The Eilat Festival for Chamber Music is one of Israel’s top music festivals, taking place each year in a magical amphitheater facing the red mountains of the southern Israeli city of Eilat. The festival attracts world acclaimed musicians and ensembles who gather to give chamber and orchestral concerts, opera, dance and gypsy music. The 2012 Eilat Festival for Chamber Music will take place between March 11-17, and will feature British ensemble La Serenissima, the State Choir Latvija, as well as Stephen Kovacevic, Natalie Clien, Valeriy Sokolow, and Eniko Magyar.
As always, music students from around the world will descend upon Eilat for the festival, where they will benefit from masterclasses from some of musics greats.
The highlights of the 2012 Eilat Festival include
A collaboration for the upcoming Olympic Games in London in which British ensemble La Serenissima will perform a fully staged production of Vivaldi’s opera L’Olympiade.
The State Choir Latvija, one of the world’s greatest choral ensembles who will perform in a choral concert and at the festival’s concluding gala concert featuring Mozart’s Great Mass.
Legendary pianist Stephen Kovacevic
British cellist Natalie Clein
Ukranian violinist Valeriy Sokolov
Hungarian violist Eniko Magyar
Pianists Oxana Yablonskaya and Boris Berman
Opera singers including Mhairi Lawson, Claire Meghnagi and Stephen Gadd