Israeli violinist Nitai Zori performs both internationally and in Israel as a soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician playing violin, baroque violin and viola, with performances in Israel and abroad regularly broadcasted on the radio. His wide ranging repertoire spans from early baroque to contemporary music, many new works have been written especially for him. He currently holds the concertmaster position at the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra
As a soloist he performed with L'Orchestra del Teatro Dell'Opera in Rome, the Ljubljana Radio and Television Orchestra, the City Orchestra of Tbilisi, the Orquestra Simfonica de Balears Ciutat de Palma, the Vancouver Symphony in Washington, the Jerusalem Symphony, the Israel Symphony Rishon-Letzion, the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra, the Raanana Symphonette, and Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva and the Barrocade Baroque consort collaborating with such conductors as Lior Shambadal, Omer M. Wellber, Gary Bertini, Salvador Brotons, Mendi Rodan and Noam Sheriff. Festival appearances include the Tanglewood Music Festival, Graz Festival, the Dresden, Stuttgart, Warsaw and Zagreb contemporary music festival; the Chopin Festival in Beijing, the Israel Festival, the Upper Galilee Chamber Music Festival and more.
An experienced concertmaster, and since leading the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, he led the Israeli contemporary consort Musica Nova as well as the Israel Contemporary Players, served as concertmaster of the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra. Together with his brother cellist Hillel Zori and pianist Michal Tal he was a founding member of the Partos award winner Chamber Club for Israeli Music which performed, recorded and trained young musicians.
Nitai Zori comes from a musical family. After early musical training with his father, Tzvi Zori, he studied violin with Professor Yair Kless, continuing with Ilan Gronich. He earned his undergraduate degree at the Tel-Aviv Rubin Music Academy studying violin with Israeli Philharmonic concertmaster Uri Pianka and viola with Gad Levertov. In the United States, Mr. Zori studied under Isadore Tinkleman at the San Francisco Conservatory, and as a concertmaster at the Tanglewood Festival worked with Oliver Knussen, Seiji Ozawa, Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson Thomas and Leon Fleisher among others. He completed his Master's degree studying with Professor Yair Kless in Tel Aviv. Continuously awarded the America Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships in violin, piano and chamber Music, Mr. Zori also won first prizes both in violin and chamber music competitions at the Rubin Academy and the Paul Ben-Haim Chamber Music Competition in Jerusalem.
A sought after teacher, Mr. Zori is on the faculty at the Buchman-Mehta Music School at Tel-Aviv University.as well as the faculty of the Jerusalem Music Center Chamber music program for advanced players and the Young Israeli Philharmonic.