As part of this year’s festival offerings, ChamberFest Cleveland will honor Franklin Cohen, the legendary principal clarinet of the Cleveland Orchestra and co-artistic director of ChamberFest, as he concludes a stellar career with the Cleveland Orchestra spanning almost 40 years.
The 2015 ChamberFest Cleveland features two renowned Israeli artists:
Yehonatan Berick: a violin and viola virtuoso was born in Israel in 1968 and began his musical education at age 6. In high demand internationally since becoming a prizewinner at the 1993 Naumburg Violin Competition, Berick enjoys a busy concert schedule as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and pedagogue, throughout North America, Europe and Israel.
Roman Rabinovich: pianist, was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and immigrated to Israel with his family in 1994. At age 10 he made his Israel Philharmonic debut under the baton of Zubin Mehta and has since performed as a soloist with all the Israeli orchestras. He was the winner of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, praised for his“vivacity and virtuosity” and “the impeccable clarity of execution.”