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    Valk, Amnon

    Violinist who started his studies with his father Wolfgang, who is with the Israel Philharmonic, and went on to attend the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music, the Royal College of Music, and the Tel-Aviv Rubin Academy of Music. 

     

    He performed in the Army String Quartet in Israel, as well as the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.  In 1987, he became a member of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and has since become the Assistant Principal and Second Violin.  Recordings on which he appears including Concord Jazz Super Audio CD Sampler, Gloria!  Gloria!, and Groove Note True Audiophile:  The Best of Groove Note. 

     

    In recent years, he has been one fourth of the Dafna String Quartet.  On 18th April 2009, they performed at the Tel Aviv Museum in a program that included works by Antonin Dvorak, Leos Janacek, and Bedrich Smetana.  They also performed Dvorak’s “Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81” in tandem with Emanuel Ax on 26th June 2010 as part of the Chamber Music Series of The Israel Philharmonic.    

     

    Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia recordings

    Adeste Fidelis (Frederick Oakeley/John Francis Wade)

    RCA 6559-2-RC (Gloria!  Gloria!)

    Soprano – Benita Valente

    The Philadelphia Singers

    Conductor – Michael Korn

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.dafnastringquartet.com/members.html
    2. http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/6259584/a/Concord+Records+Sacd+Sampler,+Vol+1.htm
    3. http://www.instantencore.com/concert/details.aspx?PId=5029888
    4. http://www.ipo.co.il/eng/Series/Subscribers/telaviv/Events,1285.aspx
    5. http://www.ipo.co.il/eng/About/Members/%D7%9B%D7%9C%D7%99%20%D7%A7%D7%A9%D7%AA/%D7%9B%D7%99%D7%A0%D7%95%D7%A8%20%D7%A9%D7%A0%D7%99/Musicians,167.aspx
    6. http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/7114434/a/True+Audiophile:+Best+Of+Groove+Note.htm

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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