers include Dorothy De Lay, Naoko Tanaka, Peter Oundjian and Philip Setzer. During his studies at Yale, he was drawn to acting and directing courses. His versatility led him to be featured in a Yale Drama School production "The Skriker" and at the Prince Music Theatre in Philadelphia for the world premier of Elise Thoron's "The Green Violin" where he also served as assistant musical director.

A dedicated teacher, Max Zorin assisted Dorothy De Lay at the Juilliard School. He regularly conducts master classes at various musical institutions and universities worldwide including the Royal Academy of Music in London (UK), State Conservatory of Thessaloniki (Greece), Columbus State University (GA) and the Lutheran Summer Music Academy. In 2005, he was appointed to the violin faculty at Penn State University.

Max Zorin performs on a violin crafted by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume.

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UltraMax Project with Max Zorin
UltraMax & Max Zorin in Concert